Hancock County, Maine

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Hancock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. As of 2000, the population was 51,791. Its county seat is Ellsworth[1]. It was incorporated on June 25, 1789. Hancock County was named for John Hancock, the first governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,351 square miles (6,089.1 km2), of which 1,588 square miles (4,112.9 km2) is land and 763 square miles (1,976.2 km2) (32.47%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 51,791 people, 21,864 households, and 14,233 families residing in the county. The population density was 33 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 33,945 housing units at an average density of 21 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.61% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. 0.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The largest ancestry groups in Hancock County, Maine according to Census 2000 are:

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