Hancock, Iowa

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Hancock is a city in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States, along the West Nishnabotna River. The population was 207 at the 2000 census.



Hancock is located at 41°23′26″N 95°21′47″W / 41.39056°N 95.36306°W / 41.39056; -95.36306 (41.390511, -95.362944)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), of which, 0.8 square miles (1.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (3.90%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 207 people, 90 households, and 68 families residing in the city. The population density was 277.1 people per square mile (106.6/km²). There were 97 housing units at an average density of 129.9/sq mi (49.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.52% White and 0.48% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.

There were 90 households out of which 21.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.68.

In the city the population was spread out with 16.4% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 30.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,056, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $31,429 versus $19,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,200. About 2.6% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Notable Residents

Danny O'Neill- Professional Arena Football Player For The Iowa Blackhawks Of The APFL And The Arctic Predators Of The AIFA

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