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Time Zone: Hancock County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

Hancock County was founded in 1825 and was created by taking area from AdamsCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Hancock had a population of 18,359 people. This is a decrease of 8.76% since the last Census (which gave a population of 20,121 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Hancock represented 0.16% of the total population of Illinois, making it the state's 59th most populous county (out of 102 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201019,104-5.05%+4.06% since 2009
200918,359-8.76%-1.05% since 2008
200818,553-7.79%-1.11% since 2007
200020,121The Last Census

More information can be found on the Hancock County Census Page for Hancock County.


Below are some of the communities located in Hancock County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Hancock County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Hamilton   2,7283,0299.94% decrease  
Carthage   2,4552,7259.91% decrease  
Warsaw   1,5721,79312.33% decrease  
La Harpe   1,2671,3858.52% decrease  
Nauvoo   1,1411,0637.34% increase  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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