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The 2000 Census showed that Hancock County had a population of 51,791 people. This represented 4.06% of the total population of Maine, making it the state's 8th most populous county (out of 16 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Hancock had a population of 53,447 people. This is an increase of 3.2% since the 2000 Census.

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
201054,418+5.07%+1.82% since 2009
200953,447+3.2%+0.14% since 2008
200753,374+3.06%+0.28% since 2006
200653,225+2.77%+0.28% since 2005
200453,088+2.5%+0.82% since 2003
200352,654+1.67%+1.17% since 2002
200252,047+0.49%+0.25% since 2001
200151,917+0.24%+0.24% since 2000
200051,791The Last Census

Hancock County had 33,945 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Hancock County has a total area<3> of 2,351 square miles [6,089 km²]. Of this total, 1,587 square miles [4,112 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (32.47%) being water (763 square miles [1,977 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Hancock County had a population density of 32.62 people per square mile [12.59 people/km²], making it the state's 10th most densely populated county (out of 16 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Hancock County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Hancock and the state of Maine.

Click here for the Hancock County QuickFact (QF-23009).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Hancock County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Hancock County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
PenobscotQF-23019   N149,419144,9193.11%
WaldoQF-23027   W38,28736,2805.53%
WashingtonQF-23029   NE32,10733,941-5.4%

The Atlantic Ocean lies to the south.

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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>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Hancock. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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