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Time Zone: Hancock County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Ellsworth is the Seat for Hancock County.

Hancock County was founded in 1790.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Hancock had a population of 53,447 people. This is an increase of 3.2% since the last Census (which gave a population of 51,791 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Hancock represented 4.06% of the total population of Maine, making it the state's 8th most populous county (out of 16 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
201054,418+5.07%+1.82% since 2009
200953,447+3.2%+0.14% since 2008
200051,791The 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)
Ellsworth   7,1406,45610.59% increase  
Bar Harbor   5,1834,8207.53% increase  
Bucksport   4,9274,9080.39% increase  
Hancock   2,2922,1476.75% increase  
Blue Hill   2,2172,3907.24% decrease  

Websites for Hancock County

Official Website:   www.co.hancock.me.us/

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<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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