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Welcome to Hancock ...

The city of Hancock is located in the western region of Michigan's Upper Peninsula (UP).

Hancock is located in Houghton County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Hancock has a population of 4,586 people<1> (see below for details).

The community of Hancock is 800 feet [244 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Hancock: (906)

The ZIP code for Hancock: 49930<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hancock had a population of 4,634 people (which is 12.65% of the total population of Houghton County). This makes Hancock the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Hancock represents 0.05% of the population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 156th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,634 people, the population of Hancock increased 7.19% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,323 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Hancock had an population of 4,586 people. This is a decrease of 1.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.08% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Hancock ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Hancock and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ahmeek   [Map]   148   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Calumet   [Map]   706   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Chassell   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Copper City   [Map]   187   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Dollar Bay   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lake Linden   [Map]   993   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Hancock.

Communities Also Named Hancock ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 35 communities that are also named Hancock - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado (2), Connecticut, Florida (2), Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (3), Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hancock.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hancock. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hancock. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hancock. Our list includes 18 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Hancock:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hancock ...

Looking for more information about Hancock? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hancock, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Hancock.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Hancock. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hancock. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Michigan: www.michigan.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hancock.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hancock - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Hancock). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hancock or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Hancock. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hancock) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hancock. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hancock

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hancock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1321, Longitude: -88.6010     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hancock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hancock.