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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<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hancock has a population of 4,506 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Hancock is 800 feet [244 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Hancock: (906)

The ZIP code for Hancock: 49930<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hancock had an population of 4,506 people. This is a decrease of 2.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.23% since the 2000 Census).

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 (with a count of 4,323 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Hancock ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hancock.

  • Laurium [Houghton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurium have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurium
    • Laurium [Houghton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Hancock
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,898 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurium
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurium<7>
  • Lake Linden [Houghton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Linden have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Linden
    • Lake Linden [Houghton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Hancock
    • Estimated population in 2019: 946 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Linden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Linden<7>
  • South Range [Houghton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Range
    • South Range [Houghton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Hancock
    • Estimated population in 2019: 729 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Range
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Range<7>
  • Calumet [Houghton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calumet have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calumet
    • Calumet [Houghton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Hancock
    • Estimated population in 2019: 687 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calumet
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calumet<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Copper City [Houghton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copper City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copper City
      • Copper City [Houghton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Copper City
    • Ahmeek [Keweenaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ahmeek
      • Ahmeek [Keweenaw County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 144 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ahmeek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ahmeek<7>
    • Dollar Bay [Houghton County]
    • Painesdale [Houghton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Painesdale have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Painesdale
      • Painesdale [Houghton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Painesdale
    • Champion Mine [Houghton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Champion Mine
      • Champion Mine [Houghton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Champion Mine
    • Chassell [Houghton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chassell have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chassell
      • Chassell [Houghton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chassell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chassell<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hancock. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hancock.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hancock.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hancock. Our list includes 18 papers. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hancock, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hancock.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Michigan

About Houghton County

About Michigan

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: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Houghton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hancock.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hancock - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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).
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1265, Longitude: -88.5878    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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