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Welcome to Hancock ...

The city of Hancock is located in Stevens County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hancock has a population of 747 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Hancock.

Hancock is 1,150 feet [351 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Hancock: (320)

The ZIP code for Hancock: 56244<4>

Websites for Hancock ...

Official Website: www.hancock.govoffice.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hancock had an population of 747 people. This is a decrease of 2.35% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hancock had a population of 765 people (or 7.87% of the total population of Stevens County). This makes Hancock the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Hancock represents 0.01% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 404th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 765 people, the population of Hancock increased 6.69% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 717 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, Michigan, 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.

  • Morris [Stevens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morris
    • Morris [Stevens County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Hancock
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,315 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morris<6>
  • Benson [Swift County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benson
    • Benson [Swift County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Hancock
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,999 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benson<6>
  • Starbuck [Pope County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starbuck
    • Starbuck [Pope County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Hancock
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,267 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starbuck
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starbuck<6>
  • Chokio [Stevens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chokio
    • Chokio [Stevens County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Hancock
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 385 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chokio have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chokio
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chokio<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lowry [Pope County]
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      • Lowry [Pope County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Hancock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 301 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowry have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowry<6>
    • Cyrus [Pope County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cyrus
      • Cyrus [Pope County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Hancock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 274 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cyrus have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cyrus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cyrus<6>
    • Donnelly [Stevens County]
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      • Donnelly [Stevens County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Hancock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donnelly have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donnelly
    • Clontarf [Swift County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clontarf
      • Clontarf [Swift County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Hancock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 158 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clontarf have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clontarf
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clontarf<6>
    • Alberta [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alberta
      • Alberta [Stevens County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Hancock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 102 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alberta
    • Danvers [Swift County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danvers
      • Danvers [Swift County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Hancock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 89 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danvers have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danvers

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. 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.

Adding Hancock to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hancock in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Hancock was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Hancock on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Minnesota (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hancock on our Genealogy Page.

The Communities of Minnesota

About Stevens County

About Minnesota

The official website for Hancock: www.hancock.govoffice.com/

The official website for Stevens County: www.co.stevens.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Stevens, 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HancockOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hancock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4969, Longitude: -95.7965    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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