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The 2000 Census showed that Hancock County had a population of 6,786 people. This represented 0.12% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 92nd most populous county (out of 95 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Hancock had a population of 6,588 people. This is a decrease of 2.92% 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20106,819+0.49%+3.51% since 2009
20096,588-2.92%-0.29% since 2008
20086,607-2.64%-1.08% since 2007
20076,679-1.58%+1.21% since 2006
20066,599-2.76%-1.42% since 2005
20056,694-1.36%+0.74% since 2004
20046,645-2.08%+0.33% since 2003
20036,623-2.4%-1.85% since 2002
20026,748-0.56%-0.55% since 2001
20016,785  
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20006,786The Last Census

Hancock County had 3,280 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Hancock County has a total area<3> of 223.5 square miles [578 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.21 square miles [3.13 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Hancock County had a population density of 30.53 people per square mile [11.79 people/km²], making it the state's 90th most densely populated county (out of 95 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 Tennessee.

Click here for the Hancock County QuickFact (QF-47067).

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

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
ClaiborneQF-47025   W31,24329,8624.62%
GraingerQF-47057   SW22,85720,65910.64%
HawkinsQF-47073   E57,78453,5637.88%
Lee (VA)QF-51105   NE25,16623,5896.69%
Scott (VA)QF-51169   E22,58523,403-3.5%

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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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