Hancock, Iowa
Post Office in Hancock, Iowa
Post Office in Hancock, Iowa
Location of Hancock, Iowa
Location of Hancock, Iowa
Hancock is located in Iowa
Hancock
Hancock
Location within Iowa
Hancock is located in the United States
Hancock
Hancock
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 41°23′26″N 95°21′47″W / 41.39056°N 95.36306°W / 41.39056; -95.36306Coordinates: 41°23′26″N 95°21′47″W / 41.39056°N 95.36306°W / 41.39056; -95.36306
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyPottawattamie
TownshipValley
Government
Area
 • Total0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Land0.72 sq mi (1.87 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.09 km2)
Elevation
1,112 ft (339 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total200
 • Density276.63/sq mi (106.82/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51536
Area code(s)712
FIPS code19-34005
GNIS feature ID0457227

Hancock is a city in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States, along the West Nishnabotna River. The population was 200 at the time of the 2020 census.[2]

History

Hancock got its start in the year 1880, following construction of the Rock Island Railroad through the territory. It was named for its founder, F. H. Hancock.[3]

Geography

Hancock is located at 41°23′26″N 95°21′47″W / 41.39056°N 95.36306°W / 41.39056; -95.36306 (41.390511, -95.362944).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.78 square miles (2.02 km2), of which 0.75 square miles (1.94 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[5]

Demographics

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1890167—    
1900276+65.3%
1910250−9.4%
1920276+10.4%
1930312+13.0%
1940256−17.9%
1950264+3.1%
1960252−4.5%
1970228−9.5%
1980254+11.4%
1990201−20.9%
2000207+3.0%
2010196−5.3%
2020200+2.0%
Source:"U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-03-29. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[6][2]
The population of Hancock, Iowa from US census data
The population of Hancock, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census[7] of 2010, there were 196 people, 88 households, and 62 families living in the city. The population density was 261.3 inhabitants per square mile (100.9/km2). There were 95 housing units at an average density of 126.7 per square mile (48.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.9% White, 0.5% Native American, 2.0% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 88 households, of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.5% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.53.

The median age in the city was 48 years. 18.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23% were from 25 to 44; 32.1% were from 45 to 64; and 21.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

2000 census

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 207 people, 90 households, and 68 families living in the city. The population density was 277.1 people per square mile (106.6/km2). There were 97 housing units at an average density of 129.9 per square mile (49.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.52% White and 0.48% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0% of the population.

There were 90 households, out of which 21.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.68.

16.4% are under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 30.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,056, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $31,429 versus $19,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,200. About 2.6% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those 65 or over.

Education

The community is served by the AHSTW Community School District.[9] It was in the Hancock-Avoca Community School District until July 1, 1996, when that district merged into the A-H-S-T Community School District. That one in turn merged into AHSTW on July 1, 2016.[10]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 16, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "2020 Census State Redistricting Data". census.gov. United states Census Bureau. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  3. ^ History of Pottawattamie County, Iowa: Containing a History from the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. O. L. Baskin & Company. 1883. pp. 307.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ "AHSTW." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on July 15, 2018.
  10. ^ "REORGANIZATION & DISSOLUTION ACTIONS SINCE 1965-66." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on July 20, 2018.