Hancock (town), Wisconsin

Coordinates: 44°06′55″N 89°32′07″W / 44.11528°N 89.53528°W / 44.11528; -89.53528
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Hancock founded in 1850 is a town in Waushara County, Wisconsin, United States.[1] The population was 531 at the 2000 census. The Village of Hancock is located within the town.


Location of Hancock (town), Wisconsin
Location of Hancock (town), Wisconsin

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.8 square miles (87.4 km2), of which, 33.5 square miles (86.6 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km2) of it (0.89%) is water. Hancock lies off of Interstate 39 on County Highway V.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 531 people, 211 households, and 147 families residing in the town. The population density was 15.9 people per square mile (6.1/km2). There were 384 housing units at an average density of 11.5 per square mile (4.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.80% White, 0.38% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 2.26% from other races, and 0.19% from two or more races. 4.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 211 households, out of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 25.2% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 32.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 109.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $43,889, and the median income for a family was $45,556. Males had a median income of $32,250 versus $20,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,345. None of the families and 3.7% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 8.1% of those over 64.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hancock (town), Wisconsin
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.

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