Hancock County, Kentucky

Hancock County: County in Kentucky, United States


Hancock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,565 and a population density of 17 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 8,742 inhabitants. Its county seat is Hawesville. The county was created 195 years ago in 1829.

Hancock County locator map
Location of Hancock County on Kentucky map.

Quick Facts about Hancock County

Population : 8,742 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Different from : Hancock County, Hancock County, Hancock County, Hancock County, Hancock County, Hancock County, Hancock County, Hancock County, Hancock County
Area : 515 km2
Water as percent of area : 5.6%
Land as percent of area : 94.4%
Named for : John Hancock
Capital : Hawesville
Establishment : January 01, 1829
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 20:00:17 (29th February 2024)
Density : 17 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 2.02% (2010-2020)
Hancock County Court House image
Hancock County Court House
Hancock County Court House image


Hancock County is located at 37°50'29"N 86°46'41"W (37.8415100, -86.7779300). It has 5 neighbors: Perry County, Spencer County, Breckinridge County, Daviess County and Ohio County.

Hancock County map

The largest city of Hancock County is Lewisport with a population of 1,681. Other cities include and Hawesville population 979. See all Hancock County cities & populated places.

Hancock County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Hancock County.

City Name Population Title
Lewisport 1,681 City in Hancock County, Kentucky, United States of America
Hawesville 979 Human settlement in Hancock County, Kentucky, United States of America

Hancock County has 5 neighbours.

  • Hawesville


The population of Hancock County increased by 2.02% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 8,565 - census
2011 8,588 0.27% estimation process
2012 8,642 0.62% estimation process
2013 8,626 -0.19% estimation process
2014 8,681 0.63% estimation process
2015 8,641 -0.46% estimation process
2016 8,723 0.94% estimation process
2017 8,778 0.63% estimation process
2018 8,738 -0.46% estimation process
2019 8,722 -0.18% estimation process
2020 8,742 0.23% estimation process

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