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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    D+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Hancock County is located in Maine with a population of 54,468. In Hancock County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Hancock County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Hancock County are highly rated.
Population
54,468

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$207,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$812
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Hancock County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    44.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    4.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    4.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    223.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,688.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    44.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Hancock County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,438
National
$55,322

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