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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C
Hancock County is located in Mississippi with a population of 46,277. In Hancock County, most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Hancock County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Hancock County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$132,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$787
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    15.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    513.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,699.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    202.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Hancock County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,518
National
$55,322

Hancock County Reviews

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I have yet to hear about any crime here. Although there are no visible cops around, there are no crimes.
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My experience has been fair. The area is very quiet and peaceful, but it can also get very boring because there is not much to do around there. I might choose to live here again when I am much older and looking for something mellow. I don't see the area changing much in the coming years.
In the area, people watch out for each other so there isn't much need for police action all the time.