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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+
Hancock is a town in Michigan with a population of 4,574. Hancock is in Houghton County. Living in Hancock offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Hancock there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Hancock and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Hancock are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$107,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$644
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Hancock 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
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    21.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    21.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    109.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    393.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    43.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    21%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Hancock

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$35,063
National
$55,322

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Hancock Reviews

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Hancock is a wonderful place to live. The people are incredibly friendly and willing to help you out. The snow can be difficult, but there's always someone there to help you get your car out of the snow!
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There is nothing for children to do and no jobs available. I currently just moved to the town and am surprised to see the lack of activities for children. I also am having a hard time finding employment. Everyone i run into tells me tbere is nothing to do and must look at itbers areas for work. This makes it hard to live here.
I grew up in Hancock and still live here. It is a beautiful place with fun little shops, different touristy attractions and easy access to Lake Superior. I adore it.