Hancock Township, Michigan

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Hancock Township, Michigan
Location within Houghton County
Location within Houghton County
Hancock Township is located in Michigan
Hancock Township
Hancock Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 47°12′46″N 88°35′07″W / 47.21278°N 88.58528°W / 47.21278; -88.58528Coordinates: 47°12′46″N 88°35′07″W / 47.21278°N 88.58528°W / 47.21278; -88.58528
CountryUnited States
 • SupervisorKenneth Moyle
 • Total16.9 sq mi (43.8 km2)
 • Land15.9 sq mi (41.2 km2)
 • Water1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
758 ft (231 m)
 • Total408
 • Density25.6/sq mi (9.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49930 (Hancock)
Area code(s)906
FIPS code26-36320[1]
GNIS feature ID1626429[2]

Hancock Township is a civil township of Houghton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 408 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 16.9 square miles (44 km2), of which 15.9 square miles (41 km2) is land and 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) (5.80%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 408 people, 156 households, and 112 families residing in the township. The population density was 25.6 per square mile (9.9/km²). There were 274 housing units at an average density of 17.2 per square mile (6.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.28% White, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population. 50.6% were of Finnish, 12.4% German, and 5.3% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 156 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.3% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 20.8% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,083, and the median income for a family was $54,821. Males had a median income of $36,458 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,707. About 6.4% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 13.9% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hancock Township, Michigan