Hancock County, Indiana
|Hancock County, Indiana|
Hancock County courthouse in Greenfield, Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
|Founded||March 1, 1828|
|Named for||John Hancock|
|• Total||307.02 sq mi (795 km2)|
|• Land||306.02 sq mi (793 km2)|
|• Water||1.01 sq mi (3 km2), 0.33%|
|• Density||229/sq mi (88.30/km²)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
|Footnotes: Indiana county number 30|
According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 307.02 square miles (795.2 km2), of which 306.02 square miles (792.6 km2) (or 99.67%) is land and 1.01 square miles (2.6 km2) (or 0.33%) is water.
- Madison County (north)
- Henry County (east)
- Rush County (southeast)
- Shelby County (south)
- Marion County (west)
- Hamilton County (northwest)
Climate and weather
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In recent years, average temperatures in Greenfield have ranged from a low of 17 °F (−8 °C) in January to a high of 85 °F (29 °C) in July, although a record low of −29 °F (−34 °C) was recorded in January 1985 and a record high of 103 °F (39 °C) was recorded in June 1988. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.37 inches (60 mm) in February to 4.85 inches (123 mm) in July.
|Hancock County Sheriff's Department|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Operations jurisdiction*||County (US) of Hancock County, Indiana in the state of Indiana, United States|
|Legal jurisdiction||As per operations jurisdiction.|
|Agency executive||Michael Shepherd, Sheriff|
|* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.|
County Council: The county council is the legislative branch of the county government and controls all the spending and revenue collection in the county. Representatives are elected from county districts. The council members serve four-year terms. They are responsible for setting salaries, the annual budget, and special spending. The council also has limited authority to impose local taxes, in the form of an income and property tax that is subject to state level approval, excise taxes, and service taxes.
Board of Commissioners: The executive body of the county is made of a board of commissioners. The commissioners are elected county-wide, in staggered terms, and each serves a four-year term. One of the commissioners, typically the most senior, serves as president. The commissioners are charged with executing the acts legislated by the council, collecting revenue, and managing the day-to-day functions of the county government.
Court: The county maintains a small claims court that can handle some civil cases. The judge on the court is elected to a term of four years and must be a member of the Indiana Bar Association. The judge is assisted by a constable who is also elected to a four-year term. In some cases, court decisions can be appealed to the state level circuit court.
County Officials: The county has several other elected offices, including sheriff, coroner, auditor, treasurer, recorder, surveyor, and circuit court clerk Each of these elected officers serves a term of four years and oversees a different part of county government. Members elected to county government positions are required to declare party affiliations and to be residents of the county.
As of the census of 2000, there were 55,391 people, 20,718 households, and 16,160 families residing in the county. The population density was 181 people per square mile (70/km²). There were 21,750 housing units at an average density of 71 per square mile (27/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.44% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 29.3% were of German, 20.4% American, 12.6% English and 11.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 20,718 households out of which 36.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.50% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.00% were non-families. 18.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 30.00% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $56,416, and the median income for a family was $63,083. Males had a median income of $44,001 versus $28,562 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,966. About 1.90% of families and 3.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.80% of those under age 18 and 5.10% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
- Daily Reporter, daily newspaper covering Hancock County
- Edward E. Moore, Indiana state senator and Los Angeles City Council member
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Hancock County, Indiana
- "Hancock County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Census 2010 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
- De Witt Clinton Goodrich & Charles Richard Tuttle (1875). An Illustrated History of the State of Indiana. Indiana: R. S. Peale & co. p. 561.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 148.
- "Monthly Averages for Greenfield, Indiana". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2011-01-27.
- Indiana Code. "Title 36, Article 2, Section 3". IN.gov. Retrieved 2008-09-16.
- Indiana Code. "Title 2, Article 10, Section 2". IN.gov. Retrieved 2008-09-16.
- "Indiana Senate Districts". State of Indiana. Retrieved 2011-07-14.
- "Indiana House Districts". State of Indiana. Retrieved 2011-07-14.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 30, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 30, 2013.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
||Hamilton County||Madison County|
|Marion County||Henry County|
|Shelby County||Rush County|