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Hancock County, Illinois Facts

Facts
State Illinois
Land area 793.7 square miles
Population Density 24.1 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 18,618
Population change -2.5%
Under 5 years of age 5.3%
Under 18 21.1%
65 and over 21.4%
Females 50.7%
White 98.2
Hispanic or Latino of any race 1.4
Asian 0.3%
Two or more races 0.8%
Black or African American 0.4%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 91%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 18.4%
Veterans 1,750
Households and Housing
Households 8,101
Persons per household 2.3
Living in the same house for one year or more 89.8%
Median household income $43,925
The per capita income $23,714
Live below the poverty line. 13.6%
housing units 9,194
Multi-unit structures 10%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $81,600
Residents owning their homes. 78.3%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 2,125
Women-owned firms 30.1%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $106,493
Retail sales per capita $5,676
Manufacturers shipments $193,240
Merchant wholesaler sales $200,539