Kentucky Hancock County Public Schools

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Hancock County, Kentucky

Hancock county was formed in 1829. It is located in the Western Coal Field region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 358 to 840 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 8,392 in a land area of 188.80 square miles, an average of 44.4 people per square mile. The county seat is Hawesville.

Hancock County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 188.8 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 45.7 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 18.5%. On the 2000 census form, 99.4% of the population reported only one race, with 0.8% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.8% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.59 persons compared to an average family size of 3.01 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $62,285. Per capita income grew by 6.1% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2009) 8,635 Covered Employment 4,017
Growth (%) since 1990 9.8% Average wage per job $52,839
Households (2000) 3,215 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 68.0%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 4,413 Average wage per job $62,285
Unemployment Rate (2009) 11.9 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 0.4%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $26,469 Average wage per job $38,200
Median Household Income (2008) $46,518 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 3.6%
Poverty Rate (2008) 13.2 Average wage per job $33,272
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 77.2 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 2.3%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 8.1 Average wage per job $37,416

1. HANCOCK County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 80 State Rt 271 South, Lewisport, KY 42351
Phone: (270) 927-6953
County: Hancock County
Enrollment: 536
Grades: 9-12

2. HANCOCK County
Enrollment: MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 100 State Rt 271 South, Lewisport, KY 42351
Phone: (270) 927-6255
County: Hancock County
Enrollment: 362
Grades: 6-8

3. NORTH HANCOCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 330 Frank Luttrell Rd, Lewisport, KY 42351
Phone: (270) 295-6330
County: Hancock County
Enrollment: 605
Grades: PK-5

4. SOUTH HANCOCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 8631 State Rt 69, Hawesville, KY 42348
Phone: (270) 927-6762
County: Hancock County
Enrollment: 222
Grades: PK-5