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Time Zone: Hancock County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of New Cumberland is the Seat for Hancock County.

Hancock County was founded in 1848 and was created by taking area from BrookeCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Hancock had a population of 29,729 people. This is a decrease of 8.99% since the last Census (which gave a population of 32,667 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Hancock represented 1.81% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 18th most populous county (out of 55 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201030,676-6.09%+3.19% since 2009
200929,729-8.99%-0.57% since 2008
200829,899-8.47%-0.53% since 2007
200032,667The Last Census

More information can be found on the Hancock County Census Page for Hancock County.


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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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