Connellsville is a city in Fayette County, United States, 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh on the Youghiogheny River, a tributary of the Monongahela River. It is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area; the population was 7,637 at the 2010 census, down from 9,146 at the 2000 census. During the French and Indian War, a British army commanded by General Edward Braddock approached Fort Duquesne and crossed the Youghiogheny River at Stewart's Crossing, situated in the middle of what is now the city of Connellsville. Connellsville was founded as a township in 1793 as a borough on March 1, 1806, by Zachariah Connell, a militia captain during the American Revolution. In February 1909, balloting in New Haven and Connellsville resulted in these two boroughs joining and becoming the first city in Fayette County on May 12, 1911. Due to the city's location in the center of the Connellsville Coalfield, coal mining, coke production, other accompanying industries became the major sources of employment and revenue during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Connellsville became known at the "Coke Capital of the World" due to the amount and quality of coke produced in the city's many beehive ovens. During this time, Connellsville had more millionaires per capita than any other city in the United States. Connellsville is located in northeastern Fayette County along the Youghiogheny River, a north-flowing tributary of the Monongahela River; the city is with the downtown on the eastern side. It is bordered to the south by the borough of South Connellsville. U. S. Route 119 passes through the northern and western sides of the city, leading north 22 miles to Greensburg and southwest 11 miles to Uniontown, the Fayette County seat. Pittsburgh is 50 miles to the northwest via US 119 and Interstate 76. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, Connellsville has a total area of 2.29 square miles, of which 2.18 square miles is land and 0.10 square miles, or 4.63%, is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 9,146 people, 3,963 households, 2,377 families residing in the city.
The population density was 4,053.5 people per square mile. There were 4,434 housing units at an average density of 1,965.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 94.54% White, 3.93% Black, 0.13% American Indian, 0.33% Asian, 0.17% from other races, 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population. There were 3,963 households, out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.3% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 40.0% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals, 19.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.97. In the city, the population was spread out, with 24.5% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.9 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.7 males. The median income for a household in the city was $21,070, the median income for a family was $28,105. Males had a median income of $28,942 versus $23,016 for females; the per capita income for the city was $14,165. About 22.4% of families and 28.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.5% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over. Residents of Connellsville may attend the local, public schools operated by Connellsville Area School District which provides full day kindergarten through 12th grade. By 2015, the District's enrollment declined to 4,321 students. In 2008, The district's enrollment was 5,219 pupils. In 2015, Connellsville Area School District ranked 401st out of 493 ranked public school districts for academic achievement of its pupils, by the Pittsburgh Business Times. In April 2015, the Pennsylvania Department of Education released a report identifying that five Connellsville Area School District schools were among the lowest achieving schools for reading and mathematics in the state.
They were: Clifford N. Pritts Elementary School, Dunbar Boro Elementary School, Dunbar Township Elementary School, West Crawford Elementary School and Zachariah Connell Elementary School. In 2012, 2013 and 2014, only Zachariah Connell Elementary School was on the state's lowest achievement list. In 2011, five district schools were on the bottom 15% achievement list: Zachariah Connell Elementary School, Springfield Elementary School, Dunbar Township Elementary School, Connellsville Township Elementary School, Connellsville Junior HIgh School West. Parents and students may be eligible for scholarships to transfer to another public or nonpublic school through the state's Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program passed in June 2012; the scholarships are limited to those students whose family's income is less than $60,000 annually, with another $12,000 allowed per dependent. Maximum scholarship award is $8,500, with special education students receiving up to $15,000 for a year's tuition. Parents pay any difference between the receiving school's tuition rate.
Students may seek admission to neighboring public school districts. Each year the PDE publishes the tuition rate for each individual public school district. Connellsville Area Senior High School students and adults can attend the publicly funded Connellsville Career & Technical Center, located in the community. CACTC provides students training in the: construction and mechanical trades, automobile repairs, culinary arts, health aids, computer technical careers and other fields. Enrollment
Washington County, Pennsylvania
Washington County is a county located in the U. S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 207,820, its county seat is Washington. The county was created on March 1781, from part of Westmoreland County; the city and county were both named after American Revolutionary War leader George Washington, who became the first President of the United States. Washington County is part of PA Metropolitan Statistical Area; the county is home to Washington County Airport, located three miles southwest of Washington. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 861 square miles, of which 857 square miles is land and 3.9 square miles is water. Beaver County Allegheny County Westmoreland County Fayette County Greene County Marshall County, West Virginia Ohio County, West Virginia Brooke County, West Virginia Hancock County, West Virginia As of the census of 2000, there were 202,897 people, 81,130 households, 56,060 families residing in the county; the population density was 237 people per square mile.
There were 87,267 housing units at an average density of 102 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 95.27% White, 3.26% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, 0.82% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 18.3% were of German, 17.2% Italian, 10.6% Irish, 8.6% English, 7.9% Polish and 6.2% American ancestry. There were 81,130 households out of which 28.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.90% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.20% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.96. In the county, the population was spread out with 22.20% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.00 males. As of 1800, this county was settled by people of Scot-Irish heritage because "prime lands" were taken by the Germans and the Quakers; the County of Washington is governed by a three-member publicly elected commission. The three commissioners serve in legislative capacities. By state law, the commission must have a minority party guaranteeing a political split on the commission; each term is for four years. The three current commissioners for Washington County are Lawrence Maggi, Diana Irey, Harlan G. Shober Jr.. Maggi was the Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district against Republican incumbent Tim Murphy in 2012. Maggi earned only 36 percent of the vote. Irey was the Republican candidate for Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district and lost to the late Democratic incumbent John Murtha in the 2006 election; the Washington County Court of Common Pleas, the Twenty-Seventh Judicial District of Pennsylvania, is the state trial court, sitting in and for Washington County.
It serves as the court of original jurisdiction for the region. There are five judges, which the county's citizens elect to ten year terms, under the laws of the Commonwealth; the President Judge is Katherine B. Emery. Judges of the court are: Katherine B. Emery, P. J. John F. DiSalle, J. Gary Gilman, J. Valarie Costanzo, J. Michael J. Lucas, J. Additionally, magisterial district judges serve throughout the county to hear traffic citations, issue warrants, decide minor civil matters; the Democratic Party has been dominant in county-level politics and national politics, only voting Republican for president in Richard Nixon's 1972 landslide victory over George McGovern. However, like much of Appalachian coal country, Washington has trended Republican in recent years. In 2000, Democrat Al Gore won 53% of the vote and Republican George W. Bush won 44%. In 2004, Democrat John Kerry received 50.14% of the vote and Bush received 49.57% a difference of 552 votes. In 2008, Republican John McCain won 51% to Democrat Barack Obama's 46% and each of the three state row office winners carried Washington County.
As of November 7th 2017, there were 139,790 registered voters in the county. Registered Democrats have a plurality of 67,424 registered voters, compared to 56,274 registered Republicans, 752 registered Libertarians, 123 registered Greens, 15,217 voters registered to other parties or none. Clerk of Courts, Barbara Gibbs, Democrat Controller, Michael Namie, Democrat Coroner, Timothy Warco, Democrat District Attorney, Eugene Vittone, Republican Prothonotary, Phyllis Ranko-Matheny, Democrat Recorder of Deeds, Deborah Bardella, Democrat Register of Wills, Mary Jo Poknis, Democrat Sheriff, Samuel Romano, Democrat Treasurer, Francis L. King, Democrat Public Safety Director, Jeffrey A. Yates, Independent Jim Christiana, Republican, 15th district Richard Saccone, Republican, 39th district John A. Maher, Republican, 40th district Jason Ortitay, Republican, 46th district Tim O'Neal, Republican, 48th district Bud Cook, Republican, 49th district Pam Snyder, Democrat, 50th district Guy Reschenthaler, Republican, 37th district Camera Bartolotta, Republican, 46th district Guy Reschenthaler, Republican, 14th district Pat Toomey, Republican Bob Casey, Jr. Democrat Pony League baseball was founded in Washington County in 1951 for
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is applied to living organisms, most of the time to humans, it is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square. Population density is population divided by total land water volume, as appropriate. Low densities may lead to further reduced fertility; this is called the Allee effect after the scientist. Examples of the causes in low population densities include: Increased problems with locating sexual mates Increased inbreeding For humans, population density is the number of people per unit of area quoted per square kilometer or square mile; this may be calculated for a county, country, another territory or the entire world. The world's population is around 7,500,000,000 and Earth's total area is 510,000,000 square kilometers. Therefore, the worldwide human population density is around 7,500,000,000 ÷ 510,000,000 = 14.7 per km2. If only the Earth's land area of 150,000,000 km2 is taken into account human population density is 50 per km2.
This includes all continental and island land area, including Antarctica. If Antarctica is excluded population density rises to over 55 people per km2. However, over half of the Earth's land mass consists of areas inhospitable to human habitation, such as deserts and high mountains, population tends to cluster around seaports and fresh-water sources. Thus, this number by itself does not give any helpful measurement of human population density. Several of the most densely populated territories in the world are city-states and dependencies; these territories have a small area and a high urbanization level, with an economically specialized city population drawing on rural resources outside the area, illustrating the difference between high population density and overpopulation The potential to maintain the agricultural aspects of deserts is limited as there is not enough precipitation to support a sustainable land. The population in these areas are low. Therefore, cities in the Middle East, such as Dubai, have been increasing in population and infrastructure growth at a fast pace.
Cities with high population densities are, by some, considered to be overpopulated, though this will depend on factors like quality of housing and infrastructure and access to resources. Most of the most densely populated cities are in Southeast Asia, though Cairo and Lagos in Africa fall into this category. City population and area are, however dependent on the definition of "urban area" used: densities are invariably higher for the central city area than when suburban settlements and the intervening rural areas are included, as in the areas of agglomeration or metropolitan area, the latter sometimes including neighboring cities. For instance, Milwaukee has a greater population density when just the inner city is measured, the surrounding suburbs excluded. In comparison, based on a world population of seven billion, the world's inhabitants, as a loose crowd taking up ten square feet per person, would occupy a space a little larger than Delaware's land area; the Gaza Strip has a population density of 5,046 pop/km.
Although arithmetic density is the most common way of measuring population density, several other methods have been developed to provide a more accurate measure of population density over a specific area. Arithmetic density: The total number of people / area of land Physiological density: The total population / area of arable land Agricultural density: The total rural population / area of arable land Residential density: The number of people living in an urban area / area of residential land Urban density: The number of people inhabiting an urban area / total area of urban land Ecological optimum: The density of population that can be supported by the natural resources Demography Human geography Idealized population Optimum population Population genetics Population health Population momentum Population pyramid Rural transport problem Small population size Distance sampling List of population concern organizations List of countries by population density List of cities by population density List of city districts by population density List of English districts by population density List of European cities proper by population density List of United States cities by population density List of islands by population density List of U.
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Butler County, Pennsylvania
Butler County is a county in the U. S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 183,862, its county seat is Butler. Butler County was created on March 12, 1800, from part of Allegheny County and named in honor of General Richard Butler, a hero of the American Revolution. Butler County is part of PA Metropolitan Statistical Area; some famous inventions and discoveries were made in Butler County. It was in Saxonburg that the designer of the Brooklyn Bridge, John Roebling, invented his revolutionary "wire rope." At what is now known as Oil Creek, Butler County resident William Smith and Edwin Drake first proved oil could be tapped from underground for consistent supply. The Jeep was developed in Butler County by American Bantam in 1941. Famous politicians have traveled through Butler County. George Washington passed through during the French and Indian War. Butler's only U. S. Senator, Walter Lowrie, built a home in 1828 that still stands behind the Butler County Courthouse; the Butler County Historical Society's office is in this home.
Butler's highest ranked federal official is William J. Perry, Secretary of Defense under President Bill Clinton from 1994-1997, he graduated from Butler High School in 1945. In 1923, President Warren G. Harding's funeral train passed through Butler County on its way back to Washington D. C. John F. Kennedy spoke in front of the Butler County Courthouse during the United States presidential election, 1960. Hubert Humphrey spoke in Butler during this time period. In 2004, Vice President Dick Cheney delivered a speech in Saxonburg to rally support for President George W. Bush during the United States presidential election, 2004. Bret Michaels, lead singer of the rock band Poison, was born here in 1963. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 795 square miles, of which 789 square miles is land and 6.1 square miles is water. It is the location of Moraine State Park, with Lake Arthur. Lake Arthur is used for fishing and sailing, the surrounding park is used for hiking and hunting.
Allegheny River Connoquenessing Creek Lake Arthur at Moraine State Park Slippery Rock Creek Little Connoquenessing Creek Bull Creek Muddy Creek Sullivan Run Semiconon Run Mulligan Run Venango County Clarion County Armstrong County Westmoreland County Allegheny County Beaver County Lawrence County Mercer County As of the census of 2000, there were 174,083 people, 65,862 households, 46,827 families residing in the county. The population density was 221 people per square mile. There were 69,868 housing units at an average density of 89 per square mile; the racial/ethnic makeup of the county is 96.5% White, 0.9% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, 0.7% from two or more races. 28% were of German, 10% American, 10% Italian, 10% Irish, 5% Polish, 4% English and 4% Scotch-Irish ancestry. There were 65,862 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.80% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.90% were non-families.
24.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.04. In the county, the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, 14.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males. Thomas Doerr Marilyn Jean Horan Timothy McCune Kelly Streib William Shaffer S. Michael Yeager Kevin P. O'Donnell Bill O'Donnell Lewis Stoughton Sue Elaine Haggerty David Kovach B. T. Fullerton Wayne Seibel Scott Hutchinson, Pennsylvania's 21st Senatorial District Donald C. White, Pennsylvania's 41st Senatorial District Elder Vogel, Pennsylvania's 47th Senatorial District Tedd Nesbit, Pennsylvania's 8th Representative District Aaron Bernstine, Pennsylvania's 10th Representative District at PA House Brian Ellis, Pennsylvania's 11th Representative District Daryl D. Metcalfe, Pennsylvania's 12th Representative District Jim Marshall, Pennsylvania's 14th Representative District R. Lee James, Pennsylvania's 64th Representative District Jeff Pyle, Pennsylvania's 60th Representative District Glenn Thompson, Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district Mike Kelly, Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district Conor Lamb, Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district Pat Toomey, Republican Bob Casey, Democrat Unlike the rest of traditionally Democratic Western Pennsylvania, Butler County has leaned towards the Republican Party.
The last Democratic presidential candidate to win Butler was Lyndon Johnson in 1964. In the 2000 U. S. presidential election, the county was carried by Republican George W. Bush 62% to Democrat Al Gore 35%. In the 2004 U. S. presidential election, the county was carried by Republican George W. Bush 64% to Democrat John Kerry 35%. In the 2008 U. S. presidential election, the county was carried by Republican John McCain 63% to Democrat Barack Obama 35%. Additionally, John
Rockwood is a borough in Somerset County, United States. The population was 954 at the 2000 census, it is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area, located due North of Pennsylvania's highest peak, Mount Davis, which constricts land travel routing south of the municipality. The Penrose Wolf Building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002; the town sits astride the historic Baltimore and Ohio railway right of way as it bent northerly in a long bow about the roots of Mount Davis, now owned and operated by CSX, with daily Amtrak express trains between Pittsburgh and Cumberland, MD passing through the town and the nearby Cumberland Narrows. It is situated near and below the West slope-side summit-point of both the Nemacolin Trail and Braddock's Road, as well as the railway as each ascended past the crest up through the Cumberland Narrows pass from the forks of the Potomac at Harper's Ferry; the town was thus an important stop over point in the post-American Revolution westward migration into the Ohio Country and via the river boats built in Brownsville.
Rockwood is located at 39°54′58″N 79°9′21″W. It is situated near and below the West-side crest of the Eastern Continental Divide separating the Potomac-Mississippi riverine systems along the north bank of the Casselman River—whose head waters are to the south in nearby Western Maryland—and just west of its confluence with Coxes Creek. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.3 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 954 people, 406 households, 272 families residing in the borough; the population density was 3,053.4 people per square mile. There were 421 housing units at an average density of 1,347.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the borough was 99.58% White, 0.10% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.21% from two or more races. There were 406 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.0% were non-families.
29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.79. In the borough the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males. The median income for a household in the borough was $25,139, the median income for a family was $31,023. Males had a median income of $26,500 versus $20,066 for females; the per capita income for the borough was $13,687. About 12.3% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over. Both the Rockwood Area Elementary School and the Rockwood Area Junior/Senior High School are located within the Borough of Rockwood.
A second elementary school within the Rockwood School District is the Kingwood Elementary School, however this elementary school is not within the Borough of Rockwood. It is closed now, was sold to the Kingwood Church of God. Rockwood High School graduates 65 - 80 students per year. PA 653 runs through Rockwood; the nearest limited-access freeway is the Pennsylvania Turnpike at 10 miles to the north. Up until April 30, 1971, Rockwood was a stop on the Baltimore & Ohio's daily Washington—Akron passenger train. Since 1981 Amtrak's Capitol Limited has passed through Rockwood without stopping. Since 1990 local officials have lobbied for Rockwood to be added as a stop, in October 2009 Amtrak released a feasibility study which placed the cost of a new station at $2.2 million
Per capita income
Per capita income or average income measures the average income earned per person in a given area in a specified year. It is calculated by dividing the area's total income by its total population. Per capita income is national income divided by population size. Per capita income is used to measure an area's average income and compare the wealth of different populations. Per capita income is used to measure a country's standard of living, it is expressed in terms of a used international currency such as the euro or United States dollar, is useful because it is known, is calculable from available gross domestic product and population estimates, produces a useful statistic for comparison of wealth between sovereign territories. This helps to ascertain a country's development status, it is one of the three measures for calculating the Human Development Index of a country. In the United States, it is defined by the U. S. Census Bureau as the following: "Per capita income is the mean money income received in the past 12 months computed for every man and child in a geographic area."
Critics claim that per capita income has several weaknesses in measuring prosperity: Comparisons of per capita income over time need to consider inflation. Without adjusting for inflation, figures tend to overstate the effects of economic growth. International comparisons can be distorted by cost of living differences not reflected in exchange rates. Where the objective is to compare living standards between countries, adjusting for differences in purchasing power parity will more reflect what people are able to buy with their money, it does not reflect income distribution. If a country's income distribution is skewed, a small wealthy class can increase per capita income while the majority of the population has no change in income. In this respect, median income is more useful when measuring of prosperity than per capita income, as it is less influenced by outliers. Non-monetary activity, such as barter or services provided within the family, is not counted; the importance of these services varies among economies.
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Hancock County, West Virginia
Hancock County is a county in the U. S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 30,676, its county seat is New Cumberland. The county was created from Brooke County in 1848 and named for John Hancock, first signer of the Declaration of Independence. Hancock County is the northernmost point in both West Virginia and, by some definitions, the Southern United States. Hancock County is part of the Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton, PA-WV-OH Combined Statistical Area. Hancock County was formed from Brooke County in 1848, some 15 years before West Virginia became a state. Both counties were once part of Ohio County, formed from the District of West Augusta in 1776. Hancock County has significant Revolutionary-period roots due to its location on the Ohio River south of Fort Pitt in Pittsburgh and north of Fort Henry in Wheeling. Hancock County was the site of the infamous massacre of Iroquois leader Chief Logan's family in 1774, at Baker's Tavern across the Ohio River from the mouth of Yellow Creek.
The event, known as the Yellow Creek massacre, sparked Lord Dunmore's War. Adam Poe had his famous fight with the Indian known as Big Foot at the mouth of Tomlinson Run in 1781. Historical markers commemorate both events. Significant Revolutionary War forts and blockhouses in Hancock County included Holliday's Cove Fort in downtown Weirton and Chapman's Blockhouse in New Cumberland. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 88 square miles, of which 83 square miles is land and 5.4 square miles is water. It is the smallest county in West Virginia by area, as well as one of the smallest in the United States; the highest point of elevation in Hancock County is 1363 ft. and located about 1800 ft. ESE of Emmanuel Mission Church. US 22 US 30 WV 2 WV 8 WV 105 Columbiana County, Ohio Beaver County, Pennsylvania Washington County, Pennsylvania Brooke County Jefferson County, Ohio As of the census of 2000, there were 32,667 people, 13,678 households, 9,506 families residing in the county.
The population density was 394 people per square mile. There were 14,728 housing units at an average density of 178 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 96.42% White, 2.30% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, 0.69% from two or more races. 0.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 13,678 households out of which 26.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.70% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.50% were non-families. 26.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.83. In the county, the population was spread out with 20.80% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 26.40% from 45 to 64, 18.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years.
For every 100 females there were 92.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.40 males. The median income for a household in the county was $33,759, the median income for a family was $40,719. Males had a median income of $34,813 versus $19,100 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,724. About 9.00% of families and 11.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.10% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 30,676 people, 13,297 households, 8,732 families residing in the county; the population density was 371.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 14,541 housing units at an average density of 176.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 95.7% white, 2.3% black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% American Indian, 0.2% from other races, 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.0% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 21.1% were German, 18.7% were Irish, 15.6% were Italian, 12.5% were English, 8.0% were Polish, 6.2% were American.
Of the 13,297 households, 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.3% were non-families, 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.80. The median age was 45.3 years. The median income for a household in the county was $38,565 and the median income for a family was $46,978. Males had a median income of $40,961 versus $28,915 for females; the per capita income for the county was $23,118. About 11.2% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.2% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over. Hancock County is governed by a three-member County Commission who each serve in rotating six-year terms; the terms are designed such that one seat is up for election in years. The County Commission annually chooses its own president; the Hancock County Commissioners in 2015 are Joe Barnabei, Jeff Davis and Commission President Michael Swartzmiller.
Hancock County is part of the First Family Court Circuit of West Virginia, which includes Brooke and Ohio Counties. In West Virginia, Family Court Judges were first elected to six-year terms beginning in 2002 and were elected to eight-year terms beginning in 2008; the current judges of the First Family Court Circuit are the Hon. Joyce Chern