Hancock County, Mississippi
county in Mississippi, United States
Hancock County is a county found in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 43,929 people lived there. Its county seat is Bay St. Louis. The county was created in 1812. It is named for Founding Father John Hancock.
Hancock County Courthouse in Bay St. Louis
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
|Named for||John Hancock|
|Seat||Bay St. Louis|
|Largest city||Bay St. Louis|
|• Total||553 sq mi (1,430 km2)|
|• Land||474 sq mi (1,230 km2)|
|• Water||79 sq mi (200 km2) 14%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||99/sq mi (38/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
- "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Hancock County, Mississippi". www.census.gov. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 148.