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.[2] Its county seat is Bay St. Louis.[3] The county was created in 1812. It is named for Founding Father John Hancock.[4]

Hancock County
Hancock County Courthouse in Bay St. Louis
Hancock County Courthouse in Bay St. Louis
Map of Mississippi highlighting Hancock County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 30°23′N 89°28′W / 30.39°N 89.47°W / 30.39; -89.47
Country United States
State Mississippi
Named forJohn Hancock
SeatBay St. Louis
Largest cityBay St. Louis
 • Total553 sq mi (1,430 km2)
 • Land474 sq mi (1,230 km2)
 • Water79 sq mi (200 km2)  14%
 • Estimate 
 • Density99/sq mi (38/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th

The county is along the Gulf of Mexico and the state line with Louisiana.

References change

  1. "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Hancock County, Mississippi". www.census.gov. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  2. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 148.