Hancock County, Mississippi

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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%
 • Total46,053
 • Density83/sq mi (32/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th

Hancock County is a county found in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, 46,053 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Bay St. Louis.[2] The county was created in 1812. It is named for Founding Father John Hancock.[3]

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

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: Hancock County, Mississippi". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 4, 2024.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 148.