Hancock County

Welcome to Hancock County, the eastern door to Indianapolis. We are a fast-growing economic powerhouse for so many reasons. For starters, our population (now 80,000+) has been growing rapidly as people discover the great job opportunities and everything our vibrant communities have to offer. We’re just minutes from Downtown Indianapolis and its museums, restaurants, shopping, and the excitement of professional sports. Our communities have earned Stellar awards for their many amenities such as unique shops, an active arts community, impressive libraries, first-rate healthcare, and so much more for active lifestyles — all with a delightfully affordable cost of living. Being here gives you all the excitement of the big city and all the comfortable advantages of small-town!

By The Numbers

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Career Pathways in Hancock County

Industrial Maintenance

Diagnose and fix minor mechanical issues before they become major problems.
Median Salary:$51,630
Desired Skillsmechanical skills, desire to learn, manual dexterity

Registered Nurse

Assess and assist with diagnosing patients.
Median Salary:$72,000
Desired Skillsproblem-solving skills, self-discipline, physically fit

Supply Chain

Oversee activities including purchasing, transportation, inventory, and warehousing.
Median Salary:$74,600
Desired Skillsstrong people skills, organized, critical thinker

The Perfect Place to Put Down Roots

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Welcome To Beautiful Hancock County!

There’s always something new to find and enjoy in Hancock County! Those who know the area best say it has something for everyone – parks, festivals, trails and a growing arts presence, just to name a few!
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Get Outside!

Hancock County is home to over 15 parks and nature reserves.

The Hoosier Poet

Born and raised in Hancock County, James Whitcomb Riley was an American writer, poet, and best-selling author. Known as the "Children's Poet" for his dialect works and his children's poetry. His poems tend to be humorous or sentimental.

Music and Food

With our many restaurants and outdoor space, you can always find live music and community fun.

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