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Hancock is a town in Washington County, Maryland, United States. The population was 1,545 at the 2010 census. The Western Maryland community is notable for being located at the narrowest part of the state. The north-south distance from the Pennsylvania state line to the West Virginia state line is only at Hancock.GeographyHancock is located at.According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.75sqmi, of which, 2.73sqmi is land and 0.02sqmi is water.The state of Maryland narrows to a width of less than two miles in the Hancock area—the smallest non-vertex border-to-border distance of any U.S. state. It is at the junction of Interstates 68 and 70.The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal passes through the town, and the Western Maryland Rail Trail connects Hancock with Fort Frederick State Park.ClimateThe climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Hancock has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 1,545 people, 694 households, and 407 families residing in the town. The population density was 565.9PD/sqmi. There were 821 housing units at an average density of 300.7/sqmi. The racial makeup of the town was 97.7% White, 0.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.
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