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Hancock County, WV Public Records

Circuit Court
PO Box 428
New Cumberland, WV 26047 http://hancockwvcircuitcourt.org/
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 304-564-3311
F: 304-564-5014
Couriers: 102 N. Court St
New Cumberland, WV 26047
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions over $10,000, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No adoption, juvenile, mental hygiene released
Magistrate Court
PO Box 626
New Cumberland, WV 26047 http://www.courtswv.gov/lower-courts/
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 304-564-3355, 304-564-3080
F: 304-564-5357
Couriers: 900 North Chester
New Cumberland, WV 26047
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Infractions, Traffic
Restricted Records: Information on search warrants is restricted.
County Clerk for Probate
PO Box 367
New Cumberland, WV 26047 http://hancockcountywv.org/couclerk.h
Hours: 7:30AM-4:30PM (recording till 4PM, Probate till 3:30) EST
P: 304-564-3311 ext. 266
F: 304-564-5941
Couriers: 102 North Court St
New Cumberland, WV 26047
Jurisdiction: Probate
There is no Probate Court as such. The County Clerk also handles the duties as the county's recorder for liens, judgments, births, marriages, death, and military discharges.

Hancock County, WV Vital Records

Contact the Hancock County Office of the County Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Hancock County
County Clerk
102 Court St
New Cumberland, WV 26047 http://hancockcountywv.org/couclerk.h
7:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 304-564-3311 ext. 266
Fax: 304-564-5941

Hancock County Vital Certificates

Hancock County Vital Certificates

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Hancock County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 82.82 sq mi
Population (2009): 29,729
  • Females: 51.6%
  • White: 95.8%
  • Black/African American: 2.7%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 94.9%
Population Change (2000-2009): -2,842
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.8%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 5.8%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 14.6%
High School Graduates (2000): 82.9%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 11.5%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.36
Housing Units (2000): 14,728
Homeownership Rate (2000): 77.1%
Migration Flow to Hancock County, WV from (2007-2008):

Hancock County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $565,628
  • Construction: $0
  • Retail Trade: $31,752
  • Professional and Technical Services: $21,286
  • Healthcare: $75,154
  • Banking: $12,991
  • Retail Trade: $31,752
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $60,420
  • Manufacturing: $200,856
  • Farms: $-209
  • Government: $75,118
Employed (2000): 14,477
Unemployed (2000): 851
Unemployment Rate (2009): 11.5%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $29,002
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,107
Local Government Revenue (2007): $66,728 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $111,660 (thou. dol.)

Hancock County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 318
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.6
Deaths (2007): 402
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.4
Infant Deaths (2007): 2
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.3

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Hancock County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 23
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 1
  • Robbery: 6
  • Aggravated Assault: 16
Property Crimes (2008): 259
  • Burglary: 49
  • Larceny-Theft: 190
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 20

Hancock County Genealogy Records

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