Town of


Town Hall Hancock, MA 01237
Phone: 413-738-5225

Board of Selectmen Chair:

Sherman Derby

Select Board:

David Boyer
Sherman Derby
Donald Rancatti

Annual Town Meeting:

May 6, 2024
May, 1st Monday

Municipal Election:

May 13, 2024
May, 2nd Monday


Population Density21
Registered Voters556
Income Per Capita$16,835
EQV Per Capita$451,225
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate81.8%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$333,600
Median Gross Rent$1,167
Total Households302
Average Household Size2.56

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$2.68
Commercial Tax Rate$2.68
Average Tax Bill$786
Total Expenditures$1,927,776
Total Tax Levy$915,316
State Aid$559,804
Local Receipts$748,800
Town Hall of Hancock

Town Hall

Wants you To KNOW

Hancock is a quiet, peaceful town about 20 miles long and 3 miles wide, bordered by the famous Berkshire hills and the rugged Taconic range. Hancock is Berkshire County’s longest and narrowest town, with a mountain separating its northern and southern portions.


Form of GovernmentSelect Board – Town Meeting
Incorporation Date1776
Chief Municipal OfficialSelectmen Chair
Policy BoardBoard of Selectmen
Size of Policy Board3
Legislative BodyOpen Town Meeting


Area35.7 mi2
Public Roads28.5 mi
Regional Planning AgencyBerkshire Regional Planning Commission


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

Richard Neal

Mass. Senate

Paul Mark

Mass. House

John P. Barrett, III

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