Barnstable County MA Information

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Barnstable County Subdivisions

Barnstable County MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 223,413
Population in Households 219,421
Population in Familes 167,596
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,992
Population Density1 567
Diversity Index2 22
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 98,729
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 60,282
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 165,733 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75,129 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,600 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 67,004 (40.4%)
Median Home Value $417,311
Average Home Value $500,041
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $62,314
Average Household Income $88,327
Per Capita Income $39,381
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.55% 0.52%
Households 0.49% 0.49%
Families 0.42% 0.45%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Barnstable County MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barnstable County to the other 14 counties and county equivalents in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 43rd
Population Density1 # 8 50th
Diversity Index2 # 13 14th
Median Household Income # 8 50th
Per Capita Income # 4 79th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.

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