Barnstable County MA Information


Barnstable County Subdivisions

Barnstable County MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 220,270
Population in Households 216,330
Population in Familes 165,104
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,940
Population Density1 560
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 98,591
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 60,293
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 165,973 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 76,560 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 22,031 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 67,382 (40.6%)
Median Home Value $328,546
Average Home Value $400,937


Median Household Income $58,620
Average Household Income $80,660
Per Capita Income $36,150
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.47% 0.43%
Households 0.69% 0.52%
Families 0.62% 0.49%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   3.15%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 9 43rd
Per Capita Income # 5 71st

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