Barnstable Town city, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Barnstable Town city, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Barnstable Town had a population of 46,507 as of July 1, 2016. Barnstable Town city ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Barnstable Town city is located at latitude 41.6615 and longitude -70.357 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the City of Barnstable Town (see map below) encompass a land area of 59.81 sq. miles and a water area of 16.54 sq. miles.

The City of Barnstable Town (GNIS ID: 618248) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Barnstable Town city population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Barnstable Town city: Town of Barnstable, Town of Barnstaple.

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


Total Population 46,507
Population in Households 46,141
Population in Familes 35,547
Population in Group Qrtrs 366
Population Density1 778
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 19,669
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 12,446
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27,150 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,535 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,134 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,481 (27.6%)
Median Home Value $388,272
Average Home Value $478,311


Median Household Income $64,401
Average Household Income $90,044
Per Capita Income $38,245
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.47%
Households 0.37% 0.41%
Families 0.33% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
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 Town city, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barnstable Town city to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 26 90th
Population Density1 # 191 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 89 64th
Median Household Income # 144 42nd
Per Capita Income # 115 54th

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