East Dennis, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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East Dennis, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The East Dennis Census Designated Place had a population of 2,885 as of July 1, 2016. East Dennis 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 East Dennis is located at latitude 41.7354 and longitude -70.1574 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the East Dennis Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Barnstable County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The East Dennis Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378010) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The East Dennis Census Designated Place is located within Town of Dennis, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barnstable County.

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

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East Dennis, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,885
Population in Households 2,885
Population in Familes 2,250
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 602
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 1,395
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 878
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,379 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,166 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 229 ( 9.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 984 (41.4%)
Median Home Value $511,889
Average Home Value $569,206


Median Household Income $69,333
Average Household Income $99,603
Per Capita Income $48,606
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.75% 0.67%
Households 0.68% 0.64%
Families 0.5% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
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.

East Dennis, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Dennis 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 # 157 37th
Population Density1 # 209 15th
Diversity Index2 # 177 28th
Median Household Income # 125 50th
Per Capita Income # 51 80th

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