East Harwich, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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East Harwich, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The East Harwich Census Designated Place had a population of 5,016 as of July 1, 2016. East Harwich 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 Harwich is located at latitude 41.7086 and longitude -70.0319 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the East Harwich Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.75 sq. miles. Barnstable County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 66 feet.

The East Harwich Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378013) 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 Harwich Census Designated Place is located within Town of Harwich, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barnstable County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Harwich 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 Harwich, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,016
Population in Households 5,003
Population in Familes 4,019
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density1 625
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 2,178
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,452
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,309 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,841 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 337 (10.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,131 (34.2%)
Median Home Value $415,000
Average Home Value $475,272


Median Household Income $61,767
Average Household Income $77,123
Per Capita Income $34,042
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.44%
Households 0.39% 0.4%
Families 0.09% 0.38%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
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 Harwich, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Harwich 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 # 121 51st
Population Density1 # 207 16th
Diversity Index2 # 154 38th
Median Household Income # 156 37th
Per Capita Income # 152 39th

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