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Falmouth, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Falmouth Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Barnstable County at latitude 41.5514 and longitude -70.6088. Barnstable County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The formal official name is the Falmouth Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Falmouth, Massachusetts.

The U5 Census Class Code for Falmouth indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Falmouth Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Falmouth: Sacconesset, Succonessitt, Succonnessitt.

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


Total Population 3,836
Population in Households 3,633
Population in Familes 2,271
Population in Group Qrtrs 203
Population Density1 1,845
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 2,066
Average Household Size 1.76
Family Households 902
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,362 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,137 (33.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 929 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,296 (38.5%)
Median Home Value $419,395
Average Home Value $474,758


Median Household Income $32,488
Average Household Income $64,430
Per Capita Income $34,644
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.23% 0.23%
Households 0.45% 0.33%
Families 0.66% 0.29%
Median Household Income   4.46%
Per Capita Income   4.39%
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.


Falmouth, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Falmouth to the other 244 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 139 43rd
Population Density1 # 94 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 116 53rd
Median Household Income # 241 2nd
Per Capita Income # 124 50th

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