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Falmouth, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Falmouth Census Designated Place had a population of 3,893 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Falmouth is located at latitude 41.5514 and longitude -70.6088 in Barnstable County. 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. Barnstable County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Falmouth Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378017) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Falmouth population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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

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Falmouth, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,893
Population in Households 3,688
Population in Familes 2,300
Population in Group Qrtrs 205
Population Density1 1,872
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 2,099
Average Household Size 1.76
Family Households 910
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,156 (34.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 943 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,278 (37.8%)
Median Home Value $451,049
Average Home Value $502,963


Median Household Income $33,633
Average Household Income $64,540
Per Capita Income $34,802
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.51%
Households 0.67% 0.6%
Families 0.71% 0.5%
Median Household Income   3.42%
Per Capita Income   3.27%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 91 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 120 51st
Median Household Income # 239 2nd
Per Capita Income # 129 48th

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