Harwich Port, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Harwich Port, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Harwich Port Census Designated Place had a population of 1,698 as of July 1, 2016. Harwich Port ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Harwich Port is located at latitude 41.6702 and longitude -70.0652 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the Harwich Port Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.84 sq. miles. Barnstable County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Harwich Port Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378029) 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 Harwich Port Census Designated Place is located within Town of Harwich, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barnstable County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Harwich Port 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 Harwich Port: Harwichport.

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Harwich Port, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,698
Population in Households 1,695
Population in Familes 1,107
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 645
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 975
Average Household Size 1.74
Family Households 449
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 2,482 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 671 (27.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 304 (12.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,507 (60.7%)
Median Home Value $475,000
Average Home Value $562,052


Median Household Income $46,081
Average Household Income $74,817
Per Capita Income $42,134
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.52% 0.47%
Households 0.52% 0.51%
Families 0.84% 0.49%
Median Household Income   -1.78%
Per Capita Income   1.29%
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.

Harwich Port, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harwich Port 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 # 203 18th
Population Density1 # 204 17th
Diversity Index2 # 206 17th
Median Household Income # 214 13th
Per Capita Income # 83 67th

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