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North Eastham, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The North Eastham Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Barnstable County at latitude 41.8333 and longitude -70.0038. Barnstable County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 43 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for North Eastham 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 North Eastham Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.44 sq. miles and a water area of 8.51 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,983
Population in Households 1,983
Population in Familes 1,504
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 577
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 988
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 610
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 2,992 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 849 (28.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 139 ( 4.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,004 (67.0%)
Median Home Value $396,255
Average Home Value $464,092


Median Household Income $55,123
Average Household Income $74,617
Per Capita Income $36,321
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.22% 1.5%
Households 2.6% 1.63%
Families 2.34% 1.59%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
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.


North Eastham, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Eastham 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 # 192 22nd
Population Density1 # 210 14th
Diversity Index2 # 208 15th
Median Household Income # 170 31st
Per Capita Income # 106 57th

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