Northwest Harwich CDP, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Northwest Harwich CDP, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Northwest Harwich Census Designated Place had a population of 4,082 as of July 1, 2016. Northwest Harwich CDP 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 Northwest Harwich CDP is located at latitude 41.6936 and longitude -70.1053 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the Northwest Harwich Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.98 sq. miles and a water area of 1.57 sq. miles.

The Northwest Harwich Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378190) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Northwest 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 Northwest Harwich CDP 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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Northwest Harwich CDP, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,082
Population in Households 3,949
Population in Familes 3,030
Population in Group Qrtrs 133
Population Density1 511
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 1,774
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,090
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,557 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,394 (39.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 380 (10.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,783 (50.1%)
Median Home Value $425,641
Average Home Value $506,053


Median Household Income $63,665
Average Household Income $89,945
Per Capita Income $39,911
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.54%
Households 0.61% 0.52%
Families 0.42% 0.47%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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.

Northwest Harwich CDP, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Northwest Harwich CDP 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 # 134 46th
Population Density1 # 225 9th
Diversity Index2 # 117 53rd
Median Household Income # 149 40th
Per Capita Income # 99 60th

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