Pocasset, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pocasset, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Pocasset Census Designated Place had a population of 3,195 as of July 1, 2016. Pocasset ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Pocasset is located at latitude 41.687 and longitude -70.6496 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the Pocasset Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.68 sq. miles and a water area of 6.11 sq. miles. Barnstable County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 46 feet.

The Pocasset Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378204) 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 Pocasset Census Designated Place is located within Town of Bourne, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barnstable County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pocasset 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 Pocasset: Pocasset Village.

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


Total Population 3,195
Population in Households 3,179
Population in Familes 2,360
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density1 869
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 1,565
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 905
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,601 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,190 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 375 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,036 (39.8%)
Median Home Value $399,848
Average Home Value $486,102


Median Household Income $67,267
Average Household Income $91,215
Per Capita Income $43,205
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.84% 1.49%
Households 1.86% 1.45%
Families 2.28% 1.4%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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.

Pocasset, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pocasset 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 # 149 40th
Population Density1 # 176 29th
Diversity Index2 # 190 24th
Median Household Income # 131 47th
Per Capita Income # 77 69th

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