Popponesset, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Popponesset, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Popponesset Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Barnstable County at latitude 41.5736 and longitude -70.4634. Barnstable County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Popponesset 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 Popponesset Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 220
Population in Households 220
Population in Familes 164
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 720
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 132
Average Household Size 1.67
Family Households 75
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 623 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 117 (18.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 ( 2.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 491 (78.8%)
Median Home Value $504,310
Average Home Value $619,017


Median Household Income $60,768
Average Household Income $100,635
Per Capita Income $54,163
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.0% 0.18%
Households 0.36% 0.15%
Families 4.58% 0.27%
Median Household Income   6.77%
Per Capita Income   4.8%
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.


Popponesset, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Popponesset 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 # 239 2nd
Population Density1 # 194 21st
Diversity Index2 # 193 22nd
Median Household Income # 141 43rd
Per Capita Income # 23 91st

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