Provincetown, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Provincetown, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Provincetown Census Designated Place had a population of 2,801 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Provincetown is located at latitude 42.0565 and longitude -70.1785 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the Provincetown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.79 sq. miles and a water area of 3.45 sq. miles. Barnstable County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 43 feet.

The Provincetown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378207) 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 Provincetown Census Designated Place is located within Town of Provincetown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barnstable County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Provincetown 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 Provincetown: Cap Blanc, Village of Provincetown.

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


Total Population 2,801
Population in Households 2,757
Population in Familes 996
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density1 1,567
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 1,688
Average Household Size 1.63
Family Households 391
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,455 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 890 (20.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 798 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,767 (62.1%)
Median Home Value $589,404
Average Home Value $680,084


Median Household Income $48,060
Average Household Income $82,339
Per Capita Income $49,363
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.94% 0.85%
Households 0.87% 0.77%
Families 0.93% 0.66%
Median Household Income   0.1%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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.

Provincetown, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Provincetown 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 # 162 35th
Population Density1 # 112 55th
Diversity Index2 # 82 67th
Median Household Income # 210 15th
Per Capita Income # 49 80th

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