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West Dennis, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The West Dennis Census Designated Place had a population of 2,442 as of July 1, 2016. West Dennis 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 West Dennis is located at latitude 41.6667 and longitude -70.1659 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the West Dennis Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.95 sq. miles. Barnstable County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The West Dennis Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378037) 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 West Dennis Census Designated Place is located within Town of Dennis, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barnstable County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Dennis 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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West Dennis, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,442
Population in Households 2,439
Population in Familes 1,677
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 748
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 1,274
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 667
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,121 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 860 (27.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 414 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,847 (59.2%)
Median Home Value $452,035
Average Home Value $579,366


Median Household Income $52,803
Average Household Income $82,330
Per Capita Income $42,263
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.38% 1.07%
Households 1.32% 1.03%
Families 1.68% 0.97%
Median Household Income   -1.49%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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.

West Dennis, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Dennis 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 # 175 29th
Population Density1 # 193 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 134 46th
Median Household Income # 192 22nd
Per Capita Income # 80 68th

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