West Falmouth, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Falmouth, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The West Falmouth Census Designated Place had a population of 1,788 as of July 1, 2016. West Falmouth 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 Falmouth is located at latitude 41.6015 and longitude -70.6393 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the West Falmouth Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.08 sq. miles and a water area of 1.28 sq. miles. Barnstable County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The West Falmouth Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378038) 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 Falmouth Census Designated Place is located within Town of Falmouth, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barnstable County.

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


Total Population 1,788
Population in Households 1,787
Population in Familes 1,424
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 581
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 839
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 544
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,461 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 661 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 177 (12.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 622 (42.6%)
Median Home Value $550,472
Average Home Value $596,861


Median Household Income $79,301
Average Household Income $111,322
Per Capita Income $50,715
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.45% 0.45%
Households 0.39% 0.4%
Families 0.45% 0.36%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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 Falmouth, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Falmouth 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 # 198 20th
Population Density1 # 212 14th
Diversity Index2 # 163 34th
Median Household Income # 77 69th
Per Capita Income # 42 83rd

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