Woods Hole, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Woods Hole, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Woods Hole Census Designated Place had a population of 793 as of July 1, 2016. Woods Hole 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 Woods Hole is located at latitude 41.5289 and longitude -70.6659 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the Woods Hole Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.13 sq. miles and a water area of 1.76 sq. miles. Barnstable County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Woods Hole Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378051) 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 Woods Hole Census Designated Place is located within Town of Falmouth, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barnstable County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Woods Hole 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 Woods Hole: Wood's Hole, Woods Holl, Wood's Holl.

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


Total Population 793
Population in Households 788
Population in Familes 546
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 372
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 384
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 213
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 943 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 279 (29.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 559 (59.3%)
Median Home Value $710,227
Average Home Value $818,435


Median Household Income $96,455
Average Household Income $140,574
Per Capita Income $69,822
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% 0.3%
Households 0.17% 0.26%
Families 2.19% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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.

Woods Hole, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Woods Hole 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 # 230 7th
Population Density1 # 233 6th
Diversity Index2 # 137 44th
Median Household Income # 37 85th
Per Capita Income # 7 98th

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