Barnstable County MA Information


Barnstable County Subdivisions

Barnstable County MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 223,733
Daytime Population: Workers 118,881
Daytime Population: Residents 97,903
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 216,784
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 219,771
Population in Familes 167,595
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,962
Population Density2 568
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $64,545
Average Household Income $91,496
Per Capita Income $40,955


Total Housing Units 166,016 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75,334 (45.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,967 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 66,715 (40.2%)
Median Home Value $441,634
Average Home Value $539,549


Total Households 99,301
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 60,560
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.49% 0.4%
Households 0.5% 0.41%
Families 0.43% 0.36%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.32%


Barnstable County MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barnstable County to the other 14 counties and county equivalents in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 9 43rd
Population Density # 8 50th
Diversity Index # 13 14th
Median Household Income # 8 50th
Per Capita Income # 5 71st

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