Barnstable County MA Information


Barnstable County Subdivisions

Barnstable County MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 225,277
Population in Households 221,129
Population in Familes 169,951
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,148
Population Density1 572
Diversity Index2 23


Median Household Income $70,542
Average Household Income $97,318
Per Capita Income $43,038


Total Housing Units 164,799 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 77,226 (46.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 21,558 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 66,015 (40.1%)
Median Home Value $471,749
Average Home Value $602,129


Total Households 98,784
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 60,302
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.52% 0.3%
Households 0.38% 0.22%
Families 0.32% 0.19%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   3.32%


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, 2018 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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