Barnstable Town city, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Barnstable Town city, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Barnstable Town had a population of 46,697 as of July 1, 2017. Barnstable Town city 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 Barnstable Town city is located at latitude 41.6615 and longitude -70.357 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the City of Barnstable Town (see map below) encompass a land area of 59.81 sq. miles and a water area of 16.54 sq. miles.

The City of Barnstable Town (GNIS ID: 618248) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Barnstable Town city population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Barnstable Town city: Town of Barnstable, Town of Barnstaple.

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


Total Population 46,697
Daytime Population: Workers 31,047
Daytime Population: Residents 19,590
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 50,637
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 46,334
Population in Familes 35,640
Population in Group Qrtrs 363
Population Density2 781
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $66,928
Average Household Income $93,392
Per Capita Income $39,832


Total Housing Units 27,276 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,620 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,216 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,440 (27.3%)
Median Home Value $407,939
Average Home Value $516,784


Total Households 19,836
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 12,537
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 0.45% 0.37%
Households 0.43% 0.37%
Families 0.39% 0.34%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.12%

Barnstable Town city, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barnstable Town city to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 26 90th
Population Density # 191 23rd
Diversity Index # 90 64th
Median Household Income # 141 43rd
Per Capita Income # 114 54th

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