Barnstable Town city, MA Profile: Facts & Data


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Barnstable Town city, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Barnstable Town had a population of 47,044 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 47,044
Population in Households 46,664
Population in Familes 36,168
Population in Group Qrtrs 380
Population Density2 787
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $73,614
Average Household Income $99,703
Per Capita Income $42,056


Total Housing Units 26,980 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,002 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,763 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,215 (26.7%)
Median Home Value $438,852
Average Home Value $581,517


Total Households 19,765
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 12,501
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.49% 0.28%
Households 0.34% 0.19%
Families 0.3% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

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, 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 # 26 90th
Population Density # 189 24th
Diversity Index # 91 63rd
Median Household Income # 137 45th
Per Capita Income # 112 55th

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