East Dennis, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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East Dennis, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The East Dennis Census Designated Place had a population of 2,911 as of July 1, 2017. East Dennis 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 East Dennis is located at latitude 41.7354 and longitude -70.1574 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the East Dennis Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Barnstable County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The East Dennis Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378010) 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 East Dennis Census Designated Place is located within Town of Dennis, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barnstable County.

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

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East Dennis, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,911
Daytime Population: Workers 704
Daytime Population: Residents 1,410
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,114
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 2,911
Population in Familes 2,267
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 608
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $75,274
Average Household Income $103,876
Per Capita Income $51,047


Total Housing Units 2,416 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,182 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 233 ( 9.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,001 (41.4%)
Median Home Value $533,988
Average Home Value $605,118


Total Households 1,415
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 889
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 0.77% 0.64%
Households 0.79% 0.64%
Families 0.6% 0.6%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

East Dennis, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Dennis 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 # 157 36th
Population Density # 209 15th
Diversity Index # 180 27th
Median Household Income # 109 56th
Per Capita Income # 48 81st

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