East Harwich, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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East Harwich, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The East Harwich Census Designated Place had a population of 5,130 as of July 1, 2017. East Harwich 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 Harwich is located at latitude 41.7086 and longitude -70.0319 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the East Harwich Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.75 sq. miles. Barnstable County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 66 feet.

The East Harwich Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378013) 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 Harwich Census Designated Place is located within Town of Harwich, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barnstable County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Harwich 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 Harwich, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,130
Daytime Population: Workers 1,735
Daytime Population: Residents 2,157
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,892
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 5,117
Population in Familes 4,102
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 640
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $62,809
Average Household Income $79,173
Per Capita Income $35,125


Total Housing Units 3,356 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,888 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 351 (10.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,117 (33.3%)
Median Home Value $434,915
Average Home Value $497,140


Total Households 2,239
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 1,490
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 0.71% 0.56%
Households 0.72% 0.56%
Families 0.43% 0.52%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

East Harwich, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Harwich 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 # 121 51st
Population Density # 205 17th
Diversity Index # 153 37th
Median Household Income # 159 36th
Per Capita Income # 152 39th

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