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Falmouth, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Falmouth Census Designated Place had a population of 3,980 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Falmouth is located at latitude 41.5514 and longitude -70.6088 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the Falmouth Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Barnstable County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Falmouth Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378017) 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 Falmouth Census Designated Place is located within Town of Falmouth, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barnstable County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Falmouth 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 Falmouth: Sacconesset, Succonessitt, Succonnessitt.

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


Total Population 3,980
Daytime Population: Workers 4,421
Daytime Population: Residents 2,160
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,581
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.65
Population in Households 3,776
Population in Familes 2,358
Population in Group Qrtrs 204
Population Density2 1,911
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $45,366
Average Household Income $77,054
Per Capita Income $41,910


Total Housing Units 3,432 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,111 (32.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,017 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,304 (38.0%)
Median Home Value $617,075
Average Home Value $662,196


Total Households 2,128
Average Household Size 1.77
Family Households 926
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 0.64% 0.53%
Households 0.67% 0.53%
Families 0.75% 0.47%
Median Household Income   0.45%
Per Capita Income   1.9%

Falmouth, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Falmouth 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 # 138 44th
Population Density # 90 64th
Diversity Index # 126 49th
Median Household Income # 224 9th
Per Capita Income # 96 61st

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