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Harwich Port, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Harwich Port Census Designated Place had a population of 1,695 as of July 1, 2017. Harwich Port ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Harwich Port is located at latitude 41.6702 and longitude -70.0652 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the Harwich Port Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.84 sq. miles. Barnstable County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Harwich Port Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378029) 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 Harwich Port Census Designated Place is located within Town of Harwich, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barnstable County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Harwich Port 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 Harwich Port: Harwichport.

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


Total Population 1,695
Daytime Population: Workers 1,016
Daytime Population: Residents 958
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,974
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 1,693
Population in Familes 1,101
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 644
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $49,392
Average Household Income $78,079
Per Capita Income $44,340


Total Housing Units 2,496 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 671 (26.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 310 (12.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,516 (60.7%)
Median Home Value $496,226
Average Home Value $594,515


Total Households 980
Average Household Size 1.73
Family Households 450
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.42% 0.37%
Households 0.52% 0.42%
Families 0.76% 0.35%
Median Household Income   -0.67%
Per Capita Income   1.66%

Harwich Port, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harwich Port 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 # 201 19th
Population Density # 203 18th
Diversity Index # 207 16th
Median Household Income # 211 15th
Per Capita Income # 78 69th

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