Northwest Harwich CDP, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Northwest Harwich CDP, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Northwest Harwich Census Designated Place had a population of 4,075 as of July 1, 2017. Northwest Harwich CDP 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 Northwest Harwich CDP is located at latitude 41.6936 and longitude -70.1053 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the Northwest Harwich Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.98 sq. miles and a water area of 1.57 sq. miles.

The Northwest Harwich Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378190) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Northwest 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 Northwest Harwich CDP 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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Northwest Harwich CDP, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,075
Daytime Population: Workers 1,775
Daytime Population: Residents 1,855
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,630
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 3,943
Population in Familes 3,020
Population in Group Qrtrs 132
Population Density2 510
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $66,144
Average Household Income $95,739
Per Capita Income $42,575


Total Housing Units 3,536 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,392 (39.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 385 (10.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,759 (49.7%)
Median Home Value $453,105
Average Home Value $545,101


Total Households 1,777
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 1,091
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 0.5% 0.42%
Households 0.55% 0.44%
Families 0.37% 0.38%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Northwest Harwich CDP, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Northwest Harwich CDP 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 # 134 46th
Population Density # 224 9th
Diversity Index # 119 52nd
Median Household Income # 144 42nd
Per Capita Income # 91 63rd

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