Northwest Harwich CDP, MA Profile: Facts & Data


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Northwest Harwich CDP, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Northwest Harwich Census Designated Place had a population of 4,105 as of July 1, 2020. 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 41.6916 and longitude -70.1026 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the Northwest Harwich Census Designated Place 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.


Northwest Harwich CDP, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 4,105 (100%)
Population in Households 3,968 (96.7%)
Population in Families 3,034 (73.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 137 ( 3.3%)
Population Density 514
Diversity Index2 26


Median Household Income $68,281
Average Household Income $95,403
% of Income for Mortgage4 29%
Per Capita Income $41,388
Wealth Index5 135


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,544 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,490 (42.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 282 ( 8.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,772 (50.0%)
Median Home Value $466,445
Average Home Value $577,852
Housing Affordability Index3 86


Total Households 1,772
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,082
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.43% 0.12%
Households 0.36% 0.05%
Families 0.18% 0.02%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
Owner Occupied HU   0.27%


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

The table below compares Northwest Harwich CDP to the other 245 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 225 9th
Median Household Income # 159 36th
Housing Affordability Index # 46 19th
Per Capita Income # 128 48th
Diversity Index # 121 51st

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