Orleans, MA Profile: Facts & Data

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Orleans, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Orleans Census Designated Place had a population of 1,596 as of July 1, 2020. Orleans 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 Orleans is located at latitude 41.7898 and longitude -69.9897 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the Orleans Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Barnstable County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 59 feet.

The Orleans Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378198) 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 Orleans Census Designated Place is located within Town of Orleans, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barnstable County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Orleans: Eastham, Nawsett, Orleans Village.

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Orleans, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,596 (100%)
Population in Households 1,558 (97.6%)
Population in Families 895 (56.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 38 ( 2.4%)
Population Density 688
Diversity Index2 18
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,957
Average Household Income $78,223
% of Income for Mortgage4 51%
Per Capita Income $40,139
Wealth Index5 117
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,337 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 604 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 227 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 506 (37.8%)
Median Home Value $522,727
Average Home Value $580,174
Housing Affordability Index3 51
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 831
Average Household Size 1.87
Family Households 356
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.15% -0.35%
Households -0.23% -0.41%
Families -0.19% -0.45%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.2%

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Orleans, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orleans 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 # 207 16th
Population Density # 201 18th
Median Household Income # 237 4th
Housing Affordability Index # 10 4th
Per Capita Income # 134 46th
Diversity Index # 173 30th

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