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Provincetown, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Provincetown Census Designated Place had a population of 2,816 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Provincetown is located at latitude 42.0565 and longitude -70.1785 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the Provincetown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.79 sq. miles and a water area of 3.45 sq. miles. Barnstable County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 43 feet.

The Provincetown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378207) 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 Provincetown Census Designated Place is located within Town of Provincetown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barnstable County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Provincetown 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 Provincetown: Cap Blanc, Village of Provincetown.

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


Total Population 2,816
Daytime Population: Workers 3,866
Daytime Population: Residents 937
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,803
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.71
Population in Households 2,772
Population in Familes 995
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density2 1,576
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $50,974
Average Household Income $86,069
Per Capita Income $51,835


Total Housing Units 4,509 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 892 (19.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 816 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,801 (62.1%)
Median Home Value $706,481
Average Home Value $742,929


Total Households 1,708
Average Household Size 1.62
Family Households 394
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 0.88% 0.73%
Households 0.91% 0.72%
Families 0.91% 0.65%
Median Household Income   4.33%
Per Capita Income   3.64%

Provincetown, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Provincetown 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 # 163 34th
Population Density # 111 55th
Diversity Index # 83 67th
Median Household Income # 204 17th
Per Capita Income # 45 82nd

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