Provincetown, MA Profile: Facts & Data

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Provincetown, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Provincetown Census Designated Place had a population of 2,816 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Provincetown is located at latitude 42.0584 and longitude -70.1786 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the Provincetown Census Designated Place 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Provincetown: Cap Blanc, Village of Provincetown.

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Provincetown, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Provincetown, MA Housing Affordability Index is 34
State of Massachusetts Housing Affordability Index is 87
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Provincetown, MA Wealth Index is 87
State of Massachusetts Wealth Index is 139
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,816
Population in Households 2,770
Population in Familes 996
Population in Group Qrtrs 46
Population Density 1,576
Diversity Index1 34
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,670
Average Household Income $80,959
Per Capita Income $48,059
Wealth Index3 87

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,353 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 991 (22.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 695 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,666 (61.2%)
Median Home Value $700,472
Housing Affordability Index2 34
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,687
Average Household Size 1.64
Family Households 391
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.69% 0.36%
Households 0.58% 0.29%
Families 0.63% 0.2%
Median Household Income   3.24%
Per Capita Income   3.65%

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, 2019 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 # 113 54th
Diversity Index # 82 67th
Median Household Income # 227 8th
Per Capita Income # 79 68th

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