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Sandwich, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Sandwich Census Designated Place had a population of 3,119 as of July 1, 2017. Sandwich ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sandwich is located at latitude 41.7571 and longitude -70.498 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the Sandwich Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Barnstable County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Sandwich Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378216) 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 Sandwich Census Designated Place is located within Town of Sandwich, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barnstable County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sandwich 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 Sandwich: Aquetnet, Sandwich Village.

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


Total Population 3,119
Daytime Population: Workers 2,014
Daytime Population: Residents 1,318
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,332
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 3,018
Population in Familes 2,215
Population in Group Qrtrs 101
Population Density2 862
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $81,534
Average Household Income $104,718
Per Capita Income $50,296


Total Housing Units 1,941 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,057 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 438 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 446 (23.0%)
Median Home Value $434,048
Average Home Value $498,770


Total Households 1,495
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 834
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 0.71% 0.55%
Households 0.74% 0.56%
Families 0.44% 0.52%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   1.89%

Sandwich, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandwich 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 # 150 39th
Population Density # 179 28th
Diversity Index # 229 7th
Median Household Income # 78 69th
Per Capita Income # 52 79th

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