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West Dennis, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The West Dennis Census Designated Place had a population of 2,475 as of July 1, 2019. West Dennis 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 West Dennis is located at latitude 41.6646 and longitude -70.1728 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the West Dennis Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 3.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.95 sq. miles. Barnstable County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The West Dennis Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378037) 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 West Dennis Census Designated Place is located within Town of Dennis, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barnstable County.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

West Dennis, MA Housing Affordability Index is 64
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

West Dennis, MA Wealth Index is 184
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 2,475
Population in Households 2,472
Population in Familes 1,696
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density 759
Diversity Index1 22
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $68,779
Average Household Income $104,485
Per Capita Income $53,478
Wealth Index3 184

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,143 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 935 (29.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 348 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,860 (59.2%)
Median Home Value $565,686
Housing Affordability Index2 64
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,283
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 671
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 1.07% 0.61%
Households 0.96% 0.54%
Families 1.2% 0.5%
Median Household Income   2.97%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

West Dennis, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Dennis 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 # 173 30th
Population Density # 193 22nd
Diversity Index # 139 44th
Median Household Income # 158 36th
Per Capita Income # 55 78th

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