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West Dennis, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The West Dennis Census Designated Place had a population of 2,437 as of July 1, 2017. 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 41.6667 and longitude -70.1659 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the West Dennis Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Dennis population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,437
Daytime Population: Workers 1,267
Daytime Population: Residents 1,027
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,294
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 2,433
Population in Familes 1,669
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 747
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $54,908
Average Household Income $85,544
Per Capita Income $44,187


Total Housing Units 3,113 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 864 (27.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 414 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,836 (59.0%)
Median Home Value $470,513
Average Home Value $641,657


Total Households 1,277
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 667
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 1.16% 0.82%
Households 1.17% 0.88%
Families 1.45% 0.83%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

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, 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 # 174 30th
Population Density # 193 22nd
Diversity Index # 137 45th
Median Household Income # 188 24th
Per Capita Income # 79 68th

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