West Falmouth, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Falmouth, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The West Falmouth Census Designated Place had a population of 1,764 as of July 1, 2017. West Falmouth 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 Falmouth is located at latitude 41.6015 and longitude -70.6393 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the West Falmouth Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.08 sq. miles and a water area of 1.28 sq. miles. Barnstable County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The West Falmouth Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378038) 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 Falmouth Census Designated Place is located within Town of Falmouth, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barnstable County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Falmouth 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 Falmouth, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,764
Daytime Population: Workers 311
Daytime Population: Residents 785
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,096
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 1,763
Population in Familes 1,402
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 573
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $82,743
Average Household Income $116,125
Per Capita Income $53,124


Total Housing Units 1,453 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 653 (44.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 179 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 621 (42.7%)
Median Home Value $600,236
Average Home Value $671,369


Total Households 832
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 539
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 0.21% 0.17%
Households 0.22% 0.22%
Families 0.26% 0.15%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

West Falmouth, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Falmouth 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 # 198 20th
Population Density # 215 13th
Diversity Index # 163 34th
Median Household Income # 72 71st
Per Capita Income # 43 83rd

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