Woods Hole, MA Profile: Facts & Data


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Woods Hole, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Woods Hole Census Designated Place had a population of 765 as of July 1, 2018. Woods Hole 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 Woods Hole is located at latitude 41.5289 and longitude -70.6659 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the Woods Hole Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.13 sq. miles and a water area of 1.76 sq. miles. Barnstable County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Woods Hole Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378051) 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 Woods Hole Census Designated Place is located within Town of Falmouth, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barnstable County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Woods Hole: Wood's Hole, Woods Holl, Wood's Holl.

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Woods Hole, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 765
Population in Households 760
Population in Familes 530
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 359
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $108,894
Average Household Income $150,522
Per Capita Income $74,045


Total Housing Units 932 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 276 (29.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 92 ( 9.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 564 (60.5%)
Median Home Value $928,333
Average Home Value $1,263,628


Total Households 368
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 204
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.25% -0.24%
Households -0.39% -0.33%
Families 1.13% -0.4%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   3.45%

Woods Hole, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Woods Hole to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 231 7th
Population Density # 237 4th
Diversity Index # 141 43rd
Median Household Income # 30 88th
Per Capita Income # 9 97th

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