Woods Hole, MA Profile: Facts, Map & 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, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Woods Hole 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 Woods Hole: Wood's Hole, Woods Holl, Wood's Holl.

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


Total Population 765
Daytime Population: Workers 2,764
Daytime Population: Residents 388
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,152
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 4.12
Population in Households 760
Population in Familes 524
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 359
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $104,752
Average Household Income $146,267
Per Capita Income $72,921


Total Housing Units 940 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 269 (28.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 104 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 567 (60.3%)
Median Home Value $872,159
Average Home Value $902,768


Total Households 373
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 206
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 -0.29% -0.1%
Households -0.26% -0.11%
Families 1.42% -0.19%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   1.63%

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, 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 # 231 7th
Population Density # 237 4th
Diversity Index # 139 43rd
Median Household Income # 29 89th
Per Capita Income # 8 97th

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