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The Woods Hole CDP(1) had a population of 805 as of July 1, 2022. 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 41.5265 and longitude -70.6731 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the Woods Hole Census Designated Place 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 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Woods Hole, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 805 (100%)
Population in Households 804 (99.9%)
Population in Families 555 (68.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 377
Diversity Index2 24


Median Household Income $129,004
Average Household Income $189,374
% of Income for Mortgage4 30%
Per Capita Income $94,838
Wealth Index5 313


Total HU (Housing Units) 983 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 362 (36.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 ( 5.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 565 (57.5%)
Median Home Value $722,902
Average Home Value $905,785
Housing Affordability Index3 90


Total Households 418
Average Household Size 1.92
Family Households 228
Average Family Size 2.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -1.56% -0.38%
Households -0.63% -0.29%
Families   -0.26%
Median Household Income   3.43%
Per Capita Income   2.97%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.11%

Woods Hole, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Woods Hole to the other 248 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 232 7th
Population Density # 237 5th
Median Household Income # 42 83rd
Housing Affordability Index # 98 40th
Per Capita Income # 6 98th
Diversity Index # 175 30th

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