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Ware, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Ware Census Designated Place had a population of 6,201 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Ware is located at latitude 42.2501 and longitude -72.2477 in Hampshire County. The formal boundaries for the Ware Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Hampshire County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 423 feet.

The Ware Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378359) 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 Ware Census Designated Place is located within Town of Ware, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hampshire County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ware 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 Ware: Equivalent Lands, Ware Village.

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


Total Population 6,201
Daytime Population: Workers 3,045
Daytime Population: Residents 3,301
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,346
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 6,195
Population in Familes 4,611
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 1,003
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $44,016
Average Household Income $58,070
Per Capita Income $24,830


Total Housing Units 3,023 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,391 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,243 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 389 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $186,146
Average Home Value $213,398


Total Households 2,634
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 1,565
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 0.07% 0.15%
Households -0.05% 0.08%
Families -0.04% 0.04%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

Ware, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ware 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 # 103 59th
Population Density # 160 35th
Diversity Index # 109 56th
Median Household Income # 228 8th
Per Capita Income # 223 10th

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