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West Wareham, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The West Wareham Census Designated Place had a population of 2,063 as of July 1, 2017. West Wareham ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Wareham is located at latitude 41.7917 and longitude -70.7579 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the West Wareham Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Plymouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 62 feet.

The West Wareham Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378039) 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 Wareham Census Designated Place is located within Town of Wareham, a minor civil division (MCD) of Plymouth County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Wareham 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 West Wareham: Tremont.

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


Total Population 2,063
Daytime Population: Workers 3,434
Daytime Population: Residents 966
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,400
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.13
Population in Households 2,063
Population in Familes 1,573
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 553
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $52,967
Average Household Income $67,339
Per Capita Income $30,270


Total Housing Units 1,046 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 776 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 160 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $200,431
Average Home Value $225,742


Total Households 936
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 554
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 -0.01% 0.16%
Households -0.18% 0.02%
Families -0.12% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

West Wareham, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Wareham 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 # 189 24th
Population Density # 217 12th
Diversity Index # 60 76th
Median Household Income # 195 21st
Per Capita Income # 185 25th

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