White Island Shores, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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White Island Shores, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The White Island Shores Census Designated Place had a population of 2,141 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for White Island Shores is located at latitude 41.7935 and longitude -70.6388 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the White Island Shores Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Plymouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 85 feet.

The White Island Shores Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378043) 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 White Island Shores Census Designated Place is located within Town of Wareham, a minor civil division (MCD) of Plymouth County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with White Island Shores population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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White Island Shores, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,141
Daytime Population: Workers 65
Daytime Population: Residents 1,031
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,096
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.51
Population in Households 2,136
Population in Familes 1,733
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 1,897
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $67,596
Average Household Income $79,725
Per Capita Income $29,782


Total Housing Units 938 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 647 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 114 (12.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 177 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $249,638
Average Home Value $272,720


Total Households 761
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 522
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 0.23% 0.71%
Households 0.05% 0.57%
Families -0.64% 0.53%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

White Island Shores, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares White Island Shores 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 # 185 25th
Population Density # 91 63rd
Diversity Index # 89 64th
Median Household Income # 139 44th
Per Capita Income # 193 22nd

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