Gosnold, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 75. Population change since 2000: -12.8%
 
Males: 43  (57.3%)
Females: 32  (42.7%)
Median resident age:  48.5 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip code: 02568

Estimated median household income in 2015: $32,446 (it was $22,344 in 2000)
Gosnold:

$32,446
MA:

$70,628

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $22,980 (it was $15,265 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $830,220 (it was $375,000 in 2000)
Gosnold:

$830,220
MA:

$352,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $773,415; Detached houses: $772,926; Townhouses or other attached units: $755,418; In 2-unit structures: $579,849; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $611,714
  • Races in Gosnold, MA (2010)

    Gosnold races chart
    • 7296.0%White alone
    • 34.0%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Gosnold: 208.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (37.2%), French (15.1%), German (10.5%), Irish (10.5%), Dutch (9.3%), Scotch-Irish (8.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1864

Land area: 13.3 square miles.

Population density: 5.6 people per square mile   (very low).

For population 25 years and over in Gosnold:

  • High school or higher: 94.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 3.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gosnold town:

  • Never married: 28.6%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 1.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Gosnold town:  0.1% ($560)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: New Bedford, MA (14.9 miles , pop. 93,768).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (60.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (168.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Woods Hole, MA (2.4 miles ), Tisbury, MA (2.8 miles ), Vineyard Haven, MA (2.8 miles ), West Tisbury, MA (2.8 miles ), Falmouth, MA (3.0 miles ), Chilmark, MA (3.0 miles ), Oak Bluffs, MA (3.2 miles ), West Falmouth, MA (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $262,500
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $262,500
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $262,500
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $262,500
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $700,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $420,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $350,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.48 N, Longitude: 70.76 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 508

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

10.2%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Gosnold, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Gosnold, Massachusetts average temperatures Gosnold, Massachusetts average precipitation Gosnold, Massachusetts humidity Gosnold, Massachusetts wind speed Gosnold, Massachusetts snowfall Gosnold, Massachusetts sunshine Gosnold, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Gosnold-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 249.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 165.9 miles away from Gosnold center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 146.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 256.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 98.5 miles away from Gosnold center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 96.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dukes County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Gosnold:

  • JML CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FALMOUTH, MA)
  • VNA OF UPPER CAPE COD INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; FALMOUTH, MA)
  • FALMOUTH NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FALMOUTH, MA)
  • ROYAL NURSING CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FALMOUTH, MA)
  • COLONIAL CARE CERTIFIED, INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; FALMOUTH, MA)
  • FALMOUTH CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FALMOUTH, MA)
  • BARNSTABLE COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 11 miles away; POCASSET, MA)

Airports and heliports located in Gosnold:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gosnold:

  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (about 17 miles; North Dartmouth, MA; Full-time enrollment: 7,545)
  • Bristol Community College (about 26 miles; Fall River, MA; FT enrollment: 5,707)
  • Cape Cod Community College (about 27 miles; West Barnstable, MA; FT enrollment: 2,491)
  • Salve Regina University (about 29 miles; Newport, RI; FT enrollment: 2,349)
  • Roger Williams University (about 29 miles; Bristol, RI; FT enrollment: 4,375)
  • Bridgewater State University (about 37 miles; Bridgewater, MA; FT enrollment: 9,802)
  • University of Rhode Island (about 40 miles; Kingston, RI; FT enrollment: 14,656)

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Notable locations in Gosnold: Tarpaulin Cove Light (A), Cuttyhunk Light (B), Cuttyhunk Harbor North Jetty Light (C), Gosnold Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Middle Pond (A), Duck Pond (B), Crane Pond (C), Marys Lake (D), Fresh Water Pond (E), Westend Pond (F), Quicks Hole Pond (G), Blaney Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: West Beach (A), Silver Beach (B), Crescent Beach (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Dukes County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 64.4. This is about average.

City:

64.4
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 32.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

9.4
Average household size:
This town:  1.9 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  53.8%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.6%
Whole state:  7.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

23.5%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

8.6%
Whole state:

4.4%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Gosnold travel time to work - commute Gosnold mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Gosnold town (based on Dukes County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,8961
Mainline Protestant1,61012
Other1,1576
Evangelical Protestant3103
None10,562-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Dukes County:

8.41 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Dukes County:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Dukes County:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 55
Here:

35.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.1%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Dukes County:

19.1%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.6%
State:

16.5%

6.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,625 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($344 average AGI)
Dukes County:

0.15%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Middlesex County, MA  0.36% ($78,231 average AGI)
from Barnstable County, MA  0.31% ($30,478)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.31% ($53,348)


5.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($58,973 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Barnstable County, MA  0.57% ($77,976 average AGI)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.43% ($72,839)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.36% ($78,692)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gosnold:

  • WBSM (1420 AM; 5 kW; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNBH (1340 AM; 1 kW; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gosnold:

  • WCAI (90.1 FM; WOODS HOLE, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WCIB (101.9 FM; FALMOUTH, MA; Owner: QANTUM OF CAPE COD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WMVY (92.7 FM; TISBURY, MA; Owner: ARITAUR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJFD-FM (97.3 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: EDMUND DINIS, TRUSTEE)
  • WCTK (98.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFHN (107.1 FM; FAIRHAVEN, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTWV (101.1 FM; MASHPEE, MA; Owner: BOCH BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WFPB-FM (91.9 FM; FALMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSMU-FM (91.1 FM; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WPXC (102.9 FM; HYANNIS, MA; Owner: QANTUM OF CAPE COD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WQRC (99.9 FM; BARNSTABLE, MA; Owner: SANDAB COMMUNICATION LTD. PNR/SHP II)
  • WFHL (88.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: NEW BEDFORD CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gosnold:

  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WDPX (Channel 58; VINEYARD HAVEN, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMPX-LP (Channel 67; DENNIS, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Cuttyhunk Island (Lat: 41.422611 Lon: -70.929472), Call Sign: KFR685
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.520 MHz, 155.565 MHz, 155.640 MHz, 155.700 MHz, 158.850 MHzGrant Date: 05/04/2015, Expiration Date: 05/07/2025Registrant: Barnstable County Sheriff\'s Office, 6000 Sheriff\'s Place, Bourne, MA 02532, Phone: (508) 563-4243, Fax: (508) 563-4288, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Cuttyhunk Island, Tower Rd & Broadway (Lat: 41.420500 Lon: -70.933750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WQJR996
    Assigned Frequencies: 6590.00 MHzGrant Date: 12/09/2008, Expiration Date: 12/09/2018, Certifier: April YalenezianRegistrant: Verizon New England Inc., 79 High St, Wareham, MA 02571, Phone: (617) 733-1049, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Broadway (Lat: 41.425111 Lon: -70.928639), Type: Building, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: KVY637, Licensee ID: L00071925
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHzGrant Date: 05/27/2003, Expiration Date: 06/10/2013, Cancellation Date: 08/10/2013Registrant: Gosnold, Town Of, Cuttyhunk, MA 02713
  • Penikese Island (Lat: 41.448444 Lon: -70.921139), Type: Building, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WHV555
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 157.025 MHzGrant Date: 01/13/2005, Expiration Date: 02/02/2015, Cancellation Date: 04/04/2015Registrant: Universal Licensing Service, 3419 Via Lido Suite 609, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3908, Phone: (877) 677-3639, Fax: (949) 723-2025

Drinking water stations with addresses in Gosnold that have no violations reported:

  • GOSNOLD WATER DEPT (Population served: 425, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (78%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (4%)

Gosnold compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Gosnold on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the lowest real estate taxes percentage (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 (02568) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #59 (02568) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #100 (02568) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Portuguese first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
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