Harwich Center, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 1,798. Population change since 2000: -1.9%
Males: 858  (47.8%)
Females: 940  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  47.7 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 02646.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $64,119 (it was $41,230 in 2000)
Harwich Center:

$64,119
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $31,357 (it was $23,702 in 2000)

Harwich Center CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $324,648 (it was $166,600 in 2000)
Harwich Center:

$324,648
MA:

$327,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $448,140; Detached houses: $462,886; Townhouses or other attached units: $433,585; In 2-unit structures: $297,670; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $265,158; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $210,796; Mobile homes: $57,714

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,175.

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  • Races in Harwich Center, MA (2010)

    Harwich Center races chart
    • 1,64091.2%White alone
    • 412.3%Two or more races
    • 402.2%Black alone
    • 321.8%Other race alone
    • 321.8%Hispanic
    • 100.6%Asian alone
    • 30.2%American Indian alone

Races in Harwich Center detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Harwich Center: 121.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (19.6%), English (16.6%), Scottish (8.3%), United States (8.3%), Italian (6.5%), French (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 2.25 square miles.

Population density: 798 people per square mile   (low).

Harwich Center,MA real estate house value index trend

Harwich Center, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Harwich Center:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Harwich Center CDP:

  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 42.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 17.0%

132 residents are foreign born (4.0% Latin America, 1.8% North America, 1.6% Europe).

This place:

7.3%
Massachusetts:

15.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,462 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,573 (0.8%)

Harwich Center satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: New Bedford, MA (44.6 miles , pop. 93,768).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (68.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (206.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Harwich, MA (0.5 miles ), Harwich Port, MA (1.2 miles ), Northwest Harwich, MA (1.3 miles ), East Harwich, MA (1.6 miles ), Dennis Port, MA (1.9 miles ), West Chatham, MA (2.1 miles ), South Dennis, MA (2.2 miles ), West Dennis, MA (2.2 miles ).

Latitude: 41.69 N, Longitude: 70.07 W

Harwich Center household income distribution Harwich Center home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.0%
Massachusetts:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (28%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (27%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Legal occupations (8%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Community and social service occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Harwich Center: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Harwich Center, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Harwich Center-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Massachusetts state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 147.5 miles away from the city center
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 267.3 miles away from Harwich Center 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) earthquake occurred 179.1 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 267.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 208.0 miles away from Harwich Center center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 75.0 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 Barnstable County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Snows: 3, Blizzards: 2, Floods: 2, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Harwich Center topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Harwich Center:

  • EPOCH SENIOR HEALTHCARE OF HARWICH (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HARWICH, MA)
  • BREWSTER MANOR NURSING RET HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BREWSTER, MA)
  • EPOCH SENIOR HEALTHCARE OF BREWSTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BREWSTER, MA)
  • HOSPICE OF VNA OF CEN AND OUTER CAPE COD (Hospital, about 5 miles away; SOUTH DENNIS, MA)
  • PLEASANT BAY NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; BREWSTER, MA)
  • BROAD REACH HOSPICE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; NORTH CHATHAM, MA)
  • LIBERTY COMMONS (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; NORTH CHATHAM, MA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Harwich Center:

  • Cape Cod Community College (about 14 miles; West Barnstable, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,491)
  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (about 49 miles; North Dartmouth, MA; FT enrollment: 7,545)
  • Bridgewater State University (about 51 miles; Bridgewater, MA; FT enrollment: 9,802)
  • Bristol Community College (about 55 miles; Fall River, MA; FT enrollment: 5,707)
  • Massasoit Community College (about 55 miles; Brockton, MA; FT enrollment: 5,442)
  • Stonehill College (about 58 miles; Easton, MA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • Roger Williams University (about 62 miles; Bristol, RI; FT enrollment: 4,375)

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Notable locations in Harwich Center: Harwich Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (A), Harwich Elementary School Library Media Center (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Harwich Center: Congregational Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Island Pond Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Paddocks Pond (A), Island Pond (B), Andrews Pond (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Barnstable 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 2012 was 99.1. This is worse than average.

City:

99.1
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 2.30. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.30
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 36.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.8
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.8%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  57.9%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.0%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households
25 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
22 people in nursing homes in 2000
8 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded in 2000

Harwich Center compared to Massachusetts 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Massachusetts average:

12.9

Harwich Center travel time to work - commute Harwich Center mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (26%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • No fuel used (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Harwich Center CDP (based on Barnstable County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic86,37018
Mainline Protestant18,16568
Evangelical Protestant5,28146
Other4,73432
Orthodox8103
None100,528-
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: 68
Barnstable County:

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 75
Barnstable County:

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 57
Barnstable County:

2.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 413
Here:

18.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Barnstable County:

19.6%
Massachusetts:

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

13.8%
State:

16.5%

4.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($63,162 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($666 average AGI)
Barnstable County:

0.07%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Plymouth County, MA  0.53% ($47,137 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.39% ($89,653)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.33% ($85,930)


4.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,649 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.59%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($552 average AGI)
Barnstable County:

0.06%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Plymouth County, MA  0.57% ($45,574 average AGI)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.33% ($52,435)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.32% ($63,306)

Strongest AM radio stations in Harwich Center:

  • WFPB (1170 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ORLEANS, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBUR (1240 AM; 1 kW; WEST YARMOUTH, MA; Owner: THE EXEC. COMM. OF TRTS. BOSTON U)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Harwich Center:

  • WCCT-FM (90.3 FM; HARWICH, MA; Owner: CAPE COD REGIONAL TECH HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WOCN-FM (103.9 FM; SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA; Owner: SANDAB COMMUNICATIONS LTD. PARTNERSHIP II)
  • WFCC-FM (107.5 FM; CHATHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER B/CING WFCC LIC. CORP.)
  • WCOD-FM (106.1 FM; HYANNIS, MA; Owner: BOCH BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WDVT (93.5 FM; HARWICH PORT, MA; Owner: BOCH BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WKPE-FM (104.7 FM; ORLEANS, MA; Owner: CRB WKPE LIC CORP.)
  • WXTK (95.1 FM; WEST YARMOUTH, MA; Owner: BOCH BROADCASTING LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • WCIB (101.9 FM; FALMOUTH, MA; Owner: QANTUM OF CAPE COD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WKKL (90.7 FM; WEST BARNSTABLE, MA; Owner: CAPE COD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Harwich Center:

  • W08CH (Channel 8; HYANNIS, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WDPX (Channel 58; VINEYARD HAVEN, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMPX-LP (Channel 67; DENNIS, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$192,84016$279,92864$250,7404$172,59034$299,553
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$309,9403$186,3701$25,6802$204,260
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$314,16512$308,1782$103,6355$339,890
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$304,7407$228,5930$03$313,943
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$227,1902$252,6250$01$168,810

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0111.00 , 0112.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$140,080
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0111.00 , 0112.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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