Harwich, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 12,243.
Population change since 2000: -1.2%
 
Males: 5,688  (46.5%)
Females: 6,555  (53.5%)
Median resident age:

52.6 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 02645.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $64,441 (it was $41,552 in 2000)
Harwich:

$64,441
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $37,993 (it was $23,063 in 2000)

Harwich town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $405,607 (it was $180,000 in 2000)
Harwich:

$405,607
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $478,893; detached houses: $496,570; townhouses or other attached units: $364,339; in 2-unit structures: $543,046; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $365,806; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $227,982; mobile homes: $52,082
March 2019 cost of living index in Harwich: 129.6 (high, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Harwich, MA (2010)
    • 11,34792.7%White alone
    • 2221.8%Two or more races
    • 1881.5%Black alone
    • 1891.5%Other race alone
    • 1781.5%Hispanic
    • 800.7%Asian alone
    • 370.3%American Indian alone
    • 20.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Harwich, Massachusetts as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Harwich is 3,061 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Harwich by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(7.8)
1
(7.8)
3
(23.9)
2
(16.2)
1
(8.0)
5
(41.3)
4
(32.5)
4
(32.4)
2
(16.3)
10
(81.8)
4
(32.8)
4
(33.0)
1
(8.2)
4
(33.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.8)
2
(15.9)
2
(16.2)
3
(24.1)
5
(41.3)
3
(24.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.1)
1
(8.2)
1
(8.2)
1
(8.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
23
(180.1)
30
(235.3)
23
(182.9)
28
(226.2)
16
(128.7)
24
(198.3)
35
(284.1)
24
(194.4)
21
(170.7)
19
(155.4)
35
(287.4)
20
(165.1)
22
(181.1)
18
(148.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
77
(602.8)
95
(745.0)
134
(1,066)
114
(920.8)
120
(964.9)
148
(1,223)
144
(1,169)
119
(964.0)
120
(975.7)
91
(744.4)
68
(558.4)
47
(388.0)
58
(477.4)
32
(263.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
133
(1,041)
110
(862.7)
157
(1,249)
153
(1,236)
146
(1,174)
118
(974.9)
132
(1,072)
126
(1,021)
124
(1,008)
111
(908.0)
109
(895.1)
97
(800.9)
88
(724.3)
90
(742.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(101.8)
12
(94.1)
1
(8.0)
6
(48.5)
5
(40.2)
5
(41.3)
7
(56.8)
4
(32.4)
7
(56.9)
2
(16.4)
9
(73.9)
7
(57.8)
5
(41.2)
3
(24.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(7.8)
2
(15.7)
2
(15.9)
3
(24.2)
1
(8.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(40.6)
1
(8.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)134.3149.9185.6180.8157.1213.0219.4175.7162.8188.7167.0125.7108.5111.1

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Harwich, MA

Crime rate in Harwich detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 40 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.64
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Harwich, MA City Guides:

Ancestries: Irish (29.1%), English (25.5%), German (10.6%), Italian (9.0%), French (6.6%), Scottish (5.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1694

Elevation: 55 feet

Land area: 21.0 square miles.

Population density: 582 people per square mile   (low).

Harwich, Massachusetts map

376 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe, 0.4% Latin America, 0.4% Asia, 0.3% North America).

This town:

3.0%
Massachusetts:

12.2%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Harwich town:

0.9% ($1,618)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (68.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

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

Nearest cities:

Harwich Center, MA (0.5 miles ),
Harwich Port, MA (1.3 miles ),
Northwest Harwich, MA (1.3 miles ),
East Harwich, MA (1.5 miles ),
Dennis Port, MA (2.0 miles ),
West Chatham, MA (2.1 miles ),
South Dennis, MA (2.2 miles ),
West Dennis, MA (2.3 miles )

Latitude: 41.69 N, Longitude: 70.07 W

Area codes: 774, 508

Distribution of median household income in Harwich, MA in 2017
Harwich satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 155 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 1998: 156 buildings, average cost: $154,800
  • 1999: 167 buildings, average cost: $155,500
  • 2000: 118 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2001: 105 buildings, average cost: $207,900
  • 2002: 98 buildings, average cost: $209,900
  • 2003: 66 buildings, average cost: $268,000
  • 2004: 81 buildings, average cost: $309,000
  • 2005: 55 buildings, average cost: $309,900
  • 2006: 52 buildings, average cost: $334,200
  • 2007: 42 buildings, average cost: $290,000
  • 2008: 28 buildings, average cost: $397,500
  • 2009: 50 buildings, average cost: $279,900
  • 2010: 37 buildings, average cost: $439,800
  • 2011: 37 buildings, average cost: $387,700
  • 2012: 40 buildings, average cost: $349,800
  • 2013: 36 buildings, average cost: $442,400
  • 2014: 43 buildings, average cost: $307,200
  • 2015: 43 buildings, average cost: $332,100
  • 2016: 52 buildings, average cost: $384,300
  • 2017: 55 buildings, average cost: $374,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Harwich, MA residents
Average permit cost in Harwich, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.6%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Harwich, MA
Historical housing units in Harwich, MA
Most common industries in Harwich, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Construction (9.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.5%)
  • Educational services (16.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.8%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Harwich, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.2%)
  • Carpenters (3.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.6%)
  • Carpenters (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.0%)

Average climate in Harwich, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Harwich, Massachusetts average temperatures Harwich, Massachusetts average precipitation Harwich, Massachusetts humidity Harwich, Massachusetts wind speed Harwich, Massachusetts snowfall Harwich, Massachusetts sunshine Harwich, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 54.9. This is better than average.

City:

54.9
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 2.30. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.30
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 35.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.1
U.S.:

33.3

Earthquake activity:

Harwich-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 147.3 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 267.1 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) earthquake occurred 179.3 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 266.9 miles away from Harwich 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 207.8 miles away from the city 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 74.7 miles away from Harwich 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 (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 8

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Harwich:

  • EPOCH SENIOR HEALTHCARE OF HARWICH (111 HEADWATERS DRIVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Harwich:

  • 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)
  • WINDSOR NURSING AND RETIREMENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Harwich:

  • 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)

Public high schools in Harwich:

Public elementary/middle school in Harwich:

See full list of schools located in Harwich

Library in Harwich:

  • BROOKS FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $659,132; Location: 739 MAIN STREET; 59,305 books; 19 e-books; 3,532 audio materials; 5,118 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 201 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Falmouth Hospital, Falmouth
  • Cape Cod Community College (appox. 20 miles from Harwich)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Harwich: Sand Pond (A), Harwich Fire Department Station 2 (B), Harwich Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (C), Harwich Elementary School Library Media Center (D), Cape Cod Regional Technical High School Library (E), Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School Media Center (F), Brooks Library (G), North Harwich Station (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: 333 Main Street Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Cemeteries: Evergreen Cemetery (1), Pine Grove Cemetery (2), Island Pond Cemetery (3), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Walkers Pond (A), Skinequit Pond (B), Seymour Pond (C), Sand Pond (D), Robbins Pond (E), Paddocks Pond (F), Olivers Pond (G), Mud Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers: Andrews River (A), Herring River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Harwich: Hawksnest State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Beaches: Pleasant Road Beach (A), Red River Beach (B), Earle Road Beach (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Brooks Academy Museum (80 Parallel Street) (1), Harwich Historical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 80 Parallel Street) (2), Cape Destinations (Tours & Charters; 71 Main St) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Seth Doane - Television reporter, Shirley Gomes - Politician.

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

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

  • HARWICH WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 38,000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.1 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

60.9%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.7%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.5%
Whole state:

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

2.2%
Whole state:

4.4%

People in group quarters in Harwich in 2010:

  • 145 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Harwich in 2000:

  • 288 people in nursing homes
  • 14 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 3 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

For population 15 years and over in Harwich:

Marital status in Harwich, MA
  • Never married: 19.2%
  • Now married: 59.6%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

For population 25 years and over in Harwich:

  • High school or higher: 93.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Harwich, MA (based on Barnstable County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Barnstable County:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

18.60 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Barnstable County:

7.9%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

19.6%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Barnstable County:

13.8%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

5.38% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($104,551 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($479 average AGI)
Barnstable County:

0.06%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Plymouth County, MA  0.59% ($68,616 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.57% ($168,344)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.45% ($160,147)


5.10% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($68,700 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($670 average AGI)
Barnstable County:

0.07%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Plymouth County, MA  0.63% ($60,223 average AGI)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.36% ($63,791)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.31% ($69,731)
Businesses in Harwich, MA
NameCountNameCount
CVS1Nike1
Dunkin Donuts3Starbucks1
FedEx1Stop & Shop1
Goodwill2Talbots1

Strongest AM radio stations in Harwich:

  • 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:

  • 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.)
  • WDVT (93.5 FM; HARWICH PORT, MA; Owner: BOCH BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WCOD-FM (106.1 FM; HYANNIS, 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:

  • 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.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Harwich fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 79ft / 24.3mTotal length
  • $17,352,000Total costs
  • 110,648Total average daily traffic
  • 7,683Total average daily truck traffic
  • 198,280Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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  • (Harwich Site) 7 Queen Anne Road (Lat: 41.698444 Lon: -70.097806), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 42.7 m, Overall height: 46.3 m, Call Sign: KNKN826
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 09/28/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020Registrant: Cellco Partnership, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Richard Byrne, 149 Rte. 137 (Lat: 41.708306 Lon: -70.022333), Type: 47.8, Overall height: 45.8 m, Registrant: Towerco Assets LLC, Afry@towerco.Com, , Cary, Phone: (919) 653-5710
  • Richard Byrne, 149 Rte. 137 (Lat: 41.708306 Lon: -70.022333), Type: 47.8, Overall height: 45.8 m, Registrant: Towerco Assets LLC, Afry@towerco.Com, , Cary, Phone: (919) 653-5710
  • Edward G Roach, 149 Rte. 137 (Lat: 41.708306 Lon: -70.022333), Type: 47.8, Structure height: 25001 m, Overall height: 45.8 m, Registrant: Sba 2012 Tc Assets, LLC, Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670
  • Courtney Gaskill, 196 Chatham Road (Lat: 41.684028 Lon: -70.051917), Type: 45.7, Structure height: 25001 m, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: At&t Mobility Services, LLC, Anisa.A.Latif@att.Com, Suite 1000, Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 457-3068
  • Courtney Gaskill, 196 Chatham Road, Type: 45.7, Structure height: 25001 m, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: At&t Mobility Services, LLC, Anisa.A.Latif@att.Com, Suite 1000, Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 457-3068
  • Trevelyn Carvino, 196 Chatham Road (Lat: 41.684028 Lon: -70.051917), Type: 45.7, Structure height: 25001 m, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: At&t Mobility Services, LLC, Anisa.A.Latif@att.Com, Suite 1000, Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 457-3068

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 175 Sisson Rd (Lat: 41.683167 Lon: -70.078083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 26 m, Overall height: 29 m, Call Sign: KCD271,
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.7000 MHz, 33.9600 MHz, Grant Date: 02/22/1996, Expiration Date: 02/22/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Certifier: Robert Peterson, Registrant: Commercial Communications, 324 John Parker Rd, East Falmouth, MA 02536, Fax: (508) 548-6405
  • Sission Rd (Lat: 41.683167 Lon: -70.078083), Call Sign: KCA373,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.520 MHz, 155.565 MHz, 155.640 MHz, 155.700 MHz, 158.850 MHz, Grant Date: 05/04/2015, Expiration Date: 05/07/2025, Registrant: Barnstable County Sheriff\'s Office, 6000 Sheriff\'s Place, Bourne, MA 02532, Phone: (508) 563-4243, Fax: (508) 563-4288, Email:
  • Harwich Water Tank Rt 39 (Lat: 41.695000 Lon: -70.049917), Type: Tank, Structure height: 43.9 m, Overall height: 45.4 m, Call Sign: WPJH461,
    Assigned Frequencies: 859.237 MHz, 859.212 MHz, 858.212 MHz, 857.262 MHz, 857.237 MHz, 856.262 MHz, 856.237 MHz, 855.537 MHz, 854.737 MHz, 854.362 MHz, 854.212 MHz, Grant Date: 04/05/2014, Expiration Date: 06/10/2024, Certifier: Mr Donald Nagle Jr, Registrant: New Wave Licensing Services Inc., 517 Sachs Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0910, Fax: (717) 334-4739, Email:
  • STATION 1, 175 Sisson Road (Lat: 41.683056 Lon: -70.078611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30 m, Overall height: 35 m, Call Sign: WPVT449,
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.7000 MHz, 460.550 MHz, 465.550 MHz, 33.9600 MHz, Grant Date: 08/15/2002, Expiration Date: 08/15/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/20/2012, Certifier: Robert A Peterson, Registrant: Rdc Communications Inc., 19 Dupont Ave, S. Yarmouth, MA 02664, Phone: (508) 394-2405, Fax: (508) 394-1535, Email:
  • Puritan Lane (Lat: 41.718861 Lon: -70.016667), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4.2 m, Overall height: 5.4 m, Call Sign: WQAA837,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.487 MHz, Grant Date: 01/24/2014, Expiration Date: 04/23/2024, Certifier: Craig Wiegand, Registrant: Rdc Communications Inc., 19 Dupont Ave, S.Yarmouth, MA 02664, Phone: (508) 394-2405, Fax: (508) 394-1535, Email:
  • Marthas Lane Treatment Plant (Lat: 41.683333 Lon: -70.035361), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4.2 m, Overall height: 5.4 m, Call Sign: WQAA841,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.487 MHz, Grant Date: 01/24/2014, Expiration Date: 04/23/2024, Certifier: Craig Wiegand, Registrant: Rdc Communications Inc., 19 Dupont Ave, S.Yarmouth, MA 02664, Phone: (508) 394-2405, Fax: (508) 394-1535, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • HARWICH, Queen Ann Rd (Lat: 41.698444 Lon: -70.097806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 42.7 m, Overall height: 46.3 m, Call Sign: WLW641,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 10563.1 MHz, 10602.5 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 10562.5 MHz, Grant Date: 01/11/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 08/29/2012, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • HARWICH, Queen Ann Road (Lat: 41.698417 Lon: -70.097778), Overall height: 46.3 m, Call Sign: WMK533,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10551.2 MHz, Grant Date: 04/12/1995, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 09/10/1996, Registrant: Cape And Islands Cellular Limited Partnership, 180 Washington Valley Rd, Bedminster, NJ 07921
  • HARWICH, 198 Queen Anne Rd (Lat: 41.698528 Lon: -70.097194), Type: Mast, Structure height: 43.3 m, Overall height: 44.8 m, Call Sign: WMT440,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10592.5 MHz, Grant Date: 01/11/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 05/11/2017, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • STATION, 146 Chatham Rd (Lat: 41.681500 Lon: -70.051667), Overall height: 25.3 m, Call Sign: WNTU209,
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.356 MHz, 928.356 MHz, Grant Date: 10/27/1998, Expiration Date: 01/25/2009, Cancellation Date: 03/28/2009, Phone: (508) 394-2405
  • Harwich WT, 2nd Street (Lat: 41.710139 Lon: -70.071750), Type: Tank, Structure height: 42.6 m, Call Sign: WQPX477,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11345.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/10/2012, Expiration Date: 09/10/2022, Certifier: Dan Gallagher, Registrant: Radyn, Inc, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • HYN0009, 190 Queen Ann Road (Lat: 41.698556 Lon: -70.097917), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WQRI552,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11605.0 MHz, 17830.0 MHz, 21830.0 MHz, 11605.0 MHz, 17830.0 MHz, 21830.0 MHz, 11605.0 MHz, 17830.0 MHz, 21830.0 MHz, 11605.0 MHz... (+5 more), Grant Date: 05/21/2013, Expiration Date: 05/21/2023, Cancellation Date: 06/23/2014, Certifier: Dan Menser, Registrant: T-Mobile License LLC, 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4840, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

67 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Harwich)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 12849 , Serial Number: 17262311, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 10/02/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 06/09/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Richard P Houghtaling, 27 Wilmas Way, Harwich, MA 02645
  • Aircraft: CSP LEASING LLC CAVALON (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 914UL (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 27JB , Serial Number: V00260, Year manufactured: 2016, Airworthiness Date: 09/20/2016, Certificate Issue Date: 12/06/2017
    Registrant (Corporation): Cape Gyro Inc, 14 Crestview Dr, Harwich, MA 02645
  • Aircraft: MOONEY AIRCRAFT CORP. M20K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-360 SER (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3594H , Serial Number: 25-0428, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 09/16/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 05/08/2019
    Registrant (LLC): Kilo Sierra LLC, Po Box 1203, Harwich, MA 02645
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172F (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5356R , Serial Number: 17252886, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 04/20/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 03/30/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Christopher J Ripa, Po Box 67, Harwich, MA 02645
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6384P , Serial Number: 24-1494, Year manufactured: 1959, Certificate Issue Date: 09/16/2004
    Registrant (Individual): Beverly B Mongeau, Po Box 421, Harwich, MA 02645
  • Aircraft: CSP LEASING LLC CAVALON (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 914UL (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 619KT , Serial Number: V00260, Year manufactured: 2016, Airworthiness Date: 09/20/2016, Certificate Issue Date: 12/06/2017
    Registrant (Corporation): Cape Gyro Inc, 14 Crestview Dr, Harwich, MA 02645

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 61. The highest number of reported fires - 81 took place in 2006, and the least - 37 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Harwich, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (53.8%), and Outside Fires (30.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Harwich, MA
    • 56253.8%Structure Fires
    • 31830.5%Outside Fires
    • 12011.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 444.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Harwich, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Harwich, MA
  • 55.1%Utility gas
  • 37.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.9%Electricity
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Harwich, MA
  • 57.6%Utility gas
  • 29.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.5%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Coal or coke
  • 0.7%No fuel used


Harwich 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 significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below 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.

Harwich on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: personal and laundry services (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: carpenters (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: food and beverage stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: art and design workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: pharmacies and drug stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: secondary school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: personal appearance workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: gasoline stations (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: retail florists (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: water transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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