Northwest Harwich, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 3,929. Population change since 2000: -1.8%
Males: 1,845  (47.0%)
Females: 2,084  (53.0%)
Median resident age:  49.4 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 02645.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $60,433 (it was $41,250 in 2000)
Northwest Harwich:

$60,433
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $34,423 (it was $22,602 in 2000)

Northwest Harwich CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $359,724 (it was $175,200 in 2000)
Northwest Harwich:

$359,724
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: $803.

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  • Races in Northwest Harwich, MA (2010)

    Northwest Harwich races chart
    • 3,58291.2%White alone
    • 1012.6%Other race alone
    • 751.9%Black alone
    • 721.8%Two or more races
    • 611.6%Hispanic
    • 220.6%American Indian alone
    • 140.4%Asian alone
    • 20.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Northwest Harwich: 120.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (25.6%), English (13.3%), United States (8.3%), Italian (7.0%), German (5.3%), Polish (4.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 8.12 square miles.

Population density: 484 people per square mile   (low).

Northwest Harwich,MA real estate house value index trend

Northwest Harwich, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Northwest Harwich:

  • High school or higher: 91.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Northwest Harwich CDP:

  • Never married: 31.3%
  • Now married: 51.0%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

170 residents are foreign born (2.3% Europe, 1.4% Latin America, 0.6% North America).

This place:

4.3%
Massachusetts:

15.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,548 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,813 (0.8%)

Northwest Harwich satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: New Bedford, MA (42.9 miles , pop. 93,768).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (67.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (204.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Harwich Center, MA (1.3 miles ), Harwich, MA (1.3 miles ), Harwich Port, MA (1.5 miles ), Dennis Port, MA (1.5 miles ), South Dennis, MA (1.8 miles ), West Dennis, MA (1.9 miles ), East Harwich, MA (2.0 miles ), East Dennis, MA (2.1 miles ).

Latitude: 41.69 N, Longitude: 70.10 W

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

5.0%
Massachusetts:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (24%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Northwest Harwich, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Northwest 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 146.7 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 266.0 miles away from Northwest Harwich 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 178.9 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 266.0 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 208.8 miles away from Northwest Harwich 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 75.1 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).
Northwest Harwich topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Northwest Harwich:

  • EPOCH SENIOR HEALTHCARE OF HARWICH (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HARWICH, MA)
  • HOSPICE OF VNA OF CEN AND OUTER CAPE COD (Hospital, about 3 miles away; SOUTH DENNIS, 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)
  • WINDSOR NURSING AND RETIREMENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA)
  • OLSTEN KIMBERLY QUALITY CARE (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; YARMOUTH PORT, MA)
  • PLEASANT BAY NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BREWSTER, MA)

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

  • Cape Cod Community College (about 13 miles; West Barnstable, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,491)
  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (about 47 miles; North Dartmouth, MA; FT enrollment: 7,545)
  • Bridgewater State University (about 50 miles; Bridgewater, MA; FT enrollment: 9,802)
  • Bristol Community College (about 53 miles; Fall River, MA; FT enrollment: 5,707)
  • Massasoit Community College (about 53 miles; Brockton, MA; FT enrollment: 5,442)
  • Stonehill College (about 57 miles; Easton, MA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • Roger Williams University (about 60 miles; Bristol, RI; FT enrollment: 4,375)

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Notable locations in Northwest Harwich: Sand Pond (A), North Harwich Station (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Cemetery: Pine Grove Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Seymour Pond (A), Sand Pond (B), Robbins Pond (C), Hinckleys Pond (D), Flax Pond (E), Littlefields Pond (F), White Pond (G), West Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: Herring River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Beaches: Pleasant Road Beach (A), Earle Road Beach (B). 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 20.4 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 20.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.8
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.9%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 70.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 58.5% for other race residents, 14.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  62.2%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.1%
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: 0.8% of all households
120 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Northwest Harwich in 2000:

  • 261 people in nursing homes
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 3 people in other group homes

Northwest 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 above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above 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:

9.4
Massachusetts average:

12.9

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

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 Northwest Harwich 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 Northwest Harwich:

  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBUR (1240 AM; 1 kW; WEST YARMOUTH, MA; Owner: THE EXEC. COMM. OF TRTS. BOSTON U)
  • WFPB (1170 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ORLEANS, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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 Northwest Harwich:

  • WOCN-FM (103.9 FM; SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA; Owner: SANDAB COMMUNICATIONS LTD. PARTNERSHIP II)
  • WCOD-FM (106.1 FM; HYANNIS, MA; Owner: BOCH BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WCCT-FM (90.3 FM; HARWICH, MA; Owner: CAPE COD REGIONAL TECH HIGH SCHOOL)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • WRZE (96.3 FM; NANTUCKET, 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 Northwest 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.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
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 ORIGINATED7$248,12652$261,854232$256,54016$212,227121$314,505
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$06$227,1921$23,5401$367,150
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$211,8152$175,57050$306,6522$417,04017$388,909
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$258,8804$231,11323$345,7401$122,38010$455,261
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$96,0208$341,8460$04$381,268

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0110.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$173,8471$277,7101$277,710
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$03$279,5972$322,900
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0110.00

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