Northwest Harwich, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 3,929.
Population change since 2000: -1.8%
Males: 1,946  (49.6%)
Females: 1,983  (50.4%)
Median resident age:

50.4 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 02645.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $63,972 (it was $41,250 in 2000)
Northwest Harwich:

$63,972
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $37,234 (it was $22,602 in 2000)

Northwest Harwich CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $394,791 (it was $175,200 in 2000)
Northwest Harwich:

$394,791
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

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,196.

March 2019 cost of living index in Northwest Harwich: 119.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.4%
(6.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Northwest Harwich, MA (2010)
    • 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

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Ancestries: Irish (26.4%), American (15.5%), English (9.4%), Italian (6.7%), Portuguese (3.7%), British (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 8.12 square miles.

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

Northwest Harwich, Massachusetts map

207 residents are foreign born (2.9% Europe, 1.5% Latin America).

This place:

5.1%
Massachusetts:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,024 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,098 (0.9%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Northwest Harwich, MA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Northwest Harwich, MA in 2017
Northwest Harwich satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.4%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Most common industries in Northwest Harwich, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.7%)
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (11.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.3%)
  • Educational services (19.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (3.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Northwest Harwich, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.4%)
  • Carpenters (5.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Registered nurses (6.7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (5.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.5%)
  • Cashiers (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)

Average climate in Northwest Harwich, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Northwest Harwich, Massachusetts average temperatures Northwest Harwich, Massachusetts average precipitation Northwest Harwich, Massachusetts humidity Northwest Harwich, Massachusetts wind speed Northwest Harwich, Massachusetts snowfall Northwest Harwich, Massachusetts sunshine Northwest 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 20.4 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 20.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.1
U.S.:

33.3

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 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 178.9 miles away from Northwest Harwich 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 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 75.1 miles away from Northwest 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).
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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Northwest Harwich:

Marital status in Northwest Harwich, MA
  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 53.3%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

For population 25 years and over in Northwest Harwich:

  • High school or higher: 94.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Northwest Harwich
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Northwest 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
This 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
Here:

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

2.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

18.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

19.6%
Massachusetts:

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

13.8%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Northwest Harwich:

47.9%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.0%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Northwest Harwich:

28.9
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.5%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.9%
Massachusetts:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Northwest Harwich:

35.6%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
Here:

50.7%
Massachusetts:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

72.8%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Northwest Harwich, MA Residents

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)

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Northwest Harwich, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Northwest Harwich, MA - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Northwest Harwich, MA
  • 63.0%Utility gas
  • 28.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.6%Electricity
  • 3.4%Wood
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Northwest Harwich, MA
  • 76.3%Utility gas
  • 15.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.8%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Wood


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 significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Northwest Harwich on our top lists:

  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children (population 1,000+)"
  • #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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