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Barnstable County

Population in 2010: 1,738. Population change since 2000: -6.9%
Males: 802  (46.1%)
Females: 936  (53.9%)

Median resident age:  55.5 years
Massachusetts median age:  42.8 years

Zip codes: 02540.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $55,112 (it was $72,703 in 2000)
West Falmouth:

$55,112
Massachusetts:

$62,859
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $32,587

West Falmouth CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $586,099 (it was $298,500 in 2000)
West Falmouth:

$586,099
Massachusetts:

$326,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $832,488; Detached houses: $831,335; In 2-unit structures: $1,102,329; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $673,645

Median gross rent in 2011: $1,526.

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  • White alone - 1,644 (94.6%)
  • Hispanic - 35 (2.0%)
  • Black alone - 22 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 15 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.06%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Falmouth: 122.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: Irish (20.8%), English (18.6%), Italian (10.9%), United States (8.2%), French (6.6%), German (5.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 24 feet

Land area: 3.16 square miles.

Population density: 550 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in West Falmouth:

  • High school or higher: 95.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 64.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 29.8%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Falmouth CDP:

  • Never married: 11.9%
  • Now married: 69.1%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

148 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe, 1.1% North America).

This place:  8.8%
Massachusetts:  14.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $3,231 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $3,787 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: New Bedford, MA (15.7 miles , pop. 93,768).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (55.1 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (176.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Falmouth, MA (1.6 miles ), North Falmouth, MA (1.8 miles ), Teaticket, MA (2.0 miles ), Falmouth, MA (2.0 miles ), East Falmouth, MA (2.3 miles ), Woods Hole, MA (2.3 miles ), Pocasset, MA (2.5 miles ), Seconsett Island, MA (2.6 miles) .

Latitude: 41.60 N, Longitude: 70.64 W

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.7%
Massachusetts:

7.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (51%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8%)
  • Other financial specialists (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Tornado activity:

West Falmouth-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Massachusetts state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1970, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the West Falmouth place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 42.5 miles away from the place center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Falmouth-area historical earthquake activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 98.9 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) earthquake occurred 87.0 miles away from West Falmouth center
On 3/22/1996 at 20:22:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 3.1 LG, Depth: 7.4 mi) earthquake occurred 31.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 96.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/12/2002 at 07:13:25, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 67.6 miles away from West Falmouth center
On 1/10/1999 at 10:52:16, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 87.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

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, Floods: 2, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in West Falmouth, MA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Falmouth:

  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (about 20 miles; North Dartmouth, MA; Full-time enrollment: 7,520)
  • Bristol Community College (about 27 miles; Fall River, MA; FT enrollment: 4,315)
  • Bridgewater State College (about 32 miles; Bridgewater, MA; FT enrollment: 7,943)
  • Roger Williams University (about 33 miles; Bristol, RI; FT enrollment: 3,806)
  • Salve Regina University (about 36 miles; Newport, RI; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Massasoit Community College (about 38 miles; Brockton, MA; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Stonehill College (about 41 miles; Easton, MA; FT enrollment: 2,420)

Library in West Falmouth:

  • WEST FALMOUTH LIBRARY, INC. (Operating income: $203,611; Location: 575 WEST FALMOUTH HGHWY.; 10,446 books; 19 e-books; 1,063 audio materials; 1,660 video materials; 34 state licensed databases; 44 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in West Falmouth: Falmouth Fire Department Station 4 (A), West Falmouth Library (B), North Falmouth Elementary School Library (C), Saconesset Homestead and Museum (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in West Falmouth: Holy Cross Fathers Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Lakes and swamps: Harbor Head (A), Fresh Pond (B), Crocker Pond (C), Beach Pond (D), Quahog Pond (E), Great Sippewisset Marsh (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Great Sippewisset Creek (A), Herring Brook (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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.8
U.S.:

11.9


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 3.4%
(0.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  64.6%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.6%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in West Falmouth, MA


22 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse in 2000

West Falmouth compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value above 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.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


West Falmouth travel time to work - commute


West Falmouth mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (51%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for West Falmouth (based on Barnstable County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.90%
Here42.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchJewish
Adherents66.9%7.4%6.4%4.4%3.4%
Congregations21.8%8.3%12.8%11.3%3.8%
NameUnitarian Universalist AssociationEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents1.9%1.6%1.6%1.3%5.0%
Congregations5.3%2.3%0.8%6.8%27.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

5.20% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($70,076 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.18% of residents moved from foreign countries ($744 average AGI)
Barnstable County:

0.18%
Massachusetts average:

0.28%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Plymouth County, MA  0.59% ($50,745 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.49% ($89,656)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.41% ($87,563)


5.84% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($56,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
Massachusetts average:

6.91%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($480 average AGI)
Barnstable County:

0.06%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Plymouth County, MA  0.62% ($63,660 average AGI)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.37% ($60,586)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.36% ($48,529)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Falmouth:

  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WBSM (1420 AM; 5 kW; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPLM (1390 AM; 5 kW; PLYMOUTH, MA; Owner: PLYMOUTH ROCK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Falmouth:

  • WTWV (101.1 FM; MASHPEE, MA; Owner: BOCH BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WCIB (101.9 FM; FALMOUTH, MA; Owner: QANTUM OF CAPE COD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFPB-FM (91.9 FM; FALMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WJFD-FM (97.3 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: EDMUND DINIS, TRUSTEE)
  • WCTK (98.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVY (92.7 FM; TISBURY, MA; Owner: ARITAUR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXC (102.9 FM; HYANNIS, MA; Owner: QANTUM OF CAPE COD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCAI (90.1 FM; WOODS HOLE, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFHN (107.1 FM; FAIRHAVEN, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQRC (99.9 FM; BARNSTABLE, MA; Owner: SANDAB COMMUNICATION LTD. PNR/SHP II)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXTK (95.1 FM; WEST YARMOUTH, MA; Owner: BOCH BROADCASTING LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSMU-FM (91.1 FM; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WPLM-FM (99.1 FM; PLYMOUTH, MA; Owner: PLYMOUTH ROCK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCOD-FM (106.1 FM; HYANNIS, MA; Owner: BOCH BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WSDH (91.5 FM; SANDWICH, MA; Owner: SANDWICH MASS. PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
  • WFHL (88.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: NEW BEDFORD CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WWTA (88.5 FM; MARION, MA; Owner: TABOR ACADEMY)

TV broadcast stations around West Falmouth:

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


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Flamouth Fire Dept 555 West Falmouth Hwy (Lat: 41.600111 Lon: -70.636139), Call Sign: WXY445, Licensee ID: L00051115
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.7800 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/23/1998, Expiration Date: 09/13/2003, Cancellation Date: 11/16/2003
    Registrant: Falmouth Fire Department, 399 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540, Phone: (508) 548-2325

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West Falmouth)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 72A , Serial Number: 9337, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 03/21/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald C Goetz, Po Box 746, West Falmouth, MA 02574



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 ORIGINATED1$381,60023$369,830103$292,1735$204,62453$353,275
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$370,0803$299,5200$03$257,280
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$406,80017$362,4991$254,5207$384,686
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$419,40011$316,0151$101,8804$338,130
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$05$311,4721$54,0002$292,140
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0143.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$268,2001$231,480
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0143.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

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