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Barnstable County, Massachusetts (MA)

County population in 2017: 213,444 (93% urban, 7% rural); it was 222,230 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 49,306
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 24,804
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 73,783
Renter-occupied apartments: 21,645 (it was 21,039 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

38%

Land area: 396 sq. mi.

Water area: 910.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 540 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Barnstable County: 118.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (35.9%), Educational, health and social services (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Barnstable County, MA (2017)
    • 190,85985.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,3472.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 5,4772.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,9642.2%Two or more races
    • 3,2391.5%Asian alone
    • 1,3460.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1,2120.5%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

53.4 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years
Males: 102,953  (48.2%)
Females: 110,491  (51.8%)
Average household size:
Barnstable County:

2.0 people
Massachusetts:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $71,235 ($45,933 in 1999)
This county:

$71,235
Massachusetts:

$77,385

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $1,149 (lower quartile is $851, upper quartile is $1,424)
This county:

$1149
State:

$1084


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $401,100 (it was $178,000 in 2000)
Barnstable:

$401,100
Massachusetts:

$385,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $307,100 - $565,300

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $496,570
Here:

$496,570
State:

$481,855

Townhouses or other attached units: $364,339
Here:

$364,339
State:

$464,513

In 2-unit structures: $543,046
Here:

$543,046
State:

$452,265

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $365,806
Here:

$365,806
State:

$450,840

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $227,982
Here:

$227,982
State:

$471,079

Mobile homes: $52,082
Here:

$52,082
State:

$117,333

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,916
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $698

Institutionalized population: 2,283
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Health of residents in Barnstable County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is significantly better than average.
80.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
57.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
77.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
82.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 193 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 150 pounds. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1793 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 1998: 1929 buildings, average cost: $151,500
  • 1999: 2079 buildings, average cost: $168,600
  • 2000: 1782 buildings, average cost: $199,300
  • 2001: 1500 buildings, average cost: $215,900
  • 2002: 1325 buildings, average cost: $219,800
  • 2003: 1095 buildings, average cost: $249,200
  • 2004: 1265 buildings, average cost: $262,000
  • 2005: 1152 buildings, average cost: $289,900
  • 2006: 788 buildings, average cost: $309,600
  • 2007: 679 buildings, average cost: $319,400
  • 2008: 447 buildings, average cost: $378,000
  • 2009: 337 buildings, average cost: $326,000
  • 2010: 381 buildings, average cost: $353,600
  • 2011: 342 buildings, average cost: $386,700
  • 2012: 410 buildings, average cost: $364,800
  • 2013: 425 buildings, average cost: $399,900
  • 2014: 530 buildings, average cost: $316,700
  • 2015: 550 buildings, average cost: $351,800
  • 2016: 495 buildings, average cost: $407,900
  • 2017: 489 buildings, average cost: $418,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Barnstable, MA residents
Average permit cost in Barnstable, MA
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,016 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,469 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Barnstable, MA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Barnstable, MA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Barnstable, MA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.8%
Barnstable County:

6.8%
Massachusetts:

10.5%
(6.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.0% for Black residents, 11.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.9% for American Indian residents, 13.7% for other race residents, 8.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 53.4 years old
(Males: 50.9 years old, Females: 55.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 55.5 years old, Black residents: 42.2 years old, American Indian residents: 6.7 years old, Asian residents: 26.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.2 years old, Other race residents: 47.0 years old)

Area name: Barnstable Town, MA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Barnstable County is $725 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $954 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1138 a month.

Cities in this county include: Barnstable Town, Yarmouth, Mashpee, Harwich, South Yarmouth, East Falmouth, West Yarmouth, Eastham, Yarmouth Port, East Harwich.

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

2018 air pollution in Barnstable County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.035 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Newport County, Rhode Island , Carroll County, Illinois , Delaware County, New York , Cass County, Michigan , DeKalb County, Indiana , Dixon County, Nebraska , Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Massachusetts:

3.1%

Unemployment by year in Barnstable, MA
County total employment by year in Barnstable, MA
County average yearly wages by year in Barnstable, MA

Current college students: 8,492
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 44.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 17,753 (49.1% naturalized citizens)

Barnstable County:

8.3%
Whole state:

16.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3,3152010 or later
  • 4,3632000 to 2009
  • 2,6531990 to 1999
  • 1,7261980 to 1989
  • 1,1791970 to 1979
  • 4,631Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.4%

Barnstable County marital status for males Barnstable County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 133,081
  • One, attached: 7,898
  • Two: 3,940
  • 3 or 4: 7,441
  • 5 to 9: 3,698
  • 10 to 19: 1,818
  • 20 to 49: 2,509
  • 50 or more: 1,959
  • Mobile homes: 1,176

Housing units in Barnstable County with a mortgage: 47,855 (893 second mortgage, 9,240 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 25,644

Here:

65.3% with mortgage
State:

69.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Barnstable County

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-
Barnstable County Religion Details
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.

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
Here:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Barnstable County:

7.9%
Massachusetts:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Barnstable County:

19.6%
State:

22.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.8%
State:

16.5%

Agriculture in Barnstable County:

Average size of farms: 21 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $48,517
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $3869.91
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.95%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 37.76%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $45,593
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 37.13%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $32,869
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 79.65%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Vegetables: 98 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 29 acres

Earthquake activity:

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

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 257.5 miles away from Barnstable County center
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 141.0 miles away from the county 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 179.4 miles away from the county 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 258.7 miles away from the county 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 75.6 miles away from Barnstable County 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 213.0 miles away from the county 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)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Massachusetts Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, and Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 2015 to January 29, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4214: April 13, 2015, FEMA Id: 4214, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Flood
  • Massachusetts Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 08, 2013 to February 10, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4110: April 19, 2013, FEMA Id: 4110, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Flood
  • Massachusetts Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3350: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3350, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Massachusetts Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4097: December 19, 2012, FEMA Id: 4097, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Massachusetts Tropical Storm Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to August 29, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4028: September 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 4028, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Massachusetts Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3330: August 26, 2011, FEMA Id: 3330, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Massachusetts Hurricane Earl, Incident Period: September 01, 2010 to September 04, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3315: September 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 3315, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Massachusetts Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2007 to April 25, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1701: May 16, 2007, FEMA Id: 1701, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Massachusetts Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3252: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3252, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Massachusetts Snow, Incident Period: January 22, 2005 to January 23, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3201: February 17, 2005, FEMA Id: 3201, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Barnstable

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 77,891 (80.2%)
  • Carpooled: 9,485 (9.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 423 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 667 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 371 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 1,948 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 6,390 (6.6%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Brazil (17%)
  • Jamaica (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Ecuador (4%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Barnstable County


  • Irish (19%)
  • American (13%)
  • English (8%)
  • Italian (7%)
  • Portuguese (4%)
  • Brazilian (4%)
  • German (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Barnstable County, Massachusetts in 2000:

  • 2,188 people in nursing homes
  • 935 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 713 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 535 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 266 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 218 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 205 people in other group homes
  • 139 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 89 people in religious group quarters
  • 87 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 53 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 48 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 46 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 39 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 38 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 27 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 27 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 14 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 6 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 6 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 3 people in military ships

People in group quarters in Barnstable County, Massachusetts in 2010:

  • 1,576 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,068 people in college/university student housing
  • 438 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 208 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 207 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 187 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 120 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 45 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 41 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 28 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 21 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 5 people in maritime/merchant vessels
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $77,422.

5.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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%

2.84% relocated from other counties in Massachusetts ($63,430 average AGI)
2.48% relocated from other states ($40,642 average AGI)
Barnstable County:

2.48%
Massachusetts average:

2.35%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Worcester County, MA  0.29% ($145,614)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.28% ($148,296)
from Bristol County, MA  0.27% ($73,514)
from Essex County, MA  0.12% ($87,661)


5.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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%

2.20% relocated to other counties in Massachusetts ($28,653 average AGI)
2.82% relocated to other states ($39,378 average AGI)
Barnstable County:

2.82%
Massachusetts average:

2.86%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.29% ($87,145)
to Bristol County, MA  0.22% ($45,391)
to Worcester County, MA  0.15% ($51,072)
to Essex County, MA  0.09% ($48,281)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.8

Births per 1000 population in Barnstable County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Barnstable County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Barnstable County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 2.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Barnstable County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Barnstable County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Barnstable County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Barnstable County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Barnstable County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Barnstable County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 58,483 (52,565 aged, 5,918 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 526 (1%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Barnstable County, Massachusetts in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3,111)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,946)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,858)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,744)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,706)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,622)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,377)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,311)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (941)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (804)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.87
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,741
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 139
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 54,843

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 862
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,213
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 38

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 73
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 155

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 29
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.9. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 88.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 37.4
  • Poisoning - 22.8
  • Firearm - 18.4
  • Other - 9.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 213,444
  • In family households: 166,911 (31,022 male householders, 24,729 female householders)
    46,187 spouses, 49,259 children (47,111 natural, 778 adopted, 1,370 stepchildren), 3,506 grandchildren, 1,052 brothers or sisters, 2,644 parents, 3,633 other relatives, 4,879 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 43,787 (14,858 male householders (11,916 living alone)), 21,539 female householders (19,027 living alone)), 7,390 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,746

Size of family households: 33,107 2-persons, 10,375 3-persons, 8,069 4-persons, 2,131 5-persons, 1,439 6-persons, 630 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 30,943 1-person, 5,024 2-persons, 310 3-persons, 71 4-persons, 49 7-or-more-persons.

21,110 married couples with children.
7,485 single-parent households (2,328 men, 5,157 women).

91.8% of residents of Barnstable speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
5.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,902,322,000 ($8,319 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $208,876,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $855,367,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $438,034,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,041,000
Federal grants: $304,649,000
Federal procurement contracts: $152,873,000 ($110,520,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $149,358,000 ($38,868,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $5,875,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $66,569,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,687,604,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 10,396
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

67 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 14,587
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,137
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+25 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +6,648
Here +29 per 1000 residents
State -37 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Barnstable County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 25.54 millions of gallons per day (90% from ground, 10% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.1

Year house built in Barnstable County, Massachusetts
  • Year house built in Barnstable County, Massachusetts
  • 1,9042014 or later
  • 1,7052010 to 2013
  • 12,9842000 to 2009
  • 18,3301990 to 1999
  • 31,2961980 to 1989
  • 30,5591970 to 1979
  • 22,1821960 to 1969
  • 17,0691950 to 1959
  • 5,4891940 to 1949
  • 22,0021939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Barnstable County, Massachusetts
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Barnstable County, Massachusetts
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Barnstable County, Massachusetts
  • 3711 room
  • 1422 rooms
  • 1,9763 rooms
  • 7,3614 rooms
  • 14,5465 rooms
  • 16,1876 rooms
  • 13,7067 rooms
  • 9,1898 rooms
  • 10,0219+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Barnstable County, Massachusetts
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Barnstable County, Massachusetts
  • 1,3501 room
  • 2,1312 rooms
  • 2,5853 rooms
  • 3,9454 rooms
  • 3,7805 rooms
  • 2,3226 rooms
  • 1,3177 rooms
  • 6368 rooms
  • 5839+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Barnstable County, Massachusetts
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Barnstable County, Massachusetts
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Barnstable County, Massachusetts
  • 371no bedroom
  • 1,0161 bedroom
  • 15,7882 bedrooms
  • 36,9973 bedrooms
  • 16,1444 bedrooms
  • 3,1835+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Barnstable County, Massachusetts
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Barnstable County, Massachusetts
  • 1,350no bedroom
  • 4,7131 bedroom
  • 6,0182 bedrooms
  • 5,3053 bedrooms
  • 1,1914 bedrooms
  • 725+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Barnstable County, Massachusetts in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Barnstable County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Barnstable County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,889no vehicle
  • 25,9851 vehicle
  • 29,1222 vehicles
  • 11,2173 vehicles
  • 4,1274 vehicles
  • 1,1595+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Barnstable County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Barnstable County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,495no vehicle
  • 8,3421 vehicle
  • 5,7032 vehicles
  • 1,5213 vehicles
  • 5024 vehicles
  • 865+ vehicles

89.8% of Barnstable County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Massachusetts.

Barnstable County:

89.8%
State average:

86.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 134,926
  • Other state: 58,884
  • Northeast: 38,257
  • Midwest: 8,083
  • South: 8,863
  • West: 3,681
Year householders moved into unit in Barnstable County, MA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Barnstable County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 63.3%Utility gas
  • 25.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.8%Electricity
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.3%Solar energy
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 56.1%Utility gas
  • 22.7%Electricity
  • 16.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 589
Here:

4.0%
Massachusetts:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,688
Here:

14.9%
Massachusetts:

11.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,257
Here:

37.9%
Massachusetts:

47.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Barnstable County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,632,000
  • Charges - Other: $6,910,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $688,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,167,000
    Electric Utilities: $524,000
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $44,116,000
    General - Other: $9,141,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,845,000
    Health - Other: $4,357,000
    Financial Administration: $2,865,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,593,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,232,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,102,000
    Local Fire Protection: $407,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $863,091,000
    Benefit Payments: $59,516,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $26,917,000
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $9,953,000
    Other Investments - Other: $5,982,000
    Withdrawals: $1,829,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $860,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $524,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,043,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,579,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,464,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,027,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,320,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $37,222,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $2,289,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $2,207,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $6,225,000
    Electric Utilities: $1,963,000
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $9,289,000
    Other License: $3,267,000
    Property: $3,047,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,444,000

Barnstable County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,632,000
  • Charges - Other: $6,910,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $688,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,167,000
    Electric Utilities: $524,000
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $44,116,000
    General - Other: $9,141,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,845,000
    Health - Other: $4,357,000
    Financial Administration: $2,865,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,593,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,232,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,102,000
    Local Fire Protection: $407,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $863,091,000
    Benefit Payments: $59,516,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $26,917,000
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $9,953,000
    Other Investments - Other: $5,982,000
    Withdrawals: $1,829,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $860,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $524,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,043,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,579,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,464,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,027,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,320,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $37,222,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $2,289,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $2,207,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $6,225,000
    Electric Utilities: $1,963,000
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $9,289,000
    Other License: $3,267,000
    Property: $3,047,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,444,000

Barnstable County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,632,000
  • Charges - Other: $6,910,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $688,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,167,000
    Electric Utilities: $524,000
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $44,116,000
    General - Other: $9,141,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,845,000
    Health - Other: $4,357,000
    Financial Administration: $2,865,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,593,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,232,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,102,000
    Local Fire Protection: $407,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $863,091,000
    Benefit Payments: $59,516,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $26,917,000
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $9,953,000
    Other Investments - Other: $5,982,000
    Withdrawals: $1,829,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $860,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $524,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,043,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,579,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,464,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,027,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,320,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $37,222,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $2,289,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $2,207,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $6,225,000
    Electric Utilities: $1,963,000
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $9,289,000
    Other License: $3,267,000
    Property: $3,047,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,444,000

Barnstable County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,632,000
  • Charges - Other: $6,910,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $688,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,167,000
    Electric Utilities: $524,000
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $44,116,000
    General - Other: $9,141,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,845,000
    Health - Other: $4,357,000
    Financial Administration: $2,865,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,593,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,232,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,102,000
    Local Fire Protection: $407,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $863,091,000
    Benefit Payments: $59,516,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $26,917,000
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $9,953,000
    Other Investments - Other: $5,982,000
    Withdrawals: $1,829,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $860,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $524,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,043,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,579,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,464,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,027,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,320,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $37,222,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $2,289,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $2,207,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $6,225,000
    Electric Utilities: $1,963,000
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $9,289,000
    Other License: $3,267,000
    Property: $3,047,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,444,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,346
  • Number of aged recipients: 596
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,750
  • Number of recipients under 18: 291
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,412
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 643
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,590
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,476
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 50 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED502$241,8452,524$279,29810,885$265,320680$172,0134$609,5005,310$304,7125$125,800
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED22$208,636140$312,700559$288,75857$77,9120$0276$345,1880$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED99$221,263306$269,6902,444$314,481209$225,3591$180,000840$366,9427$39,143
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN57$244,719250$290,9521,483$275,99455$185,7450$0537$310,5424$120,250
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS15$256,40049$257,122394$263,51515$77,2670$0118$269,9490$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 49 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED124$242,50881$287,97554$262,278
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED44$245,38651$291,84318$224,444
APPLICATIONS DENIED21$245,95243$278,86020$286,250
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN14$282,64310$283,00010$263,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$241,7503$246,3331$297,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Barnstable, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Barnstable, MA - Value
Most common first names in Barnstable County, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2,29976.3 years
Mary1,98881.9 years
William1,51676.9 years
Robert1,25473.8 years
Joseph1,05977.1 years
James1,03274.8 years
Helen98982.8 years
George95077.8 years
Charles89877.3 years
Margaret87381.6 years
Most common last names in Barnstable County, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith52877.3 years
Johnson35279.7 years
Brown24479.7 years
Anderson23879.5 years
White23179.7 years
Murphy22177.5 years
Sullivan21576.5 years
Perry20276.8 years
Baker19279.2 years
Williams19278.6 years
Businesses in Barnstable County, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven6Lane Furniture3
AT&T1Marshalls2
Ace Hardware5MasterBrand Cabinets37
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's5
AutoZone2New Balance6
Ben & Jerry's2Nike9
Burger King2Nissan1
CVS13Payless1
Chico's1Penske3
Clarion1Pier 1 Imports1
Coldwater Creek1Pottery Barn1
Curves4Quality1
DHL2RadioShack5
Dairy Queen3Rite Aid4
Decora Cabinetry16Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza2Shaw's4
DressBarn1Sprint Nextel1
Dressbarn1Staples2
Dunkin Donuts37Starbucks7
Econo Lodge1Stop & Shop11
FedEx48Subaru1
Ford1Subway8
GNC3Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile5
Gap1T.J.Maxx2
Goodwill9Talbots3
H&R Block10The Room Place2
Hilton1Toyota2
Holiday Inn1Travelodge1
Howard Johnson1True Value8
IHOP1U-Haul7
JoS. A. Bank1UPS43
Jones New York5Walgreens2
KFC1Walmart1
Knights Inn1Wendy's2
La-Z-Boy3YMCA1

Barnstable County on our top lists:

  • #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"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #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+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"