Falmouth, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 3,799.
Population change since 2000: -7.7%
Males: 1,717  (45.2%)
Females: 2,082  (54.8%)
Median resident age:

63.1 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.7 years

Zip codes: 02540.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $47,297 (it was $34,286 in 2000)
Falmouth:

$47,297
MA:

$85,843

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $56,126 (it was $26,292 in 2000)

Falmouth CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $562,231 (it was $211,000 in 2000)
Falmouth:

$562,231
MA:

$418,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $525,737; detached houses: $535,939; townhouses or other attached units: $413,486; in 2-unit structures: $543,390; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $403,142; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $310,884; mobile homes: $77,868

Median gross rent in 2019: $849.

March 2019 cost of living index in Falmouth: 125.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.4%
(7.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.1% for Black residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Falmouth, MA (2019)
    • 2,98083.7%White alone
    • 1193.3%Other race alone
    • 1163.3%Hispanic
    • 952.7%Black alone
    • 962.7%American Indian alone
    • 812.3%Two or more races
    • 601.7%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Falmouth, Massachusetts as of October 01, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Falmouth is 269 to 1.


Crime rates in Falmouth by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(3.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.3)
2
(6.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
11
(32.5)
11
(32.6)
15
(45.0)
14
(41.9)
4
(12.3)
12
(37.8)
11
(34.6)
11
(34.8)
9
(28.3)
15
(47.4)
7
(22.3)
14
(44.5)
22
(70.9)
17
(55.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
22
(65.0)
10
(29.7)
9
(27.0)
22
(65.8)
25
(77.0)
26
(82.0)
16
(50.3)
18
(57.0)
13
(40.9)
12
(37.9)
4
(12.7)
3
(9.5)
3
(9.7)
5
(16.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
123
(363.4)
130
(385.5)
100
(300.3)
116
(346.8)
96
(295.6)
119
(375.1)
102
(320.8)
71
(224.7)
89
(280.2)
128
(404.2)
109
(347.3)
106
(336.6)
84
(270.7)
88
(286.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
489
(1,445)
548
(1,625)
552
(1,658)
767
(2,293)
640
(1,971)
581
(1,831)
559
(1,758)
467
(1,478)
386
(1,215)
245
(773.7)
267
(850.8)
190
(603.4)
97
(312.6)
112
(364.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
523
(1,545)
495
(1,468)
520
(1,561)
499
(1,492)
498
(1,534)
447
(1,409)
472
(1,485)
392
(1,241)
347
(1,093)
342
(1,080)
323
(1,029)
246
(781.3)
211
(679.9)
231
(752.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
72
(212.7)
70
(207.6)
38
(114.1)
52
(155.5)
30
(92.4)
39
(122.9)
33
(103.8)
40
(126.6)
27
(85.0)
26
(82.1)
35
(111.5)
32
(101.6)
21
(67.7)
14
(45.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
10
(29.5)
6
(17.8)
16
(48.0)
1
(3.0)
1
(3.1)
6
(18.9)
3
(9.4)
2
(6.3)
5
(15.7)
2
(6.3)
2
(6.4)
4
(12.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(9.8)
City-Data.com crime index304.1301.2297.8355.2298.8324.3297.7265.8239.2234.0200.8187.4168.2165.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Falmouth, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 58 (54 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Massachusetts average:

2.37
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Ancestries: Irish (22.5%), English (8.8%), Italian (6.3%), Portuguese (5.2%), Cape Verdean (5.0%), American (4.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1686

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 2.07 square miles.

Population density: 1,839 people per square mile   (low).

Falmouth, Massachusetts map

369 residents are foreign born (4.2% Europe, 3.0% Latin America, 1.1% Africa).

This place:

10.5%
Massachusetts:

16.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,778 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $4,084 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: New Bedford, MA (18.4 miles , pop. 93,768).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (59.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (176.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Teaticket, MA (1.1 miles ),
East Falmouth, MA (1.7 miles ),
Woods Hole, MA (1.8 miles ),
West Falmouth, MA (2.0 miles ),
Seconsett Island, MA (2.2 miles),
Monomoscoy Island, MA (2.3 miles),
Seabrook, MA (2.4 miles ),
Vineyard Haven, MA (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 41.55 N, Longitude: 70.60 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,583 (+73.1%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 519 (33.1%)

Area codes: 508, 774

Distribution of median household income in Falmouth, MA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Falmouth, MA in 2019

Falmouth satellite photo by USGS

Falmouth tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 257 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 1998: 266 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 1999: 273 buildings, average cost: $158,100
  • 2000: 252 buildings, average cost: $170,400
  • 2001: 228 buildings, average cost: $164,800
  • 2002: 208 buildings, average cost: $206,700
  • 2003: 186 buildings, average cost: $226,600
  • 2004: 184 buildings, average cost: $235,000
  • 2005: 203 buildings, average cost: $223,700
  • 2006: 111 buildings, average cost: $235,600
  • 2007: 97 buildings, average cost: $232,100
  • 2008: 63 buildings, average cost: $257,000
  • 2009: 49 buildings, average cost: $260,100
  • 2010: 55 buildings, average cost: $259,400
  • 2011: 44 buildings, average cost: $259,500
  • 2012: 50 buildings, average cost: $259,500
  • 2013: 62 buildings, average cost: $259,500
  • 2014: 57 buildings, average cost: $259,500
  • 2015: 65 buildings, average cost: $363,300
  • 2016: 70 buildings, average cost: $363,300
  • 2017: 68 buildings, average cost: $363,300
  • 2018: 115 buildings, average cost: $332,300
  • 2019: 96 buildings, average cost: $451,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Falmouth, MA residents
Average permit cost in Falmouth, MA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.8%
Massachusetts:

6.2%
Historical population in Falmouth, MA
Historical housing units in Falmouth, MA
Most common industries in Falmouth, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (18.2%)
  • Health care (13.3%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.4%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (20.5%)
  • Construction (14.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.7%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.1%)
  • Health care (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (16.0%)
  • Educational services (14.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.5%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Falmouth, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Life and physical scientists (8.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Registered nurses (3.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Life and physical scientists (12.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.2%)
  • Engineers (3.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Registered nurses (6.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)

Average climate in Falmouth, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Falmouth, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 57.2. This is better than average.

City:

57.2
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.7
U.S.:

33.3

Earthquake activity:

Falmouth-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Massachusetts state average. It is 76% 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 252.3 miles away from Falmouth center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 257.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 141.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 144.2 miles away from Falmouth 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 169.6 miles away from Falmouth 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) earthquake occurred 257.0 miles away from Falmouth 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 (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Snows: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Falmouth topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Falmouth:

  • FALMOUTH HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 67 & 100 TER HEUN DRIVE)
  • BAYADA NURSES, INC (80 DAVIS STRAITS, BLDG A, UNIT 104)
  • COLONIAL CARE CERTIFIED, INC (205 WORCESTER CENTER, SUITE 4B)
  • VNA OF UPPER CAPE COD INC (67 TER HEUN DR)
  • FALMOUTH CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (359 JONES ROAD)
  • FALMOUTH NURSING HOME (545 MAIN ST)
  • JML CARE CENTER INC (184 TER HEUN DRIVE)
  • ROYAL NURSING CENTER, LLC (545 MAIN STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Falmouth:

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College/University in Falmouth:

  • National Graduate School of Quality Management (Full-time enrollment: 317; Location: 186 Jones Road; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ngs.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Falmouth:

  • Cape Cod Community College (about 18 miles; West Barnstable, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,491)
  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (about 22 miles; North Dartmouth, MA; FT enrollment: 7,545)
  • Bristol Community College (about 30 miles; Fall River, MA; FT enrollment: 5,707)
  • Roger Williams University (about 35 miles; Bristol, RI; FT enrollment: 4,375)
  • Bridgewater State University (about 36 miles; Bridgewater, MA; FT enrollment: 9,802)
  • Salve Regina University (about 37 miles; Newport, RI; FT enrollment: 2,349)
  • Massasoit Community College (about 42 miles; Brockton, MA; FT enrollment: 5,442)

Public high school in Falmouth:

  • FALMOUTH HIGH (Students: 1,219, Location: 874 GIFFORD STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Falmouth:

  • FALMOUTH ACADEMY (Students: 189, Location: 7 HIGHFIELD DR, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Falmouth:

  • LAWRENCE (Students: 616, Location: 113 LAKEVIEW AVENUE, Grades: 7-8)
  • MORSE POND SCHOOL (Students: 608, Location: 323 JONES ROAD, Grades: 5-6)
  • MULLEN-HALL (Students: 504, Location: 130 KATHERINE BATES, Grades: KG-4)
See full list of schools located in Falmouth

Library in Falmouth:

  • FALMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,641,465; Location: 15 CARLSON LANE; 124,428 books; 19 e-books; 6,903 audio materials; 10,000 video materials; 12 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 436 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Falmouth: The Old Stone Dock (A), Falmouth Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (B), Falmouth Townhall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Falmouth include: Wesley Church (A), Saint Barnabas Church (B), Saint Patricks Church (C), Saint Thomas Chapel (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Methodist Cemetery (1), Old Town Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Siders Pond (A), Shivericks Pond (B), Nye Pond (C), Morse Pond (D), Little Pond (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Falmouth include: Marine Park (1), Fuller Field (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Falmouth Historical Society (Museums; 55 Palmer Avenue), Falmouth Town - Public Libraries (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 123 Katherine Lee Bates), Falmouth Town - Public Libraries- Regional Services (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 750 Main Street).

Hotels: Best Western Marina Tradewinds Motel (26 Robbins Road), Hiltz's Harbor Front (456 Grand Avenue Apt 7), Mariner Motel (555 Main Street), Elm Arch Inn (26 Elm Arch Way), Mariner's Point Resort (425 Grand Avenue), Falmouth Heights Motor Lodge (146 Falmouth Heights Road), InnSeason Resorts Captain's Quarters (241 Grand Av), Beachside Village (45 Surf Drive), Beach Rose Inn The (17 Chase Rd).

Court: Mass Commonwealth - Courts- Trial Courts- Falmouth District Court (161 Jones Road).

Birthplace of: Casey Affleck - Actor, Jessica Dubroff - Aviator, Charles F. Swift - Politician, Chuck O'Neil - Mixed martial artist, Greg Dean Schmitz - Film critic, Theophilus Weeks - Early settler, Katherine Lee Bates - (1859-1929), poet, author of America the Beautiful, Steve Cishek - Baseball player, Jay Pina - Boxer.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Falmouth and their reported violations in the past:

FALMOUTH WATER DEPT (Population served: 77,500, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-27-2014)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-22-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-22-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, State - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-22-2010)
Average household size:
This place:

1.8 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

43.3%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.2%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Falmouth in 2010:

  • 212 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Falmouth in 2000:

  • 202 people in nursing homes
  • 40 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 14 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with most branches in Falmouth (2011 data):

  • Eastern Bank: Sandwich Road Branch at 4 Sandwich Road, branch established on 1982/08/30; Falmouth Branch at 117 Main Street, branch established on 1847/01/01. Info updated 2011/03/30: Bank assets: $7,812.9 mil, Deposits: $6,295.8 mil, headquarters in Boston, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 94 total offices, Holding Company: Eastern Bank Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Falmouth Branch at 871 East Main Street, branch established on 1980/06/23; Village Green Branch at 84 Main Street, branch established on 1821/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • TD Bank, National Association: Falmouth Branch at 249 Worcester Court, Route 28e, branch established on 1985/07/01; Falmouth-Palmer Branch at 397 Palmer Avenue, branch established on 1985/07/15. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Cape Cod Co-operative Bank: Falmouth Main Street Branch at 649 Main Street, branch established on 2012/02/13. Info updated 2007/05/18: Bank assets: $642.6 mil, Deposits: $484.0 mil, headquarters in Yarmouth Port, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Coastal Affiliates, Mhc
  • The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank: Falmouth Branch at 763 Main Street, branch established on 2004/10/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,106.5 mil, Deposits: $1,831.3 mil, headquarters in Harwich Port, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 17 total offices
  • Rockland Trust Company: Falmouth Bank Branch at 20 Davis Straits, branch established on 1925/01/01. Info updated 2009/05/20: Bank assets: $4,974.4 mil, Deposits: $3,903.9 mil, headquarters in Rockland, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 67 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Bank Corp.
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Falmouth Branch at 50 Davis Straits Street, branch established on 1988/01/05. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Mutual Federal Savings Bank of Plymouth County: Falmouth Branch at 668 Main Street, branch established on 1877/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $369.9 mil, Deposits: $260.8 mil, headquarters in Whitman, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 9 total offices
  • Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank: Falmouth Branch at 2 Water Street, branch established on 2009/11/30. Info updated 2007/11/16: Bank assets: $526.2 mil, Deposits: $431.2 mil, headquarters in Edgartown, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 8 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Falmouth:

Marital status in Falmouth, MA
  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 45.6%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

For population 25 years and over in Falmouth:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Falmouth
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Falmouth, 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
This county:

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.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.9%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Barnstable County:

19.6%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.8%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

52.4%
Massachusetts:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Falmouth:

47.6%
Massachusetts:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Falmouth:

28.7
Massachusetts:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Falmouth:

20.7%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Falmouth:

12.7%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Falmouth:

7.0
Massachusetts:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.4%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
Here:

55.2%
State:

57.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

73.6%
State:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Falmouth, 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)
Businesses in Falmouth, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1MasterBrand Cabinets2
AT&T1Nike3
Ace Hardware1Payless1
AutoZone1Pier 1 Imports1
CVS1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Decora Cabinetry2SAS Shoes1
Dunkin Donuts2Staples1
FedEx5Starbucks1
GNC1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
Jones New York1UPS4
La-Z-Boy1

Strongest AM radio stations in 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.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBSM (1420 AM; 5 kW; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Falmouth:

  • WCIB (101.9 FM; FALMOUTH, MA; Owner: QANTUM OF CAPE COD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTWV (101.1 FM; MASHPEE, MA; Owner: BOCH BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WFPB-FM (91.9 FM; FALMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WMVY (92.7 FM; TISBURY, MA; Owner: ARITAUR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCAI (90.1 FM; WOODS HOLE, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WJFD-FM (97.3 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: EDMUND DINIS, TRUSTEE)
  • WCTK (98.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WFHN (107.1 FM; FAIRHAVEN, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXTK (95.1 FM; WEST YARMOUTH, MA; Owner: BOCH BROADCASTING LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCOD-FM (106.1 FM; HYANNIS, MA; Owner: BOCH BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WSMU-FM (91.1 FM; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WRZE (96.3 FM; NANTUCKET, MA; Owner: QANTUM OF CAPE COD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOCN-FM (103.9 FM; SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA; Owner: SANDAB COMMUNICATIONS LTD. PARTNERSHIP II)
  • WSDH (91.5 FM; SANDWICH, MA; Owner: SANDWICH MASS. PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
  • WFHL (88.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: NEW BEDFORD CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around 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.)
  • WMPX-LP (Channel 67; DENNIS, 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)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
Falmouth fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Falmouth fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Falmouth)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Falmouth, MA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 91 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Falmouth)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Falmouth)
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 ORIGINATED2$301,42524$286,20993$287,5325$153,72059$295,858
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$437,4754$224,0531$12,4703$328,807
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$04$244,95523$309,8133$174,79312$279,181
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$310,23011$334,3641$51,3405$342,938
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$110,0107$275,5490$05$269,598
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0148.00

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 ORIGINATED0$03$304,8501$236,890
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$236,1501$155,4800$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$392,3701$236,890
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$251,5601$220,0200$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0148.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Falmouth, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Falmouth, MA - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 30. The highest number of fires - 57 took place in 2002, and the least - 8 in 2014. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Falmouth, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (47.9%), and Outside Fires (28.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Falmouth, MA
    • 24747.9%Structure Fires
    • 14528.1%Outside Fires
    • 9618.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 285.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Falmouth, MA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Falmouth, Massachusetts:

  • Red Horse Inn, 28 Falmouth Heights Rd, Falmouth, Massachusetts 02540 , Phone: (508) 548-0053, Fax: (508) 540-6563
  • Beach Breeze Inn, 321 Shore St, Falmouth, Massachusetts 02540 , Phone: (508) 548-1765
  • Shoreway Acres Resort, 59 Shore St, Falmouth, Massachusetts 02540 , Phone: (508) 540-3000, Fax: (508) 540-9337
  • Green Harbor Waterfront Lodging, 134 Acapesket Rd, Falmouth, Massachusetts 02536 , Phone: (800) 548-5556
  • Falmouth Hieghts Motor Lodge, 146 Falmouth Heights Rd, Falmouth, Massachusetts 02540 , Phone: (508) 548-3623, Fax: (508) 548-5262
  • Falmouth Inn, 824 Main St, Falmouth, Massachusetts 02540 , Phone: (508) 540-2500
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Falmouth, Massachusetts
Most common first names in Falmouth, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary16982.0 years
John15477.9 years
William10579.6 years
Joseph7575.9 years
Robert7175.6 years
Helen6582.9 years
Ruth6481.5 years
George6379.1 years
Elizabeth6181.7 years
Margaret5882.1 years
Most common last names in Falmouth, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3380.2 years
Johnson2282.1 years
Brown2285.4 years
Murphy2177.7 years
Peterson1977.7 years
Jones1981.3 years
Martin1884.0 years
Anderson1782.8 years
Medeiros1676.5 years
Lawrence1680.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Falmouth, MA
  • 74.1%Utility gas
  • 22.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.2%Electricity
  • 0.6%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Falmouth, MA
  • 46.9%Utility gas
  • 34.5%Electricity
  • 16.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used


Falmouth compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Falmouth on our top lists:

  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other workers' dormitories (population 1,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Netherlands (population 500+)"
  • #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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