Barnstable County, MA

214,276 Population
393.7 square miles 544.2 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
3.1%
was 3.2%
Ranked 9th Highest in MA
Population Density
544.2
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
73.4%
was 69.2%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
7.2%
was 7.9%
Ranked 10th Highest in MA
Percent Under 18
15.8%
was 15.9%
Ranked 11th Highest in MA
Percent 65 and Over
29.5%
was 28.3%
Ranked 1st Highest in MA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
6.4
was 6.3
Ranked 10th Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
6.5%
was 6.6%
Ranked 2nd Lowest in MA
Median Household Income
$65,382
was $66,102
Ranked 6th Highest in MA
Gini Income Distribution
 
46.8
45.9
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
3,877
Ranked 3rd Highest in MA
Patents per 100,000
19
Ranked 11th Highest in MA

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
1
was 1
Ranked 4th Highest in MA
Violent Crimes per 100,000
447
was 425
Ranked 4th Highest in MA
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,857
was 2,584
Ranked 6th Highest in MA

 Housing

Total Housing Units
162,486
was 162,116
Ranked 9th Highest in MA
Median Rent
$1,295
was $1,187
Ranked 4th Highest in MA
Total Building Permits
596
was 592
 
Occupied Housing Units
92,582
was 97,451
 
Homeownership Rate
78.7%
was 77.4%
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Single Family Building Permits
425
was 410
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
412.2
was 411.8
Ranked 6th Highest in MA
Rental Vacancy Rate
78.0%
was 74.6%
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Multifamily Building Permits
171
was 182
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.2
Ranked 10th Highest in MA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
3.7
was 3.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.8
was 2.7
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.9%
was 97.7%
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
95.6%
Ranked 9th Highest in MA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.9%
was 99.9%
Ranked 3rd Highest in MA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
95.8%
was 95.8%
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
43.5%
was 40.1%
Ranked 5th Highest in MA

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