Barnstable County Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Barnstable County?

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There are 214,914 residents in Barnstable County, with a median age of 56. Of this, 47.93% are males and 52.07% are females. US-born citizens make up 90.45% of the resident pool in Barnstable County, while non-US-born citizens account for 5.84%. Additionally, 3.72% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 192,883 people in Barnstable County currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 214,914 -0.2%
Male Population 103,009 -0.2%
Female Population 111,905 -0.3%
Male population 47.93%
Female population 52.07%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 56 0.0%
Citizen US Born 194,380 -0.7%
Citizen not US Born 12,542 5.8%
Not Citizen 7,992 3.5%
Citizen US Born 90.45%
Citizen not US Born 5.84%
Not Citizen 3.72%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 1,056 9.4%
Moved from Same County 10,507 -0.9%
Moved from Same State 4,759 0.1%
Moved from Different State 4,156 12.8%
Same House as Last Year 192,883 -0.6%
Moved from Abroad 0.49%
Moved from Same County 4.92%
Moved from Same State 2.23%
Moved from Different State 1.95%
Same House as Last Year 90.4%

What are the employment statistics in Barnstable County?

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White-collar workers make up 81.8% of the working population in Barnstable County, while blue-collar employees account for 18.2%. There are also 16,651 entrepreneurs in Barnstable County (15.61% of the workforce); 63,677 workers employed in private companies (59.71%); and 13,668 people working in governmental institutions (12.82%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 87,232 0.4%
Blue Collar 19,408 -2.5%
White Collar 81.8%
Blue Collar 18.2%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 16,651 -10.1%
Private Companies 63,677 -0.5%
Governmental Workers 13,668 4.1%
Not for Profit Companies 12,644 13.3%
Self Employees 15.61%
Private Companies 59.71%
Governmental Workers 12.82%
Not for Profit Companies 11.86%

How many households are there in Barnstable County?

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There are a total of 96,433 households in Barnstable County, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 62.26% of these Barnstable County households, while non-family units account for the remaining 37.74%. Additionally, 19.48% of households have children and 80.52% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 96,433 1.4%
Average People Per Household 2 -0.9%
Family Households 60,038 0.7%
Non-family Households 36,395 2.7%
Family Households 62.26%
Non-family Households 37.74%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 18,782 -1.2%
Households without Children 77,651 2.1%
Households with Children 19.48%
Households without Children 80.52%

What are the median and average incomes in Barnstable County?

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The average annual household income in Barnstable County is $115,528, while the median household income sits at $78,566 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $82,656, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $102,007. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $52,794 and $66,870, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $115,528 9.9%
Median Household Income $78,566 4.4%
People below Poverty Level 14,185 5.5%
People above Poverty Level 196,715 -0.5%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Barnstable County?

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There are 164,271 housing units in Barnstable County, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1975. Of the 96,433 occupied housing units in Barnstable County, 79.72% are owner-occupied, while 20.28% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 61.8% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $435,350. In general, housing costs reach $1,460 per month in Barnstable County.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 164,271 0.1%
Median Year Built 1975 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 19,906 -2.0%
Built between 1940 and 1949 5,327 -5.7%
Built between 1950 and 1959 17,892 -1.8%
Built between 1960 and 1969 19,850 -7.0%
Built between 1970 and 1979 32,692 0.3%
Built between 1980 and 1989 33,680 0.4%
Built between 1990 and 1999 17,826 8.6%
Built between 2000 and 2009 13,031 3.9%
Built in 2010 or Later 4,067 15.0%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 96,433 1.4%
Owner Occupied 76,875 1.2%
Renter Occupied 19,558 2.4%
Owner Occupied 79.72%
Renter Occupied 20.28%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 47,505 1.3%
Without Mortgage 29,370 1.0%
Median Value with Mortgage $435,350 4.9%
Median Value without Mortgage $458,700 2.6%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,460 3.5%
With Mortgage 61.8%
Without Mortgage 38.2%

What is the level of education in Barnstable County?

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Approximately 25.73% of the population in Barnstable County holds a high school degree (that's 50,003 residents), while 24.35% have attained a college certificate (47,315 locals) and 22.84% have a bachelor's degree (44,371 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 2,390 -5.5%
Some High School 50,003 -4.7%
Some College 47,315 -0.3%
Associate Degree 16,791 -0.5%
Bachelor's Degree 44,371 1.3%
Graduate Degree 33,436 8.7%
No High School 1.23%
Some High School 25.73%
Some College 24.35%
Associate Degree 8.64%
Bachelor's Degree 22.84%
Graduate Degree 17.21%

What is the marital status of Barnstable County residents?

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A total of 48,436 people in Barnstable County have never been married (which represents 25.42% of the total population), while 104,344 of them are wedded (54.76%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 1,510 (0.79%) and 22,144 (11.62%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 48,436 -0.4%
Married 104,344 0.3%
Separated 1,510 -16.8%
Widowed 14,129 -3.8%
Divorced 22,144 1.6%
Never Married 25.42%
Married 54.76%
Separated 0.79%
Widowed 7.41%
Divorced 11.62%

What are the most common means of transportation in Barnstable County?

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The top three means of transportation people in Barnstable County use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 89,582 residents commute by car, 2,367 prefer going to work by walking and 711 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 89,582 -2.3%
Bus or TrolleyBus 711 -17.2%
Railroad 27 -20.6%
Ferryboat 344 -7.0%
Bicycle 454 -10.5%
Motorcycle 96 -27.3%
TaxiCab 93 -33.6%
Walk 2,367 -3.2%

What is the median and average household income in Barnstable County by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
02532 13,443 5,950 $73,529.00 $95,469.00
02534 1,082 369 $141,023.00 $218,476.00
02536 19,629 8,446 $72,634.00 $104,302.00
02537 6,824 2,518 $114,737.00 $138,083.00
02540 8,241 4,081 $75,809.00 $111,686.00
02542 948 306 $53,108.00 $73,596.00
02553 96 96 $0.00 $0.00
02556 2,554 1,078 $100,543.00 $140,568.00
02559 3,228 1,596 $73,011.00 $93,272.00
02561 257 105 $146,875.00 $147,152.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 02532 02534 02536 02537 02540 02542 02553 02556 02559 02561 02562 02563 02601 02630 02631 02632 02633 02635 02637 02638 02639 02641 02642 02643 02644 02645 02646 02647 02648 02649 02650 02651 02652 02653 02655 02657 02659 02660 02663 02664 02666 02667 02668 02669 02670 02671 02672 02673 02675

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