Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Infobox U.S. County
county = Barnstable County
state = Massachusetts




map size = 225
founded = 1685
seat = Barnstable | area_total_sq_mi = 1306
area_total_km2 = 3382
area_land_sq_mi = 396
area_land_km2 = 1024
area_water_sq_mi = 910
area_water_km2 = 2357
area percentage = 69.71%
census yr = 2000
pop = 222230
density_sq_mi = 561
density_km2 = 217
web = www.barnstablecounty.org
|

Barnstable County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, consisting of Cape Cod and associated islands. As of 2000, the population was 222,230. Its county seat is Barnstable.GR|6

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,306 square miles (3,382 km²), of which, 396 square miles (1,024 km²) of it is land and 910 square miles (2,357 km²) of it (69.71%) is water. Barnstable County includes and consists mostly of Cape Cod.

Barnstable County borders Plymouth County to the northwest; off Barnstable County's southern shore are Dukes County and Nantucket.

The highest elevation in the county is ft to m|306 on the summit of Pine Hill, located on the Massachusetts Military Reservation in Bourne. The lowest point is sea level.

National protected areas

* Cape Cod National Seashore
* Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge
* Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

Demographics

USCensusPop
1900= 27826
1910= 27542
1920= 26670
1930= 32305
1940= 37295
1950= 46805
1960= 70286
1970= 96656
1980= 147925
1990= 186605
2000= 222230
As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 222,230 people, 94,822 households, and 61,065 families residing in the county. The population density was 562 people per square mile (217/km²). There were 147,083 housing units at an average density of 372 per square mile (144/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.23% White, 1.79% Black or African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.11% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. 1.35% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.0% were of Irish, 15.6% English, 9.4% Italian, 5.9% German and 5.0% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 93.6% spoke English, 1.7% Portuguese, 1.4% Spanish and 1.0% French as their first language.

There were 94,822 households out of which 24.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.20% were married couples living together, 9.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.60% were non-families. 29.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the county the population was spread out with 20.40% under the age of 18, 5.20% from 18 to 24, 25.00% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 23.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 89.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $45,933, and the median income for a family was $54,728. Males had a median income of $41,033 versus $30,079 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,318. About 4.60% of families and 6.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.60% of those under age 18 and 5.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities, towns, and villages*

*Barnstable
**"Barnstable (a village of Barnstable)"
**"Centerville (a village of Barnstable)"
**"Cotuit (a village of Barnstable)"
**"Hyannis (a village of Barnstable)"
**"Marstons Mills (a village of Barnstable)"
**"Osterville (a village of Barnstable)"
**"West Barnstable (a village of Barnstable)"
**"Craigville (a part of Barnstable)"
**"Cummaquid (a part of Barnstable)
**"West Hyannisport (a part of Barnstable)
*Bourne
**"Buzzards Bay (a village of Bourne)"
**"Monument Beach (a village of Bourne)"
**"Pocasset (a village of Bourne)"
**"Sagamore (a village of Bourne)"
*Brewster
*Chatham
**"Monomoy Island (a part of Chatham)"
**"South Chatham (a part of Chatham)
**"West Chatham (a part of Chatham)"
**"North Chatham (a part of Chatham)
**"Chathamport (a part of Chatham)
*Dennis
**"Dennis Port (a village of Dennis)"
**"East Dennis (a village of Dennis)"
**"South Dennis (a village of Dennis)"
**"West Dennis (a village of Dennis)"
*Eastham
**"North Eastham (a village of Eastham)"
*Falmouth
**"East Falmouth (a village of Falmouth)"
**"North Falmouth (a village of Falmouth)"
**"Teaticket (a village of Falmouth)"
**"West Falmouth (a village of Falmouth)"
**"Woods Hole (a village of Falmouth)"
*Harwich
**"East Harwich (a village of Harwich)"
**"Harwich Center (a village of Harwich)"
**"Harwich Port (a village of Harwich)"
**"Northwest Harwich (a part of Harwich)"
*Mashpee
**"Mashpee Neck (a village of Mashpee)"
**"Monomoscoy Island (a part of Mashpee)"
**"New Seabury (a village of Mashpee)"
**"Popponesset (a village of Mashpee)"
**"Popponesset Island (a part of Mashpee)"
**"Seabrook (a village of Mashpee)"
**"Seconsett Island (a part of Mashpee)"
*Orleans
**"East Orleans (a part of Orleans)"
*Provincetown
*Sandwich
**"East Sandwich (a village of Sandwich)"
**"Forestdale (a village of Sandwich)"
*Truro
**"North Truro (a village of Truro)"
*Wellfleet
*Yarmouth
**"South Yarmouth (a village of Yarmouth)"
**"West Yarmouth (a village of Yarmouth)"
**"Yarmouth Port (a village of Yarmouth)"

*" Villages are census divisions, but have no separate corporate existence from the towns they are in. Villages in Barnstable coincide with fire districts."

ee also

* USS Barnstable County (LST-1197)

References

External links

* [http://www.barnstablecounty.org/ Barnstable County official site]
* [http://www.capecodcommission.org/ Cape Cod Commission official site]
* [http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/MA/Barnstable/districts.html National Register of Historic Places listing for Barnstable Co., Massachusetts]
* [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/cis/cispdf/ma_city_town.pdf Map of cities and towns of Massachusetts]
* [http://www.rootsweb.com/~mabarnst/ Barnstable county history & genealogy]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Barnstable County, Massachusetts — Comté de Barnstable Comté de Barnstable Administration Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — Location of Barnstable County in Massachusetts This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National… …   Wikipedia

  • Historical U.S. Census Totals for Barnstable County, Massachusetts — This article shows U.S. Census totals for Barnstable County, Massachusetts, broken down by municipality, from 1900 to 2000.Like most areas of New England, Barnstable County is (and has been at all times since well before the 20th century)… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Registered Historic Places in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — List of Registered Historic Places in Barnstable County, Massachusetts: :: Massachusetts NRHP date for lists ee also*List of National Historic Landmarks in MassachusettsReferences …   Wikipedia

  • Pine Hill (Barnstable County, Massachusetts) — Infobox Mountain Name = Pine Hill Photo = Summit of Pine Hill, Bourne, MA.jpg Photo size = Caption = Summit of Pine Hill pushpin pushpin label position = pushpin map caption = pushpin mapsize = coordinates ref= latd=41 |latm=42 |lats=31 |latNS=N… …   Wikipedia

  • Barnstable (village), Massachusetts — Barnstable Harbor, November 2002 Barnstable is the name of one of the seven villages within the Town of Barnstable, Massachusetts. The Village of Barnstable is located on the north side of the town, centered along Old King s Highway (Route 6A),… …   Wikipedia

  • Barnstable County — Verwaltung US Bundesstaat: Massachusetts Verwaltungssitz: Barnstable Gründung: 1685 Demographie Einwohner: 226.514 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Barnstable County Courthouse — Infobox nrhp | name =Barnstable County Courthouse nrhp type = caption = location= Barnstable, Massachusetts lat degrees = 41 lat minutes = 42 lat seconds = 5 lat direction = N long degrees = 70 long minutes = 18 long seconds = 17 long direction …   Wikipedia

  • Barnstable County — Comté de Barnstable Comté de Barnstable Administration Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dukes County, Massachusetts — Seal …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.