Barnstable County, Massachusetts Population 2020

Barnstable County, Massachusetts's estimated population is 213,275 with a growth rate of -0.03% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Barnstable County, Massachusetts is the 9th largest county in Massachusetts.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020213,275-69-0.03%
2019213,344-69-0.03%
2018213,413-69-0.03%
2017213,482360.02%
2016213,446-365-0.17%
2015213,811-488-0.23%
2014214,299-221-0.10%
2013214,520-263-0.12%
2012214,783-550-0.26%
2011215,333-560-0.26%
2010215,89329,28815.70%
1990186,60538,68026.15%
1980147,92551,26953.04%
197096,65626,37037.52%
196070,28623,48150.17%
195046,8059,51025.50%
194037,2954,99015.45%
193032,3055,63521.13%
192026,670-872-3.17%
191027,542-284-1.02%
190027,826-1,346-4.61%
189029,172-2,725-8.54%
188031,897-877-2.68%
187032,774-3,216-8.94%
186035,9907142.02%
185035,2762,7288.38%
184032,5484,03414.15%
183028,5144,48818.68%
182024,0261,8158.17%
181022,2112,91815.12%
180019,2931,93911.17%
179017,3540.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.03%
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Founded
1685
County Seat
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Barnstable County, Massachusetts Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White196,44291.93%
Black or African American6,3412.97%
Two or More Races4,2601.99%
Asian3,2281.51%
Some Other Race2,1160.99%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,1370.53%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1660.08%
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Barnstable County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2020

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Barnstable County, Massachusetts Median Age

52.9


Total

50.8


Male

54.6


Female

Barnstable County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 180,577 adults, (62,229 of whom are seniors) in Barnstable County, Massachusetts.

Barnstable County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

80.6

Age Dependency Ratio

52.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28

Child Dependency Ratio

Barnstable County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Female

111,514

52.18%

Male

102,176

47.82%

Barnstable County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Barnstable County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Barnstable County, Massachusetts Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.7%10.3%
All79.5%20.5%
Male71.4%28.6%
Non Family70.6%29.4%
Female63.7%36.3%

79.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All94,2922.2479.5
Married46,8702.8489.7
Non Family36,1281.270.6
Female8,0953.0563.7
Male3,1993.0471.4

2.8

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Barnstable County, Massachusetts Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,2621.37%
9th to 12th Grade5,1863.14%
High School Graduate40,19424.31%
Some College31,66619.15%
Associates Degree15,2339.21%
Bachelors Degree40,50924.50%
Graduate Degree30,28618.32%
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Barnstable County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White152,534146,90867,694
Black3,9203,419589
Hispanic3,4852,913731
Asian1,9811,661973
Multiple Races1,8381,641541
Other Race1,305981259
Native American820791141
Islander838334

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.12%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,270$49,517$35,050
Less Than High School$29,009$36,323$20,902
High School Grad$32,351$40,222$27,360
Some College$36,333$47,434$30,736
Bachelors Degree$51,200$64,746$41,983
Graduate Degree$64,162$76,066$57,967

$41,270

Average Earnings

$49,517

Average Male

$35,050

Average Female

Barnstable County, Massachusetts Language

Barnstable County, Massachusetts Language by Age

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Barnstable County, Massachusetts Language

91.35% of Barnstable County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 8.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.28% of the population.

Barnstable County, Massachusetts Poverty

Barnstable County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White189,38712,5536.63%
Black6,16071811.66%
Hispanic6,04567611.18%
Multiple4,14543210.42%
Other1,92228414.78%
Asian3,1972557.98%
Native1,137807.04%

7.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.18%

Male Poverty Rate

7.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Barnstable County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Barnstable County, Massachusetts is Other, with 14.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Barnstable County, Massachusetts is White, with 6.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.63%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.88%
High School8.27%
Some College6.73%
Bachelors or Greater4.00%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed16.38%
Male Unemployed16.16%
Female Employed3.82%
Male Employed2.86%

Barnstable County, Massachusetts Income

Barnstable County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$70,621$95,153
Families$89,712$115,653
Married Families$99,506$127,177
Non Families$41,619$58,986
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Barnstable County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Barnstable County, Massachusetts Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.9%

Male Marriage Rate

51.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Barnstable County, Massachusetts Married by Age and Sex

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Barnstable County, Massachusetts Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Barnstable County, Massachusetts Marital Status by Race

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Barnstable County, Massachusetts Veterans

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18,006

Number of Veterans

17,094

Male Veterans

912

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam6,918
Korea2,920
First Gulf War1,704
Second Gulf War1,538
World War II1,525
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Age Group Veterans
75+7,178
65 to 745,606
55 to 642,292
35 to 542,232
18 to 34698
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Name Veterans % of Total
White17,28310.27%
Black2355.12%
2 or More22910.18%
Hispanic1373.41%
Indian10611.53%
Asian753.18%
Other593.85%
Hawaiian1914.62%

Barnstable County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

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4.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Barnstable County, Massachusetts Employment Status

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59.9%

Labor Force Participation

56.8%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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64.40%

Born in Massachusetts

92.21%

Native Born

7.79%

Foreign Born

3.41%

Non Citizen

4.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.21% of Barnstable County, Massachusetts residents were born in the United States, with 64.40% having been born in Massachusetts. 3.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990