Harwich Port, Massachusetts

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Harwich Port (also spelled Harwichport[1]) is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Harwich in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 1,809 at the 2000 census. In addition to the village of Harwich Port, the village of South Harwich is also located in the CDP.

Geography

Harwich Port is located at 41°40′5″N 70°4′9″W / 41.66806°N 70.06917°W / 41.66806; -70.06917 (41.668111, -70.069041)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.9 km² (3.4 mi²). 6.8 km² (2.6 mi²) of it is land and 2.1 km² (0.8 mi²) of it (23.39%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,809 people, 1,000 households, and 485 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 265.6/km² (688.1/mi²). There were 2,279 housing units at an average density of 334.6/km² (866.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.73% White, 0.61% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.77% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.

There were 1,000 households out of which 10.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.4% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 51.4% were non-families. 46.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 29.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.79 and the average family size was 2.49.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 11.3% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 18.5% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 41.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 58 years. For every 100 females there were 74.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $29,583, and the median income for a family was $45,385. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $33,229 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $25,085. About 9.9% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.1% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

References

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