Popponesset Island, Massachusetts

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Popponesset Island is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Mashpee in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 39 at the 2000 census.



Popponesset Island is located at 41°35′2″N 70°27′35″W / 41.58389°N 70.45972°W / 41.58389; -70.45972 (41.584001, -70.459832).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.0 km² (0.4 mi²). 0.2 km² (exactly 201,189 m² or 49.7149 acres) of it is land and 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²) of it (78.95%) is water.

This Cape Cod island is surrounded by the waters of Popponesset Bay. The island is part of the resort community of New Seabury.


During World War II, Popponesset Island was used for amphibious assaults and training.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 39 people, 19 households, and 12 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 188.2/km² (502.1/mi²). There were 69 housing units at an average density of 333.0/km² (888.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 100.00% White.

There were 19 households out of which 15.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.54.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 17.9% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 25 to 44, 35.9% from 45 to 64, and 35.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 58 years. For every 100 females there were 85.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $65,179; median incomes for families, males and females are unknown, due to the small size of the population. The per capita income for the CDP was $48,815. None of the population were below the poverty line.


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