East Dennis, Massachusetts

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East Dennis is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Dennis in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 3,299 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

East Dennis is located at 41°44′25″N 70°9′26″W / 41.74028°N 70.15722°W / 41.74028; -70.15722 (41.740226, -70.157104)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.8 km² (4.9 mi²). 12.4 km² (4.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (2.64%) is water.

East Dennis is roughly 3 miles North of South Dennis. It is an additional 8 miles north of West Dennis and is located along the coast. It includes beaches; Sea Street Beach, Cold Storage Beach, and Crows Pasture beach.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,299 people, 1,516 households, and 1,027 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 265.4/km² (687.8/mi²). There were 2,203 housing units at an average density of 177.2/km² (459.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.09% White, 0.79% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.73% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.67% of the population.

There were 1,516 households out of which 16.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.62.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 15.7% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 17.2% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 34.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 55 years. For every 100 females there were 84.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $47,857, and the median income for a family was $57,177. Males had a median income of $46,627 versus $30,230 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $27,466. About 5.6% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.2% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.

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