Green Harbor, Massachusetts

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Green Harbor-Cedar Crest is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Marshfield in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. It is commonly referred to as Green Harbor. The population was 2,397 at the 2000 census.



Green Harbor was originally known as "Green's Harbor." The name derives from William Green. The Pilgrim government granted William Green rights to conduct commercial fishing there in about 1627.


Green Harbor-Cedar Crest is located at 42°4′25″N 70°39′22″W / 42.07361°N 70.65611°W / 42.07361; -70.65611 (42.073624, -70.656161)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP have a total area of 5.0 km² (1.9 mi²). 4.6 km² (1.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (8.29%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,397 people, 869 households, and 662 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 519.9/km² (1,349.3/mi²). There were 1,117 housing units at an average density of 242.3/km² (628.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.50% White, 0.38% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.21% of the population.

There were 869 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.

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