Barnstable County is located in easternmost Massachusetts. The County Seat is Barnstable and the largest city is Barnstable. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.barnstablecounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 214,914 and the 2010 census population was 215,888. The land area is 393.72 square miles and there are 548.3 persons per square mile.
93.8% of the population is White, 2.4% is Black or African American, 2.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.3% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 94.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 39.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $366,700, there are 95,398 households, an average of 2.21 persons per household. The per capita income is $36,142, the median household income is $60,526, and 9.3% of the persons in Barnstable County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 32,205. Retail sales (in $1000) were $3,973,206, and sales per capita were $17,878. The percentage of black-owned firms is 1.2%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.3%.
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