Barnstable County

Barnstable County, Massachusetts

3195 Main St
Barnstable, MA 02630
Phone: (508) 362-2511
Fax: (508) 362-4136

Coextensive with Cape Cod, in southeastern MA; organized Jun 2, 1685 from Old Plymouth Colony. Name Origin: For Barnstaple, Devonshire, England. Original meaning was 'Bearda's staple or post,' or 'post to which a warship was moored.' Folk etymology changed it to -stable.

Area (sq mi):: 1305.62 (land 395.51; water 910.10) Population per square mile: 572.70
Population 2005: 226,514 State rank: 9 Population change: 2000-20005 1.90%; 1990-2000 19.10% Population 2000: 222,230 (White 93.40%; Black or African American 1.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.60%; Other 3.40%). Foreign born: 4.90%. Median age: 44.60
Income 2000: per capita $25,318; median household $45,933; Population below poverty level: 6.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $35,747-$38,638
Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 24.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Barnstable County seat (48,535)

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    The state needs to step up to the plate,'' said Larry Dapsis, deer-tick project coordinator and entomologist for Barnstable County, which funds the state's only county tick-education program.
    US mobile network operator Verizon Wireless has announced it has activated a new cell site in Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
    We the People was a key partner in creating the Cape Care resolution campaign, and many WHIPF members continue to provide organizing energy and leadership for this effort to create the first single payer system in the nation--and for the creation two years ago of the Barnstable County Human Rights Commission.
    On top: A hat saying: "USS Barnstable County LST-1197.
    the state's largest homeowners writer--decided to stop writing business in Barnstable County, which is essentially Cape Cod, said Frank O'Brien, vice president, regional manager and counsel for the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America.
    Voters in all 15 towns of Barnstable County, on Cape Cod, agreed.
    In Barnstable County, an estimated 10,000 people are living with Alzheimer's or other dementia, and more than 5,000 are homebound without regular or easy access to primary care; in Plymouth and Bristol counties, an estimated 11,000 are also homebound.
    Chapman enjoys greatest support in Barnstable County and the Islands, where he leads 48% to 38%, and is up by 6 points in Plymouth County.
    There are 240,000 year-round residents of this area, which is also known as Barnstable County.
    The Cape Light Compact, as administered through Barnstable County, is an inter-municipal regional energy services organization made up of all 21 towns of Barnstable and Dukes counties.