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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    Kanaga, who's also an elected member of the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates, first encountered defendant Sheldon "Shelli" Manuel in the context of Probate Court proceedings related to the estate of Manuel's husband, David, who died in 2013.
    Barnstable County Commissioner Ron Beaty called for efforts to cut white sharks numbers.
    Barnstable County Commissioner Ron Beaty said he had warned something like this could happen and urged measures to reduce the number of white sharks.
    In October, the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy - a nonprofit that supports great white shark research, education, and conservation in Cape Cod - released a graphic video showing a great white shark feasting on a seal in the waters off Chatham, a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
    The research was supported by the Barnstable County Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, and Woods Hole Sea Grant.
    Robert Myrick of Robert Myrick Photography posted this video about Falmouth, a historic town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, in July 2013.
    Bank of Cape Cod was founded in 2006 and currently has four Barnstable County bank branches, approximately USD 214m in deposits, and approximately USD 229m in loans.
    Bank of Cape Cod was founded in 2006 and currently has four Barnstable County bank branches, approximately $214 million in deposits, and approximately $229 million in loans.
    Then on the way back, I approached two characters dressed in black expensive-looking suits with coffees, bought at Nirvana, no doubt heading back to their law office, for who else in these boonies would be wearing such attire if not lawyers, and a number of law offices were in the near vicinity, for the Barnstable County Courthouse was across the street from Nirvana "Well, lawyers against freedom of speech issues, bravo!" I hollered to their manicured faces.
    "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.
    1220 Nathan Ellis Highway, Rte 151, East Falmouth, MA Barnstable County Fairgrounds 774-327-0662