A Barnstable Town Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Barnstable Town Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% lower than Massachusetts
Barnstable Town
13030% more expensive than the US average
13131% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Barnstable Town cost of living
C- Barnstable Town Crime Total crime is 11% lower than Massachusetts
Total crime
1,42745% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 7145% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-31%Year over year crime is down
Barnstable Town crime
C+ Barnstable Town Employment Household income is 10% lower than Massachusetts
Median household income
$63,54915% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$37,71826% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%13% lower than the US average
Barnstable Town employment
F Barnstable Town Housing Home value is 1% higher than Massachusetts
Median home value
$345,70087% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,19826% higher than the US average
Home ownership
75%17% higher than the US average
Barnstable Town real estate or Barnstable Town rentals
A+ Barnstable Town Schools HS graduation rate is 6% higher than Massachusetts
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
71%43% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Barnstable Town K-12 schools or Barnstable Town colleges

Living in Barnstable Town, MA

Barnstable Town, Massachusetts is a moderately-sized city with a population of 44,498 residents. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (91% White). Given that fact, Barnstable Town could be considered less diverse than other cities. Barnstable Town is considered to be a city with an aging population. The average age of all residents is 48, which is well beyond the United States median age average. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Barnstable Town might be a good fit as 79% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 72% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Are you trying to decide if living in Barnstable Town is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling experience before moving to any new city in Massachusetts, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, education, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Barnstable Town and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Barnstable Town to Massachusetts and the national average.

Barnstable Town, MA receives 65/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #189 in Massachusetts and #17,410 in the USA. Based on the grades for each individual category, Barnstable Town has received high marks for amenities (A) and education (A+). There are some categories that Barnstable Town scores poorly for, including: cost of living (F) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Barnstable Town on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Barnstable Town: Hyannis Whale Watchers, Barnstable Village's Ghost Hunter's Tour, and Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary.

Knowing that the Barnstable Town schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 71%, which is far higher than the national average.

Assuming that Barnstable Town meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Barnstable Town. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Barnstable Town are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Barnstable Town come in at $345,700, which is 1.4% higher than the Massachusetts average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Barnstable Town, the home price to income ratio is 5.4, which is 12.5% higher than the Massachusetts average.

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      Barnstable Town, MA - From Chips To Ships

      I lived in Barnstable Town for about four years while I was in school. It is one of the most relaxing cities I have lived in. The beach access is magnificent, and I enjoyed being able to sit on my porch and watch the stars at night. There were several shopping areas close to my home, and there were many activities during the year that I went to.

      One of the things that I did when I lived in the area was go on a whale watching cruise. The area offers these cruises during the year, but the best time to go is when the weather begins to warm up. If you go whale watching when it is cold, you won't be able to see anything. The boat was very large, and there were only a few other people on the tour. I got some great shots of whales and even one of a baby. If you like eating potato chips, then you need to visit the Cape Cod Company. You can walk through the entre facility and find out how they make their famous chips. When you reach the end of the tour, you receive a small bag of chips to take home with you.

      One of the things that I liked about living in this area was the number of shopping centers. They were not the high fashion malls that you would find in a big city. The shopping centers that I went to had affordable clothing that I found to be just like other items I have purchased for more money. The area is famous for the number of thrift stores it has. I enjoyed living in this area, and I would go back if given the opportunity. It doesn't have a large selection of restaurants, so you have to improvise when it comes to going out for a nice dinner. However, the beauty of the area makes up for everything it doesn't have.
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      Source: The Barnstable Town, MA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).