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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Barnstable Town is located in Massachusetts with a population of 44,325. Barnstable Town is in Barnstable County. Living in Barnstable Town offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Barnstable Town there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Barnstable Town and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Barnstable Town are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$355,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,244
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    311.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    45.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    18.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    193.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    824.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    31.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Barnstable Town

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,864
National
$55,322
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Barnstable Town Reviews

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I moved here during my sophomore year of high school, and experienced pretty much all that is entailed with the teenager and 'young-adult' aspect of this town, including the schooling, which for what you are being given (a free education) is valuable and worthwhile, and will produce some competent graduates regardless of what they choose to do in the future. The town and the Cape Cod area in general straddles a peculiar niche, comprising of a varied and diverse population of many backgrounds, ranging from the ultra-rich to the destitute.
For the average person, the culture and life can be very drab at times, particularly in the winter months, but it will be hard to stay isolated from culture, society and varied and interesting people if you stay here long enough. Living costs can also be high, and many towns, particularly in the mid and lower Cape region fail to balance between the year-round population and summer residents in livability.
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Town of Barnstable has seven villages with different things to recommends each of them. Hyannis is the “city” part of Barnstable. It has the mall, shopping centers, a busy Main Street for walking along. The other villages are smaller with more quaint main streets and little shops. There are many ocean beaches, ponds and lakes. The hiking is fun from short easy walks to more advanced hiking paths.
Barnstable Town is a town focused on helping other, acceptance, and pride. The schools are clean, helpful, and diverse. The beaches are absolutely beautiful.