Skip to Main Content
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  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 44,314. 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 above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$368,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,299
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Barnstable Town
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Barnstable Town Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    318
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    50
    40.7
  • Robbery
    31.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    138.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    794.9
    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
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Barnstable Town

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$68,919
National
$55,322
Places like Barnstable Town
More

Barnstable Town Reviews

38 reviews
All Categories
Barnstable Town is a great place to live. The scenery here is absolutely incredible and I enjoy discovering new areas of the town. The summer months are especially amazing, with popular beaches and an endless list of activities to participate in. I have always enjoyed living in Barnstable and hope to continue that into the future. Of course, being a popular tourist area in the summer, some of the real estate can be somewhat expensive. However, the benefits of living and visiting Barnstable Town are really just undeniable!
Start Your Review of Barnstable Town
Rate It!
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.
Barnstable is a nice place to live in. People are friendly and the community is very welcoming. Thanks to the evergrowing diversity, you will never be disappointed by the number of food choices.