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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
East Harwich is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 4,859. East Harwich is in Barnstable County. Living in East Harwich offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In East Harwich there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in East Harwich and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in East Harwich are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$382,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,746
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    8%
  • Own
    92%
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East Harwich Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    5%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    22%
  • 65+ years
    32%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in East Harwich

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$78,359
National
$55,322
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East Harwich Reviews

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Mostly anyone can walk in an apply for a job at fast food restaurants or grocery stores. During the summer, the economy in my county is tourist dependent so businesses are looking for employees.
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Most local businesses in this area are expensive because they are unique, and its on cape cod. When tourist come the prices go up. Some local businesses close during the winter.
Small shops and restaurants are phenomenal here.