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Barnstable is a city in Barnstable County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after town in England

The latitude of Barnstable is 41.7N. The longitude is -70.3W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 36 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 48,907.


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Median household income
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$46,811
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Barnstable demographic reports
Town includes seven villages, with Hyannis as its commercial center
Old seafaring community; codfish caught on the Grand Banks was traded here for rum and molasses from the West Indies
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 332. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 6.8 per 1,000 people.
Wildlife: Butterflies and red-tailed hawks inhabit the Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary. Terns, piping plovers, egrets, herons and gulls nest at Sampson's Island Wildlife Sanctuary

Historic sites and museums: John F. Kennedy Museum, Donald G. Trayser Memorial Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
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National index: 100
Local index: 108

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6% of Barnstable residents report German ancestry, and 23% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Barnstable ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Barnstable was $25,554, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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32% of Barnstable residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Barnstable include Centerville Historic District, Cotuit Historic District, Hyannis Port Historic District, Old King's Highway Historic District, West Barnstable Village - Meetinghouse Way Historic District, Wianno Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Barnstable, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $663.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,180.


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Libraries in Barnstable include Sturgis Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Barnstable include Barnstable Patriot, Barnstable Register

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The average commute time for Barnstable workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Barnstable between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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