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Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, in the Barnstable Town metro area.

The community was named after the town in England

The latitude of Falmouth is 41.551N. The longitude is -70.615W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 33 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 32,660.


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Median household income
Local
$48,191
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Falmouth demographic reports
Attacked by British ships during the Revolution and the War of 1812
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 98. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.9 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1975 movie, "Jaws"
Well-known residents have included:
· Katharine Lee Bates, college English professor who wrote "America the Beautiful"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Performing arts: Cape Ann Symphony, College Light Opera Company
Historic sites and museums: Aquarium of the National Marine Fisheries Service, Falmouth Museums on the Green
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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7% of Falmouth residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Falmouth ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Falmouth was $27,548, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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36% of Falmouth residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Falmouth, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $633.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,107.


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Libraries in Falmouth include East Falmouth Branch Library, Falmouth Public Library, Woods Hole Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Falmouth include Falmouth Enterprise

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The average commute time for Falmouth workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 11 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Falmouth between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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