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Harwich is a town in Barnstable County, in the Barnstable Town metro area.
The community was named after English village
The latitude of Harwich is 41.686N. The longitude is -70.076W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 56 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 12,386.
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8% of Harwich residents report German ancestry, and 23% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Harwich ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Harwich was $23,063, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% of Harwich residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Harwich, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $600. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,075.
Libraries in Harwich include Brooks Free Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Harwich workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Harwich between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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