Profile for Provincetown, Massachusetts, MA
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Summer resort and arts center
Provincetown is a town in Barnstable County, in the Barnstable Town metro area.
The latitude of Provincetown is 42.058N. The longitude is -70.179W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,431.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Provincetown demographic reports
Site of the Pilgrims' landing in 1620 before continuing on to Plymouth
East Coast writers and artists began gathering here in the 1920s. The Provincetown Players opened in 1916, giving previously unknown writers an opportunity to experiment. The company introduced the work of Eugene O'Neill.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The violent crime rate was per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1987 movie, "Tough Guys Don't Dance"
Well-known residents have included:
· Eugene O'Neill, writer
· Sinclair Lewis, writer
Local festivals include:
- Portuguese Festival - June 21-24, 2007
Dates often change. Check Provincetown web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Race Point Beach, Herring Cove
Historic sites and museums: Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, Provincetown Heritage Museum, Provincetown Art Association and 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.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 2272
Much of the ancient flavor of Provincetown has been saved, especially in the old houses, the prim white cottages and staid Colonials that line its narrow streets, and in the bright gardens, the wharves, fish-sheds and vessels that still carry on with net and trawl.
-- WPA Guide to Massachusetts, 1937
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Ancestry & family history
8% of Provincetown residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Provincetown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Provincetown was $26,109, compared with $21,587 nationally.
38% of Provincetown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Provincetown festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Portuguese Festival - June 21-24, 2007
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in Provincetown include Provincetown Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Provincetown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $590. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,306.
Libraries in Provincetown include Provincetown Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Provincetown include Cape Codder, Provincetown Banner
The average commute time for Provincetown workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Provincetown include Best Western, Boatslip Resort, Cape Inn Resort, Provincetown Inn, Surfside Hotel & Suites, Victoria House.
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“ Much of the ancient flavor of Provincetown has been saved, especially in the old houses, the prim white cottages and staid Colonials that line its narrow streets, and in the bright gardens, the wharves, fish-sheds and vessels that still carry on with net and trawl. ”
~ WPA Guide to Massachusetts, 1937
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