Profile for Wellfleet, Massachusetts, MA
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Wellfleet is a town in Barnstable County, in the Barnstable Town metro area.
The latitude of Wellfleet is 41.937N. The longitude is -70.033W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 33 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,749.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Wellfleet demographic reports
Wellfleet is on Cape Cod.
Former whaling and fishing village
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 people.
Local foods: bluepoint oysters
Well-known residents have included:
· Patty Larkin, singer
· Edmund Wilson, writer
Local festivals include:
- Oyster Festival - Oct. 13-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Wellfleet web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Cape Cod National Seashore, Audubon Society Wildlife Sanctuary, Cape Cod Rail Trail, Long Pond
Songbirds and shorebirds are attracted to the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Historic sites and museums: Wellfleet Historical Society Museum, Samuel Rider House
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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Ancestry & family history
9% of Wellfleet residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wellfleet ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wellfleet was $25,712, compared with $21,587 nationally.
40% of Wellfleet residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Wellfleet include Wellfleet Center Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Wellfleet, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $595. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,101.
Libraries in Wellfleet include Wellfleet Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Wellfleet include Cape Codder
The average commute time for Wellfleet workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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