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Harwich Center
Barnstable County, Massachusetts


Page Contents for Harwich Center, Massachusetts

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Massachusetts state capital is Boston.
The population of Harwich Center is approximately 1,832 (2000), 1798 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,102 (2000), 846 (2010).
The amount of land area in Harwich Center is 5.8 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Harwich Center is 2.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.1 sq kilometers.
The distance from Harwich Center to Washington DC is 426 miles.
The distance to the Massachusetts state capital is 67 miles. (as the crow flies)
Harwich Center is positioned 41.69 degrees north of the equator and 70.07 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Harwich Center per capita income is $ 23,702 (2000).
Harwich Center median income is $ 46,700 (2005).
The Harwich Center median home price is $ 324,900 (2005).


in the Cape Cod area of southeastern Massachusetts about 45 miles from Plymouth and about 83 miles from Boston. It is on the south side of the peninsula with a good deal of shoreline on Nantucket Sound. Other nearby communities include Harwich, Harwich Port, Northwest Harwich, East Harwich, Dennis Port, West Chatham, West Dennis and Brewster.
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History & History Related Items

The Town of Harwich was settled about 1665 and later incorporated in 1694. Much of the history was centered around the sea and its related industries, but when oil was discovered and the whaling industry dropped off, cod fishing took its place. By the mid 1800s Harwich had 48 ships that were based here. Eventually, the fishing industry declined and other industries took its place such as cranberry bogs and tourism. Both industries remain important in the economy of the area today.
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Harwich Information Booth
Route 28
Harwich Port, MA
Phone: (508) 432-1600
The Harwich Chamber of Commerce invites the public to visit the Information Booth on Route 28 in Harwich Port from Memorial Day Week-end through Columbus Day Week-end, 9 AM - 5PM

Harwich Community Center
information on using space in the building please call 508-430-7568

Cape Cod Rail Trail runs through the area.
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Harwich Center City Government

Harwich Port is a village in the Town of Harwich. The town includes seven villages including Harwich Center, East Harwich, Harwich Port, South Harwich, Pleasant Lake, North Harwich and West Harwich.
Town of Harwich
Main Street
Harwich Center, MA
Phone: (508) 430-7513

The Town of Harwich is governed by a Board of Selectmen and Town Administrator.

Harwich Center Chamber

Harwich Chamber of Commerce
550 Main St., Rte. 28
Harwichport, MA
Phone: 508-432-1600
Toll-free: 800-441-3199

Harwich Center Community News

Cape Cod Today - Historic Harwich Blog

Harwich Center Organizations

Harwich Chamber of Commerce
550 Main St., Rte. 28
Harwichport, MA
Phone: 508-432-1600
Toll-free: 800-441-3199

Harwich Center Libraries

Brooks Library
732 Main St.
Harwich Center
Phone: (508) 432-1799

Harwich Center Schools

Harwich Schools
Phone: 508-430-7550 Harwich Center


The population of Harwich Center was:
1990 - 1,668
2000 - 1,832

Per capita income:
1999 - $ 23,063

Median household income:
2000 - $ 41,230
2005 - $ 46,700

Median house value:
2000 - $ 166,900
2005 - $ 324,900

Median age:
2000 - 46.2 years

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