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Harwich Port
Barnstable County, Massachusetts


Page Contents for Harwich Port, Massachusetts

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History & History-related items

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Chamber of Commerce.

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Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Massachusetts state capital is Boston.
The population of Harwich Port is approximately 1,809 (2000), 1644 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,279 (2000), 944 (2010).
The amount of land area in Harwich Port is 6.822 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Harwich Port is 2.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 2.061 sq kilometers.
The distance from Harwich Port to Washington DC is 426 miles.
The distance to the Massachusetts state capital is 68 miles. (as the crow flies)
Harwich Port is positioned 41.66 degrees north of the equator and 70.06 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Harwich Port elevation is 19 feet above sea level.
Harwich Port per capita income is $ 23,063 (1999).
Harwich Port median income is $ 29,583 (2005).
The Harwich Port median home price is $ 616,000 (2005).


in the Cape Cod area of southeastern Massachusetts about 46 miles from Plymouth and about 84 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 Center, 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 Port 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 Port Chamber

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

Harwich Port Community News

Cape Cod Today - Historic Harwich Blog

Harwich Port Organizations

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

Harwich Port Libraries

Harwich Port Library
Harwich Port, MA
Phone: 508-432-3320

Harwich Port Schools

Harwich Schools
Phone: 508-430-7550 Harwich Port


The population of Harwich Port was:
1990 - 1,742
2000 - 1,809

There are more housing units than numbers of persons in Harwich Port due to the large number of second homes and rentals in the area.

Median house value:
2000 - $ 275,000
2005 - $ 616,000

Median household income:
2000 - $ 29,583
2005 - $ 35,100
2006 - $ 37,958

Per Capita Income:
1999 - $ 23,063

Median age:
2000 - 58.3 years

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