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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).

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Harwich Port location: 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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Harwich Port history:

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 Port attractions:

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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