Harwich

A delightful town known for its maritime charm, historic character, and scenic coastal landscapes.

Welcome to Harwich

Harwich, located on the Lower Cape, is a delightful town known for its maritime charm, historic character, and scenic coastal landscapes. With six picturesque villages, including Harwich Port and Chatham, the town offers a diverse range of experiences. Red River Beach and Bank Street Beach provide sandy shores for relaxation, while the Cape Cod Rail Trail invites outdoor enthusiasts to explore the area by bike. Harwich's historic downtown features antique shops, art galleries, and cozy cafes.
 
The town's commitment to preserving its heritage is evident in its historic homes and the Brooks Academy Museum. With a blend of coastal beauty, cultural richness, and a relaxed atmosphere, Harwich stands as a quintessential Cape Cod destination.
 
 
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Overview for Harwich, MA

13,329 people live in Harwich, where the median age is 58 and the average individual income is $49,037. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

13,329

Total Population

58 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$49,037

Average individual Income

Around Harwich, MA

There's plenty to do around Harwich, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

19
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
33
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Shop Ahoy Liquor Store, ACK Gioia, and Moonshine Liquors.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 4.06 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.23 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.1 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 4.77 miles 11 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 4.33 miles 9 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Active 4.51 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars

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Demographics and Employment Data for Harwich, MA

Harwich has 5,733 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Harwich do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 13,329 people call Harwich home. The population density is 716.1 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

13,329

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

58

Median Age

48.11 / 51.89%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
5,733

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$49,037

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Harwich, MA

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The following schools are within or nearby Harwich. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Monomoy Regional High School
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
3/5
Cape Cod Region Vocational Technical
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Harwich Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
3/5
Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5