Harwich

Harwich, a town in Massachusetts, was named after an English seaport that Queen Elizabeth named "Happy-go-lucky Harwich" during the late 16th century.

Welcome to Harwich

Harwich, a town in Massachusetts, was named after an English seaport that Queen Elizabeth named "Happy-go-lucky Harwich" during the late 16th century. Today, Harwich Port is known as America's second happiest seaside town, and the town is comprised of seven villages, all of which are located along the waters of Nantucket Sound and reach all the way east to beautiful Pleasant Bay. The town offers various charming spots, including Harwich Port, the most charming spot in the town, where visitors can explore artisan galleries, restaurants, and boutique shops, while Harwich Center is a quiet and quaint village with historic structures and a few stores, including an old-fashioned hardware store and a coffee shop.
 
Harwich is a leading grower of cranberries, and visitors can witness the glory of cranberry bogs in the fall during the annual autumn Cranberry Festival, which celebrates the prosperity that the vibrant berry brought to Harwich. Arts and culture are also celebrated in Harwich, with Cape Cod Theatre Company offering theatre productions, workshops, and educational programs throughout the year, and Brooks Academy Museum in Harwich Center featuring exhibits chronicling Harwich's colorful history. Visitors can enjoy outdoor activities, including biking the Cape Cod Rail Trail, visiting the Cape Cod Lavender Farm, and going on seal cruises and fishing charters departing from Harwich Port in season.

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 Moonshine Liquors, Shop Ahoy Liquor Store, and ACK Gioia.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.1 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.06 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.23 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 4.77 miles 11 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Active 4.51 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.22 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

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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Commute Time

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

Schools in Harwich, MA

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Primary Schools ()
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Mixed Schools ()
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
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