Barnstable County, Massachusetts

The Barnstable County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts and is in line with Cape Cod The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Barnstable.


The county has an area of ​​3382 square kilometers, of which 2357 square miles are water. It is bordered to the northwest by Plymouth County and on the south by Dukes County and Nantucket County.


Barnstable County was in 1685 one of three Gründungscountys of Plymouth Colony. 1903 Guglielmo Marconi sent by the Marconi Wireless Station Site in Wellfleet on Cape Cod, the first public telegraph message across the Atlantic Ocean.


According to the census in 2000 lived in Barnstable County 222 230 inhabitants in 94 822 households and 61 065 families. The population was made up of 94.23 percent White, 1.79 percent African American, 0.63 percent Asian, and 0.56 percent Native American. 1.35 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The per capita income was 25 318 U.S. dollars; 4.6 percent of families and 6.9 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

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