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East Dennis, Massachusetts

East Dennis is a village located in the town of Dennis in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 3,299.


East Dennis is located at 41°44'25" North, 70°9'26" West (41.740226, -70.157104)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 12.8 km² (4.9 mi²). 12.4 km² (4.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.64% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 3,299 people, 1,516 households, and 1,027 families residing in the village. The population density is 265.4/km² (687.8/mi²). There are 2,203 housing units at an average density of 177.2/km² (459.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 97.09% White, 0.79% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 1.67% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,516 households out of which 16.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% are married couples living together, 7.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% are non-families. 28.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 18.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.17 and the average family size is 2.62.

In the village the population is spread out with 15.7% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 17.2% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 34.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 55 years. For every 100 females there are 84.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $47,857, and the median income for a family is $57,177. Males have a median income of $46,627 versus $30,230 for females. The per capita income for the village is $27,466. 7.7% of the population and 5.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 18.2% are under the age of 18 and 1.9% are 65 or older.