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Popponesset Island, Massachusetts

Popponesset Island is a part of the town of Sandwich in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, it had a total population of 39.


Popponesset Island is located at 41°35'2" North, 70°27'35" West (41.584001, -70.459832)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Popponesset Island has a total area of 1.0 km² (0.4 mi²). 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 78.95% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 39 people, 19 households, and 12 families residing in Popponesset Island. The population density is 188.2/km² (502.1/mi²). There are 69 housing units at an average density of 333.0/km² (888.3/mi²). The racial makeup of Popponesset Island is 100.00% White, 0.00% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.00% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 19 households out of which 15.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% are married couples living together, 5.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% are non-families. 31.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 21.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.05 and the average family size is 2.54.

In Popponesset Island the population is spread out with 17.9% under the age of 18, 0.0% from 18 to 24, 10.3% from 25 to 44, 35.9% from 45 to 64, and 35.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 58 years. For every 100 females there are 85.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 113.3 males.

The median income for a household in Popponesset Island is $65,179, and the median income for a family is $0. Males have a median income of $0 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for Popponesset Island is $48,815. 0.0% of the population and 0.0% of families are below the poverty line.