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West Dennis, Massachusetts

West 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 2,570.


West Dennis is located at 41°39'42" North, 70°9'43" West (41.661753, -70.161975)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 10.9 km² (4.2 mi²). 8.5 km² (3.3 mi²) of it is land and 2.4 km² (0.9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 21.67% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 2,570 people, 1,279 households, and 698 families residing in the village. The population density is 301.6/km² (781.3/mi²). There are 2,733 housing units at an average density of 320.7/km² (830.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 95.53% White, 2.37% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,279 households out of which 13.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% are married couples living together, 7.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 45.4% are non-families. 38.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 20.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 1.96 and the average family size is 2.53.

In the village the population is spread out with 13.0% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 32.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 53 years. For every 100 females there are 83.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $35,350, and the median income for a family is $50,156. Males have a median income of $37,266 versus $29,625 for females. The per capita income for the village is $26,667. 10.7% of the population and 7.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 20.6% are under the age of 18 and 7.5% are 65 or older.