About Harwich

Harwich is comprised of seven villages, each with their own special beauty and special character: South Harwich, North Harwich, Harwich Port, Harwich Center, East Harwich, West Harwich and Pleasant Lake.Following is some general information on Harwich that will help you get acquainted with the area:
County
Barnstable
     Land Area
21.04 sq mi
Median Age of Residents
(2005) 48.8 yr
Year Incorporated
1694
     Year-Round Population
(2007) 12,677
Median Household Income
(2005): $49,200
Form of Government
Board of Selectmen,
Town Administrator,
Open Town Meeting
     Summer Population
(2007) 37,000
Median Value (Owner-occupied)
(2007): $325,000
Education
Elementary,
Middle,
High School;
Regional Technical
High School
     Average Annual Daytime Temperature
 July 75 degrees;
January 38 degrees
Tax Rate for Fiscal Year 2007
$5.58 per $1000 assessed valuation
Total Area
33.15 sq mi
     % of Second Home Owners
44%
Average Single Family Tax Bill
$1890