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.

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