Welcome to Data Cape Cod

Explore the latest data, information, and decision support tools.

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View data from the Census and American Community Survey in a series of map overlays.

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Explore and compare compelling current information about the towns in Massachusetts.

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What is Data Cape Cod?

Data Cape Cod was first created by the Cape Cod Commission to provide local and regional datasets to support planning efforts, economic development, and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Now an ongoing effort, the initiative increases transparency around economic progress in the region and enhances information access to support data-driven decision-making in our 15 communities. Click on a subject area below to find interactive dashboards with data related to the people, places, and economy of Cape Cod, or click on the search icon in the header to search for certain datasets. 

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Data Stories

The Freshwater Connection

Freshwater ponds and lakes comprise nearly 11,000 acres, about 4% of Cape Cod’s total acreage. We know that about 43,672 acres, nearly 20% of the region’s land area, is connected to its ponds; however, the total contributing area is likely much larger. Pond watersheds haven’t been mapped for more than 700 of Cape Cod’s 890 ponds.  Read more here.

A Longer Long Weekend

If you lined up all the cars that traveled to Cape Cod over the July 4th weekend, the line of traffic would extend from Bourne to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  Travel data collected over the Canal bridges indicated that visitors extended the 4th of  July weekend this year. Read more here.

A Widening Gap

Median sales prices for single-family homes on Cape Cod increased at nearly 3 times the rate of average weekly wages between 2019 and 2021, widening the gap between income and housing costs.  Explore how Cape Cod compares to the state in housing costs and wages in this data story. Read more here.

Featured Datasets

Year-Round Population
Real Estate Trends
Housing Affordability
Cape Cod Traffic Trends

COVID-19 Recovery Resources

Data-driven tools and resources for an informed community response to COVID-19 on Cape Cod.

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