Regional Benchmarks


Income Diversity

What it means

Without controlling for inflation, there appears to be a shift towards higher income groups on the Cape between 1990 and 2000. In 1990 only 8% of all households earned $75,000 or above; by 2000 this percentage had grown to 24% of all households. It is difficult to determine how much of the change in distribution is due to inflation versus increased wealth due to higher wages, in migration of wealthier households, commuters earning higher off-Cape wages, non-earnings income growth, or other factors.

Households by Income
Barnstable County Massachusetts
Year 1990 2000 2015 1990 2000 2015