Regional Benchmarks


Income Diversity

What it means

Without controlling for inflation, there appears to be a shift toward higher income groups on the Cape between 1990 and 2000. In 1990, only nine percent of all households earned $75,000 or above; by 2000, this percentage had grown to 24 percent 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 2018 1990 2000 2018