Regional Benchmarks


Commuter Income

What it means

Residents working off Cape bring income into the region. Prior to the mid-1970s, residents earned more on Cape than residents wearned off Cape. This trend has dramatically reversed since that time. The change coincides with the large increase in year-round population; many residents were clearly commuting to jobs off Cape. Commuting does draw income to the region, but increasing employment opportunities for these commuters within the region should be a goal. These data indicate it is a goal that could be reached.

Commuter Income - Barnstable County
Year Earnings by place of work Equals: Net earnings by place of residence Earnings from Off Cape