Falmouth, Massachusetts

Falmouth, Massachusetts
Nobska Lighthouse, Falmouth
Nobska Lighthouse, Falmouth
Official seal of Falmouth, Massachusetts
Location in Barnstable County and the state of Massachusetts.
Location in Barnstable County and the state of Massachusetts.
Coordinates: 41°33′05″N 70°36′55″W / 41.55139°N 70.61528°W / 41.55139; -70.61528Coordinates: 41°33′05″N 70°36′55″W / 41.55139°N 70.61528°W / 41.55139; -70.61528
CountryUnited States
 • TypeRepresentative town meeting
 • Acting Town
Peter Johnson-Staub[1]
 • Total54.4 sq mi (141.0 km2)
 • Land44.1 sq mi (114.1 km2)
 • Water10.3 sq mi (26.8 km2)
10 ft (3 m)
 • Total32,517
 • Density738/sq mi (285.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
Area code508 / 774
FIPS code25-23105
GNIS feature ID0618253

Falmouth (/ˈfælməθ/ FAL-məth) is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 32,517 at the 2020 census,[2] making Falmouth the second-largest municipality on Cape Cod after Barnstable. The terminal for the Steamship Authority ferries to Martha's Vineyard is located in the village of Woods Hole in Falmouth. Woods Hole also contains several scientific organizations such as the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), the Woodwell Climate Research Center, NOAA's Woods Hole Science Aquarium, and the scientific institutions' various museums.

For geographic and demographic information on specific parts of the town of Falmouth, please see the articles on East Falmouth, Falmouth Village, North Falmouth, Teaticket, West Falmouth, and Woods Hole. Falmouth also encompasses the villages of Hatchville and Waquoit, which are not census-designated places and fall within the village of East Falmouth based on postal service.

  1. ^ "Julian Suso to start as new Town Manager". Falmouth Patch.com. AOL Inc. December 1, 2010. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Census - Geography Profile: Falmouth town, Barnstable County, Massachusetts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved October 6, 2021.

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