IRS Income Data for Dennis and Surrounding Communities

The Boston Globe provides a variety of interesting information for all of the communities in the state.  One item I found of particular interest, for economic development purposes, was the information they reported from the IRS.  The data for the entire state can be found here.  The table below compares Dennis, by zip code as reported by the Globe and aggregated to the town as a whole, to our neighbors.

The data provides the number of IRS returns filed (single filers and joint filers, thus it may not be an accurate measure of actual household income as married filing individually will show as two separate filings).  However, as a measurement of income over time, it provides an interesting trend line.  Clearly the data illustrates that we have much more in common with Yarmouth than Harwich or Brewster.  In fact, the income gap between Dennis and its neighbors to the east is growing much more rapidly than the income differential between Dennis and Yarmouth.  Here is the data:

Zip code

City or town

Number of returns, 2001

Average income, 2001

Number of returns, 2005

Average income, 2005

% change in avg. income, 2001-5

02638

Dennis

1,843

$53,097

1,868

$62,916

18.5

02639

Dennis (Dennis Port)

1,736

$29,712

1,740

$35,866

20.7

02641

Dennis (East Dennis)

1,013

$63,206

908

$73,036

15.6

02660

Dennis (South Dennis)

2,948

$43,956

3,128

$47,245

7.5

02670

Dennis (West Dennis)

946

$48,894

892

$55,074

12.6

Dennis Total

8,486

$45,876

8,536

$51,916

13.2

02631

Brewster

4,995

$50,134

4,989

$59,090

17.9

02645

Harwich

4,671

$43,479

4,878

$49,276

13.3

02646

Harwich (Harwich Port)

1,139

$54,903

1,104

$73,486

33.8

02661

Harwich (South Harwich)

271

$45,052

215

$52,735

17.1

02671

Harwich (West Harwich)

621

$53,795

629

$55,647

3.4

Harwich Total

6,702

$46,440

6,826

$53,888

16.0

02664

Yarmouth (South Yarmouth)

5,235

$41,690

5,166

$46,354

11.2

02673

Yarmouth (West Yarmouth)

4,332

$36,958

4,399

$41,506

12.3

02675

Yarmouth (Yarmouth Port)

3,554

$61,430

3,492

$67,181

9.4

Yarmouth Total

13,121

$45,475

13,057

$50,291

10.6

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