Barnstable County is located in southeastern Massachusetts. It is bordered to the northwest by Plymouth County, and to the north, east, south and west by The Atlantic Ocean . The 2012 population for Barnstable County was estimated to be 215,888. There are a total of 14 towns and 1 city in Barnstable County with the largest being the City of Barnstable. Barnstable County has an area of 1,305.53 square miles, however only 393.72 square miles is land.
Barnstable is one of five counties in Massachusetts that still has a county government. In addition to having County Commissioners, county services include land records, vocational education, Trial Court facilities maintenance, engineering, conservation, recreation, volunteer programs, and additional statutory responsibilities. The county seat is located in Barnstable.
Barnstable County, Massachusetts
|Town||County||Land area (sq mi)||Population (2010)|
|Barnstable (City)||Barnstable County||76.33||45193|