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Resort area encompassing the villages of East Dennis, Dennis and South Dennis.
Dennis is a town in Barnstable County, in the Barnstable Town metro area.
The community was named for the Rev. Josiah Dennis, pastor of the first meeting house
The latitude of Dennis is 41.735N. The longitude is -70.194W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 15,973.
Cranberries were first grown as a cash crop here after a local farmer discovered in 1816 that production was greatly increased by covering the vines with loose sand
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6% of Dennis residents report German ancestry, and 25% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dennis ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dennis was $25,428, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Dennis residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Dennis, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $628. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,028.
Libraries in Dennis include Dennis Memorial Library Assoc. ... View libraries
Newspapers in Dennis include Barnstable Register
The average commute time for Dennis workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Dennis between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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