Dennis is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 13,871 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Dennis is the 134th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Dennis are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dennis is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dennis is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dennis who work in sales jobs (12.45%), office and administrative support (12.01%), and management occupations (9.39%).
Of important note, Dennis is also a town of artists. Dennis has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Dennis’s character.
Also of interest is that Dennis has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Another notable thing is that Dennis is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Dennis has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Dennis a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Dennis is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Dennis is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.30% of adults in Dennis have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Dennis in 2018 was $43,840, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $175,360 for a family of four. However, Dennis contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Dennis home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dennis residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dennis include Irish, English, Italian, German, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Dennis is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.