Overview for Provincetown, MA

3,273 people live in Provincetown, where the median age is 56.5 and the average individual income is $73,140. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

56.5 years

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Welcome to Provincetown

A dynamic community on the tip of Cape Cod

Located at the tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown is one of the most eclectic, vibrant towns in all of New England. It is a bustling community of people who frequent tons of boutiques and local shops, seafood restaurants, art galleries, museums, and theaters. Provincetown also happens to have some beautiful beaches to enjoy. Given its location at the end of Cape Cod, it is highly visited but still maintains an intimate community among its residents.

The homes in Provincetown are very charming. Most emulate a Cape Cod style, known for their wooden, symmetrical exteriors and central chimneys and doors. However, more modern homes are also becoming quite popular in Provincetown to adapt to contemporary standards of home decor. Some of the best home builders in the area include BC Construction Co. and Ambrose Homes Inc. The architecture in Provincetown is very characteristic of a traditional New England town, often paired with innovative designs. 

Provincetown is a lovely area in Cape Cod that offers an exciting downtown street dynamic with a relaxing beach environment. It is truly a gem of the Cape, offering a traditional Cape Cod experience as well as the added benefit of an eclectic, bustling atmosphere.

What to Love

  • Highly inclusive environment
  • Scenic views of the beach
  • Fun shopping opportunities
  • Dynamic arts and cultural experiences

Local Lifestyle

Residents of Cape Cod enjoy a relaxed, calm lifestyle. However, living in Provincetown is a bit more exciting. There are all sorts of performances and events hosted in Provincetown throughout the year that give locals a chance to form community bonds with one another and be entertained. Since Provincetown is located on the tip of Cape Cod, it is a bit more secluded from the rest of Cape Cod; nonetheless, it has many visitors, especially during the summer.

There are all kinds of lifestyles in Provincetown, and it is known for being very inclusive of various identities. Provincetown is also home to families with young children, singles, retirees, professionals, and more. No matter who you are, the Provincetown community absolutely welcomes you. 

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

There are a variety of high-end dining experiences available to choose from in Provincetown. Victor’s is set up in an upscale cottage with elegant decorations and bright lights. Victor’s serves New American and seafood cuisine while also offering a lively happy hour, brunch, and raw bar. Another fantastic option for fine dining is The Mews Restaurant & Cafe. This eatery provides guests with waterfront views, a cozy upstairs cafe, and a neon-lit bar for exciting occasions. Also, locals love the Front Street Restaurant, housed in a rustic Victorian home. Front Street Restaurant primarily offers guests scrumptious Italian food. 

Some of the best shopping possible in all of Cape Cod is in Provincetown, specifically on Commercial Street. Commercial Street is a thriving area full of shops and restaurants that is perfect for strolling along during the warm summer months. Many of these stores are right by the water, so you can take a trip to Commercial Street after a day at the beach.

Things to Do

Provincetown has so many things to do for all sorts of occasions. Those who are interested in history can check out the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum. The monument is about 252 feet high, commemorating the arrival of the Mayflower Pilgrims. The museum provides guests with even more historical context into the historic Mayflower and the early days of colonial living.

A great landmark to visit in Provincetown is MacMillan Pier. The pier is a hub for various ships and a beautiful place for sightseeing. Fourth of July and New Year fireworks are a great MacMillan Pier attraction. If you are looking for a great way to spend the day outside, you should check out some of Provincetown’s breathtaking beaches. Herring Cove Beach is particularly picturesque. It is known for its lovely sunset views and calm waters. Finally, for an adventurous day out at sea, you can go whale watching through one of Provincetown’s various whale-watching companies like Dolphin Whale Watch and SeaSalt Charters

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Demographics and Employment Data for Provincetown, MA

Provincetown has 1,847 households, with an average household size of 1.77. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Provincetown do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,273 people call Provincetown home. The population density is 1,831.18 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

56.28 / 43.72%

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