Provincetown, Massachusetts

 

 

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Provincetown center, as viewed from the Pilgrim Monument.

Nickname: "P-town"

Location in Barnstable County in Massachusetts

U.S. Census Map

Coordinates: 42°03′30″N 70°10′45″W / 42.05833, -70.17917

Country

United States

State

Massachusetts

County

Barnstable

Settled

1700

Incorporated

1727

Government

 - Type

Open town meeting

 - Town
   Manager

Sharon Lynn

Area

 - Total

17.5 sq mi (45.2 kmē)

 - Land

9.7 sq mi (25.0 kmē)

 - Water

7.8 sq mi (20.2 kmē)

Elevation

40 ft (12 m)

Population (2000)

 - Total

3,431

 - Density

355.2/sq mi (137.1/kmē)

Time zone

Eastern (UTC-5)

 - Summer (DST)

Eastern (UTC-4)

ZIP code

02657

Area code(s)

508 / 774

FIPS code

25-55500

GNIS feature ID

0618258

Website: http://www.provincetowngov.org/

Provincetown is a town located at the extreme tip of Cape Cod in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 3,431 at the 2000 census. Sometimes called "P-town", the town is known for its beaches, harbor, artists, tourist industry, and its reputation as a gay resort.

The United States Census Bureau provides additional demographic detail for the more densely populated central village area within the town. Those details are included in the aggregate population and area values reported here. See: Provincetown (CDP), Massachusetts.

For additional information visit Provincetown Ma.