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Hyannis Port, Massachusetts

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Hyannis Port, Massachusetts

Union Chapel

Hyannis Port is a small residential village located in Barnstable, Massachusetts. It is an affluent summer community on Hyannis Harbor 1.4 miles to the south-southwest of Hyannis.


  • Community 1
  • Kennedy residences 2
  • Demographics 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


It has a small Post Office (zip code 02647) next door to a small seasonal convenience store, The News Shop and Gallery. It has one of the premier golf courses on Cape Cod, the Hyannisport Club,[1] and is also home to the West Beach Club and the Hyannis Port Yacht Club.[2] St. Andrew's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church[3] and the Union Chapel[4] conduct Sunday services in the summer.

Kennedy residences

Hyannis Port is the location of the Kennedy Compound[5] and other Kennedy family residences and as such is included in the National Register of Historic Places. There are three Kennedy houses on the compound: Rose's, Jack's, and Ethel's. (Ted's house was nearby but not in the compound itself.) Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy was living in Hyannis Port and was the oldest resident in the Town of Barnstable when she died at age 104.


According to the 2000 U.S. Census[6] on April 1, it had 193 housing units with a resident population of 115 persons living in 46 housing units. There were 147 vacant housing units (76%), 144 of which were for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use. Based on the average family size of 2.97 persons, summer population is at least 573.


  1. ^ Panoramio - Photo of Hyannis Golf
  2. ^ Panoramio - Photo of Hyannis Port Beach
  3. ^ Panoramio - Photo of St. Andrew by the Sea; Hyannis Port, MA
  4. ^ Panoramio - Photo of Hyannis Port - A small Church
  5. ^ Panoramio - Photo of Joseph P. & Rose Kennedy estate, Hyannis Port, MA
  6. ^ "Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000, Geographic Area: 02647 5-Digit ZCTA". United States Census Bureau. April 1, 2000. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 

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