• How Broccoli Describes the Summer Population on Cape Cod

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    How broccoli describes the summer population on Cape Cod

    Years ago, the Luxx Concierge visited the green grocer at a local supermarket.  The assignment: Try to quantify how the Cape changes the minute that the school year ends and the summer crowd arrives.

    The green grocer explained it by how many cases of broccoli he orders from one day to the next: four times as much!

    That anecdote is confirmed by the numbers below.

    The vast majority of his broccoli buyers are second home owners or renters since visitors don’t tend to purchase vegetables for their hotel and motel rooms.’

    The explosion of population for the summer ranges from a doubling in Sandwich – which is considered much more a fulltime community, and even a bedroom town to Boston – to Outer Cape towns that explode by 1,000 percent.

    For businesses interested in more insight into the second home population and economy, please contact the Luxx Concierge at concierge@luxxcapecod.com


    Full time population                 Summer population

    Barnstable                  44641                                              126000

    Bourne                        19733                                                 40000

    Brewster                        9754                                                24000

    Chatham                        6131                                                25000

    Dennis                         14067                                                 65000

    Eastham                        4932                                                30000

    Falmouth                     31644                                              108500

    Harwich                       12202                                                37500

    Mashpee                     14068                                                34800

    Orleans                          5868                                                22000

    Provincetown               2966                                                30000

    Sandwich                     20589                                                41000

    Truro                              2011                                                27500

    Wellfleet                       2733                                                28000

    Yarmouth                    23651                                               50000

    February 02, 2015