Barnstable County is located on Cape Cod, a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean in south eastern Massachusetts. Its county seat is the town of Barnstable.
Barnstable has a population of approximately 213,000 people, making it the 10th most populous county in Massachusetts. It is home to some of the most popular vacation destinations on Cape Cod, such as Hyannis, Falmouth, and Provincetown. It is also home to the Barnstable Municipal Airport, which serves as a regional transportation hub.
The county is also home to several museums and cultural institutions, such as the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Cape Cod Maritime Museum.
About 39% of homes in Barnstable County, Massachusetts use heating oil as their primary heating fuel, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.