Dukes County MA Information


Dukes County Subdivisions

Dukes County MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 16,986
Population in Households 16,854
Population in Familes 12,115
Population in Group Qrtrs 132
Population Density1 165
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 7,633
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 4,361
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,017 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,155 (28.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,478 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,384 (57.6%)
Median Home Value $488,371
Average Home Value $568,371


Median Household Income $65,362
Average Household Income $79,181
Per Capita Income $35,596
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.64% 1.3%
Households 0.83% 1.41%
Families 0.77% 1.38%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Dukes County MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dukes County to the other 14 counties and county equivalents in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 13 14th
Population Density1 # 12 21st
Diversity Index2 # 11 29th
Median Household Income # 6 64th
Per Capita Income # 7 57th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.