Nantucket County MA Information


Nantucket County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 10,016
Population in Households 9,955
Population in Familes 6,973
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density1 223
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 4,151
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 2,377
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,893 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,466 (20.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,685 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,742 (65.1%)
Median Home Value $470,904
Average Home Value $572,283


Median Household Income $84,098
Average Household Income $97,979
Per Capita Income $40,617
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.36% 0.55%
Households -0.44% 0.52%
Families -0.51% 0.49%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
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.


Nantucket County MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nantucket 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 # 14 7th
Population Density1 # 11 29th
Diversity Index2 # 6 64th
Median Household Income # 2 93rd
Per Capita Income # 3 86th

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