Nantucket, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Nantucket, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Nantucket Census Designated Place had a population of 7,606 as of July 1, 2016. Nantucket ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Nantucket is located at latitude 41.2721 and longitude -70.0929 in Nantucket County. The formal boundaries for the Nantucket Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.81 sq. miles. Nantucket County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Nantucket Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378175) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Nantucket Census Designated Place is located within Town of Nantucket, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nantucket County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nantucket population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Nantucket: Mantukett, Nantucket Village, Nantuckett, Nantuckkit, Nantucquet, Nantukes, Nantukett, Sharborn, Shelburne, Sherborn, Sherbourne, Sherburn, Sherburne, Wesco, Wesko.

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Nantucket, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,606
Population in Households 7,586
Population in Familes 5,206
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 1,288
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 3,086
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,740
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,983 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,692 (24.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,394 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,897 (55.8%)
Median Home Value $904,511
Average Home Value $906,324


Median Household Income $84,847
Average Household Income $107,370
Per Capita Income $43,620
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 1.27%
Households 0.28% 1.22%
Families 0.44% 1.17%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nantucket to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 92 63rd
Population Density1 # 130 48th
Diversity Index2 # 37 85th
Median Household Income # 59 76th
Per Capita Income # 75 70th

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