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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Vineyard Haven Census Designated Place had a population of 2,297 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Vineyard Haven is located at latitude 41.4543 and longitude -70.6036 in Dukes County. The formal boundaries for the Vineyard Haven Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. Dukes County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Vineyard Haven Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378244) 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 Vineyard Haven Census Designated Place is located within Town of Tisbury, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dukes County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Vineyard Haven: Holmes Hole, Holmes Hole Neck, Homes Hole, Nobnocket, Tisbury.


Vineyard Haven, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 2,297 (100%)
Population in Households 2,297 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,538 (67.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,861
Diversity Index2 38


Median Household Income $52,235
Average Household Income $84,325
% of Income for Mortgage4 53%
Per Capita Income $38,825
Wealth Index5 84


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,625 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 552 (34.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 518 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 555 (34.2%)
Median Home Value $661,697
Average Home Value $720,063
Housing Affordability Index3 49


Total Households 1,070
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 556
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.81% 0.64%
Households 0.82% 0.65%
Families 1.06% 0.6%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
Owner Occupied HU   0.78%


Vineyard Haven, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vineyard Haven to the other 245 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 180 27th
Population Density # 94 62nd
Median Household Income # 215 13th
Housing Affordability Index # 8 3rd
Per Capita Income # 141 43rd
Diversity Index # 75 70th

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