Nantucket, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Nantucket, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Nantucket Census Designated Place had a population of 7,860 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 7,860
Daytime Population: Workers 6,585
Daytime Population: Residents 2,311
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,896
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 7,840
Population in Familes 5,369
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 1,331
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $101,866
Average Household Income $113,474
Per Capita Income $45,814


Total Housing Units 7,030 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,727 (24.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,442 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,861 (54.9%)
Median Home Value $981,409
Average Home Value $979,485


Total Households 3,169
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 1,784
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.75% 1.04%
Households 0.61% 0.96%
Families 0.72% 0.9%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

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, 2017 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 # 90 64th
Population Density # 128 48th
Diversity Index # 37 85th
Median Household Income # 35 86th
Per Capita Income # 68 73rd

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