Nantucket, MA Profile: Facts & Data

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Nantucket, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Nantucket Census Designated Place had a population of 8,028 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 8,028
Population in Households 8,008
Population in Familes 5,539
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 1,359
Diversity Index3 53
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $100,083
Average Household Income $124,713
Per Capita Income $50,762

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,657 (23.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,608 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,913 (54.5%)
Median Home Value $1,097,150
Average Home Value $1,182,091
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,265
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,841
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.92% 1.42%
Households 0.9% 1.41%
Families 1.02% 1.38%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

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, 2018 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 # 126 49th
Diversity Index # 37 85th
Median Household Income # 50 80th
Per Capita Income # 58 77th

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