Nantucket, Massachusetts

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Nantucket, Massachusetts

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High Points

Nantucket strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Massachusetts):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Nantucket Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Nantucket Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Nantucket Well-Paid Single Men
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 12% Nantucket Racial Diversity
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 13% Nantucket Affordability of Property Taxes
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Nantucket Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Nantucket College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Nantucket, Massachusetts

Comparing Nantucket to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Massachusetts (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Racial Diversity 6 9
Age of the Population 6 3
Senior Citizens 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 4
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 2
Portion of People Married 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 7
Median Family Income 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4
People Above Poverty 6 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 9 10
People Living Alone 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 9
Affordability of Rents 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 7 3
Low Violent Crime 3 2

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Nantucket Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles SE of New Bedford, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Nantucket
Standard Zip Codes 02554
P.O. Box Zip Codes 02564, 02584
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.283
Longitude -70.1

Nantucket Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 51 F
Jul Temp 62 to 75 F
Oct Temp 47 to 61 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Distance 27.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 50 F
Jul Temp 62 to 75 F
Oct Temp 47 to 60 F
Annual Precip 46.7 inches
Distance 53.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 52 F
Jul Temp 63 to 79 F
Oct Temp 45 to 60 F
Annual Precip 41.9 inches
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Nantucket Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 9,520 100%
Male 4,884 51.3%
Female 4,636 48.7%
Under 18 1,828 19.2%
18+ 7,692 80.8%
65+ 1,000 10.5%
Median Age 36.7
Average Family Size 2.9
White 8,363 87.8%
African-American 789 8.3%
Asian 61 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 152 1.6%
Mixed Race 150 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 212 2.2%

Estimated Nantucket Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 10,168
Growth 648
Growth % 6.8%

Nantucket Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 19.9%
English 17.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.2%
Italian 7.2%
Portuguese 6.1%
German 6%
French (except Basque) 5.1%
US/American 4.8%
Scottish 4.7%
Polish 3.4%
Swedish 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Dutch 1.4%
French Canadian 1.3%
Russian 1.2%
Canadian 0.8%
British 0.8%
European 0.7%
Cape Verdean 0.6%
Brazilian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
Haitian 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Eastern European 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
New Zealander 0.3%
Palestinian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Jamaican 0.3%
South African 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
West Indian 0.2%
Israeli 0.2%
Australian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Nantucket, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Sconset (02564)
Siasconset (02564)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Nantucket 9,520 $66,786
Edgartown 3,779 $55,153

Nantucket Public Libraries

Nantucket Atheneum
Nantucket, Massachusetts
(508) 228-1110

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Nantucket Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(508) 825-8100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 362 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.1

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