Nantucket County, MA

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2022 Population
14,065
1.96% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.5
3.34% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
4.94%
17.3% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$135,590
16.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$1.27M
16.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Nantucket County, MA had a population of 14.1k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $135,590. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Nantucket County, MA grew from 13,795 to 14,065, a 1.96% increase and its median household income grew from $116,571 to $135,590, a 16.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Nantucket County, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.37%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.01%), White (Hispanic) (4.27%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.07%).

None of the households in Nantucket County, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.9% of the residents in Nantucket County, MA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Nantucket County, MA was $1.27M, and the homeownership rate was 71.1%.

Most people in Nantucket County, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Nantucket County, MA was 2 cars per household.

Nantucket County, MA borders Dukes County, MA.

About the photo: Mikas Pond, Nantucket, Massachusetts

Population & Diversity

Nantucket County, MA is home to a population of 14.1k people, from which 93.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 13.1% of Nantucket County, MA residents were born outside of the country (1.84k people).

In 2022, there were 7.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.95k people) in Nantucket County, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.32k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 704 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.9%
2022 Citizenship
92.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.9% of Nantucket County, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Nantucket County, MA was 92.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Nantucket County, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.95k ± 101
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.32k ± 241
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    704 ± 663
15.1%
Hispanic Population
2.12k people

In 2022, there were 7.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.95k people) in Nantucket County, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.32k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 704 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.1% of the people in Nantucket County, MA are hispanic (2.12k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Nantucket County, MA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

13.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.84k people
14.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.01k people

As of 2022, 13.1% of Nantucket County, MA residents (1.84k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Nantucket County, MA was 14.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    305 ± 127
  2. Korea
    52 ± 41
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    35 ± 29

Nantucket County, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.87 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Nantucket County, MA employs 7.53k people. The largest industries in Nantucket County, MA are Construction (1,338 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (965 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (817 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($120,938), Wholesale Trade ($103,068), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($100,094).

Occupations

7.53k
2022 Value
± 770
4.51%
1 Year growth
± 13.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Nantucket County, MA grew at a rate of 4.51%, from 7.21k employees to 7.53k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Nantucket County, MA, are Management Occupations (1,348 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (984 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (623 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Nantucket County, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.53k
2022 Value
± 770
4.51%
1 Year growth
± 13.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Nantucket County, MA grew at a rate of 4.51%, from 7.21k employees to 7.53k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Nantucket County, MA, are Construction (1,338 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (965 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (817 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Nantucket County, MA, though some of these residents may live in Nantucket County, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$67,353
Median earning men ± $10,913
$54,571
Median earning women ± $9,117

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($114,125), Wholesale Trade ($104,432), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($100,357).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($100,341), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($88,731), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($83,675).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.61%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.67M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 2.61% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Massachusetts.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 372
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  2. 295
    Construction
  3. 199
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Nantucket County, MA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 71.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (26.1%), followed by Other (1.39%).

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing the state of Massachusetts. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Massachusetts

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Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ed Markey
Senator from Massachusetts2
Assumed office on July 16, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Mo Cowan, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of John Kerry, who had become Secretary of State.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing Massachusetts.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Massachusetts have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.17% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.24% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.35M), High School or Equivalent (1.34M), and Graduate Degree (1.03M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Nantucket County, MA was $1.27M in 2022, which is 4.49 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $1.08M to $1.27M, a 16.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Nantucket County, MA is 71.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Nantucket County, MA have an average commute time of 13.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Nantucket County, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Nantucket County, MA is $135,590. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Nantucket County, MA was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $127,939, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $126,339 and $120,250.

Property

$1.27M
Median Property Value 2022
±$108,209
$3,313
Median Property Taxes
±$413

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Rent vs Own

71.1%
Homeownership
2022
72.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.1% of the housing units in Nantucket County, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9504
  2. Census Tract 9501
  3. Census Tract 9505

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Nantucket County, MA was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $127,939, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $126,339 and $120,250.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Nantucket County, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$135,590
Median Household Income
± $17,386
4.66k
Number of Households
± 505

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.66k households in Nantucket County, MA grew to $135,590 from the previous year's value of $116,571.

The following chart displays the households in Nantucket County, MA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Nantucket County, MA is from Massachusetts.
0.48
2022 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.48
2021 Wage GINI in Massachusetts

In 2022, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.047% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (69.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.3%)
  3. Carpooled (8.86%)

In 2022, 69.7% of workers in Nantucket County, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.3%) and those who carpooled to work (8.86%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

13.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Nantucket County, MA have a shorter commute time (13.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.647% of the workforce in Nantucket County, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Nantucket County, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Nantucket County, MA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

4.94% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Nantucket County, MA (687 out of 13.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Nantucket County, MA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.3% of the population of Nantucket County, MA has health coverage, with 44.7% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 26.4% on non-group plans, and 0.378% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Nantucket County, MA see 1900 patients per year on average, which represents a 17.4% increase from the previous year (1618 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1422 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 219 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 54% were men and 46% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,900 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Nantucket County, MA

Primary care physicians in Nantucket County, MA see an average of 1,900 patients per year. This represents a 17.4% increase from the previous year (1,618 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Nantucket County, MA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.2% under 18 years, 17.5% between 18 and 34 years, 42.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 54% were men and 46% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.69%
Uninsured
44.7%
Employer Coverage
12.5%
Medicaid
11.4%
Medicare
26.4%
Non-Group
0.378%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Nantucket County, MA declined by 22.8% from 6.07% to 4.69%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 26.6% in Nantucket County, MA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.13% in Nantucket County, MA.

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