Dukes County

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Dukes County, Massachusetts

PO Box 190
Edgartown, MA 02539
Phone: (508) 696-3840
Fax: (508) 696-3841
www.dukescounty.org

Southeast of New Bedford; includes islands of Martha's Vineyard, Chappaquiddick, Elizabeth, and Noman's Land. Organized Jun 22, 1695 from Martha's Vineyard. Name Origin: For James II (1633-1701), Duke of York and Albany, administrator of the colonies at the time of naming

Area (sq mi):: 490.95 (land 103.78; water 387.18) Population per square mile: 150.20
Population 2005: 15,592 State rank: 13 Population change: 2000-20005 4.00%; 1990-2000 28.80% Population 2000: 14,987 (White 90.00%; Black or African American 2.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.50%; Other 6.50%). Foreign born: 6.30%. Median age: 40.70
Income 2000: per capita $26,472; median household $45,559; Population below poverty level: 7.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $35,462-$40,723
Unemployment (2004): 3.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 16.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 4.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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