Nantucket County

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Nantucket County, Massachusetts

16 Broad St
Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone: (508) 228-7216
Fax: (508) 325-5313

Coextensive with Nantucket Island, south of Cape Cod, MA; original county, organized Jun 22, 1695. Name Origin: From an Indian word of uncertain meaning. An early map marks the island as Natocok, which may mean 'far away.' Others suggest the root Nantuck means 'the sandy, sterile soil tempted no one.'

Area (sq mi):: 303.64 (land 47.81; water 255.83) Population per square mile: 212.70
Population 2005: 10,168 State rank: 14 Population change: 2000-20005 6.80%; 1990-2000 58.40% Population 2000: 9,520 (White 86.90%; Black or African American 8.30%; Hispanic or Latino 2.20%; Asian 0.60%; Other 3.20%). Foreign born: 8.00%. Median age: 36.70
Income 2000: per capita $31,314; median household $55,522; Population below poverty level: 7.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $45,100-$49,361
Unemployment (2004): 2.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 9.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 1.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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