Dukes County

Dukes County, Massachusetts

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

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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09-128-18) (3 pages) (Davis, J.) (Dukes County Superior Court) (Docket No.
The Martha's Vineyard estate in Dukes County, Massachusetts, which was rented by former President Barack Obama and his family in the summer of 2013, is up for sale.
The bank currently has four bank branches in the Martha's Vineyard communities of Edgartown, where it has two locations, Oak Bluffs, and Vineyard Haven, all in Dukes County Massachusetts.
Open counties include Suffolk County, home to Boston and Cambridge; Bristol County, with the cities of Fall River and New Bedford; Hampden County, home to Springfield; Berkshire and Franklin counties in Western Massachusetts; and Dukes County, which covers Nantucket.
The county with the highest annual incidence was Dukes County (Martha's Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands), Massachusetts (67 cases; 43 per 100,000 persons).
Afterwards, as Osathanondh was driven from the courthouse to the Dukes County Jail in Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, where he will serve his sentence, the Smith family watched in tears.
Dukes County, consisting of Martha's Vineyard and the tiny Elizabeth Islands, most of which are owned by the Forbes family, has seen one of the sharpest housing price rebounds in Massachusetts.
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"I bought it from my aunt who owned it 40 years before I purchased it," says Judge Tucker, now retired, who became a year-round resident 10 years ago when he was appointed presiding judge of Dukes County.
"Every county except Dukes County has some vulnerability."
Dukes County, comprising Martha's Vineyard, had an increase of 260 percent, but that reflected an increase from five to 18 auction announcements from January through June, the data show.