Aquinnah, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 311. Population change since 2000: -9.6%
Males: 153  (49.2%)
Females: 158  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  45.5 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 02535.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $65,681 (it was $45,208 in 2000)
Aquinnah:

$65,681
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,083 (it was $21,420 in 2000)

Aquinnah town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: over $1,000,000 (it was $852,300 in 2000)
Aquinnah:

over $1,000,000
MA:

$327,200
  • Races in Aquinnah, MA (2010)

    Aquinnah races chart
    • 17455.9%White alone
    • 8226.4%American Indian alone
    • 309.6%Two or more races
    • 154.8%Hispanic
    • 51.6%Other race alone
    • 41.3%Black alone
    • 10.3%Asian alone

Races in Aquinnah detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Aquinnah: 258.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (17.4%), Irish (15.4%), French (7.6%), German (6.7%), Russian (6.4%), Italian (6.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1870

Land area: 5.36 square miles.

Population density: 58 people per square mile   (very low).

Aquinnah,MA real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Aquinnah:

  • High school or higher: 95.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Aquinnah town:

  • Never married: 32.0%
  • Now married: 47.5%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.9%
Massachusetts:

15.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Aquinnah town:  0.3% ($2,167)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: New Bedford, MA (23.1 miles , pop. 93,768).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (69.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Queens, NY (163.5 miles , pop. 2,229,379).

Nearest cities: Chilmark, MA (1.8 miles ), West Tisbury, MA (2.9 miles ), Gosnold, MA (3.2 miles) , Tisbury, MA (3.6 miles ), Vineyard Haven, MA (3.6 miles ), Oak Bluffs, MA (3.8 miles ), Edgartown, MA (3.8 miles ), Woods Hole, MA (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $359,000
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $395,100
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $446,000
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $538,900
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $506,300
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $198,600
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $260,800
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $323,900
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $457,100
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $293,800
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $292,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $292,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.33 N, Longitude: 70.80 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 508


Crime rates in Aquinnah by Year
Type 2007 2008 2009
Murders 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Rapes 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Robberies 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Assaults 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Burglaries 100
per 100,000 280.90.00.0
Thefts 1713
per 100,000 280.91,971.83,631.3
Auto thefts 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Arson 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.0) 31.380.0147.2

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Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

12.31
Massachusetts average:

2.55
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Repair and maintenance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (30%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Private households (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (9%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Woodworkers (6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Social scientists and related workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (15%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Art and design workers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (5%)

Work and jobs in Aquinnah: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Aquinnah, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Aquinnah-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 156.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 255.6 miles away from Aquinnah center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 155.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 263.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 103.6 miles away from Aquinnah center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 282.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dukes County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Aquinnah:

  • BARNSTABLE COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 13 miles away; POCASSET, MA)
  • CAPE COD AND ISLANDS MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (Hospital, about 13 miles away; POCASSET, MA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Aquinnah:

  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (about 24 miles; North Dartmouth, MA; Full-time enrollment: 7,545)
  • Salve Regina University (about 28 miles; Newport, RI; FT enrollment: 2,349)
  • Bristol Community College (about 32 miles; Fall River, MA; FT enrollment: 5,707)
  • Roger Williams University (about 33 miles; Bristol, RI; FT enrollment: 4,375)
  • Cape Cod Community College (about 35 miles; West Barnstable, MA; FT enrollment: 2,491)
  • University of Rhode Island (about 40 miles; Kingston, RI; FT enrollment: 14,656)
  • New England Institute of Technology (about 44 miles; East Greenwich, RI; FT enrollment: 3,183)

Library in Aquinnah:

  • AQUINNAH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $74,610; Location: 1 CHURCH ST.; 8,008 books; 246 audio materials; 1,203 video materials; 34 state licensed databases; 28 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Aquinnah: Gay Head Light (A), Aquinnah Fire Department (B), Gay Head Coast Guard Station (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Gay Head Indian Burying Ground (1), Gayhead Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Occooch Pond (A), Lily Pond (B), Black Pond (C), Squibnocket Pond (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Black Brook (A), Squibnocket Herring Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Gay Head Town Beach (A), Lobsterville Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Dukes County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 64.4. This is about average.

City:

64.4
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 33.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

9.4
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  55.9%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.6%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

7.1%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.2%
Whole state:

4.4%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Aquinnah travel time to work - commute Aquinnah mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Aquinnah town (based on Dukes County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,8961
Mainline Protestant1,61012
Other1,1576
Evangelical Protestant3103
None10,562-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Dukes County:

8.41 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Dukes County:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Dukes County:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 55
Here:

35.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.1%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Dukes County:

19.1%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.6%
State:

16.5%

6.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,625 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($344 average AGI)
Dukes County:

0.15%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Middlesex County, MA  0.36% ($78,231 average AGI)
from Barnstable County, MA  0.31% ($30,478)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.31% ($53,348)


5.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($58,973 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Barnstable County, MA  0.57% ($77,976 average AGI)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.43% ($72,839)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.36% ($78,692)

Strongest AM radio stations in Aquinnah:

  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBSM (1420 AM; 5 kW; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Aquinnah:

  • WCAI (90.1 FM; WOODS HOLE, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMVY (92.7 FM; TISBURY, MA; Owner: ARITAUR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCIB (101.9 FM; FALMOUTH, MA; Owner: QANTUM OF CAPE COD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCTK (98.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJFD-FM (97.3 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: EDMUND DINIS, TRUSTEE)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFHN (107.1 FM; FAIRHAVEN, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTWV (101.1 FM; MASHPEE, MA; Owner: BOCH BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WSMU-FM (91.1 FM; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WFPB-FM (91.9 FM; FALMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)

TV broadcast stations around Aquinnah:

  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WB1FVD, Licensee ID: L00920025, Grant Date: 03/07/2014, Expiration Date: 05/17/2024, Certifier: Edward P Childs Jr, Registrant: Edward P Childs Jr, 24 Old South Rd, Aquinnah, MA 02535-1519

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 65MW , Serial Number: 20440
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Susan A Weiss, Po Box 508, Aquinnah, MA 02535, Other Owners: Martin T Weiss
  • Aircraft: CESSNA R172K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 76 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 758LC , Serial Number: R1723172, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 05/17/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Jerry A Wiener, 10 State Rd, Aquinnah, MA 02535

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (53%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Electricity (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Aquinnah compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Aquinnah on our top lists:

  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the lowest real estate taxes percentage (population 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #12 (02535) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
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