Nantucket, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 7,446. Population change since 2000: +94.4%
Males: 3,737  (50.2%)
Females: 3,709  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  37.5 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 02554.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $83,176 (it was $52,893 in 2000)
Nantucket:

$83,176
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $45,683 (it was $29,497 in 2000)

Nantucket CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $870,158 (it was $554,000 in 2000)
Nantucket:

$870,158
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: over $1,000,000; Detached houses: over $1,000,000; Townhouses or other attached units: over $1,000,000; In 2-unit structures: $766,507

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,557.

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Nantucket races chart
  • White alone - 6,045 (76.6%)
  • Black alone - 792 (10.0%)
  • Hispanic - 598 (7.6%)
  • Two or more races - 325 (4.1%)
  • Asian alone - 114 (1.4%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.06%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.01%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Nantucket: 144.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (15.7%), Irish (14.1%), United States (7.4%), German (6.7%), Portuguese (4.7%), West Indian (4.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1671

Elevation: 30 feet

Land area: 2.46 square miles.

Population density: 3,025 people per square mile   (average).

Nantucket,MA real estate house value index trend

Nantucket, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Nantucket:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 8.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Nantucket CDP:

  • Never married: 36.3%
  • Now married: 46.9%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

1,383 residents are foreign born (4.7% Latin America, 3.7% Europe).

This place:  17.5%
Massachusetts:  15.0%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Nantucket, Massachusetts as of May 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Nantucket to the number of sex offenders is 3,774 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,273 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $4,226 (0.4%)

Nantucket satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: New Bedford, MA (50.2 miles , pop. 93,768).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (88.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Queens, NY (198.1 miles , pop. 2,229,379).

Nearest cities: Madaket, MA (2.3 miles ), Siasconset, MA (2.7 miles ), Edgartown, MA (4.8 miles ), West Dennis, MA (5.1 miles ), Dennis Port, MA (5.1 miles ), West Yarmouth, MA (5.2 miles ), Harwich Port, MA (5.2 miles ), Oak Bluffs, MA (5.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 233 buildings, average cost: $242,200
  • 1998: 244 buildings, average cost: $298,600
  • 1999: 218 buildings, average cost: $335,500
  • 2000: 185 buildings, average cost: $328,400
  • 2001: 243 buildings, average cost: $401,100
  • 2002: 173 buildings, average cost: $357,200
  • 2003: 196 buildings, average cost: $412,900
  • 2004: 267 buildings, average cost: $398,000
  • 2005: 260 buildings, average cost: $466,800
  • 2006: 168 buildings, average cost: $487,400
  • 2007: 139 buildings, average cost: $534,300
  • 2008: 76 buildings, average cost: $562,400
  • 2009: 46 buildings, average cost: $530,200
  • 2010: 53 buildings, average cost: $852,800
  • 2011: 54 buildings, average cost: $731,900
  • 2012: 58 buildings, average cost: $942,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.28 N, Longitude: 70.10 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,360 (+17.3%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 4,226 (91.7%)

Area codes: 508, 774

Nantucket household income distribution Nantucket home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 45 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.23
Massachusetts average:

2.49

Nantucket tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.6%
Massachusetts:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (44%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (14%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)

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

Average climate in Nantucket, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Nantucket-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Massachusetts state average. It is 91% 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 150.9 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 284.1 miles away from Nantucket center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 171.5 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 287.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 234.0 miles away from Nantucket center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 103.2 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 Nantucket County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Nantucket topographic map

Birthplace of: Joseph Gardner Swift - Superintendent of the Military Academy, Charles Frederick Briggs - Humorist, Charles J. Folger - Politician, John Toner - Football player and coach, Maria Mitchell - Astronomer, Owen Chase - Sailor, Absalom Boston - Whalers, Douglas Harriman Kennedy - Television reporter, Lucretia Mott - (1793-1880), women's rights activist and abolitionist, Allison Mleczko - Ice hockey player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Nantucket:

  • NANTUCKET COTTAGE HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 57 PROSPECT STREET)
  • NANTUCKET COTTAGE HOSPITAL (DIALYSIS UNIT)
  • NANTUCKET COTTAGE HOSPITAL VISITING NURSES (57 PROSPECT STREET)
  • OUR ISLAND HOME (EAST CREEK ROAD)

Airports and heliports located in Nantucket:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Nantucket:

  • Cape Cod Community College (about 31 miles; West Barnstable, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,491)
  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (about 53 miles; North Dartmouth, MA; FT enrollment: 7,545)
  • Bristol Community College (about 61 miles; Fall River, MA; FT enrollment: 5,707)
  • Salve Regina University (about 64 miles; Newport, RI; FT enrollment: 2,349)
  • Roger Williams University (about 66 miles; Bristol, RI; FT enrollment: 4,375)
  • Bridgewater State University (about 67 miles; Bridgewater, MA; FT enrollment: 9,802)
  • Massasoit Community College (about 72 miles; Brockton, MA; FT enrollment: 5,442)

Public high school in Nantucket:

Public elementary/middle schools in Nantucket:

Private elementary/middle school in Nantucket:

  • NANTUCKET NEW SCHOOL (Students: 128; Location: 15 NOBADEER FARM RD; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Nantucket

Library in Nantucket:

  • NANTUCKET ATHENEUM (Operating income: $636,555; Location: 1 INDIA STREET; 48,945 books; 2,996 audio materials; 3,103 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 187 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Nantucket: Nantucket Harbor Range Light (A), Brant Point Light (B), Nantucket Ferry Slip Light (C), Loines Observatory (D), Brant Point Racquet Club (E), Commercial Wharf (F), Jetties Beach Public Tennis Courts (G), Nantucket Community-School Pool (H), Nantucket Shipyard (I), Nantucket Town Pier (J), Nantucket Yacht Club (K), Old Brant Point Lighthouse (L), Old North Wharf (M), Old South Wharf (N), Steamboat Wharf (O), Steamship Authority Ferry (P), Straight Wharf (Q), Thomas Macy Warehouse (R), Academy Hill Housing (S), Fair Street Museum (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Nantucket include: Unitarian Universalist Church (A), Society of Friends Church (B), Saint Pauls Episcopal Church (C), Saint Marys Our Lady of the Isle Roman Catholic Church (D), Nantucket Worship Center (E), Nantucket United Methodist Church (F), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (G), Friends Meeting House (H), First Congregational Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Old North Cemetery (1), Prospect Hill Cemetery (2), Saint Marys Cemetery (3), African Baptist Cemetery (4), Friends Burying Ground (5), New Town Cemetery (6), Old Town Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Goose Pond (A), No Bottom Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Nantucket include: Soldier and Sailors Monument (1), Nantucket Historic District (2), Mill Hill Park (3), Main Street Square (4), Lily Pond Park (5), Greater Light Garden (6), Abiah Folger Franklin Fountain (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: South Beach (A), Childrens Beach (B), Cliff Beach (C), Clean Shore (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Egan Institute of Maritime Studies (Museums; 4 Winter Street), African Meetinghouse On Nantucket (Museums; 29 York Street), Coffin School (Museums; 4 Winter Street), Maria Mitchell Association - Administration Office (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2 Vestal Street), Nantucket Historical Association (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2 Whalers Lane), Maria Mitchell Association - Vestal Street Observatory (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 3 Vestal Street), Mill Hill Press (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 4 Winter Street), Nantucket Atheneum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1 India Street), Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum Inc (49 Union Street).

Hotels: Brant Point Inn (6 South Beach Street), Le Languedoc Inn & Restaurant (24 Broad Street), Beachside at Nantucket (30 North Beach Street), Nesbitt Inn (21 Broad Street), Carlisle House Inn (26 North Water Street), Brass Lantern Inn (11 North Water Street), Manor House Inn Reservations Only (11 India Street), Breakers (50 Easton Street), Languedoc Restaurant & Inn 24 (16 Broad Street).

Court: Mass Commonwealth - Trial Courts- Juvenile Court Dept- Nantucket Juvenile C (16 Broad Street).

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Nantucket and their reported violations in the past:

WANNACOMET WATER COMPANY (Population served: 18,205, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-29-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-29-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-28-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-27-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-06-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-06-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-18-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-21-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-06-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-06-2007)
  • Notification, State - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-06-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-06-2007)
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
SIASCONSET WATER DEPARTMENT (Address: 1 MILESTONE ROAD , Population served: 3,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-08-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-06-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-06-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 39 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.9%
(7.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.0% for Black residents, 7.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.0% for other race residents, 4.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  55.8%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.8%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

People in group quarters in Nantucket in 2010:

  • 35 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 13 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
474 people in other workers' dormitories in 2000
12 people in other group homes in 2000

Nantucket, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Nantucket compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.

Banks with branches in Nantucket (2011 data):

  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Orange Street Branch, Amelia Drive Branch, Nantucket Bank Branch. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Pacific National - Main Street Branc at 61 Main Street, branch established on 1804/01/01; Pacific National-Sparks Branch at 15 Sparks Avenue, branch established on 1979/06/15. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank: Main Street Nantucket Branch at Zero Main Street, branch established on 2012/01/17; Nantucket Branch at 6 West Creek Road, branch established on 2011/03/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,106.5 mil, Deposits: $1,831.3 mil, headquarters in Harwich Port, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 17 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Nantucket, Massachusetts:

  • Corner House Inn, 49 CTR St, Nantucket, MA 02554 , Phone: (508) 228-1530
  • House Of Seven Gables, 32 CLF Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554 , Phone: (508) 228-4706
  • Hussey House 1795, 15 N Water St, Nantucket, MA 02554 , Phone: (508) 228-0747
  • Jared Coffin House, 29 Broad St, Nantucket, MA 02554 , Phone: (508) 228-2400, Fax: (508) 228-8549
  • Safe Harbor Guest House, 2 Harborview Way, Nantucket, MA 02554 , Phone: (508) 228-3222
  • The Carriage House, 5 Ray's CT, Nantucket, MA 02554 , Phone: (508) 228-0326
  • The Folger Hotel, 71 Easton St, Nantucket, MA 02554 , Phone: (508) 228-0313, Fax: (508) 325-6044
  • The Wauwinet, 120 Wauwinet Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554 , Phone: (508) 228-0145, Fax: (508) 228-6712
  • 4 other hotels and motels
All 12 fire-safe hotels and motels in Nantucket, Massachusetts

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (36%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Nantucket CDP (based on Nantucket County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.33%
Here: 38.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesJewishOther
Adherents54.8%18.3%10.5%6.9%9.5%
Congregations12.5%12.5%12.5%12.5%50.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Nantucket County:

4.52 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Nantucket County:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Nantucket County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
Here:

41.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Nantucket County:

19.9%
Massachusetts:

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

16.2%
State:

16.5%

6.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,966 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.66%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.34% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,097 average AGI)
Nantucket County:

0.34%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Middlesex County, MA  0.49% ($51,773 average AGI)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.45% ($36,050)
from Barnstable County, MA  0.42% ($35,211)


8.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($52,726 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.04%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.31% of residents moved to foreign countries ($923 average AGI)
Nantucket County:

0.31%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Barnstable County, MA  0.68% ($50,194 average AGI)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.46% ($31,810)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.35% ($66,813)

Strongest AM radio stations in Nantucket:

  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Nantucket:

  • WNAN (91.1 FM; NANTUCKET, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WRZE (96.3 FM; NANTUCKET, MA; Owner: QANTUM OF CAPE COD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WNCK (89.5 FM; NANTUCKET, MA; Owner: NANTUCKET PUBLIC RADIO INC)
  • WXTK (95.1 FM; WEST YARMOUTH, MA; Owner: BOCH BROADCASTING LTD. PARTNERSHIP)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Nantucket, Massachusetts:
  • Fatal accident count: 19
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 22
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 10
  • Fatalities: 19
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 40
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Massachusetts average:
  • Fatal accident count: 93
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 131
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 31
  • Fatalities: 101
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 213
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 11
See more detailed statistics of Nantucket fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Nantucket)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Nantucket, MA)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 54 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Nantucket)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Nantucket)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 70 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 113
  • Hazardous Condition: 136
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Nantucket

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Nantucket, MA
Most common first names in Nantucket, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary8280.3 years
John6475.3 years
Robert4873.3 years
William4374.5 years
Margaret3779.4 years
Elizabeth3282.5 years
Charles3272.3 years
James3276.7 years
Helen3183.7 years
Joseph2683.4 years
Most common last names in Nantucket, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sylvia2382.6 years
Coffin1980.7 years
Williams1782.8 years
Perry1278.6 years
Gardner1283.4 years
Chase1282.1 years
Allen1180.4 years
Smith1181.5 years
Davis1173.6 years
King1081.8 years
Businesses in Nantucket, MA
NameCountNameCount
Decora Cabinetry2New Balance1
FedEx4Nike1
Ford1RadioShack1
H&R Block1Stop & Shop2
MasterBrand Cabinets4UPS3

Nantucket on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median house value (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #18 (02554) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most museums in 2005"
  • #28 (02554) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #70 (02554) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #81 (02554) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of New Zealander first ancestries"
  • #97 (02554) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Cape Verdean first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • James F. Bennett, Jr. (2)
  • Thomas B. Stoddart (2)
  • Tracy Lynn Curley (2)
  • Tom David (1)
  • Jeffrey W. Pollock (1)
  • Jonathan Moulton Thomas (1)
  • Peter A. Rinfret (1)

Total of 10 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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