Nantucket, Massachusetts Population 2020

8,034

Nantucket is a city located in Massachusetts. Nantucket has a 2020 population of 8,034. Nantucket is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 7.90% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,446 in 2010. Nantucket reached it's highest population of 8,034 in 2018.

The average household income in Nantucket is $131,638 with a poverty rate of 8.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,749 per month, and the median house value is $952,100. The median age in Nantucket is 37.6 years, 37.3 years for males, and 38.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 103.6 males.

Nantucket Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Nantucket was:

  • White: 89.82%
  • Black or African American: 5.40%
  • Two or more races: 2.84%
  • Asian: 1.12%
  • Native American: 0.44%
  • Other race: 0.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
The current population of Nantucket, Massachusetts is 8,034, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,034.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,446.

Nantucket, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,21689.82%
Black or African American4345.40%
Two or More Races2282.84%
Asian901.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native350.44%
Some Other Race240.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.09%

Nantucket Population Pyramid 2020

Nantucket Median Age

37.6


Total

37.3


Male

38.1


Female

Nantucket Adults

There are 6,321 adults, (936 of whom are seniors) in Nantucket.

Nantucket Age Dependency

49.2

Age Dependency Ratio

17.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Nantucket Sex Ratio

Female

3,946

49.12%

Male

4,088

50.88%

Nantucket Households and Families

Nantucket Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Nantucket Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.3%15.7%
Male68.5%31.5%
All67.1%32.9%
Female53.7%46.3%
Non Family50.4%49.6%

67.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,5503.0667.1
Married1,1733.7684.3
Non Family1,0481.7650.4
Female2184.1753.7
Male1115.7768.5

3.71

Average Family Size

3.06

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Nantucket Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade631.09%
9th to 12th Grade2754.76%
High School Graduate1,14219.78%
Some College1,14319.80%
Associates Degree3886.72%
Bachelors Degree1,51826.29%
Graduate Degree1,24521.56%

Nantucket Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,8804,6982,477
Hispanic447375126
Black39429162
Multiple Races186172125
Asian392929
Native American2626
Other Race77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 74.36%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,930$48,227$51,534
Less Than High School$30,949$31,806$17,917
High School Grad$45,941$47,037$29,477
Some College$42,692$41,250$52,589
Bachelors Degree$62,372$72,375$54,850
Graduate Degree$60,639$61,917$57,500

$48,930

Average Earnings

$48,227

Average Male

$51,534

Average Female

Nantucket Language

Nantucket Language by Age

Nantucket Language

86.17% of Nantucket residents speak only English, while 13.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.01% of the population.

Nantucket Poverty

Nantucket Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,8984586.64%
Hispanic4828818.26%
Black4347717.74%
Multiple224177.59%

8.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.15%

Male Poverty Rate

7.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nantucket

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nantucket is Hispanic, with 18.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nantucket is White, with 6.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.19%.

Name Poverty
Some College15.16%
Less Than High School12.72%
High School6.71%
Bachelors or Greater3.21%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed82.02%
Female Employed4.82%
Male Employed2.99%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Nantucket Income

Nantucket Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$103,841$131,638
Families$124,389$165,673
Married Families$133,795-
Non Families$54,643$72,998

Nantucket Marital Status

Nantucket Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

40.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Nantucket Married by Age and Sex

Nantucket Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Nantucket Marital Status by Race

Nantucket Veterans

391

Number of Veterans

391

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam165
Korea55
Second Gulf War39
First Gulf War35
World War II
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74104
75+100
55 to 6479
35 to 5469
18 to 3439
Name Veterans % of Total
White3115.61%
Black4911.32%
2 or More3116.32%
Hispanic61.33%

$Nantucket Veterans by Education

13.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nantucket Employment Status

74.7%

Labor Force Participation

72.4%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Nantucket Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

53.52%

Born in Massachusetts

89.44%

Native Born

10.56%

Foreign Born

5.92%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.44% of Nantucket residents were born in the United States, with 53.52% having been born in Massachusetts. 5.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,0340.00%
20198,0340.00%
20188,0344736.26%
20177,561-269-3.44%
20167,8303554.75%
20157,475-312-4.01%
20147,7871271.66%
20137,660-120-1.54%
20127,780-18-0.23%
20117,7983524.73%
20107,4460.00%