Nantucket, Massachusetts Population 2024

10,039

Nantucket is a city located in Nantucket County Massachusetts. Nantucket has a 2024 population of 10,039. Nantucket is currently declining at a rate of -2.14% annually but its population has increased by 16.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,606 in 2020.

The average household income in Nantucket is $165,471 with a poverty rate of 5.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Nantucket is 39.7 years, 38 years for males, and 40.9 years for females.

Nantucket Demographics

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

  • White: 73.2%
  • Black or African American: 10.61%
  • Two or more races: 8.92%
  • Other race: 6.6%
  • Asian: 0.66%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
5.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,723.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
16.65% (1,433)
The current population of Nantucket, Massachusetts is 10,039 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,606.

Nantucket, Massachusetts Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,67173.2%
Black or African American1,11210.61%
Two or more races9358.92%
Other race6926.6%
Asian690.66%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Nantucket Population by Race

Nantucket Population Pyramid 2024

Nantucket Median Age

39.7

Total

38

Male

40.9

Female

Nantucket Adults

There are 8,155 adults, (1,633 of whom are seniors) in Nantucket.

Nantucket Age Dependency

60.7

Age Dependency Ratio

25

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Nantucket Sex Ratio

Female4,89546.71%
Male5,58453.29%

Nantucket Population by Age

Nantucket Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,2613.1575.124.9
Married1,7363.8584.715.3
Non Family1,1091.6166.733.3
Female2674.0868.931.1
Male1494.7135.664.4

3.57

Average Family Size

3.15

Average Household Size

75.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Nantucket Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1732.33%
9th to 12th Grade881.18%
High School Graduate1,39318.76%
Some College1,37618.53%
Associates Degree2553.43%
Bachelors Degree2,78537.5%
Graduate Degree1,35718.27%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Nantucket Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Nantucket Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White5,6705,6063,531
Hispanic929780447
Black81070565
2+ Races422413305
Other Race302228121
Asian524338

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.87%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 73.08%.

Nantucket Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$61,039$62,328$57,905
Less Than 9th Grade$35,197$0$0
High School Graduate$50,705$52,110$34,022
Some College$56,875$75,179$48,192
Bachelors Degree$68,537$67,831$69,928
Graduate Degree$75,804$70,833$90,150

$61,039

Average Earnings

$62,328

Average Male

$57,905

Average Female

Nantucket Earnings by Educational Attainment

Nantucket Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Nantucket Language

83.72% of Nantucket residents speak only English, while 16.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.4% of the population.

Nantucket Language

Nantucket Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,3383454.7%
Hispanic1,7241458.41%
Other6758011.85%
Black1,076373.44%
Multiple927151.62%
Asian6957.25%

5.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.35%

Male Poverty Rate

6.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nantucket

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nantucket is Other, with 11.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nantucket is Multiple, with 1.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.65%.

Nantucket Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.78%
Some College7.49%
Bachelors or Greater3.65%
High School2.49%

Nantucket Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed3.8%
Male Employed3.53%
Male Unemployed2.46%
Female Unemployed0%

Nantucket Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Nantucket Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$131,736$165,471
Families$134,138$171,828
Married Families$143,854$-999,999,999
Non Families$84,575$126,851

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Nantucket Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.2%

Male Marriage Rate

47.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Nantucket Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Nantucket Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

366

Number of Veterans

366

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam242
Korea42
First Gulf War24
Second Gulf War0
World War II0

Nantucket Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+174
65 to 74164
55 to 6428
18 to 340
35 to 540

Nantucket Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3525.53%
Hispanic636.74%
2+ Races142.43%

Nantucket Veterans by Race

Nantucket Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nantucket Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.5%

Labor Force Participation

67%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Nantucket Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Nantucket Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Nantucket Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

51.8%

Born in Nantucket

87.14%

Native Born

12.86%

Foreign Born

5.33%

Non Citizen

7.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.14% of Nantucket residents were born in the United States, with 51.8% having been born in Massachusetts. 5.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Nantucket Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202410,039-220-2.14%
202310,259-220-2.1%
202210,479-220-2.06%
202110,6992,09324.32%
20208,6066227.79%
20197,984-50-0.62%
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%
20107,44600%

Nantucket Population by Year