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6.39% growth
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2.78% growth
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The economy of Nantucket County, MA employs 6,328 people. The economy of Nantucket County, MA is specialized in Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; and Construction, which employ respectively 2.79; 2.77; and 2.75 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Nantucket County, MA are Construction (1,089), Retail trade (878), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (646), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,000), Finance & Insurance ($61,091), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($47,452).

Median household income in Nantucket County, MA is $89,428. Males in Nantucket County, MA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,859. The income inequality of Nantucket County, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493 which is higher than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Nantucket County, MA. In Nantucket County, MA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 65-74 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 55 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,469. Suffolk County, MA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Massachusetts.


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Nantucket County, MA is home to a population of 10,694 people, from which 89.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Nantucket County, MA is composed of 8,015 White residents (74.9%), 1,268 Hispanic residents (11.9%), 711 Black residents (6.65%), 443 Two+ residents (4.14%), and 105 Asian residents (0.98%). The most common foreign languages in Nantucket County, MA are Spanish (672 speakers), French (122 speakers), and Portuguese (118 speakers), but compared to other places, Nantucket County, MA has a relative high number of Thai (35 speakers), Portuguese (118 speakers), and Other Slavic (31 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Massachusetts awarded 138,468 degrees. The student population of Massachusetts is skewed towards females, with 57,058 male students and 81,410 female students. Most students in Massachusetts are White (79,000 and 57.1%), followed by Unknown (11,095 and 8.01%), Hispanic or Latino (10,893 and 7.87%), and Asian (9,344 and 6.75%). The largest universities in Massachusetts by number of graduates are Boston University (10,379 and 7.5%), University of Massachusetts-Amherst (8,157 and 5.89%), and Harvard University (7,668 and 5.54%). The most popular majors in Massachusetts are General Psychology (4,321 and 3.12%), General Business Administration & Management (4,131 and 2.98%), and Registered Nursing (2,546 and 1.84%). The median tuition costs in Massachusetts are $43,280 for private four year colleges, and $12,783 and $27,068 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Nantucket County, MA is $966,600, which is 4.72 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $902,500 to $966,600, a 7.1% increase. The homeownership rate of Nantucket County, MA is 63.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Nantucket County, MA have an average commute time of 11.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Nantucket County, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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