Nantucket, Massachusetts

 

 

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Town & County of Nantucket, Massachusetts

Nantucket

Location in Nantucket County in Massachusetts

Coordinates: 41°17′00″N 70°06′00″W / 41.283333, -70.1

Country

United States

State

Massachusetts

Settled

1641

Incorporated

1671

Government

 - Type

Open town meeting

Area

 - Total

105.3 sq mi (272.6 kmē)

 - Land

47.8 sq mi (123.8 kmē)

 - Water

57.5 sq mi (148.8 kmē)

Elevation

30 ft (9 m)

Population (2000)

 - Total

9,520

 - Density

199.1/sq mi (76.9/kmē)

Time zone

Eastern (UTC-5)

 - Summer (DST)

Eastern (UTC-4)

ZIP code

02554

Area code(s)

508 / 774

FIPS code

25-43790

GNIS feature ID

0619376

Website: http://www.nantucket-ma.gov/

Nantucket is an island 30 miles (48.3 km) south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the United States. Together with the small islands of Tuckernuck and Muskeget, it constitutes the town of Nantucket, Massachusetts and the coterminous Nantucket County, which are consolidated. Part of the town is designated the Nantucket CDP, or census designated place. The region of Surfside on Nantucket is the southernmost settlement in Massachusetts.

Nantucket is a tourist destination and summer colony. The population of the island soars from approximately 10,000 to 50,000[citation needed] during the summer months, due to tourists and summer residents. According to Forbes Magazine, in 2006, Nantucket had the highest median property value of any Massachusetts zip code.[citation needed]

The Nantucket Historic District, comprising all of Nantucket Island, was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 13, 1966. In doing so the National Park Service paid particular note to the settlements of Nantucket and Siasconset. The island features one of the highest concentrations of pre-Civil War structures in the United States.

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