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The population of Aquinnah is approximately 344 (2000).
The approximate number of families is 141 (2000).

The amount of land area in Aquinnah is 13.9 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Aquinnah is 5.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 91.7 sq kilometers.
The distance from Aquinnah to Washington DC is 373 miles. The distance to the Massachusetts state capital is 84 miles. (as the crow flies)
Aquinnah is positioned 41.39 degrees north of the equator and 70.51 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Aquinnah elevation is 17 feet above sea level.
Aquinnah per capita income is $21,420 (2000).
Aquinnah median income is $45,208 (2000).

The Aquinnah median home price is $767,900 (2000).

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Aquinnah location: south of Cape Cod on Martha's Vineyard on the southwest end of the island. Aquinnah is often referred to as an up island town, along with Chilmark, and West Tisbury. As opposed to Vineyard Haven (Tisbury), Oak Bluffs and Edgartown that are known as down island towns. These nautical terms have to do with the longitude. To get to the island, you can come by sea or by air. There are no land routes, bridges or tunnels connecting the island to the mainland.

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Climate & Weather

Aquinnah average annual precipitation is 45.3 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 29.3 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 69.8 degrees F.
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Aquinnah history:

Aquinnah was formerly known as Gay Head.

The local Wampanoag Tribe were skilled people who taught early settlers how to live here by planting corn, finding clay and particularly how to kill the whales. They often rescued shipwreck survivors from raging waters near the cliffs.
The incorporation date of Aquinnah: 1671, as a town in 1870.

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Aquinnah attractions:

The Aquinnah Cliffs
These beautiful colors have left travelers amazed for centuries. Erosion has uncovered layers of sand, gravel and clay in waving bands of color. Due to the deteriorating condition of the cliffs, climbing is not allowed. The seas around the cliffs are also treacherous. A revolving lighthouse was built here in 1799. It was later replaced by the red-brick electric Gay Head Light used today. The light is owned by the Martha's Vineyard Historical Society that operates tours during summer months. Please call ahead for hours of operation.
Phone: 508-627-4441

Learn much more about Martha's Vineyard at this informative site.

Martha's Vineyard Airport
A Commercial airport with scheduled passenger service. It has a 3,297'x 150' asphalt runway and a 5,499'x 150' asphalt runway. Instrument approaches are available

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