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The population of Nantucket is approximately 9,000 (2000), 7446 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3033 (2010).

The amount of land area in Nantucket is 6.383 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Nantucket is 47.78 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 3.67 sq kilometers.
The distance from Nantucket to Washington DC is 413 miles. The distance to the Massachusetts state capital is 87 miles. (as the crow flies)
Nantucket is positioned 41.28 degrees north of the equator and 70.10 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Nantucket location: on a 48-square-mile island, twenty-eight miles off the coast of Cape Cod. Here is a location page for Nantucket.

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The geography for Nantucket is an island. The highest point on the Island is Folger Hill at 109 feet above sea level, with Altar Rock at 108 feet coming in a close second. The island is 3 1/2 miles north to south and 14 miles east to west.

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The weather in Nantucket is seasonal. Here is a weather page for the Nantucket area.
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Nantucket history:

Nantucket is a native American name which means "far-away land." The island was first discovered and charted in 1602 by Captain Bartholomew Gosnold. The only inhabitants at that time were about 1,500 native americans of the Wampanoag Tribe.

The island was first settled in 1659 by English people trying to escape the rigid rules of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Later mostly Quakers inhabited the island. Many of their simple structures may be seen today. Once the Whaling industry was established, the area began to see the effects of affluence with many large, spacious homes and mansions which were built to impress. The whaling industry continued strongly for over 100 years. Since its decline, pleasure boats have overtaken the harbor where the whaling ships once anchored.

Nantucket is an island, a county, and a town. It is the only place in America with the same name for all three.

Because of the many grey shingled roofs on Nantucket and the frequent fog, the area is often referred to as "The Little Grey Lady of the Sea."

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The incorporation date of Nantucket: 1671

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Nantucket attractions:

Nantucket has over 82 miles of beaches. The town owns only two miles of them. The rest are privately owned, but are generally open to the public.

Nantucket Life Saving Museum
Polpis Rd
Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone: 508-228-1885

Peter Foulger Museum
15 Broad St
Nantucket, MA 02554-3502
Phone: 508-228-1655

Whaling Museum
2 Whalers Ln
Nantucket, MA 02554-3560
Phone: 508-228-1736

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Nantucket Visitor Services
25 Federal Street
Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554
Phone: 508-228-0925

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Economy & Industry

Nantucket economy: The economy here is based mostly on tourism and second-home development
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