Profile for Edgartown, Massachusetts, MA
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Edgartown is a town in Dukes County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Prince Edgar, son of the Duke of York
The latitude of Edgartown is 41.388N. The longitude is -70.513W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 23 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,779.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Edgartown demographic reports
Edgartown is on Martha's Vineyard
Former whaling port
Many Greek Revival houses built by whaling captains have been preserved here
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 14. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.6 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1975 movie, "Jaws"
Nearby parks & recreation:
Edgartown South Beach & Norton Point, Wasque Point
Wood ducks and other waterfowl can be seen at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary
Historic sites and museums: Vineyard Museum, Vincent House, Thomas Cooke House, Carriage Shed
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
5% of Edgartown residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Edgartown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Edgartown was $25,740, compared with $21,587 nationally.
36% of Edgartown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Edgartown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $673. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,289.
Libraries in Edgartown include Edgartown Free Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Edgartown include Martha's Vineyard Gazette
Edgartown restaurants taking online reservations include Atria ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Edgartown workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Edgartown include Clarion Carriage House Inn Martha's, Colonial Inn of Marthas Vineyard, Harbor View Hotel, Winnetu Resort.
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