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Home of the Wampanoag Tribe

Aquinnah is a town in Dukes County.

The community was formerly known as Gay Head. The name was changed in 1998 to Aquinnah, an Indian term for "land beneath the hill"

The latitude of Aquinnah is 41.343N. The longitude is -70.815W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 98 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 344.


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Median household income
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$45,208
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Aquinnah demographic reports
Aquinnah is a peninsula on the western tip of Martha's Vineyard
Once a whaling community
Nearby parks & recreation: Gay Head Cliffs, Moshup Beach, Philbin Beach

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5% of Aquinnah residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Aquinnah ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Aquinnah was $21,420, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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42% of Aquinnah residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Aquinnah, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $585.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,469.


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The average commute time for Aquinnah workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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