Dukes County is located in Martha's Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands off the southeast coast of Massachusetts. The County Seat is Edgartown and the largest city is Edgartown. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.dukescounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 17,356 and the 2010 census population was 16,535. The land area is 103.25 square miles and there are 160.2 persons per square mile.
91% of the population is White, 3.6% is Black or African American, 2.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% is Asian, 1.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.2% is two or more races. 93.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 40.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $665,300, there are 5,891 households, an average of 2.80 persons per household. The per capita income is $33,363, the median household income is $66,288, and 10.1% of the persons in Dukes County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,468. Retail sales (in $1000) were $348,999, and sales per capita were $22,333. The percentage of black-owned firms is 4%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28%.
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