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Encyclopedia > West Tisbury, Massachusetts

West Tisbury is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,467. Map of Marthas Vineyard. ... Dukes County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

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History

West Tisbury was first settled in 1669 and was officially incorporated in 1892. // Events Samuel Pepys stopped writing his diary. ... 1892 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 108.1 km² (41.7 mi²). 64.8 km² (25.0 mi²) of it is land and 43.3 km² (16.7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 40.08% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,467 people, 1,034 households, and 668 families residing in the town. The population density is 38.1/km² (98.6/mi²). There are 1,849 housing units at an average density of 28.5/km² (73.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 96.23% White, 0.69% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.28% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. 0.69% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 1,034 households out of which 35.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% are married couples living together, 11.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% are non-families. 26.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.38 and the average family size is 2.89. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the town the population is spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 32.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.3 males.


The median income for a household in the town is $54,077, and the median income for a family is $59,514. Males have a median income of $42,813 versus $29,907 for females. The per capita income for the town is $31,021. 2.4% of the population and 1.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 1.9% of those under the age of 18 and 1.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Points of interest in West Tisbury

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Barnstable | Berkshire | Bristol | Dukes | Essex | Franklin | Hampden | Hampshire | Middlesex | Nantucket | Norfolk | Plymouth | Suffolk | Worcester This is a list of Massachusetts counties: Massachusetts counties Barnstable County: one of three original counties created in the Plymouth Colony in 1685. ... Barnstable County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Berkshire County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Bristol County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Dukes County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Essex County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of Massachusetts. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Hampden County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Hampshire County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Nantucket is an island south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, formed of glacial moraine. ... Norfolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Plymouth County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... Suffolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Worcester County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ...

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Motto: Nickname: City of Homes Founded Incorporated May 14, 1636   County Hampden County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Charles Ryan (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 86. ... Seal of the city Somerville is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, just north of Boston. ... Seal of Southbridge, MA The Town of Southbridge is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Waltham is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Watertown, MA Browne House. ... The Town of West Springfield is a city located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: The Whip City Founded Incorporated May 19, 1669   County Hampden County Mayor Richard K. Sullivan Jr. ... Weymouth is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Benjamin Thompson House, Woburn, Massachusetts. ... Motto: Nickname: The Heart of the Commonwealth, The City of the Seven Hills, Wormtown, Woo-town, Wortown (war-town), The City of Diners Founded Incorporated 1673 1722  County Worcester County Borough Parrish Mayor Timothy P. Murray (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 99. ...

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Located on the Island of Martha's Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts, West Tisbury covers 34 square miles and has a year-round population of 2612.
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