Nantucket is a town, a county, and an island in the state of Massachusetts.  Our island is located approximately 30 miles off the eastern coast of the United States and is accessible by air and by water.  According to census information, Nantucket Island has a year-round population of just under 12,000 (though residents will tell you it is larger).  During peak summer months, the population swells to 50,000+.

Nantucket’s primary industries are tourism, construction, educational services, and retail.

In 2018, the media age on Nantucket was 37.6, and median household income was over $103,000.

Median property value was $953,000.

The Town of Nantucket is led by an elected Selectboard and annual town meeting.

On this page of the Insider’s Guide to Nantucket, you will find links to many valuable community organizations.

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Fun Facts About Nantucket Island

Nantucket Community Links and Information

Nantucket Cottage Hospital

Founded in 1911, Nantucket Cottage Hospital is a not-for-profit regional medical center located in Nantucket, Massachusetts and is the only hospital on the island.

Nantucket Regional Transit Authority

The NRTA offers fixed route year-round bus service, fixed route summer service, complementary paratransit service, and demand response service.

Nantucket Food, Fuel, Rental Assistance

A composite website with information and links to the Nantucket Food Pantry, island fuel assistance, rental assistance, and medical travel assistance. The site also has a link if you’d like to volunteer to help.

Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket

PASCON is a specialized health care program dedicated to providing physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care for persons with life-threatening illness and their families.

Nantucket Interfaith Council

There are nearly 2 dozen different communities of worship on Nantucket Island, including Baptist, Baha’I, Catholic, Christian Science, Congregational, Episcopalian, Methodist, Muslim, Quaker, Unitarian, and more.

Saltmarsh Senior Center

The Saltmarsh Senior Center is the social and recreational place for active people 60 years and over to enjoy themselves.

Yesterday’s Island/Today’s Nantucket

For more than 50 years, this seasonal publication has published interviews with island notables, articles about island festivals and events, essays about island life, featured restaurant reviews, articles on natural history and science, Nantucket limericks, and more.

Nantucket Directory & Call Nantucket

Looking for a telephone number for an island resident or an island business? You’ll find it here in our Nantucket telephone book online. White Pages
Yellow Pages

A Safe Place, Inc

A Safe Place provides free, confidential services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, including a Nantucket Hotline that is answered 24/7: 508-228-2111

Nantucket Public Schools

Public education from kindergarten through grade 12 at Nantucket Elementary School, Nantucket Intermediate School, Cyrus Peirce Middle School, and Nantucket High School.

Nantucket Community School

The mission of the Nantucket Community School is to engage, strengthen, and connect our community by offering a diverse level of high-quality, affordable programs spanning every age and stage. Programs include classes, workshops, summer camp, sports camps, certifications, and after-school programs

Nantucket Network of Care Websites

Here you’ll find links of interest for seniors, children & families, veterans, and those with developmental issues.

State of Massachusetts

Information about living, working, and visiting Massachusetts, including state COVID-19 pandemic updates