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Welcome to Aquinnah ...

The Aquinnah is located on Martha's Vineyard.

Aquinnah is located in Dukes County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, the Aquinnah has a population of 327 people<1> (see below for details).

The community of Aquinnah was named Gay Head before it was changed to Aquinnah.

The community of Aquinnah is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Aquinnah lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Aquinnah: (508) and (774)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Aquinnah had a population of 311 people. This makes Aquinnah the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 311 people, the population of Aquinnah decreased 9.59% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 344 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Aquinnah had an population of 327 people. This is an increase of 5.14% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.94% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Aquinnah.

Communities near Aquinnah ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Christian Town   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cuttyhunk   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Edgartown   [Map]   4,321   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Falmouth   [Map]   31,101   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Gosnold   [Map]   76   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Oak Bluffs   [Map]   4,678   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Aquinnah.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Aquinnah. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Aquinnah. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Aquinnah.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Aquinnah:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Massachusetts

About Dukes County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Aquinnah. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Dukes County: www.dukescounty.org/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Aquinnah.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aquinnah - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Aquinnah) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Aquinnah. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aquinnah

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aquinnah. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3433, Longitude: -70.8132     [Map].

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