Town of


65 State Road Aquinnah, MA 02535
Phone: 508-645-2300

Town Administrator:

Jeffrey Madison

Select Board:

Gary Haley
Thomas Murphy
Julianne Vanderhoop

Annual Town Meeting:

May 14, 2024
May, 2nd Tuesday

Municipal Election:

May 16, 2024
May, 2nd Thursday (Thursday following town meeting)


Population Density84
Registered Voters398
Income Per Capita$50,593
EQV Per Capita$1,912,854
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate86.1%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$1,518,900
Median Gross Rent$1,297
Total Households223
Average Household Size3.10

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$6.10
Commercial Tax Rate$6.10
Average Tax Bill$10,901
Total Expenditures$5,864,707
Total Tax Levy$5,734,783
State Aid$9,797
Local Receipts$460,000
CPA Year Enacted2001
CPA Surcharge3.0%
CPA ExemptionsLow income, first $100,000 - residential
Town Hall of Aquinnah

Town Hall

Wants you To KNOW

Located on the western side of Martha's Vineyard, with a population just below 500, Aquinnah is known for its serene landscapes, natural clay cliffs, and 10,000 years’ worth of Wampanoag history.


Form of GovernmentSelect Board – Town Meeting
Incorporation Date1870
Chief Municipal OfficialTown Administrator
Policy BoardBoard of Selectmen
Size of Policy Board3
Legislative BodyOpen Town Meeting


Area5.3 mi2
Public Roads13.5 mi
Regional Planning AgencyMartha's Vineyard Commission


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

William Keating

Mass. Senate

Julian Cyr

Mass. House

Dylan Fernandes

Income Per Capita

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