Parking ticket revenues were up in March over last year, the county treasurer told the Dukes County Commission last week.
Dukes County ranks dead last in the state — by far — for responses to the 2020 census, according to a real-time response tracker on the U.S. Census Bureau website.

Jean Cabonce has been named the Dukes County Census Outreach Coordinator for the 2020 census.

Faced with sharply reduced federal funding for outreach efforts, Island leaders and organizations on Martha’s Vineyard are scrambling to prepare for the 2020 census.



Martha’s Vineyard is growing rapidly more populous, older and more diverse according to the most recent figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Overall, the population of Dukes County grew 10.3 per cent in the decade 2000-2010, well down on the 29 per cent growth of the previous decade, but still the highest by far of any county in Massachusetts.


Martha’s Vineyard renters and mortgage-holders are under extraordinary financial pressure, with a majority shelling out more than 30 per cent of their household income on housing, new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show.

Census figures based on samples taken from 2005 to 2009 were released on Tuesday. The numbers take in both boom and bust years in the American economy, suggesting they may spruce up the worst of the recession’s effects.