Profile for Nahant, Massachusetts, MA
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Nahant is a town in Essex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The latitude of Nahant is 42.426N. The longitude is -70.919W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 69 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,632.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Nahant demographic reports
Nahant is on the Atlantic Ocean
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
William Wadworth Longfellow wrote "The Golden Fleece" and part of "Hiawatha" here
Well-known residents have included:
· Cleveland Amory, newspaper columnist
In spring and fall migrations, magnolia warblers, ruby-throated hummingbirds and scarlet tanagers visit the Nahant Thicket Wildlife Sanctuary
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Nahant is a high rocky isle once covered with trees, where the lonely haywards of early days guarded hedges and fences against damage by cattle and strays.
-- WPA Guide to Massachusetts, 1937
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Ancestry & family history
9% of Nahant residents report German ancestry, and 28% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Nahant ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Nahant was $41,807, compared with $21,587 nationally.
47% of Nahant residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Nahant, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $781. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,569.
Libraries in Nahant include Nahant Public Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Nahant workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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“ Nahant is a high rocky isle once covered with trees, where the lonely haywards of early days guarded hedges and fences against damage by cattle and strays. ”
~ WPA Guide to Massachusetts, 1937
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