Profile for Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, MA
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Oak Bluffs is a town in Dukes County.
The latitude of Oak Bluffs is 41.454N. The longitude is -70.562W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,713.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Oak Bluffs demographic reports
Oak Bluffs is on Martha's Vineyard
Site for 19th-century religious camp meetings
Home of the Flying Horses Carousel, with horses hand-carved in 1876
Filming location for:
· 1975 movie, "Jaws"
Setting for much of Stephen L. Carter's mystery, "Emperor of Ocean Park"
Local festivals include:
- Tivoli Day Festival - Sept. 15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Oak Bluffs web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Joseph A. Sylvia State Beach, Wapatequa Woods, Eastville Point Beach
Historic sites and museums: Cottage Museum
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.)
I was glad to have the Vineyard house, a tidy little Victorian on Ocean Park in the town of Oak Bluffs, with lots of frilly carpenter's Gothic along the sagging porch and a lovely morning view of the white band shell set amidst a vast sea of smooth green grass and outlined against a vaster sea of bright blue water. My parents liked to tell how they bought the house for a song back in the sixties, when Martha's Vineyard, and the black middle-class colony that summers there, were still smart and secret.
-- Emperor of Ocean Park
Stephen L. Carter
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Ancestry & family history
5% of Oak Bluffs residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oak Bluffs ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oak Bluffs was $23,829, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% of Oak Bluffs residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Oak Bluffs include Martha's Vineyard Campground ... View historic districts
Median rent in Oak Bluffs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $626. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,230.
Libraries in Oak Bluffs include Oak Bluffs Public Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Oak Bluffs workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Oak Bluffs include Marthas Vineyard Resorts.
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“ I was glad to have the Vineyard house, a tidy little Victorian on Ocean Park in the town of Oak Bluffs, with lots of frilly carpenter's Gothic along the sagging porch and a lovely morning view of the white band shell set amidst a vast sea of smooth green grass and outlined against a vaster sea of bright blue water. My parents liked to tell how they bought the house for a song back in the sixties, when Martha's Vineyard, and the black middle-class colony that summers there, were still smart and secret. ”
~ Emperor of Ocean Park
Stephen L. Carter
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