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INTRO

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BY THE NUMBERS

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itemp 6Around the Region
Town of Aquinnah

SOURCE: CENSUSREPORTER.ORG,
CITY-DATA.COM

Form of Government:
Open Town Meeting
Incorporated: 1870
Demographics:
Total population ……………. 531
Female: ………………………….49%
Male: ……………………………… 51%
White: ………………………….. 56%
Black: ………………………………. 0%

 

Asian: …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 0%
Native American……………………………………………………………………………. 22%
Persons reporting two or more races: ……………………………………….. 11%
Hispanic or Latino: ………………………………………………………………………… 11%
Total housing units: ………………………………………………………………………. 498
Family households: ………………………………………………………………………… 176
Average household size: …………………………………………………………………. 3.0
Median Earnings:
Median household income: …………………………………………………. $95,625
Per capita income: ………………………………………………………………….. $51,537
Mean travel time to work: …………………………………………. 22.4 minutes
Educational Attainment (age 25+):
High school graduate: ………………………………………………………………… 97.7%
Some college…………………………………………………………………………………… 27%
Bachelor’s degree: ……………………………………………………………………….49.9%
Post-graduate degree: …………………………………………………………………… 18%

item 7Chatham Among Top Ports Facing Gentrification Pressure
A new study shows Chatham is one of the top three fishing ports in the Northeast facing severe gentrification pressure — likely not a surprise. “People feel like the story map (the way the findings were presented) reflects their lived reality,” said Matthew Cutler, a social scientist with NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center who worked on the project. Cutler, working with Rose Jimenez at the NOAA Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technology, said communities chosen to measure gentrification pressure all showed high fishing engagement scores – which includes the value of landings and number of permits in town – from 2009 to 2018. First on the list was Barnegat Light, New Jersey. Chatham was right behind Montauk, New York. All three are ports with fishing ties that reach back to the 1700s, but they are also blessed with natural amenities, have a lot of wealth, and are hot vacation spots. Chatham, more so than many of the other 28 communities measured, is “highly reliant” on fisheries, the study said, and its housing disruption is “often linked to an out-migration of younger residents and displacement of less affluent residents.” Cutler said other fishing communities on the Cape, such as Provincetown, also face severe gentrification pressures. But those communities may not have been on the list because landings in one of the years in the data set was low or not attributed to that port. “I want to re-emphasize that these are indicators, they aren’t the definitive answer,” Cutler said.

SOURCE: WWW.CAPECODFISHERMEN.ORG

New Waypoints Trail Unveiled By Cape Cod Chamber
Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce has announced a new cultural attraction, the Waypoints Trail, a unique blend of interpretive structures integrated with a mobile-ready web experience, eventually spanning more than 30 locations on Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Inspired by the lifesaving shacks that once dotted the Cape coastline providing refuge for shipwrecked sailors, the Waypoints are a series of modular cubes, panels and posts that allow for contemplation, education and investigation about the region’s past, present and item 8especially, the future. Each Waypoint features one or more viewfinders that focuses attention on a particular subject and invites further exploration of a network of other markers, surprising artifacts, and new points of interest. Each Waypoint encourages further exploration through the mobile web site, as well as an invitation to share experiences via social media. Waypoints are designed for all ages but with particular emphasis on educating young people about the special relationship with the region’s waters, from working waterfronts to aquaculture and commercial fishing, marine technology and science, transportation and recreation. Explore Waypoints in Hyannis, Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Falmouth, Nantucket, Provincetown, Sandwich, Tisbury, Vineyard Haven and Yarmouth. More sites will be added in the future. Waypoints are part of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce’s Expedition Blue project, an initiative to build a sense of pride and identity in the water economy and to encourage responsible blue economy entrepreneurship and employment. Waypoints was funded by a grant from the Seaport Economic Council.

SOURCE: EXPEDITIONBLUE.ORG

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