The Latest Key Housing Documents

Videos - MVCs Housing Advocacy Playlist on YouTube

Since the last part of the 20th century, the cost of housing on Martha's Vineyard has soared to such levels that many year-round residents and seasonal workers are unable to find an adequate place to live, and many businesses have increasing difficulty retaining the workforce they need. To maintain a healthy and economically diverse society we need to ensure that there is a full range of housing options for the year-round population by assisting people whose needs are not met by market-rate housing.

This section of the website looks at some of Martha's Vineyard housing issues in three sections.


2020 Census Overview - Housing & Population

Historic Population Counts 1930-2020Line graph showing population count for Dukes County 1930 thru 2020

The MVC is pleased to provide a presentation of the 2020 Census Population and Housing Data.  The analysis provides comparisons on population and housing trends at the National and State levels, Massachusetts County to County Data, Cape and Islands Region, Island-wide, and Town by Town Comparisons.  The presentation highlights several shifts in population and housing on Martha’s Vineyard.  Here is a quick summary of take-aways from the presentation.











Staff Contact

Laura Silber - Island Housing Planner

Office location:

Office location:

The Stone Building
33 New York Avenue
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Telephone: 508-693-3453
Fax: 508-693-7894

Mailing Address

Mailing address:

Martha's Vineyard Commission
P.O. Box 1447
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

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