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Duxbury, MA
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Living in Duxbury



Duxbury is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 16,107 people and three associated neighborhoods, Duxbury is the 127th largest community in Massachusetts.

Duxbury home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Duxbury real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

A relatively large number of people in Duxbury telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 17.83% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Duxbury is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Duxbury’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Duxbury is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

One downside of living in Duxbury is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Duxbury, the average commute to work is 32.00 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

In Duxbury, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Duxbury is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Duxbury, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Duxbury is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 71.49% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Duxbury in 2022 was $79,230, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $316,920 for a family of four.

The people who call Duxbury home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Duxbury residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Duxbury include Irish, English, Italian, German, and French.

The most common language spoken in Duxbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.