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 15,921 people and three constituent 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.
Duxbury is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Duxbury is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Duxbury who work in management occupations (18.89%), sales jobs (15.43%), and business and financial occupations (9.55%).
A relatively large number of people in Duxbury telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.26% 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 34.52 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.
Despite being a small town, Duxbury has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Duxbury is a pretty powerful place. 72.46% of the adults in Duxbury have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Duxbury in 2018 was $61,791, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $247,164 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 Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Duxbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.