Duxbury, MA
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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 15,483 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 88.44% 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 (20.04%), sales jobs (14.53%), and office and administrative support (8.48%).

Also of interest is that Duxbury has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.58% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.52 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Despite being a small town, Duxbury has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Duxbury. 65.29% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Duxbury in 2010 was $52,810, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $211,240 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 English, Italian, German, and French .

The most common language spoken in Duxbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.

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