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 15,946 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 88.07% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Duxbury is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Duxbury who work in management occupations (18.23%), sales jobs (15.04%), and business and financial occupations (9.26%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.89% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Because of many things, Duxbury is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Duxbury a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Duxbury has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Duxbury’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
In Duxbury, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.74 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
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. 68.64% 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 $55,225, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $220,900 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 French.