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 89.15% 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 (18.18%), sales jobs (16.76%), and business and financial occupations (8.15%).
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: 10.05% 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.
In addition, Duxbury is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Duxbury is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Duxbury really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Duxbury perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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.
In Duxbury, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.82 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.
Even though Duxbury is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Duxbury. 63.89% 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 $53,790, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $215,160 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 Asian languages.