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 15,384 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.
A relatively large number of people in Duxbury telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.05% 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.
In addition, Duxbury is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
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 33.82 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.
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 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 Irish, English, Italian, German, French and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Duxbury is English.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||5,305|
|DUXBURY HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||89.30%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||10.70%|
|TYPE OF DUXBURY HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||85.55%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.02%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||4.43%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||7.00%|
|SIZE OF DUXBURY HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||8.62%|
|AGE OF DUXBURY HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||6.80%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||44.14%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||30.01%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||19.06%|
|DUXBURY REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$643,066|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,348|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $58,000||0.63%|
|$58,001 - $116,000||0.23%|
|$116,001 - $231,000||0.57%|
|$231,001 - $347,000||4.60%|
|$347,001 - $462,000||14.92%|
|$462,001 - $578,000||19.99%|
|$578,001 - $867,000||37.63%|
|$867,001 - $1,156,000||11.53%|
|PEOPLE OF DUXBURY||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.41%|
|5 TO 17||22.70%|
|18 TO 24||5.74%|
|25 TO 34||3.82%|
|35 TO 54||31.79%|
|55 TO 64||13.58%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||16.96%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||97.97%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$120,253|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$53,790|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||3.22%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (13.64%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (12.59%)
Public Service (2.75%)
Real estate (2.56%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.76%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.03%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.17%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.69%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||1.25%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (35.28%)
French Canadian (2.30%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (96.77%)
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