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.
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. 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 34.52 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 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.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Duxbury, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Duxbury is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 72.46% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
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.