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Overview

Introduction to Duxbury, Massachusetts

Duxbury, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 5 miles N of Plymouth, Massachusetts and 29 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Boston metropolitan area.

Duxbury History

The area that is presently known as Duxbury was inhabited by Native Americans called Wampanoags. They called the area Mattakeesett, which means a place that is abundant with fish. English settlers established a colony in 1620 at Plymouth. The town was incorporated in 1637. For a brief period in its history, Duxbury was renowned for shipbuilding.

Duxbury and nearby Attractions

  • Winslow House
  • Ellison Center for the Arts
  • John Alden House
  • USVI Rock Climbing
  • Duxbury Art Association

Things To Do In Duxbury

This town is a nature lover’s delight, with its rivers, ponds and bogs. It also has a conservation area, many sanctuaries and a forest. One can visit the Old Shipbuilder’s Historic District to experience a slice of the town's shipbuilding history. There are many beautiful houses which are also historically significant.

Duxbury Transportation

The city is served by Boston Logan International Airport.

Duxbury Higher Education

The Bridgewater State College offers facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 1,375
Male Share of the Population 43.1%
Female Share of the Population 56.9%
Senior Citizens 19.1%
Employed Population 16+ 639
Age of the Population 52

Families

% of people married 66.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 84%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $168,068
% Above Poverty Level 96.7%
% Below Poverty Level 3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 18.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.3%
Median Gross Rent $2,359
Median House Value $942,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.6%
US/American 0%
English 29.1%
Irish 25%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Duxbury Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles N of Plymouth, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Plymouth
Standard Zip Codes 02332
P.O. Box Zip Codes 02331
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.041
Longitude -70.672

Duxbury Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PLYMOUTH-KINGSTON
Distance 4.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 63 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Station HINGHAM
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches
Station PROVINCETOWN
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 52 F
Jul Temp 63 to 79 F
Oct Temp 45 to 60 F
Annual Precip 41.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hanover 14,226 $123,026
Kingston 6,211 $87,325
Marshfield 4,362 $109,718
Pembroke 18,081 $105,128
Plymouth 7,532 $65,938
Plympton 2,868 $94,551

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Duxbury Public Libraries

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Duxbury Free Library
77 ALDEN STREET
Duxbury, Massachusetts
(781) 934-2721
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DUXBURY HIGH
130 ST. GEORGE STREET
781-934-7650
Serves 972 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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