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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population1,498
Male Share of the Population44.7%
Female Share of the Population55.3%
Senior Citizens22.7%
Employed Population 16+698
Age of the Population53

Families

% of people married70.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher83.8%
Median Earnings25+$75,714
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$166,469
% Above Poverty Level98.8%
% Below Poverty Level1.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home19.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation4.3%

Housing

People Living Alone23.5%
Median Gross Rent$2,559
Median House Value$945,100

Ancestry

English33.9%
Irish26.1%
German16.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.1%
Italian9.9%
Scottish9.9%
French Except Basque3.5%
Polish3.2%
Swedish2.7%
Slovak2.3%
Russian2%
Norwegian1.6%
Latvian1.5%
Belgian1.2%
Welsh1.1%
Ukrainian0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Canadian0.5%
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Duxbury Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 5 miles N of Plymouth, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City29 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Plymouth County
Standard Zip Codes2332
P.O. Box Zip Codes2331
Phone Area Codes339, 781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.041
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)

StationPLYMOUTH-KINGSTON
Distance4.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 63 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationHINGHAM
Distance18.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches
StationPROVINCETOWN
Distance25.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 52 F
Jul Temp63 to 79 F
Oct Temp45 to 60 F
Annual Precip41.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hanover14,332$122,620
Kingston6,276$100,074
Marshfield4,663$111,912
Pembroke18,166$106,763
Plymouth7,399$70,560
Plympton2,913$96,290

Duxbury Public Libraries

Duxbury Free Library
77 ALDEN STREET
Duxbury, Massachusetts
(781) 934-2721

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Duxbury Public Schools

Chandler Elementary
93 Chandler St
(781) 934-7680
Primary
Total Enrollment 608
Alden School
75 Alden St
(781) 934-7630
Primary
Total Enrollment 729
Duxbury High
130 St George St
(781) 934-7650
High
Total Enrollment 1024
Duxbury Middle
71 Alden St
(781) 934-7640
Middle
Total Enrollment 847

Duxbury Private Schools

Good Shepherd Christian Academy
2 Tremont St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 74
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