Duxbury, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Duxbury, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Duxbury Census Designated Place had a population of 1,928 as of July 1, 2016. Duxbury ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Duxbury is located at latitude 42.0444 and longitude -70.6792 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the Duxbury Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.45 sq. miles. Plymouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Duxbury Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378008) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Duxbury Census Designated Place is located within Town of Duxbury, a minor civil division (MCD) of Plymouth County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Duxbury population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Duxbury: Mattakesett.

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Duxbury, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,928
Population in Households 1,928
Population in Familes 1,734
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 873
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 687
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 538
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 787 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 567 (72.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 120 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 100 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $987,632


Median Household Income $171,889
Average Household Income $243,475
Per Capita Income $88,102
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.09% 1.04%
Households 1.04% 1.0%
Families 0.73% 0.98%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Duxbury, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Duxbury to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 193 22nd
Population Density1 # 174 30th
Diversity Index2 # 244 1st
Median Household Income # 2 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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