Duxbury, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Duxbury, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Duxbury Census Designated Place had a population of 1,911 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Duxbury: Mattakesett.

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Duxbury, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,911
Daytime Population: Workers 1,192
Daytime Population: Residents 1,019
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,211
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 1,911
Population in Familes 1,718
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 866
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $176,064
Average Household Income $246,023
Per Capita Income $88,793


Total Housing Units 775 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 558 (72.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 119 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,046,556


Total Households 678
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 532
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.81% 0.77%
Households 0.71% 0.67%
Families 0.48% 0.67%
Median Household Income   0.52%
Per Capita Income   1.27%

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, 2017 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 # 194 22nd
Population Density # 178 28th
Diversity Index # 245 1st
Median Household Income # 3 99th
Per Capita Income # 2 100th

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