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Duxbury, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Duxbury Census Designated Place had a population of 1,969 as of July 1, 2020. 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 42.0418 and longitude -70.6723 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the Duxbury Census Designated Place 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Duxbury: Mattakesett.

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Duxbury, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,969 (100%)
Population in Households 1,969 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,768 (89.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 892
Diversity Index2 7
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $163,995
Average Household Income $225,007
% of Income for Mortgage4 26%
Per Capita Income $81,203
Wealth Index5 356
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 792 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 589 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 110 (13.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $1,004,098
Average Home Value $1,246,059
Housing Affordability Index3 87
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 699
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 549
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.87% 0.65%
Households 0.8% 0.62%
Families 0.64% 0.61%
Median Household Income   0.52%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
Owner Occupied HU   0.74%

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Duxbury, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Duxbury to the other 245 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 192 22nd
Population Density # 174 29th
Median Household Income # 6 98th
Housing Affordability Index # 47 19th
Per Capita Income # 8 97th
Diversity Index # 245 0th

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