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Duxbury is a town in Plymouth County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The community was named after Duxbury Hall in England, seat of the Standish family

The latitude of Duxbury is 42.041N. The longitude is -70.672W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 72 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 14,248.


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Median household income
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$97,124
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Duxbury demographic reports
Duxbury is on Plymouth Bay
Former shipbuilding center
Well-known residents have included:
· John Alden, pilgrim
Nearby parks & recreation: Myles Standish Monument State Reservation
Wildlife: Migratory waterfowl visit the North Hill Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Historic sites and museums: John Alden House, Art Complex Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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8% of Duxbury residents report German ancestry, and 30% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Duxbury ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Duxbury was $40,242, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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60% of Duxbury residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Duxbury include Old Shipbuilder's Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Duxbury, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $545.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,923.


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Libraries in Duxbury include Duxbury Free Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Duxbury include Duxbury Clipper

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The average commute time for Duxbury workers is 39 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Duxbury between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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