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Duxbury (town), Massachusetts

Duxbury is a town located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 14,248.

For geographic and demographic information on specific parts of the town of Duxbury, please see the articles on Cedar Crest, Duxbury (CDP), and South Duxbury.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 97.4 km² (37.6 mi²). 61.5 km² (23.8 mi²) of it is land and 35.9 km² (13.9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 36.87% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 14,248 people, 4,946 households, and 3,941 families residing in the town. The population density is 231.6/km² (599.8/mi²). There are 5,345 housing units at an average density of 86.9 persons/km² (225.0 persons/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.80% White, 0.64% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. 0.72% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,946 households out of which 41.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.8% are married couples living together, 6.7% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 20.3% are non-families. 17.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.85 and the average family size is 3.26.

In the town the population is spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $97,124, and the median income for a family is $106,245. Males have a median income of $77,228 versus $41,730 for females. The per capita income for the town is $40,242. 2.3% of the population and 1.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 3.1% are under the age of 18 and 3.1% are 65 or older.