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North Plymouth, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The North Plymouth Census Designated Place had a population of 3,786 as of July 1, 2016. North Plymouth ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for North Plymouth is located at latitude 41.9753 and longitude -70.6806 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the North Plymouth Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.25 sq. miles and a water area of 2.23 sq. miles. Plymouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 62 feet.

The North Plymouth Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378187) 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 North Plymouth Census Designated Place is located within Town of Plymouth, a minor civil division (MCD) of Plymouth County.

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

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


Total Population 3,786
Population in Households 3,744
Population in Familes 2,593
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density1 3,034
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 1,620
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 892
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,754 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 631 (36.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 989 (56.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 134 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $312,009
Average Home Value $329,041


Median Household Income $48,879
Average Household Income $69,554
Per Capita Income $29,991
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.81% 0.86%
Households 0.74% 0.8%
Families 0.64% 0.75%
Median Household Income   -0.33%
Per Capita Income   1.02%
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.

North Plymouth, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Plymouth 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 # 140 43rd
Population Density1 # 44 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 68 73rd
Median Household Income # 209 15th
Per Capita Income # 185 25th

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