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North Plymouth, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The North Plymouth Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Plymouth County at latitude 41.9753 and longitude -70.6806. Plymouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 62 feet.

The formal official name is the North Plymouth Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as North Plymouth, Massachusetts.

The U5 Census Class Code for North Plymouth indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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North Plymouth, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,717
Population in Households 3,675
Population in Familes 2,543
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density1 2,979
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 1,606
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 885
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,739 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 671 (38.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 935 (53.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 133 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $282,454
Average Home Value $332,340


Median Household Income $46,078
Average Household Income $62,223
Per Capita Income $26,915
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.76% 0.71%
Households 0.88% 0.72%
Families 0.76% 0.67%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   3.37%
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 244 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 141 43rd
Population Density1 # 44 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 68 72nd
Median Household Income # 204 17th
Per Capita Income # 195 20th

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