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Plymouth, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Plymouth Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Plymouth County at latitude 41.9583 and longitude -70.6638. Plymouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for 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 Plymouth Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.24 sq. miles and a water area of 1.64 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Plymouth: Accomack, New Plimouth, Patuxit, Plimoth Plantation, Plimouth, Port Saint-Louis.

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


Total Population 7,595
Population in Households 7,318
Population in Familes 4,866
Population in Group Qrtrs 277
Population Density1 3,393
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 3,478
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 1,722
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,702 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,557 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,921 (51.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 224 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $291,534
Average Home Value $314,627


Median Household Income $51,233
Average Household Income $69,420
Per Capita Income $31,887
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.32% 0.37%
Households 0.47% 0.46%
Families 0.33% 0.36%
Median Household Income   3.36%
Per Capita Income   2.76%
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.


Plymouth, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 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 # 90 64th
Population Density1 # 37 85th
Diversity Index2 # 109 56th
Median Household Income # 185 25th
Per Capita Income # 153 38th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.