Plymouth, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Plymouth, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Plymouth Census Designated Place had a population of 7,753 as of July 1, 2016. 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 Plymouth is located at latitude 41.9583 and longitude -70.6638 in Plymouth County. 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. Plymouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Plymouth Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378203) 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 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 Plymouth population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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, 2016)


Total Population 7,753
Population in Households 7,479
Population in Familes 4,974
Population in Group Qrtrs 274
Population Density1 3,458
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 3,523
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 1,737
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,742 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,490 (39.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,033 (54.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 219 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $341,006
Average Home Value $353,456


Median Household Income $56,529
Average Household Income $76,928
Per Capita Income $35,684
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.55% 0.63%
Households 0.52% 0.63%
Families 0.36% 0.55%
Median Household Income   0.44%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
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 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 # 90 64th
Population Density1 # 36 86th
Diversity Index2 # 107 57th
Median Household Income # 179 28th
Per Capita Income # 138 44th

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