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Plymouth, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Plymouth Census Designated Place had a population of 7,780 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 7,780
Daytime Population: Workers 5,673
Daytime Population: Residents 3,479
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,152
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 7,503
Population in Familes 4,975
Population in Group Qrtrs 277
Population Density2 3,470
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $58,138
Average Household Income $79,980
Per Capita Income $36,930


Total Housing Units 3,736 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,459 (39.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,062 (55.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 215 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $349,800
Average Home Value $368,574


Total Households 3,521
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 1,733
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.52% 0.55%
Households 0.44% 0.52%
Families 0.28% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   3.07%

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, 2017 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 # 91 63rd
Population Density # 37 85th
Diversity Index # 106 58th
Median Household Income # 176 29th
Per Capita Income # 137 45th

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