Plymouth is a larger medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 61,528 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Plymouth is the 19th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Plymouth are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Unlike some towns, Plymouth isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Plymouth are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Plymouth is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Plymouth who work in sales jobs (12.83%), management occupations (11.37%), and office and administrative support (9.86%).
Also of interest is that Plymouth has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Plymouth is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Plymouth, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.41 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Plymouth use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Plymouth‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The population of Plymouth is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.38% of adults in Plymouth have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Plymouth in 2018 was $45,995, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $183,980 for a family of four. However, Plymouth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Plymouth home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Plymouth residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Plymouth include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Portuguese.
The most common language spoken in Plymouth is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.