Plymouth County, MA

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Population
518,132
0.58% 1-year growth
Median Age
43

Poverty Rate
7.64%

Median Household Income
$90,484
4.11% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$388,500
5.54% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
267,996
0.292% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Plymouth County, MA had a population of 518k people with a median age of 43 and a median household income of $90,484. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Plymouth County, MA grew from 515,142 to 518,132, a 0.58% increase and its median household income grew from $86,910 to $90,484, a 4.11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Plymouth County, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.78%), White (Hispanic) (2.29%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.22%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (1.89%). NaNk% of the people in Plymouth County, MA speak a non-English language, and 95.9% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Plymouth County, MA was $388,500, and the homeownership rate was 77.2%. Most people in Plymouth County, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Plymouth County, MA was 2 cars per household.

Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Plymouth County, MA went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 50.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.2%), followed by Other (5.99%). The most partisan county was Suffolk County, MA with 79.6% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Plymouth County, MA
50.8% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in the United States
  1. 79.6% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 73% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 67.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in the United States was Suffolk County, MA with 79.6% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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Diversity

Plymouth County, MA is home to a population of 518k people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2018, 9.27% of Plymouth County, MA residents were born outside of the country (48k people).

In 2018, there were 8.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (417k people) in Plymouth County, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 50.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Plymouth County, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    417k ± 2.52k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    50.7k ± 2.58k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    11.9k ± 2.44k
4.07%
Hispanic Population
21.1k people

In 2018, there were 8.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (417k people) in Plymouth County, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 50.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.07% of the people in Plymouth County, MA are hispanic (21.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Plymouth County, MA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.27%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
48k people
8.89%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
45.8k people

As of 2018, 9.27% of Plymouth County, MA residents (48k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Plymouth County, MA was 8.89%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
46
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Plymouth County, MA was 43. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Plymouth County, MA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Plymouth County, MA residents was 43.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Plymouth County, MA.

In N/A, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Plymouth County, MA was N/A, the natal country of N/A Plymouth County, MA residents, followed by N/A with N/A and N/A with N/A.

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Citizenship

95.9%
2018 Citizenship
95.9%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 95.9% of Plymouth County, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Plymouth County, MA was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    10,643 ± 1,485
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,804 ± 1,357
  3. Korea
    2,569 ± 721

Plymouth County, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Plymouth County, MA is $90,484. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Plymouth County, MA was Census Tract 5041.02 with a value of $160,208, followed by Census Tract 5071.03 and Census Tract 5012.01, with respective values of $154,063 and $153,259.

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The economy of Plymouth County, MA employs 268k people. The largest industries in Plymouth County, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (45,025 people), Retail Trade (29,805 people), and Educational Services (24,306 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,149), Finance & Insurance ($81,376), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($81,201).

Wages

Median Household Income

$90,484
2018 value
± $2,974
4.11%
1 Year Growth
± 4.87%

Households in Plymouth County, MA have a median annual income of $90,484, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $86,910 in 2017, which represents a 4.11% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Plymouth County, MA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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Average Male Salary in N/A
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Average Female Salary in N/A
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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Plymouth County, MA is from Plymouth County, MA.
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This chart shows the number of workers in Plymouth County, MA across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5041.02
  2. Census Tract 5071.03
  3. Census Tract 5012.01

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Plymouth County, MA was Census Tract 5041.02 with a value of $160,208, followed by Census Tract 5071.03 and Census Tract 5012.01, with respective values of $154,063 and $153,259.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Plymouth County, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.64% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Plymouth County, MA (38.3k out of 501k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    24,278 ± 1,315
  2. Black
    8,467 ± 726
  3. Hispanic
    3,317 ± 435

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Plymouth County, MA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

268k
2018 Value
± 8,633
-0.292%
1 Year decline
± 4.62%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Plymouth County, MA declined at a rate of -0.292%, from 269k employees to 268k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Plymouth County, MA, are Management Occupations (31,072 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (28,881 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (25,364 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Plymouth County, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Plymouth County, MA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (31,072 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (28,881 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (25,364 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Plymouth County, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.57 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.41 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.4 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Plymouth County, MA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($101,380), Legal Occupations ($100,362), and Management Occupations ($89,022).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

268k
2018 Value
± 8,633
-0.292%
1 Year decline
± 4.62%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Plymouth County, MA declined at a rate of -0.292%, from 269k employees to 268k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Plymouth County, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (45,025 people), Retail Trade (29,805 people), and Educational Services (24,306 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Plymouth County, MA, though some of these residents may live in Plymouth County, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Plymouth County, MA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (45,025 people), Retail Trade (29,805 people), and Educational Services (24,306 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Plymouth County, MA has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.49 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.3 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.21 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Plymouth County, MA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($90,149), Finance & Insurance ($81,376), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($81,201).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Plymouth County, MA was $388,500 in 2018, which is 1.69 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $368,100 to $388,500, a 5.54% increase. The homeownership rate in Plymouth County, MA is 77.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Plymouth County, MA have an average commute time of 32.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Plymouth County, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$388,500
2018 Median
± $7,025
$368,100
2017 Median
± $5,805

In 2018, the median property value in Plymouth County, MA grew to to $388,500 from the previous year's value of $368,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Plymouth County, MA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Plymouth County, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$90,484
Median Household Income
± $2,974
189k
Number of Households
± 6,746

In 2018, the median household income of the 189k households in Plymouth County, MA grew to $90,484 from the previous year's value of $86,910.

The following chart displays the households in Plymouth County, MA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Plymouth County, MA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Plymouth County, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

77.2%
2018 Homeownership
76.1%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 77.2% of the housing units in Plymouth County, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Plymouth County, MA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

32.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Plymouth County, MA have a longer commute time (32.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.12% of the workforce in Plymouth County, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (77.7%)
  2. Carpooled (7.99%)
  3. Public Transit (6.37%)

In 2018, 77.7% of workers in Plymouth County, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.99%) and those who used public transit to get to work (6.37%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Plymouth County, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Plymouth County, MA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

97.7% of the population of Plymouth County, MA has health coverage, with 56.3% on employee plans, 17.2% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 0.739% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Plymouth County, MA see 1570 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.633% decrease from the previous year (1580 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1396 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 218 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.4%). Additionally, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,570 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Plymouth County, MA

Primary care physicians in Plymouth County, MA see an average of 1,570 patients per year. This represents a 0.633% decrease from the previous year (1,580 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Plymouth County, MA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Coverage

2.29%
Uninsured
56.3%
Employer Coverage
17.2%
Medicaid
11.9%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
0.739%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Plymouth County, MA grew by 7.24% from 2.13% to 2.29%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Plymouth County, MA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 11.4% prevalence
  2. 11.1% prevalence
  3. 10.8% prevalence

Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in false, at 11.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in false by county over multiple years.

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