Plymouth, MA

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Population

7,017

5.16% decline

Poverty Rate

7.53%


Median Age

44.1


Median Household Income

$55,196

4.28% growth

Number of Employees

4,095

5.16% decline

Median Property Value

$333,400

6.79% growth

About

In 2017, Plymouth, MA had a population of 7.02k people with a median age of 44.1 and a median household income of $55,196. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Plymouth, MA declined from 7,399 to 7,017, a -5.16% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,933 to $55,196, a 4.28% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Plymouth, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.7%), Some Other Race (Non-Hispanic) (4.02%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.62%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.04%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.34%). N/A% of the people in Plymouth, MA speak a non-English language, and 94.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Plymouth, MA is $333,400, and the homeownership rate is 47.4%. Most people in Plymouth, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Plymouth, MA is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Massachusetts. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Massachusetts, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Massachusetts (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Massachusetts across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

The economy of Plymouth, MA employs 4.1k people. The largest industries in Plymouth, MA are Accommodation & Food Services (673 people), Retail Trade (587 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (563 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($87,500), Finance & Insurance ($76,071), and Public Administration ($74,250).

Median household income in Plymouth, MA is $55,196. Males in Plymouth, MA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,850. The income inequality in Plymouth, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,196

2017 value

± $4,499

4.28%

1 Year Growth

± 9.51%

Households in Plymouth, MA have a median annual income of $55,196, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,933 in 2016, which represents a 4.28% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,043

Average Male Salary

± $1,786

$62,850

Average Female Salary

± $1,306

In 2017, full-time male employees in Massachusetts made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Massachusetts by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,516 ± $4,051

  2. White

    $64,668 ± $1,113

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,586 ± $39,015

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Massachusetts workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Massachusetts by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Plymouth, MA is from Massachusetts.

0.485

2017 Wage GINI

0.485

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.485 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0457% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Massachusetts 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 5303

  2. Census Tract 5305

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Plymouth, MA was Census Tract 5303 with a value of $61,343, followed by Census Tract 5305 and N/A, with respective values of $57,336 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.53% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Plymouth, MA (519 out of 6.89k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    358 ± 133

  2. Asian

    73 ± 97

  3. Black

    49 ± 92

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

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

4.1k

2017 Value

± 472

-5.16%

1 Year decline

± 17.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Plymouth, MA declined at a rate of -5.16%, from 4.32k employees to 4.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Plymouth, MA, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (629 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (560 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (432 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Plymouth, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Plymouth, MA, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (629 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (560 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (432 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Plymouth, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.63 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.75 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Plymouth, MA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($95,221), Management Occupations ($84,375), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($83,182).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.1k

2017 Value

± 472

-5.16%

1 Year decline

± 17.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Plymouth, MA declined at a rate of -5.16%, from 4.32k employees to 4.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Plymouth, MA, are Accommodation & Food Services (673 people), Retail Trade (587 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (563 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Plymouth, MA, though some of these residents may live in Plymouth, 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, MA, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (673 people), Retail Trade (587 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (563 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Plymouth, MA has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (2.16 times higher than expected), Construction (1.75 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Plymouth, MA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($87,500), Finance & Insurance ($76,071), and Public Administration ($74,250).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $30.9B

  2. $29.2B

  3. $27.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $30.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($29.2B) and Electronics ($27.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Massachusetts products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$260B

2020 Value

$364B

Projected 2045 Value

40% growth

In 2020, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $260B. This is expected to increase 40% to $364B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Massachusetts trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $14.6B

  2. $13.9B

  3. $13.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $14.6B, followed by Connecticut with $13.9B and New Hampshire and $13.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Massachusetts shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.7% of the population of Plymouth, MA has health coverage, with 44.7% on employee plans, 22.2% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 1.06% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Plymouth, MA was $10,559 in 2014. This is a 2.78% increase from the previous year ($10,273).

Primary care physicians in Plymouth, 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

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1,570 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$10,559

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,302

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,922

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,899

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Massachusetts (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.78%, from $10,273 to $10,559.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.29%

Uninsured

44.7%

Employer Coverage

22.2%

Medicaid

11.6%

Medicare

14.2%

Non-Group

1.06%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Plymouth, MA grew by 30.1% from 4.83% to 6.29%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Plymouth, 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 Massachusetts, at 11.4%.

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

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Diversity

Plymouth, MA is home to a population of 7.02k people, from which 94.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.43% of Plymouth, MA residents were born outside of the country (662 people).

In 2017, there were 21.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.15k people) in Plymouth, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 282 Some Other Race (Non-Hispanic) and 254 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.5

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Plymouth, MA was 44.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Plymouth, MA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Plymouth, MA residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.43%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

662 people

7.37%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

545 people

As of 2017, 9.43% of Plymouth, MA residents (662 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Plymouth, MA was 7.37%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. China

    88,014 ± 7,236 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    84,884 ± 7,108 people

  3. Brazil

    66,506 ± 6,300 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 88,014 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 84,884 and Brazil with 66,506.

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Citizenship

94.3%

2017 Citizenship

95.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.3% of Plymouth, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Plymouth, MA was 95.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Plymouth, MA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    6.15k ± 543

  2. Some Other Race (Non-Hispanic)

    282 ± 268

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    254 ± 213

In 2017, there were 21.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.15k people) in Plymouth, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 282 Some Other Race (Non-Hispanic) and 254 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    200 ± 92

  2. World War II

    48 ± 44

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    47 ± 42

Plymouth, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Plymouth, MA was $333,400 in 2017, which is 1.45 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $312,200 to $333,400, a 6.79% increase. The homeownership rate in Plymouth, MA is 47.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Plymouth, MA have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Plymouth, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$333,400

2017 Median

± $19,731

$312,200

2016 Median

± $20,420

In 2017, the median property value in Plymouth, MA grew to to $333,400 from the previous year's value of $312,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Plymouth, 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, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$55,196

Median Household Income

± $4,499

3.21k

Number of Households

± 390

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.21k households in Plymouth, MA grew to $55,196 from the previous year's value of $52,933.

The following chart displays the households in Plymouth, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

47.4%

2017 Homeownership

45.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 47.4% of the housing units in Plymouth, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 45.8%.

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

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Commute Time

24.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Plymouth, MA have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.65% of the workforce in Plymouth, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.7%

  2. Carpooled

    11.3%

  3. Walked

    5.77%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Plymouth, MA was Drove Alone (76.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.3%) and those who Walked (5.77%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Plymouth, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Plymouth, MA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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