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Time Zone: Plymouth County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Plymouth is the Seat for Plymouth County.

Plymouth County is one of the original counties of Massachusetts and was founded in 1685.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Plymouth had a population of 498,344 people. This is an increase of 5.4% since the last Census (which gave a population of 472,822 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Plymouth represented 7.45% of the total population of Massachusetts, making it the state's 7th most populous county (out of 14 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010494,919+4.67%-0.69% since 2009
2009498,344+5.4%+0.81% since 2008
2008494,353+4.55%+0.61% since 2007
2000472,822The Last Census

More information can be found on the Plymouth County Census Page for Plymouth County.


Below are some of the communities located in Plymouth County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Plymouth County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Brockton   93,52794,3040.82% decrease  
Plymouth   56,84251,7019.94% increase  
Bridgewater   27,26325,1858.25% increase  
Marshfield   24,88724,3242.31% increase  
Hingham   23,30919,88217.24% increase  

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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