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Welcome to Plymouth ...

Plymouth is located on Cape Cod Bay.

Plymouth is located in Plymouth County<1> and is the County Seat for Plymouth County.

When the people of Plymouth refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Plymouthian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Plymouth has a population of 61,850 people<3> (see below for details).

Plymouth was settled in 1620 and was incorporated in 1620.

Plymouth is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Plymouth: (508) & (774)<5>

The ZIP codes for Plymouth: 02360-02362<6>

Websites for Plymouth ...

Official Website: www.townofplymouth.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Plymouth had an population of 61,850 people. This is an increase of 9.53% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.63% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Plymouth had a population of 56,468 people (or 11.41% of the total population of Plymouth County). This makes Plymouth the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Plymouth represents 0.86% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 19th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 56,468 people, the population of Plymouth increased 9.22% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 51,701 people).

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

Communities Also Named Plymouth ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 38 communities that are also named Plymouth - they are located in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (3), Kansas (3), Maine, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia (2), Ohio (3), Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Plymouth.

Communities near Plymouth ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Plymouth.

  • Brockton [Plymouth County]
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    • Brockton [Plymouth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Plymouth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,770 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brockton
  • Bridgewater [Plymouth County]
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    • Bridgewater [Plymouth County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Plymouth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,689 people
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  • Marshfield [Plymouth County]
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    • Marshfield [Plymouth County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the north of Plymouth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,037 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshfield have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Middleborough [Plymouth County]
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    • Middleborough [Plymouth County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the west of Plymouth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,722 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wareham [Plymouth County]
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      • Wareham [Plymouth County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of Plymouth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,778 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wareham have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sandwich [Barnstable County]
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      • Sandwich [Barnstable County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Plymouth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,151 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandwich have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bourne [Barnstable County]
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      • Bourne [Barnstable County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Plymouth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,743 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bourne have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Scituate [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scituate
      • Scituate [Plymouth County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Plymouth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,047 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scituate have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scituate
    • Pembroke [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
      • Pembroke [Plymouth County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Plymouth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,553 people
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    • Rockland [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
      • Rockland [Plymouth County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Plymouth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,992 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Plymouth. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Plymouth.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Plymouth. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Plymouth.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Plymouth. Our list includes 21 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Plymouth.

Adding Plymouth to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Plymouth in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Plymouth was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Plymouth on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Plymouth on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Plymouth: www.townofplymouth.org/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Plymouth, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Plymouth refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Plymouth may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Plymouth.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Plymouth - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Plymouth). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Plymouth or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Plymouth includes: 02360, 2361 & 02362.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Plymouth) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Plymouth. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PlymouthOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plymouth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9590, Longitude: -70.6684    
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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