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Welcome to Plymouth ...

Plymouth is located in Luzerne County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Plymouth has a population of 5,772 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Plymouth.

Plymouth is 530 feet [162 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Plymouth: (570)

The ZIP code for Plymouth: 18651<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Plymouth had an population of 5,772 people. This is a decrease of 3.01% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.3% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Plymouth had a population of 5,951 people. This makes Plymouth the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Plymouth represents 0.05% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 152nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,951 people, the population of Plymouth decreased 8.54% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,507 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, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia (2), Ohio (3), 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.

  • Scranton [Lackawanna County]
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    • Scranton [Lackawanna County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Plymouth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,532 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scranton<7>
  • Hazleton [Luzerne County]
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    • Hazleton [Luzerne County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Plymouth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,809 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazleton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazleton<7>
  • Berwick [Columbia County]
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    • Berwick [Columbia County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Plymouth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,855 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berwick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berwick<7>
  • Old Forge [Lackawanna County]
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    • Old Forge [Lackawanna County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Plymouth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,838 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Forge<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pittston [Luzerne County]
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      • Pittston [Luzerne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Plymouth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,724 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittston<7>
    • Taylor [Lackawanna County]
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      • Taylor [Lackawanna County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Plymouth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,879 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<7>
    • Moosic [Lackawanna County]
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      • Moosic [Lackawanna County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Plymouth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,813 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moosic have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moosic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moosic<7>
    • Exeter [Luzerne County]
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      • Exeter [Luzerne County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Plymouth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,519 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exeter have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exeter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Exeter<7>
    • Duryea [Luzerne County]
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      • Duryea [Luzerne County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Plymouth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,910 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duryea have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duryea
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duryea<7>
    • West Pittston [Luzerne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Pittston
      • West Pittston [Luzerne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Plymouth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,745 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Pittston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Pittston<7>

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 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Plymouth.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Plymouth ...

Looking for more information about Plymouth? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Plymouth, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor 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 Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).

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

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About Luzerne County

About Pennsylvania

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Plymouth. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Luzerne County: www.luzernecounty.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Luzerne, 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>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Plymouth. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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: 41.2421, Longitude: -75.9468    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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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