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Welcome to Plymouth ...

Plymouth is located in Luzerne County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Plymouth, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1811.

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).

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

Plymouth is within the boundaries of the (570) area code.

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 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 (which had 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 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
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Hazleton
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Berwick
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Old Forge
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Forge
    • Old Forge is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,838 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Forge <6>
  • Pittston
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Taylor
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
    • Taylor is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,879 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor <6>
  • Moosic
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moosic have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moosic
    • Moosic is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,813 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moosic <6>
  • Exeter
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exeter have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exeter
    • Exeter is located in Luzerne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,519 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Exeter <6>
  • Duryea
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duryea have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duryea
    • Duryea is located in Luzerne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,910 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duryea <6>
  • West Pittston
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Plymouth was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Plymouth post office opened in 1811.

We also found Plymouth in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Plymouth.

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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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