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Plymouth is a town in Plymouth County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Plymouth, England.

The latitude of Plymouth is 41.958N. The longitude is -70.667W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 187 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 51,701.


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Median household income
Local
$54,677
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Plymouth demographic reports
Plymouth is on Plymouth Bay.
First permanent English settlement in New England; although the Pilgrims landed here on Dec. 21, 1620, many remained aboard the Mayflower until shelters were built on shore
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 130. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· David Chokachi, actor
· Tricia Dunn-Luoma, 2006 Olympics bronze medal winner (ice hockey)
· John Bartlett, publisher
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Waterfront Festival - Aug. 25-26, 2007
  • Independent Film Festival - July 18-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Plymouth web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Ellisville Harbor State Park, Myles Standish State Forest, Pilgrim Memorial State Park
Historic sites and museums: Plimoth Plantation, Mayflower Society Museum, Pilgrim Memorial State Park, Howland House, Pilgrim Hall Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
The one thing the Pilgrims certainly didn't do was step ashore on Plymouth Rock. Quite apart from the consideration that it may have stood well above the high-water mark in 1620, no prudent mariner would try to bring a ship alongside a boulder in a heaving December sea when a sheltered inlet beckoned nearby. If the Pilgrims even noticed Plymouth Rock, there is no sign of it.
-- Made in America
Bill Bryson

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Plymouth demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Plymouth County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Boston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 02366 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Plymouth residents report German ancestry, and 28% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Plymouth ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Plymouth was $23,732, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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26% of Plymouth residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Plymouth include Plymouth Village Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Plymouth, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $670.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,293.


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Libraries in Plymouth include Plymouth Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Plymouth include Old Colony Memorial

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The average commute time for Plymouth workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Plymouth between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Plymouth, MA

Pros: pretty town, nice scenery, some good restuarants.

Cons: boring, lots of dull people, lots of fat sceezy people, yuppie wannabes, ghetto wannabes, lots of punks and drugheads, some parking lots charge for parking, crappy bands, Famous for a rock, c'mon!!

This is a good place to visit for 20 minutes then leave.

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“ The one thing the Pilgrims certainly didn't do was step ashore on Plymouth Rock. Quite apart from the consideration that it may have stood well above the high-water mark in 1620, no prudent mariner would try to bring a ship alongside a boulder in a heaving December sea when a sheltered inlet beckoned nearby. If the Pilgrims even noticed Plymouth Rock, there is no sign of it. ”
~ Made in America
Bill Bryson

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