Plymouth, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Plymouth, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Plymouth had a population of 3,713 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Plymouth is located at latitude 35.8585 and longitude -76.7482 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Plymouth (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Town of Plymouth (GNIS ID: 2407138) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Plymouth is located within Township of Plymouth, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Plymouth population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Plymouth, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,713
Daytime Population: Workers 2,866
Daytime Population: Residents 2,750
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,616
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.51
Population in Households 3,624
Population in Familes 2,920
Population in Group Qrtrs 89
Population Density2 921
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $27,482
Average Household Income $39,589
Per Capita Income $17,077


Total Housing Units 1,858 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 778 (41.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 760 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 320 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $83,275
Average Home Value $106,652


Total Households 1,538
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 976
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.6% -0.88%
Households -0.49% -0.81%
Families -0.81% -0.92%
Median Household Income   -0.17%
Per Capita Income   1.01%

Plymouth, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plymouth to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 209 72nd
Population Density # 253 66th
Diversity Index # 241 68th
Median Household Income # 688 7th
Per Capita Income # 659 11th

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