Plymouth, MA
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Plymouth is a larger medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 60,803 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Plymouth is the 19th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Plymouth are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Plymouth is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Plymouth is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Plymouth who work in sales jobs (12.17%), management occupations (10.58%), and office and administrative support (10.20%).

Also of interest is that Plymouth has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Plymouth is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

In Plymouth, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.01 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Plymouth is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Plymouth, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of Plymouth citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.36% of adults in Plymouth have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Plymouth in 2010 was $43,747, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $174,988 for a family of four. However, Plymouth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Plymouth home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Plymouth residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Plymouth include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French.

The most common language spoken in Plymouth is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.