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 58,890 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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Plymouth who work in office and administrative support (11.50%), sales jobs (11.42%), and management occupations (9.86%).

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.

One downside of living in Plymouth is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Plymouth, the average commute to work is 30.90 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The population of Plymouth is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.57% of adults in Plymouth have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Plymouth in 2010 was $36,700, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $146,800 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 Italian, English, German, and French .

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