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Plympton, MA

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Overview


Plympton is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 2,923 people and just one neighborhood, Plympton is the 291st largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Plympton 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.

Occupations and Workforce

Plympton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Plympton is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Plympton who work in management occupations (13.01%), business and financial occupations (10.93%), and office and administrative support (9.55%).

A relatively large number of people in Plympton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 19.16% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Because of many things, Plympton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Plympton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Plympton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Plympton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Plympton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Plympton, the average commute to work is 33.59 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Demographics

The population of Plympton 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: 34.79% of adults in Plympton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Plympton in 2022 was $52,261, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $209,044 for a family of four. However, Plympton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Plympton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Other Indo-European.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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People

According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is among the best neighborhoods for families in Massachusetts. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 96.3% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Massachusetts. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the neighborhood.

Real Estate

Owner-occupied real estate dominates the neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 95.7% of neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Irish and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 39.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 5.1% have French Canadian ancestry.

Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the neighborhood. More residents of the neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Plympton are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 81.2% of the neighborhoods in America. With 13.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 56.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 42.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 23.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.2%), and 12.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.3% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Plympton, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (39.3%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (23.4%), and residents who report Italian roots (11.8%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (6.9%), along with some French ancestry residents (5.6%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (69.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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