Plymouth, Connecticut

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Plymouth, Connecticut

Introduction to Plymouth, Connecticut

Plymouth, Connecticut, in Litchfield county, is 5 miles W of Bristol, Connecticut and 80 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is in the Hartford area. There are 11,634 residents in Plymouth.

Plymouth History

Manufacturers Silas Hoadley, Eli Terry and Seth Thomas were largely responsible for the establsihment of Plymouth. It was incorporated as a town in 1795. The community was named after Plymouth, England. Clock manufacturing gave Plymouth national recognition. The town comprises of the three villages of Plymouth, Terryville and Pequabuck. Plymouth has a mayor-council form of government.

Plymouth and nearby Attractions

  • Lock Museum of America
  • Plymouth Congregational Church
  • Camp Mattatuck
  • Fall Mountain Lake
  • East Plymouth Historic District

Things To Do In Plymouth

The Lock Museum of America is near the town of Plymouth. One can also take a tour of the local attractions, like the Plymouth Town Hall, the Plymouth Library Association and the Plymouth Historical Society Building. These places provide a host of information about the regional history and culture. The Fall Mountain Lake, Poland River, Marsh Brook and Tomlinson Pond are some of the stunning water bodies in the area. In addition, the parks of Plymouth make for the ideal family picnic destinations.

Plymouth Transportation

Hartford-Brainard Airport is close by.

Plymouth Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are offered by Naugatuck Valley Community College, Central Connecticut State University and Quinnipiac University.

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Comparative Profile of Plymouth, Connecticut

Comparing Plymouth to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Connecticut (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Age of the Population 6 3
Senior Citizens 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 6
Racial Diversity 2 2
Female Share of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 5
Average Household Size 7 6


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to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 1


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Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 2


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to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 8 6
Low Violent Crime 8 5

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Plymouth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles W of Bristol, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 80 miles NE of New York, New York
County Litchfield
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06782
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.671
Longitude -73.053

Plymouth Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 54.5 inches
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches
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Plymouth Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 11,634 100%
Male 5,791 49.8%
Female 5,843 50.2%
Under 18 2,998 25.8%
18+ 8,636 74.2%
65+ 1,473 12.7%
Median Age 37.5
Average Family Size 3.06
White 11,325 97.3%
African-American 91 0.8%
Asian 49 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 18 0.2%
Other 37 0.3%
Mixed Race 113 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 147 1.3%

Estimated Plymouth Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 12,183
Growth 549
Growth % 4.7%

Plymouth Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 15.3%
French (except Basque) 15%
Polish 14%
Irish 10.9%
German 9.4%
French Canadian 7.5%
English 7%
US/American 4.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.4%
Swedish 1.9%
Lithuanian 1.8%
Ukrainian 1.7%
Russian 1.5%
Canadian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Norwegian 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
Lebanese 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Iranian 0.4%
Slovak 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Cape Verdean 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Plymouth Public Libraries

Plymouth Library Association
692 MAIN ST.
Plymouth, Connecticut
(860) 283-5977
Terryville Public Library
238 MAIN ST.
Plymouth, Connecticut
(860) 582-3121

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Serves 549 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

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