Introduction to Plymouth, Indiana

Located in Marshall county, Plymouth, Indiana, is 22 miles S of South Bend, Indiana (center to center) and 78 miles SE of Chicago, Illinois. There are 9,840 residents living in the city.

Plymouth History

William Polk named the city "Plymouth", after Plymouth, Massachusetts. It was originally incorporated into the state in February, 1851, as a town. Plymouth was recognized as a city on April 25, 1873; Horace Corbin became the first mayor of the city. Electric lights were first installed in the city in 1888. Plymouth holds a seat on Marshall county, which was formed in 1836, and named in honor of John Marshall, the Chief Justice of the United States from 1801 to 1835. The first courthouse was built in 1840 on the Courthouse Square. The present courthouse was opened in 1872.

Plymouth and nearby Attractions

  • Marshall county Historical Society and Museum
  • Potatoe Creek State Park
  • Fulton county Historical Society Museum
  • Winamac State Fish and Wildlife Area
  • Copshaholm House Museum & Historic Oliver Gardens
  • Tippecanoe River State Park

Things To Do In Plymouth

Plymouth is near several museums such as the Fulton County Historical Society Museum, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, Northern Indiana Center for History, Marshall County Historical Society and Museum, and Studebaker National Museum. The Winamac State Fish and Wildlife Area, Potato Creek State Park, and Kingsbury State Fish and Wildlife Area provide many recreational opportunities. In addition, the residents of Plymouth celebrate the Marshall County Blueberry Festival, the Heart and Hands Latino Festival, and the Yellow River Festival every year.

Plymouth Transportation

The closest airport to the city is the South Bend Regional Airport.

Plymouth Higher Education

The University of Notre Dame, Purdue University - North Central Campus, and Indiana University-South Bend are some of the higher education schools located close to Plymouth.


Total Population 10,031
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 13.9%
Employed Population 16+ 4,139
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 45.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.3%
Median Earnings25+ $26,154
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,067
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,724


Median Family Income $42,244
% Above Poverty Level 76.2%
% Below Poverty Level 23.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 30%
Median Gross Rent $653
Median House Value $88,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.3%
US/American 0%
English 6.4%
Irish 10.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Plymouth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles S of South Bend, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 78 miles SE of Chicago, Illinois
County Marshall
Standard Zip Codes 46563
Phone Area Codes 574
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.343
Longitude -86.309

Plymouth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.4 inches
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 0 inches
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Plymouth, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Inwood (46563)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bourbon 1,697 $53,182
Bremen 4,588 $63,814
Culver 1,444 $64,896
Etna Green 751 $51,250
Lakeville 831 $52,500
Walkerton 1,874 $52,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Plymouth Public Libraries

Plymouth Pl
Plymouth, Indiana
(574) 936-2324
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Plymouth Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(574) 936-3181
Emergency Service: No

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Student/teacher ratio: 19.2

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