Introduction to Plymouth, Michigan

Plymouth, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 4 miles NW of Westland, Michigan and 21 miles W of Detroit, Michigan. There are 9,022 residents in the city.

Plymouth History

Plymouth is one of the oldest communities in Michigan. Although located within Plymouth Township, the city is politically independent. The very first settlers in this region were Keziah and William Starkweather, farmers from Preston, Connecticut who purchased land from the US Government. In 2007, CNN Money Magazine named Plymouth Township the 37th Best Place to Live in the US.

Plymouth and nearby Attractions

  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Island Lake State Recreation Area
  • Plymouth Historical Museum
  • Delhi Metropark
  • Detroit Zoo
  • Alpine Valley

Things To Do In Plymouth

Several museums are located near Plymouth, including the Ann Arbor Art Center, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and the Cranbrook Art Museum. Parks and recreational areas near Plymouth include the Brighton State Recreation Area, the Kensington Metropark and the Dexter-Huron Metropark. Camping, boating, hiking, fishing and horseback riding opportunities are available at these parks.

Plymouth Transportation

Flights are available from Oakland County International Airport.

Plymouth Higher Education

Adrian College, Baker College of Auburn Hills and Cleary College are some of the local colleges.


Total Population 9,029
Male Share of the Population 45.7%
Female Share of the Population 54.3%
Senior Citizens 13.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,728
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 46.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 53.4%
Median Earnings25+ $49,724
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,080
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,932


Median Family Income $89,430
% Above Poverty Level 93.9%
% Below Poverty Level 6.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 6.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 39.9%
Median Gross Rent $854
Median House Value $205,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.2%
US/American 0.2%
English 13.8%
Irish 15.3%

Plymouth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of Westland, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles W of Detroit, Michigan
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 48170
Phone Area Codes 734
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.371
Longitude -83.47

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 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Garden City 27,356 $61,854
Livonia 95,888 $83,088
Northville 6,001 $116,281
Novi 56,887 $109,510

Plymouth Public Libraries

Plymouth District Library
Plymouth, Michigan
(734) 453-0750
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