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Overview

Introduction to Plymouth, Minnesota

Plymouth, Minnesota, in Hennepin county, is 9 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It's part of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.

The citizens have approved numerous initiatives in order to preserve open space, build trails, construct park and recreation facilities and fund education. The city includes numerous lakes and features a rolling terrain landscape. Plymouth is known for its well planned residential areas. Light manufacturing, telecommunications, printing and publishing, hi-tech research, insurance and computer related industries are some of the primary employers.

Plymouth History

The earliest inhabitants of the region were the Dakota. The settlement was situated at the northern end of Medicine Lake. In 1848 the explorer Antoine LeCounte arrived. In 1855 Plymouth began developing as a town. In the notable Dakota War of 1862 the white settlers battled the Dakota at Fort Ridgley. After the Civil War ended farming was the major factor for the economy. Medicine Lake became a popular destination for tourists and numerous resorts were established near the lake.

Plymouth Attractions

  • Hilde Performance Center features a beautiful bandshell and is popular for music events
  • The Music in Plymouth event features the Minnesota Orchestra. It's an annual event which attracts a large crowd
  • Millennium Garden
  • Plymouth Creek Center is enjoyed for special events
  • Plymouth Playhouse is a popular venue
  • Renaissance Festival
  • Canterbury Park
  • Ridgedale Mall
  • Mystic Lake Casino
  • Medina Ballroom

Plymouth Activities

Plymouth Creek Fieldhouse is a domed building and features a state-of-the-art artificial grass field and is used for a variety of sports. Residence can utilize the indoor facility for walking and jogging during the winter months. The Plymouth Ice Center features three rinks and is utilized by hockey teams and for skating. The extensive park system and the local trails are popular with residents. Golfing enthusiasts enjoy the vast number of courses. The large number of lakes are enjoyed for fishing, boating and water skiing.

People

Total Population 73,896
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 39,802
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 59.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 57.5%
Median Earnings25+ $52,233
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $34,132
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,746

Wealth

Median Family Income $109,585
% Above Poverty Level 94.2%
% Below Poverty Level 5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 3.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,143
Median House Value $297,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21%
US/American 0.2%
English 6.2%
Irish 11.3%

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

Plymouth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 9 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Hennepin
Metro Area Minneapolis - Saint Paul
Standard Zip Codes 55441, 55442, 55446, 55447
Phone Area Codes 763
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.01
Longitude -93.455

Plymouth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station MAPLE PLAIN
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 30.5 inches
Station MINNEAPOLIS INTL AP
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 58 F
Annual Precip 29.4 inches
Station DELANO
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 27.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Crystal 22,607 $70,186
Maple Grove 65,687 $109,356
Medicine Lake 345 $106,875

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

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Plymouth High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

WAYZATA HIGH
4955 PEONY LN. N.
763-745-6600
Serves 3,052 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.3

ROBBINSDALE ARMSTRONG SR.
10635 36TH AVE. N.
763-504-8800
Serves 2,317 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.5

Providence Academy
15100 Schmidt Lake Road
763-258-2500
Serves 237 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

WAYZATA TAP ALC
305 VICKSBURG LN.
763-745-6608
A Non-traditional School
Serves 39 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

SPECIAL ED ELEM/SECONDARY
1820 N. XENIUM LANE
763-550-7151
A Special Education School
Serves 20 students.

ALC WAYZATA TAP-IS
4955 PEONY LANE
763-550-7114
A Non-traditional School
Serves 20 students.

SPECIAL EDUCATION-SECONDARY
1820 N. XENIUM LANE
763-550-7151
A Special Education School
Serves 17 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.7

276-MINNETONKA RSR-ALC
1820 N. XENIUM LANE
763-550-7199
A Non-traditional School
Serves 16 students.

DCD-SECONDARY-HOST
1820 N. XENIUM LANE
763-550-7151
A Special Education School
Serves 6 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.8

270 HOPKINS ALT. PRG - OFF CAMPUS
1820 N. XENIUM LANE
763-550-7114
A Non-traditional School
Serves 5 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

SUN-TRANSITION
1820 N. XENIUM LANE
763-550-7151
A Special Education School
Serves 4 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1.7

ALC ARMSTRONG HS - IS
10635 36TH AVENUE N.
763-550-7114
A Non-traditional School
Serves 4 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.7

ALC COOPER HS-IS
1820 N. XENIUM LANE
763-550-7114
A Non-traditional School
Serves 3 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.3

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