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Overview

Introduction to Plymouth, Wisconsin

Plymouth, Wisconsin, in Sheboygan county, is 13 miles W of Sheboygan, Wisconsin and 49 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Plymouth History

Plymouth was first surveyed in 1835. Local Native Americans called the area Ta-quit-qui-oc, or Crooked River. Henry and Thomas Davidson settled in the area in 1845. The city officially adopted its present name in 1852. It was named after Plymouth, Massachusetts. The Sheboygan and Mississippi Railroad first entered the area in 1859. Plymouth was incorporated in 1877, with Otto Puhlman becoming its first mayor.

Plymouth and nearby Attractions

  • John Michael Kohler Arts Center
  • Harrington Beach State Park
  • Above & Beyond Children's Museum
  • Kettle Moraine State Forest
  • Rogers Street Fishing Village
  • Kohler - Andrae State Park

Things To Do In Plymouth

Meyer Park, Hudson Park, Rotary Park and Nutt Park are all located in Plymouth. The Above & Beyond Children's Museum, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and the Rogers Street Fishing Village are popular local destinations, while the Harrington Beach State Park, the Kohler-Andrae State Park and the Kettle Moraine State Forest are all accessible from Plymouth as well. Local celebrations include the Americana Music Festival, the Mill Street Festival, the Sheboygan County Fair, the Cheese Capital Jazz Crawl for the Arts and Oktoberfest.

Plymouth Transportation

Austin Straubel International is the nearest major airport.

Plymouth Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include Lakeland College, Moraine Park Technical College and Concordia University-Wisconsin.

People

Total Population 8,427
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 19.9%
Employed Population 16+ 4,451
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 57.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,044
% Above Poverty Level 89.6%
% Below Poverty Level 10.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 37.2%
Median Gross Rent $667
Median House Value $139,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 4.9%
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 13 miles W of Sheboygan, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 49 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Sheboygan
Metro Area Sheboygan
Standard Zip Codes 53073
Phone Area Codes 920
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.748
Longitude -87.976

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 PLYMOUTH
Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 54 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
Station SHEBOYGAN
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 53 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 43 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches
Station PORT WASHINGTON
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 50 F
Jul Temp 64 to 78 F
Oct Temp 44 to 58 F
Annual Precip 32 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Adell 459 $76,875
Cascade 675 $63,194
Elkhart Lake 1,051 $63,077
Glenbeulah 455 $60,417
Sheboygan Falls 7,803 $64,325

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

Plymouth Public Libraries

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Plymouth Public Library
130 DIVISION ST.
Plymouth, Wisconsin
(920) 892-4416

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Plymouth High Schools

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PLYMOUTH HI
125 S HIGHLAND AVE
920-893-6911
Serves 896 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

KETTLE MORAINE CORR INST
W9071 FOREST DR
920-526-9202
A Non-traditional School
Serves 43 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.7

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