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Overview

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.

Plymouth History

Manufacturers Silas Hoadley, Eli Terry and Seth Thomas were largely responsible for the establishment 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.

People

Total Population 12,004
Male Share of the Population 46.6%
Female Share of the Population 53.4%
Senior Citizens 13.8%
Employed Population 16+ 6,386
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 52.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.7%
Median Earnings25+ $44,206
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,578
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,956

Wealth

Median Family Income $82,261
% Above Poverty Level 93.5%
% Below Poverty Level 6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.2%
Median Gross Rent $979
Median House Value $193,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.3%
US/American 0.2%
English 10.7%
Irish 14.4%

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

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

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station WIGWAM RESERVOIR
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
Station BAKERSVILLE
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
Station MIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
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

Plymouth Public Libraries

Library
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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Plymouth High Schools

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TERRYVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
21 NORTH MAIN ST.
860-314-2777
Serves 549 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

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77 MAIN STREET
860-314-8005
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