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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,926
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+6,573
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married49.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.9%
Median Earnings25+$44,972
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,455
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,815

Wealth

Median Family Income$82,329
% Above Poverty Level93.6%
% Below Poverty Level6.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone25.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,037
Median House Value$188,900

Ancestry

Italian20.5%
French Except Basque17.7%
Irish14.3%
Polish12.3%
German10.3%
English9.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.4%
Canadian4.5%
Swedish2.7%
Portuguese1.7%
Albanian1.5%
Lithuanian1.3%
Scottish1.1%
Ukrainian1.1%
Russian0.9%
Austrian0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Czech0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Slovak0.6%
Lebanese0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Haitian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Plymouth Almanac

CategoryValue
County Litchfield County
Standard Zip Codes6782
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.65
Approximate Longitude-73.04

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)

StationWIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance4.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationBAKERSVILLE
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip54.5 inches
StationMIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.3 inches

Plymouth Public Libraries

Plymouth Library Association
692 MAIN ST.
Plymouth, Connecticut
(860) 283-5977

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Plymouth Public Schools

Plymouth Center School
107 North Street
ZIP: 6782
Primary
Total Enrollment 342
Sources :
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