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Overview

Introduction to Plymouth, Indiana

Located in Marshall county, Plymouth, Indiana, is 22 miles S of South Bend, Indiana (center to center) and 78 miles SE of Chicago, Illinois.

Plymouth History

William Polk named the city "Plymouth," after Plymouth, Massachusetts. It was originally incorporated into the state in February, 1851, as a town. Plymouth was recognized as a city on April 25, 1873; Horace Corbin became the first mayor of the city. Electric lights were first installed in the city in 1888. Plymouth holds a seat on Marshall county, which was formed in 1836, and named in honor of John Marshall, the Chief Justice of the United States from 1801 to 1835. The first courthouse was built in 1840 on the Courthouse Square. The present courthouse was opened in 1872.

Plymouth and nearby Attractions

  • Marshall county Historical Society and Museum
  • Potatoe Creek State Park
  • Fulton county Historical Society Museum
  • Winamac State Fish and Wildlife Area
  • Copshaholm House Museum & Historic Oliver Gardens
  • Tippecanoe River State Park

Things To Do In Plymouth

Plymouth is near several museums such as the Fulton County Historical Society Museum, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, Northern Indiana Center for History, Marshall County Historical Society and Museum, and Studebaker National Museum. The Winamac State Fish and Wildlife Area, Potato Creek State Park, and Kingsbury State Fish and Wildlife Area provide many recreational opportunities. In addition, the residents of Plymouth celebrate the Marshall County Blueberry Festival, the Heart and Hands Latino Festival, and the Yellow River Festival every year.

Plymouth Transportation

The closest airport to the city is the South Bend Regional Airport.

Plymouth Higher Education

The University of Notre Dame, Purdue University - North Central Campus, and Indiana University-South Bend are some of the higher education schools located close to Plymouth.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,012
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens14.3%
Employed Population 16+3,962
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married44.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.3%
Median Earnings25+$26,408
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,000

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,400
% Above Poverty Level75.5%
% Below Poverty Level24.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone30.9%
Median Gross Rent$624
Median House Value$89,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.8%
Irish9.8%
English6.1%
Polish4.2%
Italian3.3%
French Except Basque2%
Dutch2%
Greek1.1%
Arab1%
Swedish1%
Jordanian1%
Scottish0.9%
Norwegian0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Canadian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
African0.1%
German0.1%
Czech0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Plymouth Almanac

CategoryValue
County Marshall County
Standard Zip Codes46563
Phone Area Codes574
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude41.34
Approximate Longitude-86.31

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)

StationPLYMOUTH POWER SUBSTN
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp39 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip39.4 inches
StationLAKEVILLE
Distance13.3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches
StationROCHESTER
Distance19.8 miles
Jan Temp15 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bourbon1,808$51,375
Bremen4,577$55,662
Culver1,275$70,417
Etna Green623$44,271
Lakeville841$52,917
Walkerton2,087$56,750

Plymouth Public Libraries

Plymouth Public Library
201 NORTH CENTER STREET
Plymouth, Indiana
(574) 936-2324

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Plymouth Hospitals

Michiana Behavioral Health Center
(Proprietary)
1800 N Oak Rd
(574) 936-3784
Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center - Plymouth
(Non-profit)
1915 Lake Ave
(574) 936-3181

Plymouth Public Schools

Jefferson Elementary School
401 E Klinger Ave
ZIP: 46563
(574) 936-2443
Primary
Total Enrollment 315
Lincoln Junior High School
220 N Liberty St
ZIP: 46563
(574) 936-3113
Middle
Total Enrollment 596
Menominee Elementary School
815 Discovery Ln
ZIP: 46563
(574) 936-2001
Primary
Total Enrollment 398
Plymouth High School
810 N Randolph St
ZIP: 46563
(574) 936-2178
High
Total Enrollment 1124
Riverside Intermediate
905 E Baker
ZIP: 46563
(574) 936-3787
Middle
Total Enrollment 555
Washington Discovery Academy
1500 Lake Ave
ZIP: 46563
(574) 936-4072
Primary
Total Enrollment 409
Webster Elementary School
1101 S Michigan St
ZIP: 46563
(574) 936-2520
Primary
Total Enrollment 369

Plymouth Private Schools

St Michael School
612 N Center St
ZIP: 46563
Elementary
Total Enrollment 156
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