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Overview

Introduction to Plymouth, Michigan

Plymouth, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 4 miles NW of Westland, Michigan and 21 miles W of Detroit, Michigan.

Plymouth History

Plymouth is one of the oldest communities in Michigan. Although located within Plymouth Township, the city is politically independent. The very first settlers in this region were Keziah and William Starkweather, farmers from Preston, Connecticut who purchased land from the US Government.

Plymouth and nearby Attractions

  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Island Lake State Recreation Area
  • Plymouth Historical Museum
  • Delhi Metropark
  • Detroit Zoo
  • Alpine Valley

Things To Do In Plymouth

Several museums are located near Plymouth, including the Ann Arbor Art Center, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and the Cranbrook Art Museum. Parks and recreational areas near Plymouth include the Brighton State Recreation Area, the Kensington Metropark and the Dexter-Huron Metropark. Camping, boating, hiking, fishing and horseback riding opportunities are available at these parks.

Plymouth Transportation

Flights are available from Oakland County International Airport.

Plymouth Higher Education

Adrian College, Baker College of Auburn Hills and Cleary College are some of the local colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,005
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+4,771
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married51.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher57.7%
Median Earnings25+$61,041
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,000

Wealth

Median Family Income$111,375
% Above Poverty Level95.5%
% Below Poverty Level4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home7.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone40.3%
Median Gross Rent$878
Median House Value$267,400

Ancestry

German24.3%
Irish18.2%
Polish14.7%
English14.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.1%
Italian8.4%
Scottish5.3%
French Except Basque3.5%
Hungarian2.8%
Swedish2.4%
Canadian2.1%
Dutch2.1%
Finnish1.3%
Ukrainian1.2%
Arab1.1%
Belgian0.9%
Lithuanian0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Greek0.7%
Czech0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Maltese0.3%
Jordanian0.3%
Palestinian0.3%
Albanian0.2%
Macedonian0.1%
Cypriot0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Serbian0.1%
US/American0.1%
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Plymouth Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes48170
Phone Area Codes248,313,734
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude42.37
Approximate Longitude-83.46

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)

StationYPSILANTI E MICH UNIV
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches
StationDETROIT METRO AP
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches
StationANN ARBOR UNIV OF MICH
Distance13.5 miles
Jan Temp17 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Garden City26,889$67,413
Livonia94,708$90,122
Northville5,998$125,147
Novi58,835$111,377
Wayne17,090$50,087
Westland82,172$61,110

Plymouth Public Libraries

Plymouth District Library
223 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Plymouth, Michigan
(734) 453-0750

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Plymouth Public Schools

Allen Elementary School
11100 North Haggerty Rd
ZIP: 48170
(734) 416-3050
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Bird Elementary School
220 North Sheldon Rd
ZIP: 48170
(734) 416-3100
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Central Middle School
650 Church St
ZIP: 48170
(734) 416-2990
Middle
Total Enrollment 766
East Middle School
1042 South Mill St
ZIP: 48170
(734) 416-4950
Middle
Total Enrollment 807
Farrand Elementary School
41400 Greenbriar Ln
ZIP: 48170
(734) 582-6900
Primary
Total Enrollment 347
Isbister Elementary School
9300 North Canton Center Rd
ZIP: 48170
(734) 416-6050
Primary
Total Enrollment 429
New School High
46250 Ann Arbor Road
ZIP: 48170
(734) 459-9435
Pioneer Middle School
46081 Ann Arbor Rd W
ZIP: 48170
(734) 416-2770
Middle
Total Enrollment 796
Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy
48484 N. Territorial Road
ZIP: 48170
(734) 459-6149
Primary
Total Enrollment 742
Smith Elementary School
1298 Mckinley St
ZIP: 48170
(734) 416-4860
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Starkweather Academy @ Fiegel
39750 Joy Rd
ZIP: 48170
(734) 416-4901
High
Total Enrollment 229
West Middle School
44401 West Ann Arbor Trl
ZIP: 48170
(734) 416-7550
Middle
Total Enrollment 810

Plymouth Private Schools

Metropolitan Junior Academy
15585 N Haggerty Rd
ZIP: 48170
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 45
New Morning School
14501 N Haggerty Rd
ZIP: 48170
Elementary
Total Enrollment 42
Northville Montessori Center
15709 N Haggerty Rd
ZIP: 48170
Elementary
Total Enrollment 44
Our Lady Of Good Counsel School
1151 William St
ZIP: 48170
Elementary
Total Enrollment 608
Spiritus Sanctus Academy
10450 Joy Rd
ZIP: 48170
Elementary
Total Enrollment 193
St Peter Lutheran School
1309 Penniman Ave
ZIP: 48170
Elementary
Total Enrollment 49
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