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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.

People

Total Population 8,952
Male Share of the Population 46.2%
Female Share of the Population 53.8%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 4,759
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 48.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 54.4%
Median Earnings25+ $51,552
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,903
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,710

Wealth

Median Family Income $99,828
% Above Poverty Level 94.1%
% Below Poverty Level 5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 40.3%
Median Gross Rent $865
Median House Value $224,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.6%
US/American 0%
English 12.8%
Irish 15.8%

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

Plymouth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of Westland, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles W of Detroit, Michigan
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 48170
Phone Area Codes 734
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.371
Longitude -83.47

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 YPSILANTI E MICH UNIV
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Station DETROIT METRO AP
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Station ANN ARBOR UNIV OF MICH
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Garden City 27,161 $60,063
Livonia 95,312 $84,375
Northville 5,990 $115,877
Novi 57,577 $108,982

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

Plymouth Public Libraries

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