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Overview

Introduction to Plymouth, Minnesota

Plymouth, Minnesota, in Hennepin county, is 9 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It's part of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.

The citizens have approved numerous initiatives in order to preserve open space, build trails, construct park and recreation facilities and fund education. The city includes numerous lakes and features a rolling terrain landscape. Plymouth is known for its well planned residential areas. Light manufacturing, telecommunications, printing and publishing, hi-tech research, insurance and computer related industries are some of the primary employers.

Plymouth History

The earliest inhabitants of the region were the Dakota. The settlement was situated at the northern end of Medicine Lake. In 1848 the explorer Antoine LeCounte arrived. In 1855 Plymouth began developing as a town. In the notable Dakota War of 1862 the white settlers battled the Dakota at Fort Ridgley. After the Civil War ended farming was the major factor for the economy. Medicine Lake became a popular destination for tourists and numerous resorts were established near the lake.

Plymouth Attractions

  • Hilde Performance Center features a beautiful bandshell and is popular for music events
  • The Music in Plymouth event features the Minnesota Orchestra. It's an annual event which attracts a large crowd
  • Millennium Garden
  • Plymouth Creek Center is enjoyed for special events
  • Plymouth Playhouse is a popular venue
  • Renaissance Festival
  • Canterbury Park
  • Ridgedale Mall
  • Mystic Lake Casino
  • Medina Ballroom

Plymouth Activities

Plymouth Creek Fieldhouse is a domed building and features a state-of-the-art artificial grass field and is used for a variety of sports. Residence can utilize the indoor facility for walking and jogging during the winter months. The Plymouth Ice Center features three rinks and is utilized by hockey teams and for skating. The extensive park system and the local trails are popular with residents. Golfing enthusiasts enjoy the vast number of courses. The large number of lakes are enjoyed for fishing, boating and water skiing.

Demographics

People

Total Population75,105
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens14.5%
Employed Population 16+41,010
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married59.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher57.5%
Median Earnings25+$52,619
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,636
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,372

Wealth

Median Family Income$112,255
% Above Poverty Level94.5%
% Below Poverty Level5.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation3.6%

Housing

People Living Alone25.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,187
Median House Value$310,900

Ancestry

German28.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.7%
Norwegian13.6%
Irish10.6%
Swedish9%
English6%
Polish4.9%
French Except Basque3.3%
Italian2.7%
African2.4%
Russian2.2%
Dutch1.6%
Scottish1.6%
Czech1.6%
Finnish1.5%
Danishn1.4%
Arab0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Somali0.6%
Liberian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Belgian0.4%
Nigerian0.4%
Serbian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Slovene0.2%
US/American0.2%
Greek0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Luxemburger0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
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Plymouth Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hennepin County
Standard Zip Codes55442, 55446, 55447, 55441
Phone Area Codes612,651,763,952
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude45.05
Approximate Longitude-93.43

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)

StationMAPLE PLAIN
Distance9.6 miles
Jan Temp3 to 23 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip30.5 inches
StationMINNEAPOLIS INTL AP
Distance14 miles
Jan Temp4 to 22 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 58 F
Annual Precip29.4 inches
StationDELANO
Distance17.1 miles
Jan Temp-1 to 20 F
Apr Temp33 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 58 F
Annual Precip27.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Crystal22,777$71,111
Maple Grove66,969$112,860
Medicine Lake315$158,750
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Plymouth Public Schools

287 Alc Part Time
1820 North Xenium Ln
(763) 550-7114
Other
Vector Low Incidence
1820 Xenium Ln North
(763) 550-7148
High
Total Enrollment 46
287 Oll Academic
1820 North Xenium Ln
(763) 550-7134
High
Options Mid/elem Ebd
1820 Xenium Ln North
(763) 550-7151
Other
Total Enrollment 51
287 Alc Combined Is
1820 North Xenium Ln
(763) 550-7114
High
Sun
1820 Xenium Ln North
(763) 550-7148
Other
Total Enrollment 77
Wayzata High
4955 Peony Ln North
(763) 745-6610
High
Total Enrollment 3181
Kimberly Lane Elementary
17405 Old Rockford Rd
(763) 745-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 755
East Middle Alternative (emap)
12000 Ridgemount Ave West
(763) 745-6205
Middle
Total Enrollment 12
Nso - Independent Study
1820 Xenium Ln North
(763) 550-7134
High
Total Enrollment 3
Safe
1820 Xenium Ln North
(763) 550-7148
Other
Total Enrollment 21
District Service Center
1820 North Xenium Ln
(763) 559-3535
Other
281 Armstrong Learning Lab Alc
10635 36th Ave North
(763) 504-8021
High
Vector Basic
1820 Xenium Ln North
(763) 550-7148
High
Total Enrollment 45
Alc Armstrong Hs - Is
10635 36th Ave North
(763) 504-7962
Alc Learning Online
1820 North Xenium Ln
(763) 550-7134
High
Birchview Elementary
425 Ranchview Ln North
(763) 745-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 651
Greenwood Elementary
18005 Medina Rd
(763) 745-5500
Primary
Total Enrollment 682
Oakwood Elementary
17340 County Rd 6
(763) 745-5700
Primary
Total Enrollment 537
Wayzata East Middle
12000 Ridgemount Ave West
(763) 745-6200
Middle
Total Enrollment 766
Sunset Hill Elementary
13005 Sunset Trail
(763) 745-5900
Primary
Total Enrollment 583
Gleason Lake Elementary
310 County Rd 101 North
(763) 745-5400
Primary
Total Enrollment 660
Explore
1820 Xeniem Ln North
(763) 550-7148
Other
Total Enrollment 37
Phase
1820 Xenium Ln North
(763) 550-7148
High
Total Enrollment 67
Strive Secondary
1820 Xenium Ln North
(763) 550-7148
Other
Total Enrollment 26
Robbinsdale Armstrong Senior High
10635 36th Ave North
(763) 504-8800
High
Total Enrollment 1997
Cip
1820 Xenium Ln North
(763) 550-7148
Other
Total Enrollment 53
Attain
1820 North Xenium Ln
(763) 550-7151
High
Plymouth Creek Elementary
16005 41st Ave North
(763) 745-5800
Primary
Total Enrollment 770
Wayzata Central Middle
305 Vicksburg Ln North
(763) 745-6000
Middle
Total Enrollment 977
Is The Alternative Program (tap)
4955 Peony Ln
(763) 745-6608
High
Total Enrollment 10
The Alternative Program (tap)
4955 Peony Ln
(763) 745-6608
High
Total Enrollment 101
Sun Transition
1820 Xenium Ln North
(763) 550-7148
High
Total Enrollment 37
Central Middle Alternative (cmap)
305 Vicksburg Ln
(763) 745-6170
Middle
Total Enrollment 7
Vet
1820 Xenium Ln North
(763) 550-7148
Other
Early Childhood Special Education
305 Vicksburg Ln
(763) 745-5044
Primary
Total Enrollment 102
Plymouth Middle
10011 36th Ave North
(763) 504-7100
Middle
Total Enrollment 1310
Zachary Lane Elementary
4350 Zachary Ln
(763) 504-7300
Primary
Total Enrollment 587
Invest Transition
1820 Xenium Ln North
(763) 550-7148
High
Total Enrollment 38
Invest High School
1820 Xenium Ln North
(763) 550-7148
Other
Total Enrollment 35
Venture Transition
1820 Xenium Ln North
(763) 550-7200
High
Total Enrollment 11
Armstrong Credit Recovery
10635 36th Ave North
(763) 504-8801
High

Plymouth Private Schools

West Lutheran High School
3350 Harbor Ln
Secondary
Total Enrollment 160
Providence Academy
15100 Schmidt Lake Rd
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 881
The Whole Learning School
12325 Highway 55
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
Step By Step Montessori
4355 Highway 169 N
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Fourth Baptist Christian School
900 Forestview Ln N
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 187
My Favorite Place Montessori School
12325 Highway 55
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
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