Plymouth, Maine

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Population in 2010: 1,380. Population change since 2000: +9.8%
 
Males: 691  (50.1%)
Females: 689  (49.9%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04969.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,682 (it was $32,768 in 2000)
Plymouth:

$41,682
ME:

$46,974

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,735 (it was $15,533 in 2000)

Plymouth town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $118,566 (it was $69,000 in 2000)
Plymouth:

$118,566
ME:

$172,800
  • Races in Plymouth, ME (2010)

    Plymouth races chart
    • 1,32495.9%White alone
    • 292.1%Two or more races
    • 141.0%American Indian alone
    • 80.6%Hispanic
    • 30.2%Asian alone
    • 20.1%Black alone

Races in Plymouth detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Plymouth: 93.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (17.7%), French (17.3%), United States (12.6%), Irish (12.5%), German (5.0%), Scottish (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/21/1826

Elevation: 280 feet

Land area: 29.9 square miles.

Population density: 46 people per square mile   (very low).

Plymouth,ME real estate house value index trend

Plymouth, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Plymouth:

  • High school or higher: 80.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Plymouth town:

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 60.9%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

15 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.2%
Maine:

2.9%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Plymouth, Maine as of August 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Plymouth to the number of sex offenders is 664 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Plymouth town:  1.1% ($765)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Plymouth satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (92.5 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (193.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (359.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Etna, ME (2.0 miles ), Detroit, ME (2.3 miles ), Newport, ME (2.4 miles ), Troy, ME (2.6 miles ), Dixmont, ME (2.6 miles ), Stetson, ME (2.9 miles ), Pittsfield, ME (2.9 miles ), Carmel, ME (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $24,300
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $14,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $53,300
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $42,900
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $56,700
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $62,600
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $29,300
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $85,600
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $85,800
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $103,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.77 N, Longitude: 69.21 W

Area code: 207

Plymouth household income distribution Plymouth home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (3%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Work and jobs in Plymouth: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Plymouth, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Plymouth-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 222.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 259.8 miles away from Plymouth center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 60.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 147.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 25.0 miles away from Plymouth center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Penobscot County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Snows: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Plymouth topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Plymouth:

  • BIRCH GROVE REHAB AND LIVING CTR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PITTSFIELD, ME)
  • PITTSFIELD REHAB AND NURSING (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PITTSFIELD, ME)
  • SEBASTICOOK VALLEY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; PITTSFIELD, ME)
  • SQUARE ROAD GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 12 miles away; SAINT ALBANS, ME)
  • SANFIELD REHAB AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HARTLAND, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Plymouth:

  • Husson University (about 22 miles; Bangor, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine (about 28 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 42 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 47 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 91 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 93 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 93 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)

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Notable locations in Plymouth: Hows Corners (A), Plymouth Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Plymouth: Emmanuel Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Sawyer Cemetery (1), North Ridge Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Round Pond (A), Plymouth Pond (B), Plymouth Bog (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Woodman Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Penobscot County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 39.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

39.1
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.36. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.36
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Plymouth and their reported violations in the past:

M ROOM-BOIVIN DEVELOPMENT LLC (Population served: 180, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
PLYMOUTH WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2008), St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2008), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-18-2008), St Public Notif received (APR-03-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-19-2010), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-19-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-03-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-19-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-19-2010), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-19-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-03-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-19-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PJS CHILD CARE (Population served: 49, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-19-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-15-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-05-2012)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-14-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-14-2012), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-14-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-14-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUN-14-2012), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-14-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-15-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-01-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-21-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-11-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-25-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-25-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-25-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-25-2013)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.2%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  13.0%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

16.2%
Whole state:

10.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

7.4%
Whole state:

4.1%
9 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
8 people in other group homes in 2000

Plymouth compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Maine average:

11.2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (78%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Plymouth town (based on Penobscot County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic16,58115
Mainline Protestant9,71559
Evangelical Protestant7,52380
Other2,93622
Orthodox3001
None116,868-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 34
Penobscot County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 38
Penobscot County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
Penobscot County:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 110
Here:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.0%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Penobscot County:

28.0%
Maine:

25.0%

4.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,478 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($304 average AGI)
Penobscot County:

0.04%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hancock County, ME  0.44% ($29,886 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.34% ($36,835)
from Aroostook County, ME  0.32% ($29,433)


5.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,804 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($387 average AGI)
Penobscot County:

0.03%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cumberland County, ME  0.56% ($32,990 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.45% ($36,406)
to Waldo County, ME  0.29% ($27,430)

Strongest AM radio stations in Plymouth:

  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVL (1490 AM; 1 kW; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Plymouth:

  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJCX (99.5 FM; PITTSFIELD, ME; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGUY (102.1 FM; DEXTER, ME; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCTB (93.5 FM; FAIRFIELD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WHQO (107.9 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWWA (95.3 FM; WINSLOW, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • WBZN (107.3 FM; OLD TOWN, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Plymouth:

  • WABI-TV (Channel 5; BANGOR, ME; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING SERVICE)
  • W36CK (Channel 36; BANGOR, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCKD-LP (Channel 30; BANGOR/DEDHAM, ME; Owner: J. MCLEOD, ME FAMILY B/CING., INC.)
  • Plymouth, Maine
  • Fatal accident count9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents12
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:3
  • Fatalities10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents20
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Maine average
  • Fatal accident count58
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents82
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons23
  • Fatalities63
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents140
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents4
See more detailed statistics of Plymouth fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 44m144ftTotal length
  • $222,000Total costs
  • 17,040Total average daily traffic
  • 1,557Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Plymouth)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6417A , Serial Number: 33217, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 05/02/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Peter W Levasseur, 732 Ridge Rd, Plymouth, ME 04969

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 15
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - Plymouth

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Plymouth, ME
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