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|Median resident age:||44.4 years|
|Massachusetts median age:||39.2 years|
Zip codes: 02367.
Estimated per capita income in 2016: $38,054 (it was $24,344 in 2000)
Plympton town income, earnings, and wages data
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $428,377 (it was $210,800 in 2000)
Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $411,688; Detached houses: $426,675; Townhouses or other attached units: $439,861; In 2-unit structures: $266,120; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $384,998; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $243,577; Mobile homes: $126,407
Races in Plympton, MA (2010)
- 2,70896.0%White alone
- 240.9%Two or more races
- 230.8%Black alone
- 220.8%Asian alone
- 50.2%Other race alone
- 20.07%American Indian alone
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Latest news from Plympton, MA collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations
Ancestries: Irish (28.7%), English (23.7%), Italian (16.6%), French (9.8%), German (8.8%), Scottish (4.8%).
Current Local Time: EST time zone
Incorporated in 1707
Elevation: 105 feet
Land area: 14.8 square miles.
Population density: 191 people per square mile(very low).
For population 25 years and over in Plympton:
- High school or higher: 92.7%
- Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.3%
- Graduate or professional degree: 12.1%
- Unemployed: 4.0%
- Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.5 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Plympton town:
- Never married: 22.6%
- Now married: 68.3%
- Separated: 0.7%
- Widowed: 4.5%
- Divorced: 3.9%
54 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.8% North America, 0.3% Africa).
According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Plympton, Massachusetts as of February 16, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Plympton to the number of sex offenders is 2,820 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:
|Plympton town:||1.3% ($2,799)|
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Brockton, MA (13.6 miles , pop. 94,304).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (28.4 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (177.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).
Nearest cities: Halifax, MA (1.8 miles ), Kingston, MA (2.2 miles ), North Plymouth, MA (2.5 miles ), South Duxbury, MA (2.6 miles ), Pembroke, MA (2.6 miles ), Plymouth, MA (2.7 miles ), Middleborough, MA (2.7 miles ), Hanson, MA (2.7 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
- 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $112,400
- 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $116,500
- 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $102,900
- 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $105,100
- 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $104,600
- 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $120,600
- 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $118,100
- 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $131,000
- 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $142,600
- 2006: 17 buildings, average cost: $143,100
- 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $242,000
- 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $287,000
- 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $219,400
- 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $263,300
- 2011: 1 building, cost: $350,000
- 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $175,000
- 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $176,800
- 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $156,600
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average cost (in $1000s)
Latitude: 41.97 N, Longitude: 70.80 W
|Crime rates in Plympton by Year|
|City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 251.8)||113.1||100.8||119.1||153.0||151.8||99.5||26.7||30.8|
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Crime rate in Plympton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
|Officers per 1,000 residents here:||3.08|
Unemployment by year (%)
- Construction (24%)
- Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
- Public administration (7%)
- Health care (5%)
- Educational services (5%)
- Finance and insurance (4%)
- Metal and metal products (4%)
- Health care (19%)
- Finance and insurance (13%)
- Educational services (12%)
- Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
- Construction (5%)
- Accommodation and food services (4%)
- Public administration (3%)
- Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
- Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
- Engineers (5%)
- Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
- Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
- Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
- Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
- Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
- Registered nurses (6%)
- Business operations specialists (5%)
- Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
- Customer service representatives (5%)
- Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)
- Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
Average climate in Plympton, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Plympton-area historical tornado activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.1 miles away from the Plympton town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 43.3 miles away from the town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Plympton-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 225.6 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 113.3 miles away from Plympton center
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) earthquake occurred 227.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 199.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 79.9 miles away from Plympton center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 68.4 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 Plymouth County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 9
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 7, Snows: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Deborah Sampson - Continental Army soldier and female wartime crossdresser!!!, Josh Grispi - Martial artist, Samuel C. Wright - Sergeant during the Civil War and recipient of the Medal of Honor, William Bradford (Rhode Island) - Senator.
Medal of Honor Recipients
Medal of Honor Recipient born in Plympton: Samuel C. Wright.
Hospitals and medical centers near Plympton:
- WINGATE AT SILVER LAKE REHAB AND SKILLED NURSING RES (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; KINGSTON, MA)
- BAY PATH AT DUXBURY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CTR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DUXBURY, MA)
- FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE OF PLYMOUTH CORDAGE (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; PLYMOUTH, MA)
- CRANBERRY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; PLYMOUTH, MA)
- CENTRUS PREMIER HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; PLYMOUTH, MA)
- BAY COLONY VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATIOM (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; PEMBROKE, MA)
- CARE HOME AND HEALTHCARE SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; PLYMOUTH, MA)
Operable nuclear power plant near Plympton:
- 8 miles: Pilgrim in Plymouth, MA.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Plympton:
- Bridgewater State University (about 9 miles; Bridgewater, MA; Full-time enrollment: 9,802)
- Massasoit Community College (about 13 miles; Brockton, MA; FT enrollment: 5,442)
- Stonehill College (about 16 miles; Easton, MA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
- Quincy College (about 23 miles; Quincy, MA; FT enrollment: 3,184)
- Bristol Community College (about 24 miles; Fall River, MA; FT enrollment: 5,707)
- Curry College (about 25 miles; Milton, MA; FT enrollment: 2,586)
- University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (about 26 miles; North Dartmouth, MA; FT enrollment: 7,545)
Public elementary/middle school in Plympton:
- DENNETT ELEMENTARY (Students: 236, Location: 80 CRESCENT STREET, Grades: KG-6)
Notable locations in Plympton: Exodus Medical Transportation (A), Plympton Fire Department (B), Dennett Elementary School Library (C), Deborah Sampson House Museum (D), Plympton Historical Society Building (E), Plympton Public Library (F), Plympton Town Hall (G). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Plympton include: Silver Lake Chapel (A), Plympton Congregational Church (B), New Covenant Fellowship Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemetery: Hillcrest Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Granny Pond (A), Dennetts Pond (B), Bonney Pond (C), Plympton Bog North Reservoir (D), Plympton Bog West Reservoir (E), Bay State Company Bog Reservoir (F), Annasnappet Brook Reservoir (G), Prospect Bog Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Annasnappet Brook (A), Whetstone Brook (B), Barrows Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 79.1. This is about average.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 4.07. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 32.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.25. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.
|This town:||2.8 people|
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
- Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
- Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Educational Attainment (%) in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000
Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Plympton town (based on Plymouth County data)
Food Environment Statistics:
|Plymouth County:||1.74 / 10,000 pop.|
|Massachusetts:||1.98 / 10,000 pop.|
|This county:||0.04 / 10,000 pop.|
|State:||0.05 / 10,000 pop.|
|Plymouth County:||2.84 / 10,000 pop.|
|Massachusetts:||2.22 / 10,000 pop.|
|Plymouth County:||2.20 / 10,000 pop.|
|State:||1.77 / 10,000 pop.|
|Here:||7.37 / 10,000 pop.|
|State:||8.76 / 10,000 pop.|
4.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($57,639 average adjusted gross income)
0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($550 average AGI)
Plymouth County: 0.03% Massachusetts average: 0.06%
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
|from Norfolk County, MA||1.27% ($58,709 average AGI)|
|from Bristol County, MA||0.73% ($45,893)|
|from Suffolk County, MA||0.57% ($65,505)|
4.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,567 average adjusted gross income)
0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($656 average AGI)
Plymouth County: 0.04% Massachusetts average: 0.11%
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
Strongest AM radio stations in Plympton:
- WPLM (1390 AM; 5 kW; PLYMOUTH, MA; Owner: PLYMOUTH ROCK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
- WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
- WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
- WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
- WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
- WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
- WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
- WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
- WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
- WBET (1460 AM; 5 kW; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: KJI BROADCASTING, LLC)
- WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
- WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
- WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Plympton:
- WPLM-FM (99.1 FM; PLYMOUTH, MA; Owner: PLYMOUTH ROCK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
- WATD-FM (95.9 FM; MARSHFIELD, MA; Owner: MARSHFIELD BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
- WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
- WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
- WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
- WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
- WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
- WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
- WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
- WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
- WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
- WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
- WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
- WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
- WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
- WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
- WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
- W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
- WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
- WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
TV broadcast stations around Plympton:
- WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
- WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
- WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
- WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
- WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
- WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
- WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
- WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
- WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
- WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
- WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
- WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
- WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
- WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
- WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
- WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
- WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
- WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
- WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
- W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
- WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)
- National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
- 2Number of bridges
- 1m3ftTotal length
- $753,000Total costs
- 2,900Total average daily traffic
- 195Total average daily truck traffic
- 4,580Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Plympton)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
- BS23XC468, 7 Joey Circle (Lat: 41.952722 Lon: -70.771889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 56.3 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WQPU666
Assigned Frequencies: 10935.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHzGrant Date: 08/20/2012, Expiration Date: 08/20/2022, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Plympton)
FAA Registered Aircraft:3
- Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
N-Number: 7715H , Serial Number: 20368, Airworthiness Date: 11/25/1959
Registrant (Individual): Robert J Letourneau, 132 Maple St, Plympton, MA 02367
Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/03/1986
- Aircraft: MOONEY M20F (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
N-Number: 9542M , Serial Number: 670119, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 11/01/1966
Registrant (Individual): Brian Gudauskas, 8 Granville Baker Way, Plympton, MA 02367
- Aircraft: MAULE MXT-7-180A (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
N-Number: 977MG , Serial Number: 21026C
Registrant (Individual): Robert J Letourneau, 132 Maple St, Plympton, MA 02367
Drinking water stations with addresses in Plympton and their reported violations in the past:CRANBERRY KNOLL (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Past monitoring violations:
- MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-08-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-06-2012)
- Notification, State - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-08-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-06-2012)
- Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-31-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2011)
- 5 routine major monitoring violations
- One minor monitoring violation
- 26 regular monitoring violations
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
- Fire: 10
- Hazardous Condition: 30
- Good Intent Call: 2
Incident types - Plympton
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
- Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (75%)
- Utility gas (12%)
- Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
- Wood (2%)
- Electricity (2%)
- Coal or coke (1%)
Plympton compared to Massachusetts state average:
- Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
- Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
- Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
- Median age above state average.
- Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
- Renting percentage significantly 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.
- Number of college students below state average.
Total of 19 patent applications in 2008-2019.