Plymouth, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Plymouth, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Plymouth had a population of 5,803 as of July 1, 2018. Plymouth ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Plymouth is located at latitude 41.2404 and longitude -75.9446 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Plymouth encompass a land area of 1.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 525 feet.

The Borough of Plymouth (GNIS ID: 1215406) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Plymouth: Shawneetown.

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Plymouth, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,803
Population in Households 5,795
Population in Familes 4,303
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 5,288
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $35,094
Average Household Income $46,099
Per Capita Income $19,914


Total Housing Units 3,140 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,311 (41.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,192 (38.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 637 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $87,133
Average Home Value $110,679


Total Households 2,503
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 1,443
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.3% -0.29%
Households -0.34% -0.33%
Families -0.52% -0.45%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   3.08%

Plymouth, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plymouth to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 214 88th
Population Density # 116 93rd
Diversity Index # 262 85th
Median Household Income # 1656 6th
Per Capita Income # 1651 6th

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