Plymouth, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Plymouth, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Plymouth had a population of 5,807 as of July 1, 2017. 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 41.2418 and longitude -75.9506 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Plymouth (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Plymouth population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Plymouth: Shawneetown.

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Plymouth, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,807
Daytime Population: Workers 928
Daytime Population: Residents 3,181
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,109
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 5,799
Population in Familes 4,342
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 5,292
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $34,963
Average Household Income $44,357
Per Capita Income $19,172


Total Housing Units 3,140 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,270 (40.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,236 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 634 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $84,727
Average Home Value $103,661


Total Households 2,506
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,456
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.34% -0.24%
Households -0.37% -0.29%
Families -0.47% -0.37%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

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, 2017 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 # 118 93rd
Diversity Index # 290 83rd
Median Household Income # 1649 6th
Per Capita Income # 1662 6th

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