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Plymouth is a city in Wayne County, in the Detroit metro area.
So named because several settlers were descendants of Pilgrims. The commercial center was once known as "Podunk"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Plymouth. For links to other places called Plymouth, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Plymouth is 42.371N. The longitude is -83.47W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 725 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,870.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Plymouth demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wayne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Detroit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48170 ZIP code.
20% of Plymouth residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Plymouth ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Plymouth was $33,222, compared with $21,587 nationally.
41% of Plymouth residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Plymouth, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $533. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,222.
Libraries in Plymouth include Plymouth District Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Plymouth include Plymouth Journal
Wayne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Plymouth political report.
The average commute time for Plymouth workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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