Plymouth County, MA

513,565 Population
659.1 square miles 779.2 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
7.5%
was 7.5%
Ranked 7th Highest in MA
Population Density
779.2
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
53.7%
was 53.0%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
9.7%
was 9.2%
Ranked 7th Highest in MA
Percent Under 18
21.9%
was 22.1%
Ranked 2nd Highest in MA
Percent 65 and Over
17.3%
was 16.8%
Ranked 4th Highest in MA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.1
was 5.2
Ranked 7th Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
7.8%
was 9.7%
Ranked 4th Lowest in MA
Median Household Income
$77,627
was $75,080
Ranked 3rd Highest in MA
Gini Income Distribution
 
43.6
46.2
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,369
Ranked 9th Highest in MA
Patents per 100,000
25
Ranked 9th Highest in MA

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
2
was 2
Ranked 3rd Highest in MA
Violent Crimes per 100,000
315
was 420
Ranked 7th Highest in MA
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,178
was 1,870
Ranked 12th Highest in MA

 Housing

Total Housing Units
204,153
was 203,367
Ranked 7th Highest in MA
Median Rent
$1,172
was $1,201
Ranked 5th Highest in MA
Total Building Permits
1,156
was 873
 
Occupied Housing Units
184,577
was 182,467
 
Homeownership Rate
75.4%
was 74.7%
Ranked 2nd Highest in MA
Single Family Building Permits
925
was 707
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
309.9
was 308.5
Ranked 8th Highest in MA
Rental Vacancy Rate
30.2%
was 31.2%
Ranked 3rd Highest in MA
Multifamily Building Permits
231
was 166
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.7
was 2.7
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.7
was 4.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.3
was 1.7
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.1%
was 98.3%
Ranked 6th Highest in MA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
96.9%
Ranked 3rd Highest in MA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.9%
was 99.7%
Ranked 2nd Highest in MA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
92.4%
was 92.9%
Ranked 6th Highest in MA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
36.1%
was 35.9%
Ranked 8th Highest in MA

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