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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Plymouth is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 9,005. Plymouth is in Wayne County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Plymouth offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Plymouth there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Plymouth and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Plymouth are highly rated.
About Plymouth...
Population
9,005

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$267,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$878
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Plymouth Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    21.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    54.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    98.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    590.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    120.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Plymouth

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,104
National
$55,322

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Plymouth Reviews

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Phenomenal town! I never went to their public schools, but my town was a short 10 minute commute away. The bar scene is always popping on the weekends and during the weekdays, you'll see a lot of families walking around. As long as the weather permits lol... Anyways, it's a pretty pricy place, but it's also in a really great environment so the real estate market is thriving there. Traffic depends on the time of the day, in the morning it can be rough, but it usually clears up by the afternoon. Very safe town as well!
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I have lived in Plymouth for the better part of 20 years. I have watched many changes, and growth come to the community. Plymouth is a safe place, with ample ammenities, and the coziest little town. Kellog Park in the center of town offers many attractions to residents such as Art in the Park, Ice Fest, music on Thursdays, trick or treating for kids, and Santa for kids just to name a few. The always seasonly decorated park is surrounded by many shops, boutiques, and restaurants that fill at night and on the weekends. While the nightlife options are rather limited, you are close enough to the freeways to head out to enjoy cities like Detroit, Ann Arbor, Novi, Royal Oak and Ferndale. I find that to be one of the biggest perks myself. If you were looking for a new community, I would absolutely recommend Plymouth, Michigan!
The small downtown area is the perfect place to shop, eat, or just walk around! From local shops to an historic movie theater selling ticket for only $3 there is something for everyone in this quaint village. There are festivals year round that feature local artists and carnival like rides in the streets of downtown. Trees lit up using fairy lights make it beautiful year round!