Plymouth, NC

Plymouth, situated in Washington County, is a town made up of 3.9 square miles.

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Plymouth was settled by European colonists, and officially established itself as a town in 1787. 

Plymouth was the site of the Battle of Plymouth during the Civil War, which was the final victory for Confederate forces prior to their surrender.  

Demographics

The median resident age in Plymouth is 49 years. The median estimated household income is about $24,000 making it about $24,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $19,000. The average price for a home in Plymouth is about $90,000 (2015) which is $70,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $350 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Plymouth is 68% White, 29% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 2% other. 85% of the population are high school graduates, with 12% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 41% are married, 9% are divorced, 3% are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 39% that have never been married.

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Washington County

Plymouth belongs to Washington County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named after George Washington, has a population of 13,200.

Washington County borders Chowan, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Hyde, Beaufort, Martin and Bertie counties.

Washington County is made up of 424 square miles. 348 of which is land with the remaining 76 as water.

Population

The population of Plymouth, NC is about 3,800. The population has seen a slight, steady decrease since the 1970s.

Elevation

The elevation of Plymouth, NC is 13 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Plymouth, NC is 27962.

Area Code

The area code for Plymouth, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Plymouth and Washington County have voted mostly Democrat, with 59% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 48% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 40% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for Plymouth is about 8% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing alone makes nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Roanoke Beacon and Washington Daily News are the primary newspapers that cover the Washington County area.


 

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