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Plymouth County, MA&

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0.62% growth
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Median Household Income
9.3% growth
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4.95% growth
Median Property Value
4.18% growth


The economy of Plymouth County, MA employs 269,452 people. The economy of Plymouth County, MA is specialized in Finance & Insurance; Construction; and Management of Companies & Enterprises, which employ respectively 1.48; 1.27; and 1.24 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Plymouth County, MA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (45,463), Retail trade (32,549), and Educational Services (21,580), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,534), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($72,273), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($66,979).

Median household income in Plymouth County, MA is $82,087. Males in Plymouth County, MA have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,849. The income inequality of Plymouth County, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Plymouth County, MA. In Plymouth County, MA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 45-54, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 63 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,741. Suffolk County, MA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Massachusetts.


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Plymouth County, MA is home to a population of 513,565 people, from which 96.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Plymouth County, MA is composed of 419,719 White residents (81.7%), 43,912 Black residents (8.55%), 19,269 Hispanic residents (3.75%), 15,463 Other residents (3.01%), and 8,779 Two+ residents (1.71%). The most common foreign languages in Plymouth County, MA are Portuguese (19,089 speakers), Spanish (11,498 speakers), and French Creole (10,487 speakers), but compared to other places, Plymouth County, MA has a relative high number of Portuguese (19,089 speakers), French Creole (10,487 speakers), and Greek (743 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Plymouth County, MA awarded 4,531 degrees. The student population of Plymouth County, MA is skewed towards females, with 1,418 male students and 3,113 female students. Most students in Plymouth County, MA are White (3,241 and 71.5%), followed by Black or African American (496 and 10.9%), Hispanic or Latino (334 and 7.37%), and Unknown (218 and 4.81%). The largest universities in Plymouth County, MA by number of graduates are Bridgewater State University (2,623 and 57.9%), Massasoit Community College (1,021 and 22.5%), and Sullivan and Cogliano Training Center (406 and 8.96%). The most popular majors in Plymouth County, MA are General Psychology (267 and 5.89%), Management Science (225 and 4.97%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (207 and 4.57%). The median tuition costs in Plymouth County, MA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $910 and $7,050 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Plymouth County, MA is $354,000, which is 1.73 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $339,800 to $354,000, a 4.18% increase. The homeownership rate of Plymouth County, MA is 75.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Plymouth County, MA have an average commute time of 31.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Plymouth County, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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