Plymouth, North Carolina Population 2021

3,243
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Plymouth is a city located in Washington County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 3,243, it is the 201st largest city in North Carolina and the 6015th largest city in the United States . Plymouth is currently declining at a rate of -1.79% annually and its population has decreased by -16.37% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,878 in 2010. Plymouth reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 4 miles, Plymouth has a population density of 805 people per square mile.

The average household income in Plymouth is $40,369 with a poverty rate of 40.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $536 per month, and the median house value is $86,900. The median age in Plymouth is 46.9 years, 46.1 years for males, and 53.8 years for females.

Plymouth Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Plymouthwas:

  • Black or African American: 68.03%
  • White: 30.91%
  • Other race: 0.95%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Plymouth, North Carolina is 3,243 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,361.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,878.

Plymouth, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American2,36668.03%
White1,07530.91%
Some Other Race330.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native40.12%
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Plymouth Population by Race

Plymouth Population Pyramid $2021

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Plymouth Median Age

46.9


Total

46.1


Male

53.8


Female

Plymouth Adults

There are 2,609 adults, (680 of whom are seniors) in Plymouth.

Plymouth Age Dependency

80.3

Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45

Child Dependency Ratio

Plymouth Sex Ratio

Female

1,765

50.75%

Male

1,713

49.25%

Plymouth Population by Age

Plymouth Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Plymouth Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female16.6%83.4%
Non Family29.1%70.9%
All33.4%66.6%
Married46.2%53.8%
Male100%0%

33.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Plymouth Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,5222.233.4
Non Family8441.1729.1
Female3193.4516.6
Married2793.9546.2
Male801.96100

3.46

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

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Plymouth Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade41516.89%
9th to 12th Grade2249.12%
High School Graduate87135.45%
Some College54422.14%
Associates Degree25710.46%
Bachelors Degree1134.60%
Graduate Degree331.34%
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Plymouth Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Plymouth Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black1,6141,14681
White82165465
Other Race1515
Native American4
Hispanic33

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 7.92%.

Plymouth Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,978$44,783$15,026
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$23,194$$23,565
Some College$23,078$$13,661
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$23,978

Average Earnings

$44,783

Average Male

$15,026

Average Female

Plymouth Earnings by Educational Attainment

Plymouth Language by Age

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Plymouth Language

100.00% of Plymouth residents speak only English, while 0.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.00% of the population.

Plymouth Language

Plymouth Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,3021,24153.91%
White1,03311411.04%

40.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

37.33%

Male Poverty Rate

43.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Plymouth

The race most likely to be in poverty in Plymouth is Black, with 53.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Plymouth is White, with 11.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.55%.

Plymouth Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade48.70%
Some College36.22%
High School26.88%
Bachelors or Greater11.64%

Plymouth Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed30.76%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed3.08%

Plymouth Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Plymouth Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$18,490$40,369
Families$52,885$64,830
Married Families$76,688-
Non Families$13,636$20,694
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Income by Household Type

Plymouth Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

24.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.8%

Male Marriage Rate

21.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Plymouth Married by Age and Sex

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Plymouth Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Plymouth Marital Status by Race

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Plymouth Marital Status

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269

Number of Veterans

233

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam113
First Gulf War68
Korea22
World War II3
Second Gulf War

Plymouth Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64123
35 to 5489
65 to 7432
75+25
18 to 34

Plymouth Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black1479.21%
White12212.82%

Plymouth Veterans by Race

Plymouth Veterans by Education

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20.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Plymouth Veterans by Education

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47.8%

Labor Force Participation

43.8%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Plymouth Employment by Age

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Plymouth Employment by Race

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Plymouth Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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92.32%

Born in Plymouth

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Plymouth residents were born in the United States, with 92.32% having been born in North Carolina. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Plymouth Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,243-59-1.79%
20203,302-59-1.76%
20193,361-59-1.73%
20183,420-58-1.67%
20173,478-43-1.22%
20163,521-58-1.62%
20153,579-69-1.89%
20143,648-62-1.67%
20133,710-2-0.05%
20123,712-74-1.95%
20113,786-65-1.69%
20103,851-256-0.64%
20004,107-221-0.52%
19904,328-243-0.54%
19804,571-203-0.43%
19704,7741080.23%
19604,6661800.39%
19504,4860.00%

Plymouth Population by Year