Plymouth County is located in east-central Massachusetts. The County Seat is Plymouth and the largest city is Brockton. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.plymouthcounty-ma.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 507,022 and the 2010 census population was 494,915. The land area is 659.08 square miles and there are 750.9 persons per square mile.
86.8% of the population is White, 9.6% is Black or African American, 3.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.4% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 92.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 33.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $332,100, there are 179,617 households, an average of 2.70 persons per household. The per capita income is $35,220, the median household income is $75,092, and 7.6% of the persons in Plymouth County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 45,079. Retail sales (in $1000) were $6,615,087, and sales per capita were $13,463. The percentage of black-owned firms is 2.8%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.2%.
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