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Plymouth, Ohio
Village
East Main Street, downtown
East Main Street, downtown
Location of Plymouth, Ohio
Location of Plymouth, Ohio
Location of Plymouth in Huron County
Location of Plymouth in Huron County
Country United States
State Ohio
Counties Richland, Huron
Area
 • Total 2.56 sq mi (6.63 km2)
 • Land 2.53 sq mi (6.55 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation
1,017 ft (310 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,857
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,801
 • Density 712.70/sq mi (275.16/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44865
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-63800
GNIS feature ID 1044654
Website http://www.plymouthoh.org/

Plymouth is a village in Huron and Richland counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 1,857 at the 2010 census.

The Richland County portion of Plymouth is part of the Mansfield Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Huron County portion is part of the Norwalk Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Plymouth was laid out in 1825. The village was named after Plymouth Rock. Plymouth was incorporated in 1834.

Plymouth was formerly the headquarters of the Plymouth Locomotive Works, a builder of industrial railroad locomotives. The factory closed in 1999. The company designed and built an automobile named Plymouth in the early part of the century, but it was not mass-produced, but there were trucks and tractors produced by Commercial Motor Truck Company under the Plymouth name in the same period. Later, Chrysler Motors developed the Plymouth Automobile Division, but thought the Ohio company had infringed on their name. A court battle ensued over the ownership of the name Plymouth, which Chrysler lost when it was determined the original Plymouth car preceded Chrysler's by several years. During the Great Depression, the Plymouth Locomotive Plant designed and built the famous Silver King (originally the Plymouth) tractor, a somewhat maligned favorite of local farmers and known for its fast road gear. The tractors were produced until the 1950s when it was sold to Mountain State Engineering in West Virginia and then discontinued. The village hosts the annual Silver King Festival during the first week of August when restored Silver Kings tractors from around the world are displayed.

Geography

Plymouth is located at 40°59′46″N 82°40′0″W / 40.99611°N 82.66667°W / 40.99611; -82.66667 (40.996121, -82.666746).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.50 square miles (6.47 km2), of which 2.47 square miles (6.40 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.

The east/west main street in downtown Plymouth is known as East Main and West Broadway and in the surrounding unincorporated areas is known as Base Line Road, as it divides Richland and Huron counties, which puts the village in dual political geographies. This presents several difficulties such as taxes, laws and law enforcement. While the village has its own police force, half shares jurisdiction with the Huron County Sheriff's Department and half with the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 462
1870 703 52.2%
1880 1,145 62.9%
1890 1,133 −1.0%
1900 1,154 1.9%
1910 1,314 13.9%
1920 1,374 4.6%
1930 1,339 −2.5%
1940 1,403 4.8%
1950 1,510 7.6%
1960 1,822 20.7%
1970 1,993 9.4%
1980 1,939 −2.7%
1990 1,942 0.2%
2000 1,852 −4.6%
2010 1,857 0.3%
Est. 2019 1,801 −3.0%
Sources:

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,857 people, 696 households, and 499 families living in the village. The population density was 751.8 inhabitants per square mile (290.3/km2). There were 794 housing units at an average density of 321.5 per square mile (124.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.6% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 696 households, of which 40.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 18.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.3% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.13.

The median age in the village was 34.1 years. 29.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.4% were from 25 to 44; 21.5% were from 45 to 64; and 13.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

Education

Plymouth is located within the Plymouth-Shiloh Local School District. The district administers three public schools in Plymouth including Plymouth-Shiloh Elementary School, Shiloh Middle School, and Plymouth High School.

Plymouth has a public library, a branch of the Mansfield–Richland County Public Library.

Notable people

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