Plymouth

Welcome to Plymouth

A bustling suburb of Minneapolis.

 
Located roughly 15 miles west of Minneapolis is the seventh-largest city in Minnesota. The bustling suburb of Plymouth is a lovely area with many excellent neighborhoods with various parks, trails, restaurants, and shopping options. The first inhabitants of Plymouth were the Dakota, whose encampment was at the north end of Medicine Lake. The Lake, named after “Mdewakan,” or “Lake of the Spirit,” provides many benefits to the surrounding communities. The town was established in 1855 when various structures, including a gristmill, were built. 
 
Plymouth has seen extensive growth over the past decade, with an expanded population thanks to plenty of natural resources and land in the area. Many neighborhoods offer newer homes and amenities, like parks, pools, trails, and shopping. You’ll find developed communities with gorgeous Craftsman-style homes, expansive lots, and custom landscaping. Many older, traditional-style homes are situated on larger lots or upscale townhomes and condominiums. Many neighborhoods offer access to luxury amenities, golf clubs, country clubs, parks, and convenience for shopping and dining.
 

What to Love

  • Various neighborhoods with ample amenities
  • Easy access to shopping and dining
  • Vast outdoor spaces and recreation

Local Lifestyle

Residents of Plymouth appreciate how friendly the community is, with excellent community events and festivals. With an assortment of neighborhoods to choose from, you’ll find that each offers a unique distinction that creates individual communities within a larger spectrum. Wood Crest is an excellent example. This neighborhood provides an assortment of amenities, like a pool and clubhouse, while offering easy access to shopping, dining, and other recreational amenities. There are several parks and trails throughout the area for those who enjoy outdoor recreation, plus Medicine Lake for water lovers.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Plymouth area offers residents a vast selection of shopping and restaurant options. Proximity to downtown Minneapolis also provides additional choices for those looking to branch out. Several shopping centers in the area provide all your daily needs at stores like Target, Cub Foods, Home Depot, and Lowes.
 
The Sunshine Factory is a highly favored bar and grill in the area that has won numerous awards for its food and hospitality. The privately owned and operated establishment has been in the area since 1976 and serves as an excellent spot for families. Their menu features an extensive selection of items from lunch and dinner to happy hour. You’ll also find a daily specials list and unique cocktail selections.
 
La Cocina de Ana is an authentic Mexican restaurant featuring traditional dishes with quality ingredients. Patrons love the fresh taste, unique ingredients, and quality service here. You’ll also find an assortment of take-home options to share with the family.
 
Nearby areas offer various options for high-end shopping and dining as well. Wayzata features COV Wayzata and Josefina, while Minnetonka offers Redstone American Grill.
 

Things to Do

Residents of Plymouth are offered extensive opportunities for entertainment and events. Whether you’re joining the community at the Fire and Ice Winter Festival, a festival filled with entertainment, food, games, and fireworks on the frozen Parkers Lake, or simply enjoying your days outdoors, you’ll find plenty to do.
 
Parkers Lake Park offers plenty of family fun with 26 acres of park, including playgrounds and trails. In addition to the abundance of outdoor fun, the park also hosts community events. Enjoy date night events, summer concerts, a beach series, the farmer’s market, kids' festivals, and more. Medicine Lake is another excellent option for water fun, located just miles from downtown Minneapolis.
 
The Plymouth Community Center sits at the edge of the Millennium Garden and is widely used for weddings, banquets, meetings, and more. Inside is a year-round walking track, playground, gymnasiums, fitness studios, art galleries, and much more. During the winter months, it’s often used for programs, activities, and special events. The two full-size gymnasiums, walking track, and fitness studios stay active year-round so residents can also stay active.
 

Schools

Residents of Plymouth have access to four primary school districts. These include the Wayzata School District, Robbinsdale School District, Osseo Area School District, and Hopkins School District. Students may attend:
 
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Overview for Plymouth, MN

80,034 people live in Plymouth, where the median age is 40.4 and the average individual income is $62,270. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

80,034

Total Population

40.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$62,270

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Plymouth, MN

Plymouth has 32,118 households, with an average household size of 2.47. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Plymouth do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 80,034 people call Plymouth home. The population density is 2,446.68 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

80,034

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40.4

Median Age

48.98 / 51.02%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
32,118

Total Households

2.47

Average Household Size

$62,270

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Plymouth, MN

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The following schools are within or nearby Plymouth. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Meadow Ridge Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
North Woods Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
FAIR School Pilgrim Lane
PUBLIC
K - 4th
1/5
Robbinsdale Armstrong Senior High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Zachary Lane Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Armstrong Credit Recovery
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Step By Step Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Independent School District 281 Credit Recovery
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Fourth Baptist Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
District Service Center
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Northern Star Online
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Sunset Hill Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Kimberly Lane Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Wayzata Central Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
West Lutheran High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Greenwood Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Gleason Lake Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Central Middle Alternative (Cmap)
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Providence Academy Upper School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Is The Alternative Program (Tap)
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
The Alternative Program (Tap)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
NSO - Independent Study
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Birchview Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Plymouth Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
East Middle Alternative (Emap)
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Wayzata Transition School
PUBLIC
12th - 12th
No rating available
Brightmont Academy - Plymouth
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
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