- For other places named Plymouth, in Wisconsin or elsewhere, see Plymouth (disambiguation).
Location of Plymouth, Wisconsin
|• Total||5.34 sq mi (13.83 km2)|
|• Land||5.26 sq mi (13.62 km2)|
|• Water||0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)|
|Elevation||843 ft (257 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||8,396|
|• Density||1,605.5/sq mi (619.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1571709|
Plymouth is a city in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, along the Mullet River. It is included in the Sheboygan, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is located in the Town of Plymouth, but is politically independent. Plymouth is known as "Hub City" because of its central location in Sheboygan County, along with being an equidistant point in the Eastern Wisconsin region among Milwaukee, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, and Green Bay. The "Hub City" name also applies to it being a former regional center of wooden wheelwrighting. The population was 8,445 at the 2010 census. Mayor Don Pohlman was last reelected in April 2014.
Plymouth was surveyed in 1835 by United States Engineers. One of whom was named Mullet, and the Mullet river was subsequently named after him. The first land sold to a private party was sold to an Englishman named John Law who had emigrated from London. It was sold to Law on August 13, 1836. The next sale was to another Englishman, also from London, named Thomas Margrave. Settlers continued trickling in and the town was organized on April 3, 1849. In the 1840s a group of immigrants arrived from Tioga County, Pennsylvania. The Thorpe family arrived from Hartford, Connecticut. They were of old New England ancestry. These immigrants being the original pool of settlers in Plymouth gave the region cultural continuity with New England. The town was named Plymouth, after Plymouth, Massachusetts, where the Pilgrims had landed in 1620.
Plymouth is located at 
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.34 square miles (13.83 km2), of which, 5.26 square miles (13.62 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) is water.
As of 2000 the median age in the city was 40.8 years. 24.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.9% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 17.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.
As of the census of 2010, there were 8,445 people, 3,710 households, and 2,253 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,605.5 inhabitants per square mile (619.9/km2). There were 4,039 housing units at an average density of 767.9 per square mile (296.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.2% White, 0.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.
There were 3,710 households of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.3% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.91.
The median age in the city was 40.8 years. 24.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.9% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 17.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.
- Plymouth High School
- Riverview Middle School
- Parkview Elementary School
- Fairview Elementary School
- Horizon Elementary School
- Cascade Elementary School (Closed as of July 2009)
Parochial schools include:
- St. John the Baptist Catholic School
- St. John Lutheran School
A large Holstein cow named Antoinette is a local landmark. Erected in 1977 during the city's centennial celebration, it stands 20 feet (6.1 m) high and weighs over 1,000 pounds (450 kg). The monument observes the robust dairy industry in the area. Plymouth's Historic Mill Street is the center of all town activity.
- Daniel P. Anderson, Presiding Judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals
- Vera Eugenia Andrus, artist and printmaker
- Theodore Benfey, Wisconsin State Senator
- Bill B. Bruhy, Wisconsin State Assemblyman and Mayor of Plymouth 
- Tony Evers, Wisconsin educator
- Val Heim, baseball player
- Beau Hoopman, United States Olympic Rower
- Frederick W. Krez, Wisconsin State Assemblyman
- Edwin J. Larson, Wisconsin State Assemblyman
- Walt Lautenbach, basketball player
- Major C. Mead, Wisconsin State Senator
- Bill Prietzel, racing driver
- Otto Puhlman, Wisconsin State Assemblyman
- Horatio N. Smith, Wisconsin State Senator
- Patrick Henry Smith, Wisconsin State Senator
- Tyler Vorpagel, Wisconsin State Assemblyman
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