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All about Plymouth, MN
Plymouth is a suburban city in the U.S. state of Minnesota 15 miles (24 km) west of downtown Minneapolis in Hennepin County. It is located on the western edge of the Minneapolis suburbs.
According to the 2021 Metropolitan Council estimate, Plymouth’s population is 79,828. The population was 81,026 at the 2020 census. Once named for Medicine Lake, the city’s name was chosen by Hennepin County Commissioners during the county’s inception.
History of Plymouth, MN
Plymouth’s history can be traced back to the pre-Columbian period around 1400 to 1500 AD. The original inhabitants were the Dakota. Their encampment was at the north end of Medicine Lake. The name Medicine Lake is derived from the Dakota word Mdewakanton, meaning “Lake of the Spirit.” The Dakota named the lake after a warrior overturned his canoe and his body was never recovered.
Antoine LeCounte, a guide and explorer, was the first settler to this area. He arrived in 1848, but did not settle until 1852. He carried mail from the Red River country to points south, trading goods to Native Americans for horses on the way. LeCounte built the first cabin at what is now East Medicine Lake Boulevard at 29th Avenue North.
Plymouth’s beginning as a town occurred in 1855 on the northwest shores of what is now known as Parkers Lake. A gristmill and other structures were built in the area. In the spring of 1857, when Parkers Lake flooded, the mill was taken down and moved to Freeport. Freeport is now named Wayzata.
As new settlers arrived in the area, they decided to organize. The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners named the new settlement Plymouth. On April 19, 1858, a group of townspeople met at the home of Francis Day to open elections for town offices. On May 11, 1858, the group voted to change the town’s name to Medicine Lake. This was used once at the town meeting, but for reasons, which were not recorded, it was never used again.
Geography and Demographics in Plymouth, MN
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.33 square miles (91.50 km2), of which 32.68 square miles (84.64 km2) is land and 2.65 square miles (6.86 km2) is water.
Interstate 494, U.S. Highway 169, and Minnesota State Highway 55 are three of the main routes in the city. Plymouth has 863 cul-de-sacs and 300 miles of city streets, which are maintained by the city’s public works crews.
As of the census of 2010, there were 70,576 people, 28,663 households, and 19,230 families living in the city. The population density was 2,159.6 inhabitants per square mile (833.8/km2). There were 29,982 housing units at an average density of 917.4 per square mile (354.2/km2). The city’s racial makeup was 84.2% White, 5.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 6.9% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.
There were 28,663 households, of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.9% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.96.
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