Plymouth has the 2720th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 2.5% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Plymouth is part of the Detroit metro area. Unemployment in the Detroit area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Detroit has the 13th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Plymouth is below average at $50,980, and the median cost of a home in Plymouth is $205,100, which is above the national average. 53% of workers in Plymouth hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 95% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Plymouth. 81% of Plymouth workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Plymouth spend an average of 23 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.