Yarmouth, MA
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Yarmouth is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 23,467 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Yarmouth is the 79th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Yarmouth are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.

Unlike some towns, Yarmouth isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Yarmouth are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Yarmouth is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Yarmouth who work in sales jobs (12.27%), office and administrative support (11.72%), and management occupations (10.02%).

Another notable thing is that Yarmouth is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Yarmouth is worth considering.

Yarmouth is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The education level of Yarmouth citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.88% of adults in Yarmouth have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Yarmouth in 2010 was $33,872, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $135,488 for a family of four. However, Yarmouth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Yarmouth home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Yarmouth residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Yarmouth include English, Italian, German, and French .

The most common language spoken in Yarmouth is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.

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