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 23,203 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.
Yarmouth is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Yarmouth is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Yarmouth who work in sales jobs (14.70%), office and administrative support (12.33%), and management occupations (10.16%).
Another notable thing is that Yarmouth is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Yarmouth’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much 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.
One of the nice things about Yarmouth is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The population of Yarmouth is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.81% of adults in Yarmouth have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Yarmouth in 2018 was $38,237, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $152,948 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Yarmouth include Irish, English, Italian, German, and French.
The most common language spoken in Yarmouth is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.