Yarmouth is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 8,589 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Yarmouth is the 31st largest community in Maine.
Yarmouth home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maine, but Yarmouth real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Yarmouth is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.06% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Yarmouth is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Yarmouth who work in management occupations (15.95%), healthcare (12.12%), and teaching (10.51%).
A relatively large number of people in Yarmouth telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.92% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Yarmouth is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Yarmouth’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Yarmouth, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Yarmouth is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 67.33% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Yarmouth in 2018 was $53,387, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $213,548 for a family of four.
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, German, French, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Yarmouth is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and French.