Yarmouth, ME
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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 8,543 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 90.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Yarmouth is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Yarmouth who work in management occupations (12.27%), sales jobs (11.71%), and office and administrative support (11.15%).

Also of interest is that Yarmouth has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Yarmouth is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Yarmouth a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Yarmouth has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Yarmouth’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Yarmouth is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Yarmouth. 58.51% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Yarmouth in 2010 was $46,711, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $186,844 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, Italian, German, and Scottish.

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