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 89.95% 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 office and administrative support (13.38%), management occupations (13.09%), and sales jobs (11.60%).

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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Yarmouth really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Yarmouth perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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.

Being a small town, Yarmouth does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

If knowledge is power, Yarmouth is a pretty powerful place. 59.81% of the adults in Yarmouth have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Yarmouth in 2010 was $47,652, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $190,608 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, French , German, and Italian.

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