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.
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 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 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.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Yarmouth has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Yarmouth a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
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 citizens of Yarmouth are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 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.