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Overview

Introduction to Yarmouth, Maine

Yarmouth, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 10 miles N of Portland, Maine and 109 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Portland metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 8,360 people lived in Yarmouth.

Yarmouth History

Formerly, the town was known as Westcustogo. The first saw mill in the town was built in 1674. North Yarmouth was incorporated in 1679 as the eight Maine province. Yarmouth previously occupied the eastern side of North Yarmouth; it was incorporated in 1849 as an independent town. A fort was built when some settlers came here in 1640.

Yarmouth and nearby Attractions

  • Yarmouth Historical Society and Museum
  • Aquaboggin Water Park
  • Bradbury Mountain State Park
  • Eagle Island State Historic Site

Things To Do In Yarmouth

Tourists can plan a trip to the Yarmouth Historical Society and Museum while in Yarmouth. The Bradbury Mountain State Park and the Aquaboggin Water Park provide opportunities for recreation. The Eagle Island State Historic Site is also one of the major attractions. In addition, Yarmouth hosts the Clam Festival every year.

Yarmouth Transportation

Portland International is the nearest major airport.

Yarmouth Higher Education

Institute offering higher education include the University of Southern Maine, Saint Joseph’s College, the University of New England-University Campus and the University of Maine at Augusta.

People

Total Population 5,645
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,811
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 53.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 54.8%
Median Earnings25+ $38,605
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,206
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,702

Wealth

Median Family Income $95,455
% Above Poverty Level 91.2%
% Below Poverty Level 8.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,018
Median House Value $280,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.8%
US/American 0%
English 30.5%
Irish 28%

Yarmouth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 109 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Cumberland
Metro Area Portland
Standard Zip Codes 04096
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.8
Longitude -70.187

Yarmouth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PORTLAND INTL AP
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 53 F
Jul Temp 59 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Station LEWISTON
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Station EAST HIRAM
Distance 28.7 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 28 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 32 to 58 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cumberland 7,338 $122,465
Durham 3,879 $79,398
Falmouth 2,179 $115,938
Freeport 1,414 $76,711
North Yarmouth 3,625 $90,625
Pownal 1,513 $80,682

Yarmouth Public Libraries

Library
Yarmouth - Merrill Memorial Library
215 MAIN STREET
Yarmouth, Maine
(207) 846-4763

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Yarmouth High Schools

YARMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL
286 WEST ELM STREET
207-846-5535
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 481 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

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