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Overview

Introduction to Yarmouth, Massachusetts

Yarmouth, Massachusetts, in Barnstable county, is 28 miles SE of Plymouth, Massachusetts and 62 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Barnstable - Yarmouth metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 24,807 people lived in Yarmouth.

Yarmouth History

Yarmouth was originally founded by the Pilgrims. At that time it included parts of the town of Brewster, Harwich, Barnstable and Chatham. Rev. Stephen Bachiler and some of his followers made the first attempt to settle in Yarmouth during the winter of 1637. At that time it was known as Mattacheese. In 1639, it was incorporated as a town and was renamed Yarmouth. In the mid-1800s, railroads came in the town, which helped Yarmouth become a popular tourist destination.

Yarmouth and nearby Attractions

  • Flax Pond Recreation Area
  • Heritage Museum & Gardens
  • Parker’s River Beach
  • Chase Garden Creek Park
  • Yarmouth Port Playground
  • Cape Cod Duckmobiles

Things To Do In Yarmouth

Yarmouth includes a number of golf and mini golf courses and picturesque biking trails. In addition, you can also go whale watching or for fishing. The town also offers shopping centers and several restaurants that serve both regional and international dishes.

Yarmouth Transportation

Barnstable Muni-boardman/ Polando Field Airport offers air transportation.

Yarmouth Higher Education

Yarmouth residents can pursue adult education with Cape Cod Community College in West Barstable, or at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth campus.

People

Total Population 23,581
Male Share of the Population 44.9%
Female Share of the Population 55.1%
Senior Citizens 30.2%
Employed Population 16+ 11,257
Age of the Population 52

Families

% of people married 51%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32%
Median Earnings25+ $38,404
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,307
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,180

Wealth

Median Family Income $71,210
% Above Poverty Level 92.5%
% Below Poverty Level 7.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 3.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,198
Median House Value $297,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.9%
US/American 0%
English 13.9%
Irish 27.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Yarmouth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles SE of Plymouth, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 62 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Barnstable
Metro Area Barnstable - Yarmouth
Standard Zip Codes 02664, 02675
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.705
Longitude -70.229

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 HYANNIS
Distance 4.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 52 F
Jul Temp 63 to 78 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 43 inches
Station CHATHAM MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 50 F
Jul Temp 62 to 75 F
Oct Temp 47 to 60 F
Annual Precip 46.7 inches
Station PROVINCETOWN
Distance 23.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 52 F
Jul Temp 63 to 79 F
Oct Temp 45 to 60 F
Annual Precip 41.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Yarmouth, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bass River (02664)

Yarmouthport (02675)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brewster 2,280 $75,331
Dennis 2,551 $95,530
Harwich 12,197 $81,049
Mashpee 14,027 $82,012
Orleans 1,669 $75,667

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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DENNIS-YARMOUTH REG HIGH
210 STATION AVENUE
508-398-7630
Serves 1,134 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

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