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Yarmouth, Massachusetts


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Yarmouth, Massachusetts

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.

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High Points

Yarmouth strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Massachusetts):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 10% Yarmouth Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 11% Yarmouth Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 14% Yarmouth Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Yarmouth, Massachusetts

Comparing Yarmouth to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Massachusetts (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).


The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Well-Paid Single Men 7 3
Racial Diversity 3 6
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Portion of People Married 4 2
Average Household Size 1 1

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
College Educated Adults 7 4
People in Middle Class or Better 7 3
People Above Poverty 6 3
Median Family Income 5 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 9
Working at Home 8 5
Public Transportation Use 7 6
Short Commute Times 6 9

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 9 10
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 5
Affordability of Rents 2 3

Crime

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Low Property Crime 7 3
Low Violent Crime 3 2

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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
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Yarmouth Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 24,807 100%
Male 11,438 46.1%
Female 13,369 53.9%
Under 18 4,270 17.2%
18+ 20,537 82.8%
65+ 7,469 30.1%
Median Age 48.7
Average Family Size 2.68
White 23,623 95.2%
African-American 333 1.3%
Asian 132 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 81 0.3%
Other 233 0.9%
Mixed Race 395 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 358 1.4%

Estimated Yarmouth Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 24,621
Growth -186
Growth % -0.7%

Yarmouth Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 24.2%
English 15.2%
Italian 10.6%
German 5.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.2%
US/American 4.8%
French (except Basque) 3.9%
Scottish 3.8%
French Canadian 3.3%
Portuguese 3.2%
Swedish 3.2%
Polish 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Brazilian 1.6%
Greek 1.4%
Dutch 1%
British 0.9%
Canadian 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Lebanese 0.6%
European 0.5%
Armenian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Moroccan 0.3%
Cape Verdean 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Albanian 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Yarmouth 24,807 $48,148
Barnstable 47,821 $54,026
Brewster 10,094 $57,174
Dennis 15,973 $50,478
Harwich 12,386 $51,070
Mashpee 12,946 $56,702
Orleans 6,341 $62,909
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Yarmouth High Schools (2004)

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508-398-7630
Serves 1,134 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

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City, State Similarity   1 Person Houses 65+ College Grads Commute Minutes Family Income Kids 0-4 Non White Pop. Poverty Prop. Crime Seasonal Housing Viol. Crime
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1. Dennis, Massachusetts 94.2   33.3% 28.4% 31% 22 $50,478 3.8% 5% 15,973 7% 24.9 42.7% 5
2. Harwich, Massachusetts 90   30% 29.6% 32.4% 21 $51,070 4.1% 4.6% 12,386 5.5% 20.1 38% 2.3
3. Dunedin, Florida 89.3   37.7% 29.9% 22.4% 25 $47,620 3.8% 5.1% 35,691 8.2% 27.4 6.2% 2.3
4. North Palm Beach, Florida 86.5   38.3% 30.8% 36.2% 22 $69,104 3.5% 3.8% 12,064 3.9% 31.7 10.9% 2.4
5. Vero Beach, Florida 85.8   36.3% 29.4% 32% 17 $50,260 4.2% 7.3% 17,705 9.1% 38.9 10.5% 4.2
6. Largo, Florida 85.3   38.9% 30.1% 16.4% 24 $41,523 4.3% 7.3% 69,371 9.1% 38.4 8.6% 6.3
7. Fairhaven, Massachusetts 82.9   30.3% 19.5% 16.9% 24 $52,298 4.7% 3.7% 16,159 9% 30.5 5.7% 6.1
8. Great Barrington, Massachusetts 81.5   32.7% 18.8% 33.3% 21 $53,135 4.4% 5.3% 7,527 7.2% 14.9 7% 4
9. Brevard, North Carolina 81.2   36% 28.2% 26.3% 18 $44,489 5.2% 15.2% 6,789 10.7% 39.8 1.7% 4
10. Pittsfield, Massachusetts 80.7   34% 18.6% 20.5% 18 $46,228 5.9% 7.4% 45,793 11.4% 15.5 1.2% 4.3
11. Estes Park, Colorado 80.2   31.8% 20.7% 43.3% 16 $55,667 4.5% 4.9% 5,413 4.5% 34.6 17.6% 3.1
12. South Pasadena, Florida 78.7   56.8% 63.1% 21.2% 24 $39,646 1% 1.6% 5,778 8.6% 36.2 10.6% 2.4
13. Livingston, Montana 77.8   39.4% 18.6% 20% 19 $40,505 5.6% 3.6% 6,851 12.1% 24.8 0.8% 6.9
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