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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,709
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens19.4%
Employed Population 16+2,673
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married49.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher59.7%
Median Earnings25+$40,532
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,591
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,071

Wealth

Median Family Income$100,071
% Above Poverty Level93.5%
% Below Poverty Level6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,001
Median House Value$305,100

Ancestry

Irish27.5%
English26.1%
German17%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11%
French Except Basque10.3%
Italian7.5%
Scottish5.9%
Swedish2.5%
Polish2.3%
Canadian2.1%
Finnish1.9%
Russian1.7%
Norwegian1.7%
Portuguese1.1%
Welsh1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Dutch0.7%
Danishn0.4%
New Zealand0.4%
Greek0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Slovak0.1%
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Yarmouth Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cumberland County
Standard Zip Codes4096
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.79
Approximate Longitude-70.2

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)

StationPORTLAND INTL AP
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp13 to 31 F
Apr Temp35 to 53 F
Jul Temp59 to 79 F
Oct Temp37 to 58 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationLEWISTON
Distance20.8 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp35 to 54 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 58 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationEAST HIRAM
Distance28.7 miles
Jan Temp3 to 28 F
Apr Temp29 to 53 F
Jul Temp55 to 80 F
Oct Temp32 to 58 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cumberland7,571$129,116
Durham3,918$84,667
Falmouth2,018$140,966
Freeport1,527$75,759
North Yarmouth3,700$113,333
Pownal1,737$86,442

Yarmouth Public Libraries

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

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Yarmouth Public Schools

Frank H Harrison Middle School
220 Mccartney Street
ZIP: 4096
(207) 846-2499
Middle
Total Enrollment 489
William H Rowe School
52 School Street
ZIP: 4096
(207) 846-3771
Primary
Total Enrollment 192
Yarmouth Elementary School
121 Mccartney Street
ZIP: 4096
(207) 846-3391
Primary
Total Enrollment 329
Yarmouth High School
286 West Elm Street
ZIP: 4096
(207) 846-5535
High
Total Enrollment 504

Yarmouth Private Schools

North Yarmouth Academy
148 Main St
ZIP: 4096
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 262
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