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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,548
Male Share of the Population44.8%
Female Share of the Population55.2%
Senior Citizens30.3%
Employed Population 16+10,915
Age of the Population52

Families

% of people married50.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.2%
Median Earnings25+$38,144
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,386
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,600

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,594
% Above Poverty Level92.5%
% Below Poverty Level7.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone35.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,195
Median House Value$307,600

Ancestry

Irish28%
English14.9%
Italian10.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.4%
German8.6%
Portuguese5%
French Except Basque4.8%
Polish4.2%
Brazilian4%
Scottish3.3%
Canadian2%
Swedish2%
Dutch1.1%
West Indian1.1%
Greek1.1%
Russian1%
Norwegian0.8%
African0.7%
Arab0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
Finnish0.7%
Cape Verdean0.6%
Haitian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Australian0.4%
Bulgarian0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Czech0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Moroccan0.2%
Slovak0.2%
US/American0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Yarmouth Almanac

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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)

StationHYANNIS
Distance4.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 52 F
Jul Temp63 to 78 F
Oct Temp44 to 61 F
Annual Precip43 inches
StationCHATHAM MUNICIPAL AP
Distance13.8 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp39 to 50 F
Jul Temp62 to 75 F
Oct Temp47 to 60 F
Annual Precip46.7 inches
StationPROVINCETOWN
Distance23.9 miles
Jan Temp23 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 52 F
Jul Temp63 to 79 F
Oct Temp45 to 60 F
Annual Precip41.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brewster2,088$75,345
Dennis2,507$92,854
Harwich12,167$87,266
Mashpee14,080$86,719
Orleans1,937$75,449
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