Yarmouth, Maine

According to allpubliclibraries, Yarmouth, Maine is a small city located in Cumberland County, about ten miles north of Portland. It is situated on the banks of the Royal River and has a population of about 10,000 people. The geography of Yarmouth is mainly flat, with some hills to the south. The climate in Yarmouth is generally mild and comfortable. Summers are warm and humid, while winters are cold and snowy.

Yarmouth’s history dates back to 1636 when it was established as a fishing and trading port. The town was also a popular stop on the Underground Railroad, providing refuge for escaped slaves during the Civil War. Yarmouth is governed by a mayor-council system with seven council members who are elected to two-year terms. The economy of Yarmouth is based mainly on tourism, fishing, and light industry.

Yarmouth has several schools in the area including Yarmouth High School, North Yarmouth Academy, and Chebeague Island School. All of these schools have excellent academic programs and offer a variety of extracurricular activities for students. There are also several private schools in the area such as St. Mary’s School and Pine Tree Academy.

Some of the most popular landmarks in Yarmouth include the Royal River Park, which offers beautiful views of the river and surrounding area; Royal River Boatyard which provides boat tours; Fort Gorges which was built in 1864; and Fort Baldwin Beach which offers swimming and other beach activities. Other attractions include Laudholm Farm Nature Preserve, which features trails for hiking or biking; Royal River Conservation Trust, which works to preserve local land; and Bradbury Mountain State Park, which offers camping, hiking trails, bike paths, picnic areas, and more.

Population: 8,360. Estimated population in July 2020: 8,257 (-1.2% change)
Males: 4,017 (48.1%), Females: 4,343 (51.9%)

Cumberland County

Median resident age: 41.6 years
Median household income: $58,030
Median house value: $184,400

Races in Yarmouth:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.0%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)

Ancestries: English (30.3%), Irish (19.6%), Italian (9.3%), French (8.9%), German (8.8%), Scottish (7.3%).

Elevation: 110 feet

Land area: 2.6 square miles

Yarmouth, Maine


Yarmouth, Maine is a small town located in Cumberland County with a population of 8,349 people as of 2019. It is home to many families and small businesses, and its population is diverse in terms of age, race, and ethnicity. The median age of the population is 44 years old, with 19% of the population under the age of 18 and 17% over the age of 65. The largest racial group in Yarmouth are White people at 92%, followed by Hispanic or Latino at 4%, Asian at 1%, African American at 1%, and Other Races at 2%. The most common ancestries in Yarmouth are English (25%), Irish (21%), French Canadian (16%), German (12%) and Scottish (7%). Education levels in Yarmouth are higher than average for Maine with 86% having a high school diploma or higher. The median household income for Yarmouth is $77,976 which is higher than the national average. Unemployment rate is low at 2.7%. The town has many amenities including various parks, beaches, golf courses and a variety of shops and restaurants. Yarmouth also has an active cultural life with many events taking place throughout the year such as concerts, festivals and other community events. People living in Yarmouth enjoy a peaceful suburban lifestyle while being close to larger cities like Portland which provides access to more opportunities.

For population 25 years and over in Yarmouth

  • High school or higher: 94.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 57.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 24.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Yarmouth town

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 60.8%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

2.6% Foreign born (1.7% Europe, 0.4% North America, 0.4% Asia).


Hospitals/medical centers near Yarmouth:

  • MERCY HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; PORTLAND, ME)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Yarmouth:

  • PORTLAND INTL JETPORT (about 14 miles; PORTLAND, ME; Abbreviation: PWM)
  • BRUNSWICK NAS (about 19 miles; BRUNSWICK, ME; Abbreviation: NHZ)

Other public-use airports nearest to Yarmouth:

  • AUBURN/LEWISTON MUNI (about 18 miles; AUBURN/LEWISTON, ME; Abbreviation: LEW)
  • MERRYMEETING FIELD (about 26 miles; BOWDOINHAM, ME; Abbreviation: 08B)
  • TWITCHELL (about 27 miles; TURNER, ME; Abbreviation: 3B5)

Amtrak station near Yarmouth:

  • 13 miles: PORTLAND (100 THOMPSON POINT ROAD). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, ATM.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Yarmouth:

  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE (about 11 miles; PORTLAND, ME; Full-time enrollment: 7,381)
  • SAINT JOSEPHS COLLEGE (about 26 miles; STANDISH, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,376)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND-UNIVERSITY CAMPUS (about 29 miles; BIDDEFORD, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT AUGUSTA (about 48 miles; AUGUSTA, ME; Full-time enrollment: 3,172)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT FARMINGTON (about 60 miles; FARMINGTON, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,229)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE-MAIN CAMPUS (about 71 miles; DURHAM, NH; Full-time enrollment: 12,586)
  • NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 93 miles; HAVERHILL, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,388)


Public high school in Yarmouth:

  • YARMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 481; Location: 286 WEST ELM STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high school in Yarmouth:

  • NORTH YARMOUTH ACADEMY (Students: 268; Location: 148 MAIN ST; Grades: 6 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Yarmouth:

  • FRANK H HARRISON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 482; Location: 220 MCCARTNEY STREET; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • YARMOUTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 287; Location: 121 MCCARTNEY STREET; Grades: 02 – 04)
  • WILLIAM H ROWE SCHOOL (Students: 182; Location: 52 SCHOOL STREET; Grades: KG – 01)


Library in Yarmouth:

  • YARMOUTH – MERRILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $281,168; Location: 215 MAIN STREET; 43,000 books; 1,317 audio materials; 1,696 video materials; 110 serial subscriptions)