West Yarmouth, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Yarmouth, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The West Yarmouth Census Designated Place had a population of 5,979 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for West Yarmouth is located at latitude 41.6472 and longitude -70.25 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the West Yarmouth Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.68 sq. miles and a water area of 2.41 sq. miles. Barnstable County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The West Yarmouth Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378040) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The West Yarmouth Census Designated Place is located within Town of Yarmouth, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barnstable County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Yarmouth population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Yarmouth: West Yarmouth Village.

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West Yarmouth, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,979
Population in Households 5,924
Population in Familes 4,255
Population in Group Qrtrs 55
Population Density1 895
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 2,762
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 1,563
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,281 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,803 (34.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 959 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,519 (47.7%)
Median Home Value $282,031
Average Home Value $361,196


Median Household Income $51,173
Average Household Income $72,204
Per Capita Income $33,614
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.09% 0.01%
Households -0.14% -0.01%
Families -0.21% -0.06%
Median Household Income   -0.5%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

West Yarmouth, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Yarmouth to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 106 57th
Population Density1 # 171 31st
Diversity Index2 # 84 67th
Median Household Income # 197 20th
Per Capita Income # 155 37th

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