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West Yarmouth, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The West Yarmouth Census Designated Place had a population of 5,951 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Yarmouth: West Yarmouth Village.

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West Yarmouth, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,951
Daytime Population: Workers 2,276
Daytime Population: Residents 2,469
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,745
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 5,897
Population in Familes 4,228
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density2 891
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $52,371
Average Household Income $74,705
Per Capita Income $34,857


Total Housing Units 5,305 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,793 (33.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 967 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,545 (48.0%)
Median Home Value $291,504
Average Home Value $376,980


Total Households 2,760
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 1,560
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.14% -0.05%
Households -0.13% -0.05%
Families -0.21% -0.09%
Median Household Income   0.53%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

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, 2017 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 # 107 57th
Population Density # 172 30th
Diversity Index # 79 68th
Median Household Income # 198 20th
Per Capita Income # 155 37th

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