Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts

Census-designated place in Massachusetts, United States
41°42′17″N 70°13′15″W / 41.70472°N 70.22083°W / 41.70472; -70.22083CountryUnited StatesStateMassachusettsCountyBarnstableTownYarmouthArea • Total6.48 sq mi (16.78 km2) • Land6.02 sq mi (15.59 km2) • Water0.46 sq mi (1.19 km2)Elevation
52 ft (16 m)Population
 • Total5,403 • Density897.66/sq mi (346.59/km2)Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST)) • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)ZIP code
Area code(s)508/774FIPS code25-82595GNIS feature ID0615805

Yarmouth Port is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Yarmouth in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 5,320 at the 2010 census.[2]

Yarmouth Port was home to the original Christmas Tree Shops until its closing in 2007. The town is home to the international headquarters of IFAW.


Yarmouth Port is located in the northern part of the town of Yarmouth at 41°42′17″N 70°13′15″W / 41.70472°N 70.22083°W / 41.70472; -70.22083 (41.704633, −70.220923).[3] It is bordered to the north by Cape Cod Bay, to the east by the town of Dennis, and to the west by the town of Barnstable. U.S. Route 6, the Mid-Cape Highway, is to the south, beyond which are the CDPs of South Yarmouth and West Yarmouth.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Yarmouth Port CDP has a total area of 6.47 square miles (16.76 km2), of which 6.04 square miles (15.65 km2) is land, and 0.43 square miles (1.11 km2) (6.86%) is water.[2]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

At the 2000 census there were 5,395 people, 2,546 households, and 1,642 families in the CDP. The population density was 344.9/km2 (892.7/mi2). There were 3,104 housing units at an average density of 198.4/km2 (513.6/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.46% White, 0.26% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 0.70%.[5]

Of the 2,546 households 17.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 30.8% of households were one person and 19.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.61.

The age distribution was 15.8% under the age of 18, 3.0% from 18 to 24, 18.7% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 34.7% 65 or older. The median age was 53 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.7 males.

The median household income was $47,576 and the median family income was $57,841. Males had a median income of $41,029 versus $30,171 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $30,418. About 2.2% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 1.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable person

Elephant House, Edward Gorey's home on Cape Cod (2006)


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 21, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Yarmouth Port CDP, Massachusetts". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  6. ^ Edward Gorey House, Yarmouth Port
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