Yarmouth Tourism, Maine

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Yarmouth is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States, located twelve miles north of the state's largest city, Portland. The town was settled in 1636 and incorporated in 1849. Its population was 8,349 in the 2010 census. As of 2015's estimation, this is about 0.6% of Maine's total population. Yarmouth is part of the Portland–South Portland-Biddeford Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town's proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and its location on the banks of the Royal River, which empties into Casco Bay less than a mile away, means it is a prime location as a harbor. Ships were built in the harbor mainly between 1818 and the 1870s, at which point demand declined dramatically. Meanwhile, the Royal River's four waterfalls within Yarmouth resulted in the foundation of almost sixty mills between 1674 and 1931. Yarmouth's Main Street sits about 45 feet above sea level. The annual Yarmouth Clam Festival attracts around 120,000 people (around thirteen times the number of residents in the town) over the course of the three-day weekend. Today, Yarmouth is a popular dining destination, with (as of September 2016) thirteen sit-down restaurants. This equates to an average of one restaurant per square mile of land area. Yarmouth is easily accessed via two exits on each side of Interstate 295. U.S. Route 1 also passes through the town (in an elevated fashion over its center). It has been designated a Tree City USA community every year since 1979.


Is Yarmouth in United States on your travel bucket list? This online travel guide is all you need to have before planning your trip. After your splendid visit to Yarmouth, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Bangor. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Bangor for its bountiful attractions like Mount Hope Cemetery, Paul Bunyan Statue, Hollywood Casino Hotel And Raceway on your trip to Yarmouth. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Yarmouth.

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Facts and Stats for Yarmouth*

  • Pollution Statistics in Yarmouth

    Know the pollution level of Yarmouth before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 45 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 55 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 10 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 20 (Low)
  • Yarmouth: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Yarmouth for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Yarmouth.

    • Burglary and Theft 40 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 26.67 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 35 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 28.33 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 11.67 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 26.67 (Low)
    • Drug offense 63.33 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 46.67 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 38.33 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 57.14 (Moderate)
  • Living in Yarmouth - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Yarmouth is 168.66 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 64.03 (High)
    • Climate Index 58.22 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 30 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25.5 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 75.8 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.51 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 113.52 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Yarmouth

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Yarmouth

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.63 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 51.6 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44.17 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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