Kennebunk is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 11,320 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Kennebunk is the 18th largest community in Maine.
Kennebunk home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maine, but Kennebunk real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some towns, Kennebunk isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Kennebunk are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kennebunk is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kennebunk who work in management occupations (16.71%), sales jobs (12.60%), and office and administrative support (11.64%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.66% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Kennebunk is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Kennebunk’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Kennebunk is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Kennebunk is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The citizens of Kennebunk are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.57% of adults in Kennebunk have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Kennebunk in 2010 was $43,438, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $173,752 for a family of four. However, Kennebunk contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Kennebunk home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kennebunk residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Kennebunk include Irish, German, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Kennebunk is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Polish.