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 11,625 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.
Kennebunk is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Kennebunk is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kennebunk who work in management occupations (14.36%), sales jobs (11.15%), and healthcare (9.37%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.38% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Because of many things, Kennebunk is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Kennebunk a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Kennebunk has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Kennebunk’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Kennebunk has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Kennebunk has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Kennebunk than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Kennebunk may be for you.
Kennebunk is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The citizens of Kennebunk are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.82% 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 2018 was $46,652, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $186,608 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Kennebunk include Irish, English, French, German, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Kennebunk is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.