Kennebunk, ME
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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 11,209 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 sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kennebunk who work in sales jobs (15.44%), management occupations (13.78%), and office and administrative support (10.32%).

A relatively large number of people in Kennebunk telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.61% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 is lower than average for the country.

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.

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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Kennebunk. 51.45% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Kennebunk in 2010 was $40,843, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $163,372 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 Russian.

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