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 a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.27% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Kennebunk is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kennebunk who work in sales jobs (17.24%), management occupations (13.30%), and office and administrative support (10.62%).

Because of many things, Kennebunk is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Kennebunk really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Kennebunk perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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.

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.

If knowledge is power, Kennebunk is a pretty powerful place. 51.91% of the adults in Kennebunk have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Kennebunk in 2010 was $39,571, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $158,284 for a family of four.

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 English, German, French Canadian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Kennebunk is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Polish.

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