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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kennebunk is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 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.

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

If knowledge is power, Kennebunk is a pretty powerful place. 51.45% 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 $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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