Kittery 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 9,653 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Kittery is the 23rd largest community in Maine.
Kittery home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maine, but Kittery 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, Kittery is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kittery is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kittery who work in sales jobs (13.03%), management occupations (12.83%), and office and administrative support (11.92%).
Of important note, Kittery is also a town of artists. Kittery has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Kittery’s character.
Also of interest is that Kittery has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.67% 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.
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, Kittery is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Kittery 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 education level of Kittery citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.13% of adults in Kittery have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Kittery in 2010 was $35,437, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $141,748 for a family of four. However, Kittery contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Kittery home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kittery residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Kittery include Irish, Italian, French , and German.
The most common language spoken in Kittery is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.