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.
Unlike some towns, Kennebunk isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Kennebunk are a mix of both white- and blue-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%).
A relatively large number of people in Kennebunk telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.38% 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.
Kennebunk is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.
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.
Kennebunk is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.82% of adults in Kennebunk have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
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.