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 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 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%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.38% 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.
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.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Kennebunk has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Kennebunk a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
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.
The citizens of Kennebunk are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.82% of adults in Kennebunk have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
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.