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 10,172 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Kittery is the 22nd 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.
There are many members of the armed forces living in Kittery. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
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: 19.68% 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.
Kittery 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 education level of Kittery ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Kittery, 43.92% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Kittery in 2018 was $46,347, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $185,388 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Kittery include Irish, English, French, German, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Kittery is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.