Introduction to Kennebunk, Maine

Kennebunk, Maine, in York county, is 24 miles SW of Portland, Maine and 75 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town’s population is approximately 10,476.

Kennebunk History

The town developed as a trading, shipbuilding and shipping center in its early history. The town was incorporated in 1820. The name Kennebunk means "long cut bank" in the language of the Abenaki Indians. It referred to the long bank behind the Kennebunk beach.

Kennebunk and nearby Attractions

  • Shoppers Village Shopping Center
  • Rogers Park
  • Brick Store Museum
  • Kennebunk Historic District

Things To Do In Kennebunk

The rich heritage of Kennebunk can be experienced in the town’s Brick Store Museum. Rogers Park, Rotary Park and Lafayette Park are offer a range of recreational facilities to their visitors. Saint Monica’s Catholic Church, Kennebunk Baptist Church and Christ Church are the local churches.

Kennebunk Transportation

Portland International Airport is nearby.

Kennebunk Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Saint Joseph’s College, the University of New England-University Campus, the University of Southern Maine and the University of New Hampshire.


Total Population 5,575
Male Share of the Population 46.2%
Female Share of the Population 53.8%
Senior Citizens 30.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,662
Age of the Population 51


% of people married 55.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 51.2%
Median Earnings25+ $40,993
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,833


Median Family Income $78,393
% Above Poverty Level 95%
% Below Poverty Level 5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 31.4%
Median Gross Rent $959
Median House Value $244,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.3%
US/American 0%
English 17.8%
Irish 32.8%

Kennebunk Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles SW of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 75 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County York
Standard Zip Codes 04043
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.383
Longitude -70.545

Kennebunk Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 76 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 53 F
Jul Temp 59 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Station DURHAM
Distance 26 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arundel 4,100 $81,080
Biddeford 21,303 $59,546
Dayton 1,989 $82,692
Kennebunkport 1,182 $141,250
Saco 18,757 $70,985
Wells 9,783 $75,369

Kennebunk Public Libraries

Kennebunk Free Library
Kennebunk, Maine
(207) 985-2173
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Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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Historic Kennebunk


Club house (Kennebunk River) between 1890 and 1901

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Club house (Kennebunk River) between 1890 and 1901

Club house (Kennebunkport) between 1890 and 1901

Picnic rocks (Kennebunk River) between 1890 and 1901

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