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Overview

Introduction to Kittery, Maine

Kittery, Maine, in York county, is 27 miles NE of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 53 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The people of the town are in the Portsmouth-Rochester metropolitan area.

Kittery History

The town of Kittery was originally settled in by European in 1623 and was incorporated in 1647. It is considered to be the oldest incorporated town in Maine. The town was named after the birthplace of Alexander Shapleigh, who came in the town in 1635.

Kittery and nearby Attractions

  • Kittery Historical and Naval Museum
  • Maine Gate Factory Store Shopping Center
  • Church of Christ
  • Fort McClary State Park

Things To Do In Kittery

A visit to the Kittery Historical and Naval Museum may prove enjoyable to those interested in learning more about the area’s rich history. The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Command Museum is also popular among tourists. Vaughan Woods State Park and Fort McClary State Park are also worth visiting. The local churches include the Church of Christ and the Second Christian Congregational Church.

Kittery Transportation

Portland International is the nearest major airport.

Kittery Higher Education

The University of New Hampshire, Northern Essex Community College, the University of New England-University Campus and Merrimack College are all nearby.

People

Total Population 4,515
Male Share of the Population 45.7%
Female Share of the Population 54.3%
Senior Citizens 21.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,524
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 49.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $74,153
% Above Poverty Level 95%
% Below Poverty Level 5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 10.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 45.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,198
Median House Value $279,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.1%
US/American 0.2%
English 13.5%
Irish 19.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kittery Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles NE of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 53 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County York
Standard Zip Codes 03904
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.088
Longitude -70.736

Kittery Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station GREENLAND
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.1 inches
Station DURHAM
Distance 11.6 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
Station KENNEBUNKPORT
Distance 22.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berwick 2,412 $72,669
Eliot 6,278 $91,595
North Berwick 1,792 $74,333
Ogunquit 1,337 $70,375
South Berwick 7,312 $96,268
York 12,717 $87,377

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kittery Public Libraries

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Kittery - Rice Public Library
8 WENTWORTH STREET
Kittery, Maine
(207) 439-1553
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Kittery High Schools

ROBERT W TRAIP ACADEMY
12 WILLIAMS AVENUE
207-439-1121
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 340 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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Historic Kittery

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Sparhawk House near Kittery Point between 1900 and 1910

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Sparhawk House near Kittery Point between 1900 and 1910

Sparhawk House near Kittery Point between 1900 and 1910

Whipple House between 1900 and 1915

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