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Overview

Introduction to Kennebunk, Maine

Kennebunk, Maine, in York county, is 24 miles SW of Portland, Maine and 75 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,579
Male Share of the Population45%
Female Share of the Population55%
Senior Citizens31.3%
Employed Population 16+2,731
Age of the Population51

Families

% of people married51.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher46%
Median Earnings25+$41,034
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,347
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,629

Wealth

Median Family Income$89,511
% Above Poverty Level93.3%
% Below Poverty Level6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home9.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone36.5%
Median Gross Rent$944
Median House Value$264,400

Ancestry

Irish24.6%
English19.9%
German13.4%
French Except Basque10.8%
Italian10.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.5%
Canadian8.1%
Scottish3.8%
Polish3.7%
Swedish3%
Hungarian2.5%
Russian2.3%
Norwegian1.2%
Danishn1.1%
Welsh0.9%
Swiss0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Arab0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Albanian0.5%
African0.4%
Zimbabwean0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Austrian0.3%
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Kennebunk Almanac

CategoryValue
County York County
Standard Zip Codes4043
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.38
Approximate Longitude-70.54

Kennebunk Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationKENNEBUNKPORT
Distance4.6 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 52 F
Jul Temp57 to 76 F
Oct Temp36 to 58 F
Annual Precip47 inches
StationPORTLAND INTL AP
Distance22.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 31 F
Apr Temp35 to 53 F
Jul Temp59 to 79 F
Oct Temp37 to 58 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationDURHAM
Distance26 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arundel4,160$79,300
Biddeford21,341$54,589
Dayton1,932$85,982
Kennebunkport1,089$116,250
Saco19,008$70,805
Wells9,974$74,730

Kennebunk Public Libraries

Kennebunk Free Library
112 MAIN STREET
Kennebunk, Maine
(207) 985-2173

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Kennebunk Public Schools

Kennebunk Elementary School
177 Alewive Road
ZIP: 4043
(207) 985-4402
Primary
Total Enrollment 437
Kennebunk High School
89 Fletcher Street
ZIP: 4043
(207) 985-1110
High
Total Enrollment 688
Middle School Of The Kennebunks
60 Thompson Road
ZIP: 4043
(207) 467-8004
Middle
Total Enrollment 523
Sea Road School
71 Sea Road
ZIP: 4043
(207) 985-1105
Middle
Total Enrollment 268

Kennebunk Private Schools

Cocoons
35 Heath Rd
ZIP: 4043
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
The New School
38 York St
ZIP: 4043
Secondary
Total Enrollment 25
Sources :
Study Online in Kennebunk
Historic Kennebunk

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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

Additional Resources
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