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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,704
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens22.6%
Employed Population 16+2,660
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married55.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.1%
Median Earnings25+$36,509
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$57,330
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,035

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,917
% Above Poverty Level95.9%
% Below Poverty Level4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone33.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,351
Median House Value$275,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.1%
Irish15.5%
Italian14.2%
English13.1%
French Except Basque8.7%
German7.1%
Canadian7.1%
Scottish5.5%
Polish4.4%
Austrian2.1%
Swedish2%
Russian1.6%
Norwegian1.2%
New Zealand1%
Greek0.8%
Welsh0.6%
African0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Latvian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Finnish0.2%
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Kittery Almanac

CategoryValue
County York County
Standard Zip Codes3904
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.09
Approximate Longitude-70.73

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)

StationGREENLAND
Distance6.9 miles
Jan Temp15 to 34 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 61 F
Annual Precip48.1 inches
StationDURHAM
Distance11.6 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
StationKENNEBUNKPORT
Distance22.7 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 52 F
Jul Temp57 to 76 F
Oct Temp36 to 58 F
Annual Precip47 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Berwick2,329$80,000
Eliot6,318$87,892
North Berwick1,764$74,667
Ogunquit1,189$73,281
South Berwick7,332$98,929
York12,777$90,529

Kittery Public Libraries

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

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Kittery Public Schools

Robert W Traip Academy
12 Williams Avenue
ZIP: 3904
(207) 439-1121
High
Total Enrollment 280
Shapleigh School
43 Stevenson Road
ZIP: 3904
(207) 439-2572
Middle
Total Enrollment 411
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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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