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  7. Jobs
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Kennebunk is a town in Maine with a population of 11,223. Kennebunk is in York County and is one of the best places to live in Maine. Living in Kennebunk offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Kennebunk and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Kennebunk are highly rated.
About Kennebunk...
Population
11,223

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$289,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,017
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Kennebunk Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    34.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    8.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    8.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    78.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    357.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    8.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Kennebunk

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$73,105
National
$55,322
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Kennebunk Reviews

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I really like the small town feel, despite getting thousands upon thousands of tourists in the winter and summer months. We have beautiful beaches and a great downtown. The community does a great job at creating a clean and safe environment. The education in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Arundel are top notch and I always felt as though I was getting what I needed at my schools. Whether that meant as an education, a great sports environment, or simply a safe and inviting place to go everyday. The one thing I would change about Kennebunk is maybe creating some more family owned businesses. We are a small town with a small town feel, and our downtown area would be perfect for more variety in businesses as well as more intimate places (even though they do a good job already at that).
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The people here in Kennebunk are the best out there! I have lived in Kennebunk for 18 years and it's just as wholesome as it's always been. The town is quite small, has a lot of history and a great vibe. Tourists bring a lot to the community, they come for the cute town shops and the beautiful scenes. Even after living here all my life, it never gets old. There's always activities going on and it's gorgeous 365 days out the year.
The scenery is beautiful, with long, sandy beaches that bring tourists from all over the world. The education is some of the best in the state, giving students the only middle school and high school IB curriculum. The area is very safe, little to no serious crime, and safe enough for many young children to partake in outdoor activeities across town, at any time. The only room for improvement would be on the front of diversity, as the area is largely white protestants. As a whole