Kittery is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 9,819 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Kittery is the 23rd largest community in Maine.
Kittery home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maine, but Kittery real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kittery is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kittery is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kittery who work in management occupations (14.04%), sales jobs (10.67%), and teaching (9.09%).
Also of interest is that Kittery has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Kittery is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The education level of Kittery ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Kittery, 43.18% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Kittery in 2018 was $44,959, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $179,836 for a family of four. However, Kittery contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Kittery home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kittery residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Kittery include English, Irish, German, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Kittery is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.