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Kennebunkport is a town in York County, in the Portland metro area.

The community name derives from Indian term for "long sandbar."

The latitude of Kennebunkport is 43.361N. The longitude is -70.477W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,720.


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Median household income
Local
$54,219
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Kennebunkport demographic reports
Kennebunkport is at the mouth of the Kennebunk River.
Known as Arundel until 1821, when it was renamed for its maritime industry.

When shipbuilding declined in the late 19th century, the community became a summer resort.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.5 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 1 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Filming location for:
· 2005 HBO movie, "Empire Falls"
Well-known residents have included:
· Booth Tarkington, author (summer resident)
· President George Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush
Wildlife: Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

Kennebunkport attractions: Dock Square
Historic sites and museums: St. Francis Monastery and Shrines, Nott House, Seashore Trolley Museum, Town House School
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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9% of Kennebunkport residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kennebunkport ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kennebunkport was $36,707, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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46% of Kennebunkport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Kennebunkport include Cape Arundel Summer Colony Historic District, Kennebunkport Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Kennebunkport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $668.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,334.


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Libraries in Kennebunkport include Graves Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Kennebunkport restaurants taking online reservations include Stripers - Kennebunkport ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Kennebunkport workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Kennebunkport include Breakwater Inn & Hotel, Kennebunkport Inn, Yachtsman Lodge & Marina.

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