Profile for Kittery, Maine, ME
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Kittery is a town in York County, in the Portland metro area.
The community was named after Kittery Court in England.
The latitude of Kittery is 43.088N. The longitude is -70.736W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 23 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 9,543.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Kittery demographic reports
Kittery is on the Atlantic Ocean and the Piscataqua River.
The British started building ships here in the 17th century. The first ship commissioned by the U.S. Navy launched here in 1777.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.3 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1996 movie, "Thinner"
Well-known residents have included:
· William Dean Howells, author and magazine editor
· John O'Hurley, actor
· William Whipple, signer of the Declaration of Independence
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation:
Historic sites and museums: Kittery Historical & Naval Museum, Railway City U.S.A., Fort McClary State Historic Site, John Paul Jones Memorial State Historic Site
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
7% of Kittery residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kittery ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kittery was $24,153, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Kittery residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Kittery include Isles of Shoals Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Kittery, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $595. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,141.
Libraries in Kittery include Kittery - Rice Public Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Kittery workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Kittery include Coachman Inn, Rodeway Inn Kittery, Super 8.
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