Kittery, ME Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Kittery Census Designated Place had a population of 4,554 as of July 1, 2017. Kittery ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kittery is located at latitude 43.09 and longitude -70.7383 in York County. The formal boundaries for the Kittery Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.74 sq. miles. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Kittery Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377922) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Kittery Census Designated Place is located within Town of Kittery, a minor civil division (MCD) of York County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kittery population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kittery: Chetere, Kettery.

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Kittery, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,554
Daytime Population: Workers 3,118
Daytime Population: Residents 2,074
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,192
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 4,490
Population in Familes 3,021
Population in Group Qrtrs 64
Population Density2 1,636
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $62,044
Average Household Income $85,189
Per Capita Income $41,371


Total Housing Units 2,632 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,039 (39.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,156 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 437 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $295,243
Average Home Value $401,396


Total Households 2,195
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 1,091
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.02% 0.21%
Households 0.13% 0.3%
Families -0.24% 0.09%
Median Household Income   3.7%
Per Capita Income   3.27%

Kittery, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kittery to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 33 75th
Population Density # 3 98th
Diversity Index # 8 95th
Median Household Income # 24 82nd
Per Capita Income # 15 89th

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