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Welcome to Kittery ...

Kittery is located in York County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Kittery, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1807.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kittery has a population of 9,853 people<2> (see below for details).

Kittery is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Kittery lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Kittery is located in the (207) area code.

The ZIP code for Kittery: 03904<4>

Websites for Kittery ...

Official Website: www.kittery.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kittery had an population of 9,853 people. This is an increase of 3.83% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.25% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kittery had a population of 9,490 people. This makes Kittery the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Kittery represents 0.71% of the total population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 23rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,490 people, the population of Kittery has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,543 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Kittery.

Communities near Kittery ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Kittery.

  • Dover
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover is located in Strafford County (NH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,443 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dover <5>
  • Rochester
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochester
    • Rochester is located in Strafford County (NH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,719 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rochester <5>
  • Durham
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durham
    • Durham is located in Strafford County (NH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,441 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durham <5>
  • Hampton
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
    • Hampton is located in Rockingham County (NH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,950 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton <5>
  • Exeter
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exeter
    • Exeter is located in Rockingham County (NH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,296 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Exeter <5>
  • York
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for York have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
    • York is located in York County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,329 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York <5>
  • Somersworth
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somersworth
    • Somersworth is located in Strafford County (NH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,286 people
    • Former names for Somersworth:
    • Great Falls
    • Summersworth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somersworth <5>
  • Wells
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells
    • Wells is located in York County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,819 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wells <5>
  • Barrington
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Newmarket
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newmarket
    • Newmarket is located in Rockingham County (NH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,207 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newmarket <5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kittery. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kittery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kittery. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Kittery.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kittery. See our Newspapers Page for Kittery.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kittery ...

Looking for more information about Kittery? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Kittery, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Kittery.

Adding Kittery to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Kittery in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Kittery was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Kittery post office opened in 1807.

We also found Kittery in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Kittery.

The official website for Kittery: www.kittery.org/

The official website for York County: www.co.york.me.us/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maine's counties, including York, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kittery.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kittery - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Kittery). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kittery or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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