Settled: 1623; incorporated in 1647

Size: 18 square miles

Population: 9,490 in 2010, 9,372 in 1990 and 11,028 in 1970

Racial makeup: 96 percent white; 4 percent minorities

Median home value: $284,000

Median household income: $55,574

Population attending school (all ages): 1,900

Post-high school education: 62 percent

Major employers: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, outlet stores

Famous residents: Sir William Pepperrell (1696-1759), soldier, statesman, merchant, landowner; William Whipple (1730-1785), signed Declaration of Independence; Celia Thaxter (1835-1894), poet and author; John Haley Bellamy (1836-1914), master woodcarver whose patriotic eagles are valued by collectors.

Annual events: Kittery Block Party (June); Isles of Shoals Race (July); River Dance (Sept. 10)

Where locals go: Bob’s Clam Hut, Carl’s Meat Market, Golden Harvest Produce Market, Beach Pea Baking Co., Loco Coco’s Tacos, Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier, The Corner Pub

What visitors should see: Kittery Historical & Naval Museum, Fort McClary State Historic Site, Fort Foster Park, Captain & Patty’s Piscataqua River Tours and John Paul Jones Historic Site.

Famous landmarks: First Congregational Church of Kittery Point, built about 1730 and known as the oldest church building in Maine; blockhouse at Fort McClary; pier at Fort Foster; and Maine Sailors and Soldiers Memorial.