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Arundel, Maine is located in Maine
Arundel, Maine
Arundel, Maine
Location in Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County York
Incorporated 1915
 • Type Board of Selectmen
 • Total 23.90 sq mi (61.90 km2)
 • Land 23.87 sq mi (61.82 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
105 ft (32 m)
 • Total 4,264
 • Density 179/sq mi (69.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-01605
GNIS feature ID 0582330

Arundel is a town in York County, Maine, United States. At the 2020 census, the population was 4,264. It is part of the PortlandSouth PortlandBiddeford, Maine Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Municipality of Arundel includes the constituent communities and neighbourhoods of: Arundel Village, Vinegar Hill, Riverside Arundel, Log Cabin Crossing, Goff Mill, Millers Crossing, and Cottagehill (Cape Arundel Cottage Preserve), among other neighbourhoods in an inland area adjacent to the Towns of Kennebunkport and Biddeford. In 2014, Arundel was named “Best Place to Live in Maine” by Downeast Magazine.


The area now known as Arundel, while sometimes referred to by that name, was a part of Kennebunkport until 1915, at which point it was set off and named North Kennebunkport. In 1957, following the publication of the Chronicles of Arundel by Kenneth Roberts, the town was renamed Arundel by the state legislature, after Lord Arundel.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 23.90 square miles (61.90 km2), of which, 23.87 square miles (61.82 km2) of it is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water. Arundel is drained by the Kennebunk River.

The town is crossed by Interstate 95, U.S. Route 1 and state routes 35 and 111. It is bordered by the towns of Kennebunkport to the southeast, Kennebunk to the southwest, Lyman to the northwest, Dayton to the north, and Biddeford to the northeast.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 1,458
1800 1,900 30.3%
1810 2,371 24.8%
1820 2,478 4.5%
1920 564
1930 545 −3.4%
1940 866 58.9%
1950 939 8.4%
1960 907 −3.4%
1970 1,322 45.8%
1980 2,150 62.6%
1990 2,669 24.1%
2000 3,571 33.8%
2010 4,022 12.6%
2020 4,264 6.0%

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,022 people, 1,569 households, and 1,109 families living in the town. The population density was 168.5 inhabitants per square mile (65.1/km2). There were 1,692 housing units at an average density of 70.9 per square mile (27.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.6% White, 0.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 1,569 households, of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.3% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the town was 42.9 years. 22% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 34.7% were from 45 to 64; and 12.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

Adjacent towns


Arundel has a very unique school choice process. Arundel is part of the RSU21 school district which encompasses the Towns of Arundel, Kennebunk, and Kennebunkport. Prior to being included in the RSU21, students from the Town of Arundel were given the option to attend Thornton Academy (9–12 grade), starting with Thornton Academy Middle School (6–8 grade) when it was built, with tuition being covered by the Town of Arundel. RSU21 fought this school choice option and resulting in a 3 year court battle. The effort to suppress school choice was ended. The option to attend Thornton Academy schools is still being preserved as of the ruling by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court on July 18, 2019.

Mildred L. Day School is the elementary school for the children of Arundel from the grades kindergarten to fifth grade.

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