Arundel, Maine

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Arundel is a town in York County, Maine, United States. The population was 3,571 at the 2000 census. It is part of the PortlandSouth PortlandBiddeford, Maine Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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.[1]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 23.9 square miles (62.0 km²), of which, 23.9 square miles (61.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.13%) 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.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,571 people, 1,363 households, and 999 families residing in the town. The population density was 149.3 people per square mile (57.7/km²). There were 1,415 housing units at an average density of 59.2/sq mi (22.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.26% White, 0.14% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

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