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Alfred
Alfred
Maine
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Alfred is a town in York County, Maine, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 3,019. Alfred is the seat of York County and home to part of the Massabesic Experimental Forest. National Register of Historic Places has two listings in the town, the Alfred Historic District, with 48 houses, and the Alfred Shaker Historic District. Alfred is part of the Portland–South Portland–Biddeford, Maine metropolitan statistical area. The York County Jail is located in Alfred at 1 Layman Way. The jail houses inmates serving terms less than 9 months and those awaiting trial for crimes committed in York county. Alfred is also home to the York county courthouse, at 45 Kennebunk road. Violations and crimes committed in York county get processed here. Finally, Alfred houses the York county shelter, where the homeless and those needing assistance in York county live and work. They have a bakery that sells baked goods to the public to help financially support themselves.

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How did Maine earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Maine has a state sales tax of 5.50%. Of particular interest is that Maine does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Maine has an effective property tax rate of 1.32%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Maine earned its state tax grade of C.

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