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.