Portland, Maine

Portland: The most populous city in Cumberland County, Maine. It is located on Casco Bay in the state's southwestern corner. Portland is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Portland Museum of Art and the Portland Head Light.

About

Portland is a city located in the county of Cumberland in the U.S. state of Maine. Its population at the 2010 census was 66,194 and a population density of 368 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 66,803 inhabitants.

The city was created 392 years ago in 1631.

Portland locator map
Location of Portland on Maine map.

Quick Facts about Portland

Population : 66,803 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Maine (United States)
County : Cumberland County
Head of government : mayor
Twitter username : CityPortland
Postal code : 04101, 04102, 04103, 04104, 04108, 04109, 04112, 04116, 04122, 04123, 04124
Phone Area Codes : 207
Area : 179.85 km2
Named for : Isle of Portland
Altitude : 62 feet / 19 meters
Capital city : Portland is capital of Cumberland County
Establishment : January 01, 1632 (392 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 04:23:52 (24th May 2024)
Density : 371 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.91% (2010-2020)
Portland  Maine Montage image
Portland Maine Montage
Portland  Maine Montage image

Geography

Portland is located at 43°39'27"N 70°15'32"W (43.6573700, -70.2589000).

Portland map

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Demographics

The population of Portland increased by 0.91% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 66,194 - census
2011 66,183 -0.02% estimation process
2012 66,216 0.05% estimation process
2013 66,391 0.26% estimation process
2014 66,832 0.66% estimation process
2015 66,825 -0.01% estimation process
2016 66,911 0.13% estimation process
2017 66,646 -0.4% estimation process
2018 66,405 -0.36% estimation process
2019 66,215 -0.29% estimation process
2020 66,803 0.88% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 490,161
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 430,631
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 13.8%
April 1, 2020 Population : 492,401
April 1, 2010 Population : 430,640
People under 5 years old, percentage : 7.0%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 24.7%
People over 65 (%) : 13.5%
Female persons, % : 50.7%
White only, percent : 84.9%
Black or African American alone, percent : 7.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.4%
Asians alone % : 5.0%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.1%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.5%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 8.7%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 77.0%
2015-2019 Veterans : 23,447
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 9.1%
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 207,878

Portland zip code is 04101. County name: Cumberland, County fips: 23005

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Economic Facts

Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 207,878
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 67.1%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $179,900
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,450
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $572
2015-2019 median gross rent : $910
Permits for construction, 2020 : 4,580
2015-2019 Households : 187,798
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.51
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 82.5%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 13.3%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 92.7%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 84.8%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 91.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 36.7%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 8.0%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 5.8%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 72.1%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 67.3%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 1,012,583
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 3,659,698
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 10,472,882
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 7,616,344
2012 total retail sales per capita : $17,165
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 19.5
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $67,637
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $35,433
Percentage of people living in poverty : 10.1%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 13,306
2019 total employment : 276,067
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 15,118,774
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : 0.7%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 33,975
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 39,938
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 21,044
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 13,246
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 4,482
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 33,594
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 3,648
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 33,639
2010 population per square mile : 750.5
2010 land area in square miles : 573.80

People born in Portland (200)

People born in Portland, including physicist and inventor of the Bayer filter Bryce Bayer, computer programmer Richard Wallace, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, .

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Schools in Portland

College & universities near Portland, ME

Code Name City ZIP
161509 Maine College of Art Portland (ME) 04101-3494
462044 Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts Portland (ME) 04102-0000
161493 Empire Beauty School-Maine Portland (ME) 04101
161554 University of Southern Maine Portland (ME) 04103
161545 Southern Maine Community College South Portland (ME) 04106-1698

Stations (26)

Amtrak & bus stations near Portland, ME

Code Name Address Type
POR Portland Transportation Center 100 Thompson's Point Road RAIL
ORB Old Orchard Beach 11 First Street RAIL
SAO Saco Transportation Center 130 Main Street RAIL
FRE Freeport 36 Depot Street RAIL
BRK Brunswick Maine Street Station 101 Bath Rd. BUS

Post offices near Portland

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Station Post Office Portland (ME) 04101
Portland Post Office Portland (ME) 04101
Station A Post Office Portland (ME) 04101
South Portland Post Office South Portland (ME) 04106
Peaks Island Post Office Peaks Island (ME) 04108

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Other cities in Cumberland County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Cumberland County , ME. (more)

City Name Population Title
City of Portland 653,115 The twenty-eighth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Portland metropolitan area.
West Scarborough 27,706 City in United States of America
South Portland 25,950 City in Cumberland County, Maine, USA
South Portland Gardens 23,893 City in Cumberland County, Maine, United States of America
Scarborough 21,527 Town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States
Brunswick 20,619 Town in Cumberland County, Maine, US
Westbrook 19,267 City in Cumberland County, Maine, United States
Gorham 17,962 Town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States
Falmouth 12,440 Town in Cumberland County, Maine
Standish 10,197 Town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States
Cape Elizabeth 9,322 Town in Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Freeport 8,633 Town in Maine, United States
Yarmouth 8,602 Census-designated place in Cumberland County, Maine
Gray 8,297 Town in Cumberland County, Maine, US
New Gloucester 5,880 City in Maine, United States
Bridgton 5,509 Town in Maine, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Portland distances to largest Maine cities