The City of Portland is the largest city in Maine with a population of 70,511 as of July 1, 2018. Portland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Portland is located at latitude 43.6615 and longitude -70.2553 in Cumberland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Portland (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.55 sq. miles and a water area of 47.9 sq. miles. Cumberland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 62 feet.
The City of Portland (GNIS ID: 582683) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Portland: Casco, Elbow, Falmouth, Falmouth Neck, Indigreat, Machegony, Machigonne, Quack, The Neck, Uh-kos-is-co.
|Population in Households||67,872|
|Population in Familes||40,125|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||2,639|
|Median Household Income||$51,606|
|Average Household Income||$71,438|
|Per Capita Income||$33,468|
|Total Housing Units||35,708 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||12,356 (34.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||20,118 (56.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||3,233 ( 9.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$258,626|
|Average Home Value||$302,325|
|Average Household Size||2.09|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.1%|
|Per Capita Income||2.65%|
The table below compares Portland to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 1||100th|
|Population Density||# 1||100th|
|Diversity Index||# 2||99th|
|Median Household Income||# 49||63rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 26||81st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maine Census Data Comparison Tool.