Population of Cities in Maine (2019)

Maine is the 42nd most populous state in the U.S. with a population of 1.3 million people. This state does not have any cities with populations that have exceeded 100,000. The most populated city in Maine is Portland, with has a total count of over 66,000 residents per 2017 estimates. The next most populous city, Lewiston, has just over half of that with a total count of 36,202. Rounding out the top three is Bangor, with a population of over 32,000 residents. The state capital, Augusta, is ranked ninth in the state in terms of population, with estimated counts of just 18,471.

In total Maine has 488 incorporated municipalities which include cities, towns and plantations. However, there are just 23 incorporated cities. The municipalities are spread across 16 counties. The smallest of these cities is Eastport in Washington County, which had a population of just 1,272 people per 2014 estimates. Twelve of the 23 cities in Maine have populations that fall below 10,000. Towns in the state have higher populations than the cities, such as Scarborough and Brunswick with roughly 20,000 residents each.

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Maine has 0 cities with more than a million people, 0 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 11 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Maine is Portland, with a population of 67,132 people.

Portland

Over half of the state's population resides in the Portland metro area.

67,132

Lewiston

Nearly 15% of the residents in Lewiston speak French.

36,083

Bangor

Bangor is known as being the Queen City of Maine.

31,013

South Portland

Even though the name suggests otherwise, South Portland has never been part of Portland, Maine.

25,562

Auburn

Auburn was incorporated as a city in 1842.

22,936

Biddeford

Several resort communities are located in the city of Biddeford.

21,416

Sanford

Sanford was re-incorporated as a city in 2013.

21,079

Saco

Saco is a popular tourist destination because of its amusement parks, including Funtown Splashtown USA.

19,675

Augusta

The University of Maine at Augusta is located in this city.

18,554

Westbrook

This city originally went by the name Saccarappa.

19,494

Name 2019 Population Location
Portland67,132Map
Lewiston36,083Map
Bangor31,013Map
South Portland25,562Map
Auburn22,936Map
Biddeford21,416Map
Sanford21,079Map
Saco19,675Map
Westbrook19,494Map
Augusta18,554Map
Waterville16,637Map
Brewer8,765Map
Presque Isle8,761Map
Bath8,270Map
Ellsworth7,992Map
Caribou7,451Map
Old Town7,236Map
Rockland7,116Map
Belfast6,752Map
Gardiner5,662Map
Calais2,914Map
Hallowell2,362Map
Eastport1,225Map