Population of Cities in Maine (2017)

0
Over 1 Million
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100,000 to 1 Million
11
10,000 to 100,000

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.

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 66,881 people.

Portland

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

66,881

Lewiston

Nearly 15% of the residents in Lewiston speak French.

36,202

Bangor

Bangor is known as being the Queen City of Maine.

32,391

South Portland

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

25,556

Auburn

Auburn was incorporated as a city in 1842.

22,871

Biddeford

Several resort communities are located in the city of Biddeford.

21,282

Sanford

Sanford was re-incorporated as a city in 2013.

20,893

Saco

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

19,078

Augusta

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

18,471

Westbrook

This city originally went by the name Saccarappa.

17,978

Name 2017 Population
Portland66,881
Lewiston36,202
Bangor32,391
South Portland25,556
Auburn22,871
Biddeford21,282
Sanford20,893
Saco19,078
Augusta18,471
Westbrook17,978
Waterville16,261
Brewer9,232
Presque Isle9,171
Bath8,305
Ellsworth7,857
Caribou7,816
Old Town7,624
Rockland7,237
Belfast6,682
Gardiner5,597
Calais2,980
Hallowell2,315
Eastport1,266