Portland, Maine Population 2019

Portland, Maine's estimated population is 66,417 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Portland, Maine is the 1st largest city in Maine based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 3082.73 people/mi² (1190.24 people/km²).

The overall median age is 36 years, 34.3 years for males, and 38.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.4 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.14 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Portland, Maine is $51,430, while the mean household income is $69,029.

Portland Me Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Portland Me was:

  • White: 83.88%
  • Black or African American: 8.65%
  • Asian: 3.75%
  • Two or more races: 2.89%
  • Other race: 0.69%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%

How Many People Live in Portland, Maine?

66,417
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201866,417-306-0.46%
201766,723-175-0.26%
201666,898690.10%
201566,829-6-0.01%
201466,8354470.67%
201366,3881730.26%
201266,215380.06%
201166,177870.13%
201066,0901,8410.28%
200064,249-109-0.02%
199064,3582,7860.44%
198061,572-3,544-0.56%
197065,116-7,450-1.08%
196072,566-5,068-0.67%
195077,6343,9910.53%
194073,6432,8330.39%
193070,8101,5380.22%
192069,27210,7011.69%
191058,5718,4261.57%
190050,14513,7203.25%
189036,4252,6150.75%
188033,8102,3970.74%
187031,4135,0721.78%
186026,3415,5262.38%
185020,8155,5973.18%
184015,2182,6201.91%
183012,5984,0173.91%
18208,5811,4121.81%
18107,1693,4656.83%
18003,7040.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018535,4203,1400.59%
2017532,2803,3390.63%
2016528,9413,0150.57%
2015525,9261,8740.36%
2014524,0524,0220.77%
2013520,0302,4190.47%
2012517,6111,6070.31%
2011516,0042,1000.41%
2010513,9040.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White55,962
Black or African American5,774
Asian2,504
Two or More Races1,925
Some Other Race460
American Indian and Alaska Native90

Portland Me Population Pyramid 2019

Portland Me Median Age

36


Total

34.3


Male

38.1


Female

Portland Me Adults

There are 55,697 adults, (9,132 of whom are seniors) in Portland Me.

Portland Me Age Dependency

43.3

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Portland Me Sex Ratio

Female

33,621

50.39%

Male

33,094

49.61%

Portland Me Households and Families

Portland Me Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Portland Me Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.1%26.9%
Male50.5%49.5%
All44%56%
Female32.6%67.4%
Non Family28.5%71.5%

44.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,1672.1444
Non Family16,7651.4628.5
Married9,7612.9873.1
Female2,7383.0932.6
Male9033.0950.5

2.93

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

8.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Portland Me Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5643.24%
9th to 12th Grade2,0354.22%
High School Graduate9,17819.02%
Some College8,65517.94%
Associates Degree3,8557.99%
Bachelors Degree13,71528.42%
Graduate Degree9,25419.18%

Portland Me Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White41,28839,32621,184
Black2,7242,034475
Asian1,8371,252584
Hispanic1,326982336
Multiple Races1,038989350
Other Race28620897
Native American72655

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 95.28%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 51.31%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,679$41,139$32,927
Less Than High School$18,339$22,813$17,271
High School Grad$24,445$29,547$20,645
Some College$31,462$35,878$27,050
Bachelors Degree$40,700$46,485$36,195
Graduate Degree$56,937$66,056$51,827

$36,679

Average Earnings

$41,139

Average Male

$32,927

Average Female

Portland Me Language

Portland Me Language by Age

Portland Me Language

84.87% of Portland Me residents speak only English, while 15.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.00% of the population.

Portland Me Poverty

Portland Me Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White53,0337,19213.56%
Black5,6903,10754.60%
Asian2,48883833.68%
Multiple1,85151427.77%
Hispanic2,37541117.31%
Native802835.00%
Other441255.67%

18.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.81%

Male Poverty Rate

18.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Portland Me

The race most likely to be in poverty in Portland Me is Black, with 54.60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Portland Me is Other, with 5.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.06%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School45.40%
High School24.50%
Some College16.69%
Bachelors or Greater7.03%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.19%
Male Unemployed35.48%
Female Employed9.90%
Male Employed8.33%

Portland Me Income

Portland Me Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,430$69,029
Families$76,615$91,311
Married Families$92,963-
Non Families$39,563$49,886

Portland Me Marital Status

Portland Me Marital Status

Marriage Rates

36.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.6%

Male Marriage Rate

35.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Portland Me Married by Age and Sex

Portland Me Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Portland Me Marital Status by Race

Portland Me Veterans

3,053

Number of Veterans

2,760

Male Veterans

293

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,065
Second Gulf War513
Korea446
First Gulf War294
World War II259

Portland Me Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,8165.81%
2 or More997.83%
Black712.14%
Hispanic492.75%
Asian421.97%
Indian2530.49%

Portland Me Veterans by Education

13.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Portland Me Employment Status

70.9%

Labor Force Participation

67.3%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Portland Me Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

47.84%

Born in Maine

86.63%

Native Born

13.37%

Foreign Born

6.37%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

86.63% of Portland Me residents were born in the United States, with 47.84% having been born in Maine. 6.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.