South Portland, Maine Population 2019

South Portland, Maine's estimated population is 25,606 according to the most recent United States census estimates. South Portland, Maine is the 4th largest city in Maine based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 2126.20 people/mi² (820.93 people/km²).

The overall median age is 40.8 years, 39.2 years for males, and 42.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.1 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.33 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 South Portland, Maine is $59,515, while the mean household income is $77,617.

South Portland Me Demographics

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

  • White: 93.72%
  • Two or more races: 2.46%
  • Asian: 2.43%
  • Black or African American: 0.90%
  • Other race: 0.26%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%

How Many People Live in South Portland, Maine?

25,606
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201825,6061340.53%
201725,472-66-0.26%
201625,538170.07%
201525,521570.22%
201425,4642050.81%
201325,2591790.71%
201225,080300.12%
201125,050740.30%
201024,9761,6520.69%
200023,3241610.07%
199023,1634510.20%
198022,712-555-0.24%
197023,2674790.21%
196022,7889220.41%
195021,8666,0853.32%
194015,7811,9411.32%
193013,8404,5864.11%
19209,2541,7832.16%
19107,4711,1841.74%
19006,2870.00%
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
White23,833
Two or More Races626
Asian618
Black or African American228
Some Other Race67
American Indian and Alaska Native59

South Portland Me Population Pyramid 2019

South Portland Me Median Age

40.8


Total

39.2


Male

42.5


Female

South Portland Me Adults

There are 20,778 adults, (3,922 of whom are seniors) in South Portland Me.

South Portland Me Age Dependency

50.9

Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Child Dependency Ratio

South Portland Me Sex Ratio

Female

13,447

52.88%

Male

11,984

47.12%

South Portland Me Households and Families

South Portland Me Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

South Portland Me Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.9%15.1%
Male61.8%38.2%
All61.6%38.4%
Non Family47.3%52.7%
Female40.5%59.5%

61.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,6632.3361.6
Non Family4,4491.3347.3
Married4,1333.0584.9
Female1,5523.0840.5
Male5292.8561.8

2.93

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

9.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

South Portland Me Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3101.75%
9th to 12th Grade4862.74%
High School Graduate4,11223.17%
Some College3,47819.60%
Associates Degree1,7519.87%
Bachelors Degree5,02128.29%
Graduate Degree2,58814.58%

South Portland Me Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White16,74116,0817,214
Asian37632273
Hispanic286226150
Multiple Races22420496
Black14414276
Native American5431
Other Race391919

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 98.61%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 52.78%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,835$45,126$36,588
Less Than High School$21,618$21,250$
High School Grad$31,015$35,888$28,185
Some College$34,725$36,866$32,352
Bachelors Degree$49,603$54,247$40,992
Graduate Degree$62,381$68,710$58,103

$39,835

Average Earnings

$45,126

Average Male

$36,588

Average Female

South Portland Me Language

South Portland Me Language by Age

South Portland Me Language

92.02% of South Portland Me residents speak only English, while 7.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.91% of the population.

South Portland Me Poverty

South Portland Me Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White22,9832,82412.29%
Hispanic51515530.10%
Multiple6108413.77%
Black1872513.37%
Native592542.37%
Other671014.93%

12.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.27%

Male Poverty Rate

12.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Portland Me

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Portland Me is Native, with 42.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Portland Me is White, with 12.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.57%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.60%
High School15.03%
Some College9.99%
Bachelors or Greater6.06%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed56.58%
Male Unemployed25.07%
Male Employed4.91%
Female Employed4.55%

South Portland Me Income

South Portland Me Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$59,515$77,617
Families$73,237$93,560
Married Families$94,328-
Non Families$42,292$51,472

South Portland Me Marital Status

South Portland Me Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.9%

Male Marriage Rate

37.0%

Female Marriage Rate

South Portland Me Married by Age and Sex

South Portland Me Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

South Portland Me Marital Status by Race

South Portland Me Veterans

1,536

Number of Veterans

1,453

Male Veterans

83

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam625
Second Gulf War246
First Gulf War170
Korea161
World War II126

South Portland Me Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5107.70%
Hispanic256.79%
Asian122.65%
Indian1120.37%
2 or More30.86%

South Portland Me Veterans by Education

6.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Portland Me Employment Status

70.9%

Labor Force Participation

66.5%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

South 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

62.31%

Born in Maine

94.25%

Native Born

5.75%

Foreign Born

1.74%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.25% of South Portland Me residents were born in the United States, with 62.31% having been born in Maine. 1.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.