10 Largest Cities in Maine

The largest city in Maine is Portland, with a population of 65,835. Steep Falls is the fastest growing city in Maine over the past 10 years, having grown 47.76% since 2010.

Rank Name 2021 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²) Area (mi²)
1Portland65,83566,088-0.38%3,05221.57
2Lewiston36,40936,583-0.48%1,06634.15
3Bangor32,35633,024-2.02%94434.26
4South Portland25,36424,9941.48%2,10212.07
5Auburn23,56423,0542.21%39759.34
6Biddeford21,52621,2691.21%71630.09
7Sanford21,38720,7902.87%44847.79
8Saco20,55418,50811.05%53438.48
9Westbrook19,26617,51210.02%1,12117.19
10Augusta18,79519,099-1.59%34155.15
11Waterville16,51015,7225.01%1,22013.53
12Brunswick14,99415,175-1.19%1,03214.52
13Orono9,5419,4740.71%1,3557.04
14Brewer9,0059,470-4.91%59115.24
15Presque Isle8,9399,666-7.52%11875.78
16Old Orchard Beach8,8628,6242.76%1,1927.43
17Ellsworth8,5187,73610.11%10779.29
18Bath8,3588,488-1.53%9179.12
19Caribou7,5378,167-7.71%9579.29
20Old Town7,4077,834-5.45%19138.82
21Rockland7,1737,295-1.67%55912.84
22Gorham6,7596,882-1.79%8837.66
23Belfast6,6536,665-0.18%19534.04
24Skowhegan6,3136,2970.25%47213.37
25Topsham6,2225,9314.91%56511.02
26North Windham6,1314,90425.02%9386.54
27Kennebunk5,8725,21412.62%8706.75
28Yarmouth5,6815,869-3.20%1,0845.24
29Gardiner5,6355,782-2.54%35915.68
30Winslow4,9287,794-36.77%8225.99
31Kittery4,8294,5625.85%1,7252.80
33Scarborough4,6034,4034.54%9264.97
32Houlton4,6034,856-5.21%8785.24
34Millinocket4,2874,466-4.01%7565.67
35Farmington4,1434,288-3.38%1,0274.04
36Hampden4,1224,343-5.09%37610.96
37Lisbon Falls4,0194,100-1.98%1,0953.67
38Rumford3,6724,218-12.94%4677.87
39Camden3,4683,570-2.86%9213.77
40South Eliot3,1603,550-10.99%4397.19
41Lake Arrowhead3,0673,071-0.13%5885.21
42Fairfield3,0272,63814.75%1,7071.77
43Calais3,0253,120-3.04%8834.32
44Pittsfield2,9583,150-6.10%3159.40
45Cumberland Center2,9262,49917.09%6924.23
46Madawaska2,7692,967-6.67%5235.29
47Dover-Foxcroft2,7402,5288.39%3278.38
48Lincoln2,6772,884-7.18%3607.43
49Norway2,6412,748-3.89%5235.05
50Bucksport2,6242,885-9.05%23011.41
51Bridgton2,5422,07122.74%3447.39
52York Harbor2,5223,033-16.85%7873.21
53Winthrop2,4672,650-6.91%4465.53
54Madison2,4332,630-7.49%3796.43
55Oakland2,3892,602-8.19%4425.41
56Hallowell2,3852,3730.51%4065.87
57Berwick2,3542,1877.64%1,4971.57
58South Paris2,3192,2672.29%5983.88
59Farmingdale2,3121,97017.36%9732.38
60Bar Harbor2,2922,552-10.19%7223.17
61Milford2,2722,2331.75%6803.34
62Fort Kent2,2382,488-10.05%4185.36
63Cape Neddick2,2172,568-13.67%5943.73
64Milo2,1341,84715.54%2757.75
65Dexter2,1242,158-1.58%4504.72
66Mechanic Falls2,1122,237-5.59%3955.34
67Thomaston1,9671,8754.91%9302.12
68Wilton1,9502,198-11.28%4774.09
69Falmouth1,9491,8555.07%7962.45
70Randolph1,9211,7728.41%9002.13
71Fort Fairfield1,8081,825-0.93%6172.93
72Newport1,7661,776-0.56%5023.52
73Mexico1,7011,743-2.41%1,6931.00
75Van Buren1,6831,937-13.11%4024.19
74Steep Falls1,6831,13947.76%16810.03
76Richmond1,6711,760-5.06%2357.12
77Falmouth Foreside1,6111,5116.62%1,0581.52
78East Millinocket1,6011,5672.17%1,6750.96
79Livermore Falls1,5861,594-0.50%1,3181.20
80Fryeburg1,5421,631-5.46%5143.00
81Freeport1,5371,4853.50%8961.72
82Chisholm1,5131,3809.64%6922.19
83Limestone1,5041,07539.91%5682.65
84North Berwick1,4391,615-10.90%4313.34
85Norridgewock1,4281,438-0.70%12711.23
86Dixfield1,3451,07625.00%7701.75
87Waldoboro1,2951,2335.03%2405.40
88Eastport1,2711,329-4.36%3503.63
89Damariscotta1,2691,14211.12%3673.46
90Winterport1,2421,340-7.31%2145.80
91Wiscasset1,2201,09711.21%3133.90
92Searsport1,18599219.46%2724.35
93Machias1,1571,274-9.18%4642.50
94Boothbay Harbor1,1521,0866.08%1,3580.85
95South Windham1,1191,374-18.56%9371.19
96Alfred1,1062813.93
97Kennebunkport1,0981,238-11.31%3682.98
98Anson1,07575242.95%8291.30
99Howland1,0661,096-2.74%1437.46
100Washburn1,0589976.12%2374.47
101Greenville1,0291,257-18.14%2504.11
102Oxford1,0261,263-18.76%1248.29
103West Kennebunk9931,176-15.56%2853.48
105Woodland9909523.99%8491.17
104Mars Hill9909801.02%4652.13
106Kittery Point9851,012-2.67%5161.91
107Little Falls95870835.31%8331.15
108Clinton9531,419-32.84%1088.86
109Gray9498847.35%3232.94
110Blue Hill901943-4.45%1914.71
112Castine8061,029-21.67%5231.54
111Brunswick Station80657839.45%1674.83
113Bowdoinham7887229.14%2223.56
114Bingham7847583.43%3472.26
115Mapleton75668310.69%2762.74
116Hartland666813-18.08%2992.22
117Casco65358711.24%1993.28
118Southwest Harbor647720-10.14%4801.35
119Guilford591903-34.55%3081.92
120Ashland573709-19.18%1294.46
121Newcastle512667-23.24%2362.17
122Naples49642815.89%1912.59
123Eagle Lake465625-25.60%1183.96
124Cousins Island451490-7.96%4251.06
125Unity377469-19.62%2061.83
126Lubec314349-10.03%6020.52
127Winter Harbor286426-32.86%1322.17
128Blaine244301-18.94%892.73
129Standish219469-53.30%822.68
130Littlejohn Island52118-55.93%1520.34

Top 130 Cities in Maine by Population

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.

Map of Cities in Maine

Maine Cities by First Letter

  1. US Census Annual Estimates - 2020 Estimates Calculated via Linear Projection of Previous Estimates

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