Portland, Maine Population 2022

68,850
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Portland is a city located in Cumberland County Maine. It is also the county seat of Cumberland County. With a 2020 population of 68,850, it is the largest city in Maine and the 589th largest city in the United States. Portland is currently growing at a rate of 0.32% annually and its population has increased by 0.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 68,408 in 2020. Spanning over 69 miles, Portland has a population density of 3,192 people per square mile.

The average household income in Portland is $78,881 with a poverty rate of 13.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Portland is 36.8 years, 35.5 years for males, and 38.7 years for females.

Portland Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Portlandwas:

  • White: 83.63%
  • Black or African American: 8.61%
  • Asian: 3.85%
  • Two or more races: 2.98%
  • Other race: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Portland, Maine is 68,850 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 68,408.

Portland, Maine Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Portland Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Portland Population by Race

Portland Population Pyramid 2022

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Portland Median Age

36.5


Total

35.5


Male

37.8


Female

Portland Adults

There are 56,442 adults, (10,261 of whom are seniors) in Portland.

Portland Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Portland Sex Ratio

Female

34,180

51.24%

Male

32,526

48.76%

Portland Population by Age

Portland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Portland Household Types

45.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Portland Households and Families

2.9

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

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Portland Households by Type

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Portland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Portland Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 56.17%.

Portland Educational Attainment by Race

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$41,840

Average Earnings

$44,731

Average Male

$40,606

Average Female

Portland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Portland Language by Age

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Portland Language

88.16% of Portland residents speak only English, while 11.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.72% of the population.

Portland Language

Portland Poverty by Race

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13.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.34%

Male Poverty Rate

14.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Portland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Portland is Native, with 48.48% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.40%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.33%.

Portland Poverty

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Portland Poverty Rate by Education

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Portland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Portland Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Portland Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.5%

Male Marriage Rate

36.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Portland Married by Age and Sex

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Portland 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 45-54.

Portland Marital Status by Race

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Portland Marital Status

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2,814

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Portland Veterans by War

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Portland Veterans by Age

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Portland Veterans by Race

Portland Veterans by Education

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10.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Portland Veterans by Education

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70.7%

Labor Force Participation

68.2%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Portland Employment by Age

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Portland Employment by Race

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Portland Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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47.41%

Born in Portland

88.98%

Native Born

11.02%

Foreign Born

5.75%

Non Citizen

5.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.98% of Portland residents were born in the United States, with 47.41% having been born in Maine. 5.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Portland Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Portland Population by Year