Portland, Maine Population 2020

66,067

Portland is a city located in Maine. With a 2020 population of 66,067, it is the largest city in Maine and the 582nd largest city in the United States. Portland is currently declining at a rate of -0.26% annually and its population has decreased by -0.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 66,194 in 2010. Portland reached it's highest population of 77,634 in 1950. Spanning over 69 miles, Portland has a population density of 3,063 people per square mile.

The average household income in Portland is $73,923 with a poverty rate of 15.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,079 per month, and the median house value is $273,400. The median age in Portland is 36.2 years, 34.9 years for males, and 37.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.4 males.

Portland Demographics

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

  • White: 84.68%
  • Black or African American: 8.33%
  • Asian: 3.47%
  • Two or more races: 2.69%
  • Other race: 0.66%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Portland, Maine is 66,067, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 66,417.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 66,194.

Portland, Maine Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020541,7003,1400.58%
2019538,5603,1400.58%
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 Percentage
White56,51284.68%
Black or African American5,5588.33%
Asian2,3143.47%
Two or More Races1,7952.69%
Some Other Race4380.66%
American Indian and Alaska Native1020.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.02%

Portland Population Pyramid 2020

Portland Median Age

36.2


Total

34.9


Male

37.5


Female

Portland Adults

There are 55,854 adults, (9,222 of whom are seniors) in Portland.

Portland Age Dependency

43.1

Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Portland Sex Ratio

Female

33,987

50.93%

Male

32,748

49.07%

Portland Households and Families

Portland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Portland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.1%25.9%
Male62.6%37.4%
All44.3%55.7%
Female30.8%69.2%
Non Family27.9%72.1%

44.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,5642.1244.3
Non Family17,2641.4427.9
Married10,0952.9674.1
Female2,3283.1230.8
Male8772.9962.6

2.9

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

9.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Portland Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3822.81%
9th to 12th Grade1,8293.71%
High School Graduate8,41217.07%
Some College8,88318.03%
Associates Degree3,6447.40%
Bachelors Degree15,13230.71%
Graduate Degree9,98420.27%

Portland Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White42,47840,80523,180
Black2,6421,935537
Asian1,7741,221583
Hispanic1,217969341
Multiple Races1,026971390
Other Race274260152
Native American94856
Islander1111

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 other race people with a rate of 55.47%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,051$41,490$36,371
Less Than High School$18,703$24,266$16,776
High School Grad$26,212$30,967$21,330
Some College$32,271$34,353$30,451
Bachelors Degree$41,473$47,049$38,694
Graduate Degree$58,618$64,180$53,888

$39,051

Average Earnings

$41,490

Average Male

$36,371

Average Female

Portland Language

Portland Language by Age

Portland Language

85.96% of Portland residents speak only English, while 14.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.08% of the population.

Portland Poverty

Portland Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White53,6046,54012.20%
Black5,4792,40243.84%
Asian2,29157725.19%
Multiple1,70949729.08%
Hispanic2,26442818.90%
Native1023231.37%
Other422143.32%

15.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.89%

Male Poverty Rate

16.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Portland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Portland is Black, with 43.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Portland is Other, with 3.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.77%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School43.51%
High School23.83%
Some College14.50%
Bachelors or Greater6.82%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed27.27%
Female Unemployed19.33%
Female Employed9.37%
Male Employed6.66%

Portland Income

Portland Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,977$73,923
Families$83,145$98,691
Married Families$96,433-
Non Families$42,647$53,180

Portland Marital Status

Portland Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.2%

Male Marriage Rate

36.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Portland Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Portland Marital Status by Race

Portland Veterans

2,929

Number of Veterans

2,639

Male Veterans

290

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam989
Second Gulf War522
Korea371
First Gulf War354
World War II254
Age Group Veterans
75+884
65 to 74646
35 to 54597
55 to 64531
18 to 34271
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,7605.64%
2 or More1018.51%
Black471.45%
Hispanic160.95%
Indian1515.96%
Asian60.31%

$Portland Veterans by Education

10.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Portland Employment Status

72.2%

Labor Force Participation

69.9%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Portland 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

48.04%

Born in Maine

88.05%

Native Born

11.95%

Foreign Born

6.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

88.05% of Portland residents were born in the United States, with 48.04% having been born in Maine. 6.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202066,067-175-0.26%
201966,242-175-0.26%
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%