Portland, Maine Population 2020

66,025
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Portland is a city located in Maine. With a 2020 population of 66,025, it is the largest city in Maine and the 576th largest city in the United States. Portland is currently declining at a rate of -0.29% annually and its population has decreased by -0.26% 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 3,061 people per square mile.

The average household income in Portland is $78,881 with a poverty rate of 14.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,124 per month, and the median house value is $289,000. The median age in Portland is 36.8 years, 35.5 years for males, and 38.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.7 males.

Portland Demographics

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

  • White: 84.60%
  • Black or African American: 8.45%
  • Asian: 3.47%
  • Two or more races: 2.88%
  • Other race: 0.36%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Portland, Maine is 66,025, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 66,405.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 66,194.

Portland, Maine Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020541,7683,2680.60%
2019538,5003,2680.61%
2018535,2323,3330.62%
2017531,8992,9870.56%
2016528,9123,0810.58%
2015525,8311,8420.35%
2014523,9894,0020.76%
2013519,9872,3550.45%
2012517,6321,5620.30%
2011516,0702,1590.42%
2010513,9110.00%

Portland Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White56,34184.60%
Black or African American5,6268.45%
Asian2,3143.47%
Two or More Races1,9192.88%
Some Other Race2390.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native1220.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander340.05%
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Portland Population by Race

Portland Population Pyramid 2020

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Portland Median Age

36.8


Total

35.5


Male

38.7


Female

Portland Adults

There are 56,187 adults, (9,826 of whom are seniors) in Portland.

Portland Age Dependency

43.6

Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Portland Sex Ratio

Female

34,199

51.35%

Male

32,396

48.65%

Portland Population by Age

Portland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Portland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.6%25.4%
Male65%35%
All45.1%54.9%
Female34.9%65.1%
Non Family28.2%71.8%

45.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Portland Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,4222.1245.1
Non Family17,2281.4528.2
Married10,1222.9674.6
Female2,2523.1434.9
Male8203.0565

2.9

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

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Portland Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6103.24%
9th to 12th Grade1,7923.60%
High School Graduate8,02416.14%
Some College8,66917.44%
Associates Degree3,4766.99%
Bachelors Degree15,66631.51%
Graduate Degree10,47821.08%
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Portland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Portland Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White42,79440,99123,810
Black2,7932,098851
Asian1,8351,271656
Hispanic1,233987424
Multiple Races1,051922443
Other Race16211647
Native American107994
Islander2424

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 55.64%.

Portland Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,173$44,135$39,139
Less Than High School$19,009$27,979$16,620
High School Grad$28,000$34,306$21,839
Some College$34,678$35,613$32,939
Bachelors Degree$44,664$51,110$40,940
Graduate Degree$59,521$63,510$55,554

$41,173

Average Earnings

$44,135

Average Male

$39,139

Average Female

Portland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Portland Language by Age

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Portland Language

86.81% of Portland residents speak only English, while 13.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.93% of the population.

Portland Language

Portland Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White53,7135,88110.95%
Black5,5522,27540.98%
Asian2,27856824.93%
Multiple1,82255030.19%
Hispanic1,95137219.07%
Native1173429.06%

14.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.04%

Male Poverty Rate

15.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Portland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Portland is Black, with 40.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Portland is White, with 10.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.79%.

Portland Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School43.27%
High School22.28%
Some College14.39%
Bachelors or Greater6.63%

Portland Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed23.84%
Female Employed8.18%
Male Employed6.30%
Female Unemployed4.21%

Portland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Portland Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,467$78,881
Families$86,612$107,094
Married Families$100,933-
Non Families$44,343$55,243
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Income by Household Type

Portland Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.2%

Male Marriage Rate

36.4%

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 35-44.

Portland Marital Status by Race

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Portland Marital Status

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2,791

Number of Veterans

2,565

Male Veterans

226

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam948
Second Gulf War484
First Gulf War369
Korea349
World War II227

Portland Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+869
65 to 74615
35 to 54539
55 to 64493
18 to 34275

Portland Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,6475.39%
Black601.76%
Hispanic432.79%
2 or More332.73%
Other2614.86%
Indian1512.93%
Asian100.50%

Portland Veterans by Race

Portland Veterans by Education

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12.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Portland Veterans by Education

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71.9%

Labor Force Participation

69.7%

Employment Rate

2.8%

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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47.92%

Born in Maine

88.88%

Native Born

11.12%

Foreign Born

5.40%

Non Citizen

5.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.88% of Portland residents were born in the United States, with 47.92% having been born in Maine. 5.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Portland Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202066,025-190-0.29%
201966,215-190-0.29%
201866,405-241-0.36%
201766,646-265-0.40%
201666,911860.13%
201566,825-7-0.01%
201466,8324410.66%
201366,3911750.26%
201266,216330.05%
201166,183950.14%
201066,0881,8390.28%
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%

Portland Population by Year