Portland, Maine Population 2022

65,645
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Portland is a city located in Cumberland County Maine. Portland has a 2020 population of 65,645. It is also the county seat of Cumberland County. Portland is currently declining at a rate of -0.29% annually and its population has decreased by -0.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 66,088 in 2010.

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 $1,204 per month, and the median house value is $302,700. 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 65,645 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 65,645.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 66,088.

Portland, Maine Population 2022

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2010513,9110.00%
2011516,0702,1590.42%
2012517,6321,5620.30%
2013519,9872,3550.45%
2014523,9894,0020.76%
2015525,8311,8420.35%
2016528,9123,0810.58%
2017531,8992,9870.56%
2018535,2323,3330.62%
2019538,5003,2680.61%
2020541,7683,2680.60%
2021545,0363,2680.60%

Portland Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White55,78583.63%
Black or African American5,7428.61%
American Indian and Alaska Native2100.31%
Asian2,5713.85%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander270.04%
Some Other Race3800.57%
Two or More Races1,9912.98%
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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

Type Owner Renter
Married76.4%23.6%
Male48.5%51.5%
All45.2%54.8%
Female35.9%64.1%
Non Family28.5%71.5%

45.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Portland Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,7962.145.2
Married10,0582.9376.4
Male8463.4648.5
Female2,1953.0935.9
Non Family17,6971.4328.5

2.9

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

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Portland Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6063.23%
9th to 12th Grade1,6693.35%
High School Graduate7,49615.05%
Some College8,84117.75%
Associates Degree3,4526.93%
Bachelors Degree16,30932.75%
Graduate Degree10,42220.93%
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Portland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Portland Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White42,48940,73523,864
Other Race326287178
2+ Races1,046951511
Asian2,0381,498994
Hispanic1,175913413
Black2,9982,362997
Native American1861208
Islander1818

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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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,840$44,731$40,606
Less Than 9th Grade$23,777$34,421$16,573
High School Graduate$30,465$32,334$25,806
Some College$35,813$36,735$34,409
Bachelors Degree$45,109$50,363$41,646
Graduate Degree$60,237$63,965$55,066

$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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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native1989648.48%
Black5,5492,19139.48%
Multiple1,87763533.83%
Hispanic1,79241723.27%
Asian2,52852220.65%
White53,5025,37710.05%
Other8NaN%

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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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.88%
High School20.94%
Some College11.91%
Bachelors or Greater6.32%

Portland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.08%
Male Unemployed12.59%
Female Employed7.28%
Female Unemployed8.59%

Portland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Portland Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,695$81,634
Families$87,088$111,105
Married Families$105,329-
Non Families$44,944$57,692
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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

War Veterans
Second Gulf War529
First Gulf War366
Vietnam941
Korea379
World War II166

Portland Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34341
35 to 54413
55 to 64471
65 to 74700
75+889

Portland Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,6465.44%
Black421.18%
Native American2010.05%
Asian110.49%
Other Race236.71%
2+ Races725.53%
Hispanic382.55%

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
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18003,7040.00%
18107,1693,4656.83%
18208,5811,4121.81%
183012,5984,0173.91%
184015,2182,6201.91%
185020,8155,5973.18%
186026,3415,5262.38%
187031,4135,0721.78%
188033,8102,3970.74%
189036,4252,6150.75%
190050,14513,7203.25%
191058,5718,4261.57%
192069,27210,7011.69%
193070,8101,5380.22%
194073,6432,8330.39%
195077,6343,9910.53%
196072,566-5,068-0.67%
197065,116-7,450-1.08%
198061,572-3,544-0.56%
199064,3582,7860.44%
200064,249-109-0.02%
201066,0881,8390.28%
201166,183950.14%
201266,216330.05%
201366,3911750.26%
201466,8324410.66%
201566,825-7-0.01%
201666,911860.13%
201766,646-265-0.40%
201866,405-241-0.36%
201966,215-190-0.29%
202066,025-190-0.29%
202165,835-190-0.29%
202265,645-190-0.29%

Portland Population by Year