Saco, Maine Population 2021

20,554
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Saco is a city located in York County Maine. With a 2020 population of 20,554, it is the 8th largest city in Maine and the 1813th largest city in the United States . Saco is currently growing at a rate of 1.46% annually and its population has increased by 11.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,482 in 2010. Saco reached it's highest population of 20,554 in 2021. Spanning over 53 miles, Saco has a population density of 534 people per square mile.

The average household income in Saco is $89,427 with a poverty rate of 7.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,173 per month, and the median house value is $258,900. The median age in Saco is 41.6 years, 41.3 years for males, and 41.7 years for females.

Saco Demographics

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

  • White: 95.80%
  • Two or more races: 2.13%
  • Black or African American: 0.82%
  • Asian: 0.74%
  • Other race: 0.37%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Saco, Maine is 20,554 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,669.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,482.

Saco, Maine Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,67895.80%
Two or More Races4162.13%
Black or African American1590.82%
Asian1450.74%
Some Other Race720.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native270.14%
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Saco Population by Race

Saco Population Pyramid $2021

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Saco Median Age

41.6


Total

41.3


Male

41.7


Female

Saco Adults

There are 15,549 adults, (3,335 of whom are seniors) in Saco.

Saco Age Dependency

59.6

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Saco Sex Ratio

Female

10,100

51.80%

Male

9,397

48.20%

Saco Population by Age

Saco Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Saco Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.6%17.4%
All65.5%34.5%
Non Family50.5%49.5%
Male49.1%50.9%
Female39.9%60.1%

65.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Saco Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,9532.465.5
Married3,9932.9282.6
Non Family2,7401.3950.5
Female7702.8539.9
Male4503.0949.1

2.84

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

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Saco Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2731.98%
9th to 12th Grade5694.12%
High School Graduate3,61926.23%
Some College2,58418.73%
Associates Degree1,3179.55%
Bachelors Degree3,58525.99%
Graduate Degree1,84813.40%
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Saco Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Saco Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,31212,5235,274
Hispanic23321165
2+ Races929252
Asian81634
Black575738
Other Race535316
Native American2714

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 66.67%.

Saco Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,975$45,422$39,863
Less Than 9th Grade$32,368$43,295$
High School Graduate$36,289$45,105$31,341
Some College$41,543$41,379$41,652
Bachelors Degree$51,132$57,500$45,000
Graduate Degree$50,609$54,500$49,705

$42,975

Average Earnings

$45,422

Average Male

$39,863

Average Female

Saco Earnings by Educational Attainment

Saco Language by Age

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Saco Language

91.73% of Saco residents speak only English, while 8.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.09% of the population.

Saco Language

Saco Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,0891,1646.43%
Multiple39817744.47%
Hispanic2813713.17%
Asian145117.59%
Black14410.69%

7.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.07%

Male Poverty Rate

10.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Saco

The race most likely to be in poverty in Saco is Multiple, with 44.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Saco is Black, with 0.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.88%.

Saco Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.09%
Some College7.56%
High School7.12%
Bachelors or Greater3.50%

Saco Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed42.08%
Female Employed5.12%
Male Employed1.86%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Saco Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Saco Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$70,517$89,427
Families$83,523$98,626
Married Families$96,020-
Non Families$53,065$68,319
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Income by Household Type

Saco Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

47.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Saco Married by Age and Sex

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Saco Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Saco Marital Status by Race

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Saco Marital Status

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1,184

Number of Veterans

1,137

Male Veterans

47

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam473
First Gulf War361
Second Gulf War99
World War II54
Korea52

Saco Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74414
35 to 54328
75+206
55 to 64195
18 to 3441

Saco Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1737.77%
2+ Races106.80%
Black10.98%

Saco Veterans by Race

Saco Veterans by Education

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5.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Saco Veterans by Education

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72.6%

Labor Force Participation

70.8%

Employment Rate

2.3%

Unemployment Rate

Saco Employment by Age

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Saco Employment by Race

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Saco 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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63.47%

Born in Saco

96.76%

Native Born

3.24%

Foreign Born

1.24%

Non Citizen

2.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.76% of Saco residents were born in the United States, with 63.47% having been born in Maine. 1.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Saco Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202120,5542951.46%
202020,2592951.48%
201919,9642951.50%
201819,6691440.74%
201719,5252851.48%
201619,2401790.94%
201519,061250.13%
201419,0361570.83%
201318,8791210.65%
201218,7581190.64%
201118,6391310.71%
201018,5081,6860.96%
200016,8221,6411.03%
199015,1812,2601.62%
198012,9211,2431.02%
197011,6781,1631.05%
196010,5151910.18%
195010,3241,6931.81%
19408,6311,3981.78%
19307,2334160.59%
19206,8172340.35%
19106,5834610.73%
19006,122470.08%
18906,075-314-0.50%
18806,3896341.05%
18705,755-468-0.78%
18606,2230.00%

Saco Population by Year