Saco, Maine Population 2020

20,352

Saco is a city located in Maine. With a 2020 population of 20,352, it is the 8th largest city in Maine and the 1821st largest city in the United States. Saco is currently growing at a rate of 1.51% annually and its population has increased by 10.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,482 in 2010. Spanning over 53 miles, Saco has a population density of 529 people per square mile.

The average household income in Saco is $85,490 with a poverty rate of 8.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,035 per month, and the median house value is $245,500. The median age in Saco is 41.7 years, 40.8 years for males, and 42.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.8 males.

Saco Demographics

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

  • White: 95.93%
  • Two or more races: 2.12%
  • Asian: 0.88%
  • Black or African American: 0.87%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Other race: 0.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Saco, Maine is 20,352, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,748.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,482.

Saco, Maine Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,55495.93%
Two or More Races4102.12%
Asian1700.88%
Black or African American1690.87%
American Indian and Alaska Native310.16%
Some Other Race80.04%

Saco Population Pyramid 2020

Saco Median Age

41.7


Total

40.8


Male

42.1


Female

Saco Adults

There are 15,286 adults, (3,281 of whom are seniors) in Saco.

Saco Age Dependency

61.1

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Saco Sex Ratio

Female

10,030

51.86%

Male

9,312

48.14%

Saco Households and Families

Saco Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Saco Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84%16%
All67.5%32.5%
Non Family52.2%47.8%
Male48.3%51.7%
Female48.1%51.9%

67.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,7682.4467.5
Married3,9062.8884
Non Family2,5021.4452.2
Female7252.9248.1
Male6353.0948.3

2.81

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

10.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Saco Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3802.80%
9th to 12th Grade4453.28%
High School Graduate3,91428.81%
Some College2,64319.45%
Associates Degree1,0317.59%
Bachelors Degree3,47025.54%
Graduate Degree1,70312.53%

Saco Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,03212,2385,004
Hispanic20618932
Black162162
Multiple Races929268
Asian767669
Native American3117
Other Race88

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 asian people with a rate of 90.79%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,760$42,162$38,776
Less Than High School$25,208$25,583$
High School Grad$31,453$38,514$26,944
Some College$38,940$37,898$39,342
Bachelors Degree$51,700$62,946$47,649
Graduate Degree$54,596$54,421$54,896

$40,760

Average Earnings

$42,162

Average Male

$38,776

Average Female

Saco Language

Saco Language by Age

Saco Language

90.88% of Saco residents speak only English, while 9.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.96% of the population.

Saco Poverty

Saco Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,8481,4738.25%
Multiple39816040.20%
Hispanic329319.42%
Asian170127.06%
Black16263.70%

8.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.13%

Male Poverty Rate

12.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Saco

The race most likely to be in poverty in Saco is Multiple, with 40.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Saco is Black, with 3.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.18%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.18%
High School8.77%
Some College8.74%
Bachelors or Greater3.46%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.94%
Female Employed5.22%
Male Employed2.65%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Saco Income

Saco Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$68,271$85,490
Families$78,879$93,816
Married Families$91,731-
Non Families$48,250$63,600

Saco Marital Status

Saco Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.0%

Male Marriage Rate

47.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Saco Married by Age and Sex

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

Saco Veterans

1,426

Number of Veterans

1,366

Male Veterans

60

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam542
First Gulf War326
Second Gulf War264
World War II82
Korea69
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3128.83%
Black10162.35%
2 or More1310.08%

$Saco Veterans by Education

5.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Saco Employment Status

72.6%

Labor Force Participation

70.3%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Saco 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

63.76%

Born in Maine

96.40%

Native Born

3.60%

Foreign Born

0.80%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.40% of Saco residents were born in the United States, with 63.76% having been born in Maine. 0.80% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202020,3523021.51%
201920,0503021.53%
201819,7481810.93%
201719,5673021.57%
201619,2651860.97%
201519,079300.16%
201419,0491590.84%
201318,8901250.67%
201218,7651200.64%
201118,6451290.70%
201018,5161,6940.96%
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%