South Portland is a city located in Cumberland County Maine. With a 2020 population of 26,798, it is the 4th largest city in Maine and the 1712th largest city in the United States. South Portland is currently growing at a rate of 0.56% annually and its population has increased by 1.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,498 in 2020. Spanning over 14 miles, South Portland has a population density of 2,221 people per square mile.
The average household income in South Portland is $87,097 with a poverty rate of 6.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,346 per month, and the median house value is $276,100. The median age in South Portland is 41.9 years, 39.5 years for males, and 43.4 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of South Portlandwas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.42%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 63.75%.
88.99% of South Portland residents speak only English, while 11.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 4.56% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in South Portland is Hispanic, with 21.13% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in South Portland is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.14%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in South Portland
90.43% of South Portland residents were born in the United States, with 57.81% having been born in Maine. 5.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.