South Portland, Maine Population 2022

26,798
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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.

South Portland Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of South Portlandwas:

  • White: 88.71%
  • Black or African American: 5.12%
  • Two or more races: 2.50%
  • Asian: 2.46%
  • Other race: 0.67%
  • Native American: 0.54%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of South Portland, Maine is 26,798 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 26,498.

South Portland, Maine Population 2022

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

South Portland Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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South Portland Population by Race

South Portland Population Pyramid 2022

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South Portland Median Age

42.2


Total

38.5


Male

45.3


Female

South Portland Adults

There are 21,417 adults, (4,808 of whom are seniors) in South Portland.

South Portland Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Child Dependency Ratio

South Portland Sex Ratio

Female

13,282

51.75%

Male

12,383

48.25%

South Portland Population by Age

South Portland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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South Portland Household Types

64.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

South Portland Households and Families

2.86

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

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South Portland Households by Type

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South Portland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South Portland Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

South Portland Educational Attainment by Race

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$43,461

Average Earnings

$48,350

Average Male

$40,770

Average Female

South Portland Earnings by Educational Attainment

South Portland Language by Age

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South Portland Language

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.

South Portland Language

South Portland Poverty by Race

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6.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.98%

Male Poverty Rate

6.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Portland

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%.

South Portland Poverty

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South Portland Poverty Rate by Education

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South Portland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South Portland Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

South Portland Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.3%

Male Marriage Rate

39.5%

Female Marriage Rate

South Portland Married by Age and Sex

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South 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.

South Portland Marital Status by Race

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South Portland Marital Status

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1,572

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

South Portland Veterans by War

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South Portland Veterans by Age

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South Portland Veterans by Race

South Portland Veterans by Education

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3.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Portland Veterans by Education

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71.5%

Labor Force Participation

67.3%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

South Portland Employment by Age

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South Portland Employment by Race

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South 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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57.81%

Born in South Portland

90.43%

Native Born

9.57%

Foreign Born

5.07%

Non Citizen

4.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

South Portland Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

South Portland Population by Year