Portland, ME Population

By | June 17, 2019

Population: 64,249. Estimated population in July 2020: 63,889 (-0.6% change)
Males: 30,753 (47.9%), Females: 33,496 (52.1%)

The city of Portland is located in Cumberland County, Maine. See Countryaah.com for alphabetical list of all cities in Maine, including top 10 cities by population and area of Maine.

Median resident age: 35.7 years
Median household income: $35,650
Median house value: $121,200

Races in Portland:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.6%)
  • Black (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • Other Asian (1.2%)
  • Vietnamese (1.0%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.7%)

Ancestries: Irish (21.2%), English (19.2%), Italian (10.8%), French (10.5%), German (6.9%), Scottish (5.0%).

Elevation: 75 feet

Land area: 21.2 square miles

Map of Portland, ME

Population

For population 25 years and over in Portland

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 36.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portland city

  • Never married: 38.6%
  • Now married: 40.3%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

7.6% Foreign born (2.9% Asia, 2.5% Europe, 0.9% Africa, 0.8% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,005 (+1.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Portland:

  • MAINE MEDICAL CENTER (22 BRAMHALL ST)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL (144 STATE ST)
  • NEW ENGLAND REHAB HOSPITAL OF PORTLAND (335 BRIGHTON AVENUE, UNIT 201)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Portland:

  • PORTLAND INTL JETPORT (about 4 miles; PORTLAND, ME; Abbreviation: PWM)
  • BRUNSWICK NAS (about 28 miles; BRUNSWICK, ME; Abbreviation: NHZ)
  • PEASE INTERNATIONAL TRADEPORT (about 56 miles; PORTSMOUTH, NH; Abbreviation: PSM)

Other public-use airports nearest to Portland:

  • BIDDEFORD MUNI (about 21 miles; BIDDEFORD, ME; Abbreviation: B19)
  • AUBURN/LEWISTON MUNI (about 26 miles; AUBURN/LEWISTON, ME; Abbreviation: LEW)
  • LIMINGTON-HARMON (about 29 miles; LIMINGTON, ME; Abbreviation: 63B)
Amtrak station:
PORTLAND (100 THOMPSON POINT ROAD). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, ATM.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Portland:

  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE (Full-time enrollment: 7,381; Location: 96 FALMOUTH ST; Public; Website: www.usm.maine.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • ANDOVER COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 554; Location: 901 WASHINGTON AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.Andovercollege.com)
  • MAINE COLLEGE OF ART (Full-time enrollment: 404; Location: 97 SPRING ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.meca.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • PIERRE’S SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 188; Location: 319 MARGINAL WAY; Private, for-profit)
  • HEADHUNTER II SCHOOL OF HAIR DESIGN (Full-time enrollment: 52; Location: 1041 BRIGHTON AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: Headhunterschool.com)
  • BANGOR THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (Full-time enrollment: 17; Location: 159 STATE ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.BTS.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL-SCHOOL OF XRAY TECHNOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 17; Location: 144 STATE ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • POLARITY REALIZATION INSTITUTE INCORPORATED (Location: 222 ST JOHN ST STE 310; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ryse.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Portland:

  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND-UNIVERSITY CAMPUS (about 19 miles; BIDDEFORD, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • SAINT JOSEPHS COLLEGE (about 22 miles; STANDISH, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,376)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT AUGUSTA (about 59 miles; AUGUSTA, ME; Full-time enrollment: 3,172)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE-MAIN CAMPUS (about 61 miles; DURHAM, NH; Full-time enrollment: 12,586)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT FARMINGTON (about 70 miles; FARMINGTON, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,229)
  • NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 83 miles; HAVERHILL, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,388)
  • NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 89 miles; DANVERS, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,663)

Schools

Public high schools in Portland:

  • DEERING HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,375; Location: 370 STEVENS AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,227; Location: 284 CUMBERLAND AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • PORTLAND ARTS & TECHNOLOGY H S (Location: 196 ALLEN AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Portland:

  • WAYNFLETE SCHOOL (Students: 548; Location: PO BOX 9710 360 SPRING ST; Grades: PK – 12)
  • CHEVERUS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 396; Location: 267 OCEAN AVE; Grades: 9 – 12; Boys only)
  • CATHERINE MCAULCY HIGH (Students: 307; Location: 631 STEVENS AVE; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Portland:

  • LYMAN MOORE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 643; Location: 171 AUBURN STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 595; Location: 522 STEVENS AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HARRISON LYSETH ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 565; Location: 175 AUBURN STREET; Grades: KG – 05)
  • HOWARD C REICHE COMMUNITY SCH (Students: 520; Location: 166 BRACKETT STREET; Grades: KG – 05)
  • KING MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 508; Location: 92 DEERING AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • RIVERTON SCHOOL (Students: 469; Location: 1600 FOREST AVENUE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • FRED P HALL SCHOOL (Students: 432; Location: 23 ORONO ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • LONGFELLOW SCHOOL (Students: 357; Location: 432 STEVENS AVENUE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • NATHAN CLIFFORD SCHOOL (Students: 303; Location: 180 FALMOUTH STREET; Grades: KG – 05)
  • PRESUMPSCOT SCHOOL (Students: 253; Location: 69 PRESUMPSCOT STREET; Grades: KG – 05)

Private primary/middle schools in Portland:

  • ST JOSEPH PARISH SCHOOL (Students: 268; Location: 695 STEVENS AVE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST PATRICKS SCHOOL (Students: 236; Location: 1251 CONGRESS ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • SPURWINK SCHOOL (Students: 184; Location: 899 RIVERSIDE STREET; Grades: UG – UG)
  • CATHEDRAL SCHOOL (Students: 179; Location: 14 LOCUST STREET; Grades: PK – 7)
  • BREAKWATER SCHOOL (Students: 148; Location: 856 BRIGHTON AVE; Grades: PK – 5)
  • ST ELIZABETH SCHOOL (Students: 83; Location: 87 HIGH STREET; Grades: PK – KG)
  • WESTBROOK COLLEGE CHILD CTR (Students: 58; Location: 721 STEVENS AVENUE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • LEVEY HEBREW DAY SCHOOL (Students: 15; Location: 76 NOYES STREET; Grades: KG – 1)
  • HILL SCHOOL (Students: 15; Location: 62 MONUMENT STREET; Grades: KG – 5)
  • CEREBAL PALSY CTR (Students: 6; Location: 331 VERANDA ST; Grades: UG – UG)

Libraries

Libraries in Portland:

  • PORTLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,700,568; Location: 5 MONUMENT SQUARE; 311,298 books; 15,442 audio materials; 7,019 video materials; 814 serial subscriptions)
  • PORTLAND – STONE LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,846; Location: PO BOX 45; 12,500 books; 20 audio materials; 20 video materials; 2 serial subscriptions)