South Portland, ME Population

By | June 17, 2019

Population: 23,324. Estimated population in July 2020: 23,742 (+1.8% change)
Males: 11,018 (47.2%), Females: 12,306 (52.8%)

Cumberland County

Median resident age: 37.9 years
Median household income: $42,770
Median house value: $112,900

Races in South Portland:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Black (0.6%)

Ancestries: Irish (24.7%), English (22.0%), French (11.7%), Italian (9.4%), French Canadian (6.9%), German (6.5%).

Elevation: 85 feet

Land area: 12.0 square miles

Map of South Portland, ME

Population

For population 25 years and over in South Portland

  • High school or higher: 89.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 28.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Portland city

  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 52.1%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

3.2% Foreign born (1.0% Asia, 1.0% Europe, 0.9% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: -827 (-3.4%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in South Portland:

  • SPRING HARBOR HOSPITAL (175 RUNNING HILL ROAD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near South Portland:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to South Portland:

  • PORTLAND INTL JETPORT (about 2 miles; PORTLAND, ME; Abbreviation: PWM)
  • BRUNSWICK NAS (about 30 miles; BRUNSWICK, ME; Abbreviation: NHZ)
  • PEASE INTERNATIONAL TRADEPORT (about 55 miles; PORTSMOUTH, NH; Abbreviation: PSM)

Other public-use airports nearest to South Portland:

  • BIDDEFORD MUNI (about 19 miles; BIDDEFORD, ME; Abbreviation: B19)
  • AUBURN/LEWISTON MUNI (about 28 miles; AUBURN/LEWISTON, ME; Abbreviation: LEW)
  • LIMINGTON-HARMON (about 29 miles; LIMINGTON, ME; Abbreviation: 63B)

Amtrak stations near South Portland:

  • 2 miles: PORTLAND (100 THOMPSON POINT ROAD). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, ATM.
  • 12 miles: OLD ORCHARD BEACH (11 FIRST ST.) – Seasonal Station. Services: ticket office, public payphones.
  • 16 miles: SACO (130 MAIN ST.). Services: ticket office.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in South Portland:

  • SOUTHERN MAINE TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,478; Location: FORT RD; Public; Website: www.smtc.net)
  • MAINE MEDICAL CENTER SCHOOL OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 27; Location: SMTC FORT RD; Private, not-for-profit)
  • NEW ENGLAND BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 6; Location: 879 SAWYER ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.nebc.edu)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Portland:

  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE (about 4 miles; PORTLAND, ME; Full-time enrollment: 7,381)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND-UNIVERSITY CAMPUS (about 17 miles; BIDDEFORD, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • SAINT JOSEPHS COLLEGE (about 23 miles; STANDISH, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,376)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE-MAIN CAMPUS (about 59 miles; DURHAM, NH; Full-time enrollment: 12,586)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT AUGUSTA (about 61 miles; AUGUSTA, ME; Full-time enrollment: 3,172)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT FARMINGTON (about 72 miles; FARMINGTON, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,229)
  • NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 81 miles; HAVERHILL, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,388)

Schools

Public high schools in South Portland:

  • SOUTH PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,070; Location: 637 HIGHLAND AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • ARTHUR R. GOULD SCH–LCYDC (Students: 118; Location: 675 WESTBROOK STREET; Grades: 07 – 12)

Private high schools in South Portland:

  • GR PORTLAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 137; Location: 1338 BROADWAY; Grades: KG – 12)
  • AUCOCISCO SCHOOL (Students: 32; Location: 700 R MAIN STREET; Grades: 3 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in South Portland:

  • MEMORIAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 397; Location: 120 WESCOTT ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SKILLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 378; Location: 180 WESCOTT ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MAHONEY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 344; Location: 240 OCEAN STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • DYER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 289; Location: 52 ALFRED STREET; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SMALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 268; Location: 87 THOMPSON STREET; Grades: KG – 05)
  • KALER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 262; Location: 165 KELSEY STREET; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MARY F. MARSH ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 135; Location: MACARTHUR CIRCLE; Grades: KG – 05)

Private primary/middle schools in South Portland:

  • LIGHTHOUSE DAY SCHOOL (Students: 182; Location: 525 HIGHLAND AVE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • CASCO BAY MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 38; Location: 440 OCEAN STREET; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in South Portland:

  • SOUTH PORTLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $636,453; Location: 482 BROADWAY; 97,102 books; 3,252 audio materials; 2,404 video materials; 122 serial subscriptions)