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Welcome to Portland

Residents say that Portland is less a city than a collection of individual neighborhoods, an easy city to navigate city, a small-town feel with all that a larger city has to offer.
 
The historical part of the city is near or on the waterfront. Commercial Street hugs the port. The “Old Port” is filled with small shops that offer everything from nautical instruments to bags made from sails to cosmetics made from seaweed. Cultural activities abound; Portland is a lively, diverse, exhilarating city with residents that take pride in its offerings. It has been said that Portland likely has more craft breweries than a lot of larger cities; many of them open for meals. There is a thriving art scene and year-round outside activities, and recent statistics cite that Portland has more restaurants per capita than any other US city.
 
It’s little wonder that Portland, Maine, is frequently in the top 100 most livable cities in the US. Recently, according to livability.com, Portland has emerged as “an attractive option for families and young professionals eager to take a step back from the frenzied lifestyle of large East Coast cities, without sacrificing the culture and conveniences of metropolitan living”. Healthy living is important to Portland residents, and with its numerous parks, healthy eating options, local organic farmers’ markets, it’s a great city for staying in great shape. Back Cove Park is hugely popular, with a 3.5 mile loop that encompasses an estuary basin about a mile in diameter. As well, Portland houses Maine Medical Center, an allopathic teaching hospital for Tufts University and home to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital.
 
Portland has a friendly feel with ample opportunities for adults and children to savor this city.
 
Portland Area Guide

Overview for Portland, ME

68,063 people live in Portland, where the median age is 36.9 and the average individual income is $42,960. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

68,063

Total Population

36.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$42,960

Average individual Income

Around Portland, ME

There's plenty to do around Portland, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Portland Twist, Captain Mowatt's, and Grippy Tannins.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.57 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.89 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.16 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.28 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.63 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.42 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Portland, ME

Portland has 31,237 households, with an average household size of 2.12. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Portland do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 68,063 people call Portland home. The population density is 3,159.41 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

68,063

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.9

Median Age

48.85 / 51.15%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
31,237

Total Households

2.12

Average Household Size

$42,960

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Portland, ME

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The following schools are within or nearby Portland. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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