Portland, ME: What you need to know

Seaside relaxation and a historic downtown are among the quality of life perks in Portland, a major New England seaport and the largest city in Maine. About 230 restaurants give Portland the distinction of having the most restaurants per capita of any metropolis in America, and a thriving arts district is alive at numerous interesting venues. Portland has safe neighborhoods, highly rated healthcare and the state's largest school system – Portland Public Schools.

Portland, ME City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 66,490
Median Age 36
Median Household Income $46,280
Median Home Price $239,400

Portland, ME Rankings

Portland , ME Real Estate

Lighthouses, lobster are highlights of affordable living in Maine.

Scenery, dining and healthy living give this city a livable edge

Portland , ME Health and Health Care

A new study out of Stanford, MIT, Harvard, McKinsey, and the U.S. Treasury has pinpointed America's longest-living cities.

Portland , ME Business and Economy

Highly Desirable Quality of Life Draws Top-Level Talent

Portland, ME Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 49.1%
  Female 50.9%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 90
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Median Population

Median Age 36.4%
Age 18 Over 83.2%
Age 21 Over 80.1%
Age 62 Over 15.7%
Age 65 Over 12.8%


  Ethnicity White 85.3%
  Ethnicity Black 7.7%
  Ethnicity Asian 3%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 3.1%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Other 0.6%


  Median Household Income $46,280
  Median Home Price $239,400
  Homes Owned 56.6%
  Homes Rent 43.4%
  Median Property Rent $946


  English Only 85.6%
  English Other 14.4%

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Commute Types

  Walked 12.2%
  Worked at Home 5.7%
  Public Transportation 3.1%
  Other Means 3.2%
  Drove Alone 67.4%
  Carpooled 8.6%