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Portland-South Portland, ME Metro Area


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2022 population: 561,576   ( 47,478 from 2010)
Land area: 2081.4 square miles
Population density: 269.8 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:510,961 90.99% 6.3%
Black:14,1342.52% 80.1%
Indian:1,5110.27% 2.5%
Asian:11,5042.05% 40.8%
2+ races:10,4301.86% 37.1%
Hispanic:13,0362.32% 63.4%
Total non-White:50,6159.01% 50.9%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:11,045 10.0
Deaths:13,33112.1
Net Migration: 9,8829.0
Net Immigration: 2,2892.1
Change in White population:30,408 5.9
Change in Non-White pop.:17,070 3.3




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
514,098
480,55393.47%
7,8501.53%
1,4740.29%
8,1681.59%
7,6081.48%
7,9761.55%
33,5456.53%

2000
487,568
467,96395.98%
3,7490.77%
1,2420.25%
5,3991.11%
4,5840.94%
4,2180.87%
19,6054.02%

1990
441,257
430,80097.63%
2,4670.56%
1,2150.28%
3,5400.80%
n/a
3,2350.73%
10,4572.37%

1980
384,250
378,53698.51%
1,5030.39%
6270.16%
1,3380.35%
n/a
2,1160.55%
5,7141.49%

1970
327,556
323,91698.89%
1,2200.37%
2570.08%
5360.16%
n/a
1,4470.44%
3,640 1.11%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
50,963 10.5
40,3908.3
17,0153.5
4,5220.9
12,590 2.6
13,940 2.9
1990's
NumberRate
57,641 13.1
39,7559.0
12,6132.9
3,3140.8
37,163 8.4
9,148 2.1
1980's
NumberRate
61,153 15.9
36,781 9.6
34,864 9.1
n/a
52,264 13.6
4,743 1.2
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
34,452 10.5
n/a
54,620 16.7
2,074 0.6

Age, Family & Household Data for Portland-South Portland, ME Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
43.6
100,780 17.9%
460,796 82.1%
112,778 20.1%
233,648
2.31
143,157 61.3%
115,957 81.0%
9,897 6.9%
90,491 38.7%

2010
NumberPercent
42.0
108,407 21.1%
405,691 78.9%
76,298 14.8%
213,436
2.35
133,783 62.7%
104,280 77.9%
12,439 9.3%
79,653 37.3%

2000
NumberPercent
37.9
117,175 24.0%
370,393 76.0%
65,251 13.4%
196,723
2.42
128,775 65.5%
104,945 81.5%
11,439 8.9%
67,948 34.5%

1990
NumberPercent
33.6
108,937 24.7%
332,320 75.3%
56,266 12.8%
169,101
2.55
118,267 69.9%
98,607 83.4%
9,122 7.7%
50,834 30.1%

1980
NumberPercent
30.9
106,988 27.8%
277,262 72.2%
48,556 12.6%
138,429
2.69
101,241 73.1%
85,818 84.8%
7,672 7.6%
37,188 26.9%

2022 Housing Data for Portland-South Portland, ME Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units281,528 
Median Value$346,093 
Occupied233,64883.0%
Vacant47,88017.0%
Owned169,10472.4%
Rented64,54427.6%
Median Rent$1,273 
Single-Family Units200,43771.2%
    Detached189,10167.2%
    Attached11,3364.0%
Buldings with 5+ Units32,54711.6%
Mobile Homes14,5175.2%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Portland-South Portland, ME Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0008,2503.5%
$10,000 to $14,9997,1813.1%
$15,000 to $19,9996,5412.8%
$20,000 to $24,9997,3253.1%
$25,000 to $29,9997,8023.3%
$30,000 to $34,9996,7252.9%
$35,000 to $39,9997,3093.1%
$40,000 to $44,9997,9433.4%
$45,000 to $49,9998,0813.5%
$50,000 to $59,99916,0136.9%
$60,000 to $74,99922,2349.5%
$75,000 to $99,99932,12813.8%
$100,000 to $124,99926,23011.2%
$125,000 to $149,99920,0688.6%
$150,000 to $199,99924,11610.3%
$200,000 or more25,70211.0%
Median Household Income83,965 
Per Capita Income47,107 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.109 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI9,9524.3%
Public Assistance4,9482.1%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps20,9679.0%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed270,09678.6%
Unemployed9,1202.7%
In Armed Forces1,1220.3%
Total Labor Force280,33881.6%
Not in Labor Force63,36218.4%
Real Unemployment Rate 21.1%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector100,03983,61254.5%
Non-Profit12,94828,46731.3%
Self-Employed22,84514,51961.1%
Local Government8,15912,18040.1%
State Government3,4714,42444.0%
Federal Government5,8702,30271.8%
Total Private + Self122,88498,13155.6%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.30,44847,37339.1%
Total153,332145,50451.3%
Pct. Govt.12.2%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts55,94718.7%
Sales and Office Occupations60,40220.2%
Professional, Technical80,19226.8%
Service Occupations45,21115.1%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1,9120.6%
All others57,41519.2%
White Collar 65.7%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance49,41343.8%
Retail trade36,83732.7%
Educational services29,57426.2%
Manufacturing29,32326.0%
Professional, scientific, technical24,70021.9%
Construction19,87717.6%
Finance and insurance19,67317.5%
Accommodation and food services19,67317.5%
Other services12,94911.5%
Public administration10,3289.2%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.9,4578.4%
Transportation and warehousing9,3528.3%
Wholesale trade6,2945.6%
Arts, entertainment, recreation5,8625.2%
Information5,7215.1%
Real estate and rental and leasing4,6614.1%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting3,2432.9%
Utilities1,8131.6%
Management2500.2%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction1670.1%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Portland-South Portland, ME Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican3,2590.59%
Puerto Rican2,8830.52%
Cuban4230.08%
Dominican2950.05%
Total Central American1,2690.23%
Costa Rican730.01%
Guatemalan5400.10%
Honduran470.01%
Nicaraguan900.02%
Panamanian1490.03%
Salvadoran3400.06%
Other Central American300.01%
Total South American1,4710.27%
Argentinean2070.04%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean300.01%
Colombian4290.08%
Ecuadorian3050.06%
Paraguayan40.00%
Peruvian2340.04%
Uruguayan120.00%
Venezuelan2390.04%
Other South American110.00%
Other Hispanic2,1860.40%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Chinese1,9850.36%
Filipino1,4590.26%
Indian1,1510.21%
Vietnamese7840.14%
Cambodian7510.14%
Korean6730.12%
Thai4770.09%
Japanese3700.07%
Indonesian970.02%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English493,74393.6%
French, Haitian, Cajun11,0282.1%
Spanish4,8920.9%
Other Indo-European4,3390.8%
Other4,2750.8%
Other Asian2,1630.4%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic1,7630.3%
German, other Germanic1,3610.3%
Chinese1,0840.2%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
English110,24519.9%
Irish101,02818.3%
French58,35410.6%
German43,9347.9%
Italian39,7007.2%
French Canadian38,9697.0%
American27,1464.9%
Scottish23,4174.2%
Polish14,9362.7%
European10,1921.8%
Swedish9,2061.7%
Scotch-Irish8,1741.5%
Norwegian6,2601.1%
British5,4611.0%
Welsh5,3381.0%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen540,17097.7%
Not a citizen12,7462.3%
Native524,92894.9%
Foreign-born27,9885.1%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Portland-South Portland, ME Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
6,071 1.5%12,214 3.0%101,390 24.8%112,871 27.6%106,947 26.2%68,877 16.9%
  Average years of education: 14.3
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 6,071 1.5%
9-12 Years 12,214 3.0%
H.S. Grad or GED 101,390 24.8%
Some College 112,871 27.6%
Bach. Degree 106,947 26.2%
Grad Degree 68,877 16.9%
Average years of education: 14.3

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Portland-South Portland, ME Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 477,430 457,508 19,922 4.2%
1991 478,298 447,414 30,884 6.5%
1992 476,820 448,206 28,614 6.0%
1993 465,736 440,532 25,204 5.4%
1994 464,500 442,246 22,254 4.8%
1995 473,838 455,090 18,748 4.0%
1996 491,842 474,692 17,150 3.5%
1997 498,976 483,042 15,934 3.2%
1998 499,744 485,866 13,878 2.8%
1999 511,170 498,292 12,878 2.5%
2000 544,224 530,440 13,784 2.5%
2001 545,396 528,984 16,412 3.0%
2002 549,452 529,002 20,450 3.7%
2003 557,020 534,234 22,786 4.1%
2004 563,062 542,596 20,466 3.6%
2005 570,314 547,950 22,364 3.9%
2006 574,354 553,030 21,324 3.7%
2007 577,438 556,090 21,348 3.7%
2008 578,780 553,336 25,444 4.4%
2009 574,002 532,414 41,588 7.2%
2010 569,668 527,816 41,852 7.3%
2011 573,766 535,870 37,896 6.6%
2012 578,316 542,836 35,480 6.1%
2013 581,754 548,226 33,528 5.8%
2014 577,610 550,598 27,012 4.7%
2015 574,416 553,518 20,898 3.6%
2016 586,144 568,072 18,072 3.1%
2017 595,744 579,204 16,540 2.8%
2018 597,902 582,298 15,604 2.6%
2019 599,208 585,688 13,520 2.3%
2020 582,012 551,302 30,710 5.3%
2021 590,496 565,780 24,716 4.2%
2022 583,896 569,168 14,728 2.5%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com