South Portland Population By Year

Population Graph For South Portland, 1990 - 2022
Year Population Rank in US Growth Rate
2023 26,840 1,467 -0.7%
2022 27,019 1,453 0.1%
2021 26,993 1,445 1.7%
2020 26,548 1,460 0.6%
2010 25,002 1,431 0.7%
2000 23,372 1,356 -0.3%
1990 24,098 1,152

South Portland Population Facts

What is the current population of South Portland?

Based on the latest 2024 data from the US census, the current population of South Portland is 26,840. South Portland, Maine is the 1,467th largest city in the US.

What county is South Portland, Maine in?

South Portland is located entirely in Cumberland County.

What is the size of South Portland, Maine in square miles?

South Portland has an area of 12.0 square miles.

What was the peak population of South Portland?

The current population of South Portland (26,840) is it's peak population.

How quickly is South Portland growing?

South Portland has grown 14.8% since the 2000. South Portland, Maine's growth is about average. 51% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of South Portland, Maine?

South Portland has a population density of 2,086.1 people per square mile. South Portland has the 2nd highest population density in Maine.

Similarly Sized Cities In Maine

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2023
1053 Lewiston 38,404 7.7%
1278 Bangor 31,628 0.4%
1467 South Portland 26,840 14.8%
1593 Auburn 24,793 6.9%
1730 Biddeford 22,367 6.2%
1741 Sanford 22,251
1826 Saco 20,960 23.7%
1851 Westbrook 20,564 27.4%
1971 Augusta 19,102 2.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2023
1461 Temple Terrace, Florida 26,972 23.3%
1462 Wasco, California 26,917 26.1%
1463 Granite City, Illinois 26,908 -15.7%
1464 Mason City, Iowa 26,906 -7.7%
1465 Troy, Ohio 26,848 21.4%
1466 Sebastian, Florida 26,846 65.3%
1467 South Portland, Maine 26,840 14.8%
1468 Lemoore, California 26,809 35.4%
1469 Forest Grove, Oregon 26,799 47.8%
1470 Round Lake Beach, Illinois 26,783 2.4%
1471 Trussville, Alabama 26,770 87.2%
1472 Bridgeton, New Jersey 26,763 17.7%
1473 Paducah, Kentucky 26,749 1.8%

South Portland Demographics

What is the voting age population of South Portland, Maine?

The total voting age population of South Portland, Maine, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 20,191. The voting age population is 46.1% male and 53.9% female.

What percentage of South Portland, Maine residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 16.7% of the residents of South Portland are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of South Portland, Maine?

The racial demographics of South Portland are 89.8% White, 4.3% Black, 3.4% Two or more races, 1.6% Asian, 0.5% Other and 0.3% American Indian. Additionally, 2.8% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of South Portland, Maine residents are below the poverty line?

In South Portland, 8.8% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 14.7%. On a per-household basis, 5.9% of families are below the poverty line in South Portland.

What percentage of South Portland, Maine residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 71.6% of South Portland residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among South Portland, Maine residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 96.0% of South Portland residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 45.7% have a bachelor's degree and 16.7% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of South Portland, Maine residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among South Portland residents aged 5 and older, 11.6% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home, 4.3% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.4% speak an Asian language.

South Portland Income & Labor Statistics

What is the unemployment rate in South Portland, Maine?

The unemployment rate in South Portland is 4.8%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of South Portland, Maine residents work for the government?

In South Portland, 10.4% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in South Portland, Maine?

The median household income in South Portland is $69,290.

South Portland Housing & Rent Statistics

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in South Portland, Maine?

In South Portland, 63.4% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in South Portland, Maine?

Renters occupy 36.6% of housing units in South Portland.

What percentage of South Portland, Maine housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in South Portland, 31.7% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of South Portland, Maine housing units were built after 2000?

In South Portland, 11.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,300 units.

What is the median monthly rent in South Portland, Maine?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in South Portland is $1,305.

What percentage of households in South Portland, Maine have broadband internet?

In South Portland, 87.6% of households have an active broadband internet connection.


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