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The largest city in Maine is Portland, with a population of 68,313. Portland is the 553rd largest city in the US. The second largest city is Lewiston, with a population of 36,617, and is the 1,084th largest city in the US.
The capital of Maine is Augusta, whose most recent population was 18,968. Augusta is the 10th largest city in the state of Maine.
Among the 100 largest cities in Maine, the fastest growing city is Ellsworth, whose population has grown 31.8% since the year 2000.
Among the 100 largest cities in Maine, the fastest shrinking city is Eastport, whose population has declined 21.7% since the year 2000. Eastport's peak populuation was 1,965 in the year 1990, and it's current population of 1,280 represents a 34.9% decline from it's peak. Eastport was once the 6,998th largest city in the US, but it's now the 9,290th largest.