Portland SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
8
Safety
6
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
9

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Portland, Maine Info Snack

Portland is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Maine, with a population of 66,937 as of 2016. This makes it the fourth least populous city in the U.S. to be the most populous in its state. The Greater Portland metropolitan area is home to over half a million people, more than one-third of Maine's total population. The Old Port district is frequented by tourists, while Portland Head Light is also a destination. The city seal depicts a phoenix rising from ashes, which is a reference to the recoveries from four devastating fires. Portland was named after the English Isle of Portland, and the city of Portland, Oregon, was in turn named after Portland, Maine.
Population
66,649
Unemployment
5.7%
Poverty
19.2%
Median Home
$248,000
Median Income
$48,259
Median Rent
$969

1 Reviews & Comments About Portland

Overall User Rating
5.0
/5

07/13/2018

I feel very safe in the town. It has a very small town feel to it. It has excellent restaurants and some of the best Lobster Rolls anywhere in the country. I love the cobblestone streets and the old town look.

The downtown is full of bars and restaurants. Fresh seafood all around the city.

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Rankings for Portland in Maine

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3

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4

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5

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Map Of Portland, ME

Population over time in Portland

Year Population % Change
2016 66,649 0.2%
2015 66,490 0.3%
2014 66,317 0.1%
2013 66,227 -0.0%
2012 66,235 -0.0%
2011 66,240 0.2%
2010 66,138 -

Crime in Portland Per 100k

Crime Portland ME USA
Violent Crime 277.3 121.0 382.9
Murder 3.0 1.7 5.3
Robbery 82.0 18.6 98.0
Aggravated Assault 120.8 65.3 248.9
Property Crime 2634.2 1507.1 2362.0
Burglary 247.5 249.6 430.4
Larceny 2242.1 1198.1 1694.0
Car Theft 144.6 59.4 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Portland

White
81.6% (54,383)
African American
8.2% (5,447)
American Indian
0.1% (68)
Asian
3.5% (2,338)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.2% (162)
Two Or More
3.1% (2,079)
Hispanic
3.3% (2,172)
Race Portland ME USA
White 81.6% 93.7% 60.6%
African American 8.2% 1.2% 10.4%
American Indian 0.1% 0.6% 0.7%
Asian 3.5% 1.1% 4.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Other 0.2% 0.1% 3.9%
Two Or More 3.1% 1.9% 2.5%
Hispanic 3.3% 1.5% 17.3%

Household Income For Portland, Maine

Less than $10,000
10.9% (7,264)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.7% (4,465)
$15,000 to $24,999
9.8% (6,531)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.6% (7,064)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.6% (9,064)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.4% (10,930)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.2% (8,131)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.8% (7,864)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.0% (2,665)
$200,000 or more
3.9% (2,599)
Income Portland ME USA
Less than $10,000 10.9% 6.8% 7.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.7% 6.0% 5.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 9.8% 11.3% 10.2%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.6% 11.2% 9.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.6% 14.0% 13.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.4% 19.2% 17.8%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.2% 12.7% 12.2%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.8% 12.0% 13.5%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.0% 3.6% 5.4%
$200,000 or more 3.9% 3.3% 5.7%

Gender in Portland

Female
50.5% (33,637)
Male
49.5% (33,011)
Gender Portland ME USA
Female 50.5% 51.0% 50.8%
Male 49.5% 49.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Portland for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.2% (2,104)
9-12th Grade
4.0% (2,688)
High School / GED
19.6% (13,078)
Some College
18.3% (12,216)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (5,306)
Bachelor's Degree
28.6% (19,059)
Master's Degree
12.4% (8,249)
Professional Degree
3.8% (2,535)
Doctorate Degree
2.1% (1,410)
Education Portland ME USA
< 9th Grade 3.2% 2.9% 5.6%
9-12th Grade 4.0% 5.2% 7.4%
High School / GED 19.6% 33.2% 27.5%
Some College 18.3% 19.7% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 9.7% 8.2%
Bachelor's Degree 28.6% 18.9% 18.8%
Master's Degree 12.4% 7.4% 8.2%
Professional Degree 3.8% 1.7% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.1% 1.3% 1.3%

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