Portland demographics profile

StatisticPortlandMaineNational
Population66,6491,329,923318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)3,0933891
Median age35.844.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)41%57%55%
Speak English85%94%79%
Speak Spanish2%1%13%
Portland, ME has a population of 66,649 and is the 558th largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,093 per sq mi which is 8136% higher than the Maine average and 3314% higher than the national average. The median age in Portland is 36 which is approximately 19% lower than the Maine average of 44. In Portland, 41% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 85% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 49% of Portland residents were born in Maine, 36% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 13% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Portland is 8136% higher than Maine.
  • The median age in Portland is 19% lower than Maine.
  • In Portland 83.97% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Portland 8.28% of the population is African American.
  • In Portland 3.51% of the population is Asian.

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Portland population breakdown by race

RacePortlandMaineNational
Caucasian83.97%94.78%73.35%
African American8.28%1.23%12.63%
Asian3.51%1.10%5.22%
American Indian0.11%0.60%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.02%0.18%
Mixed race3.37%2.04%3.06%
Other race0.77%0.24%4.75%
In Portland, 3.3% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Portland, ME demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).