Portland employment information

Income per capita$29,445$27,332$28,555
Median household income$45,865$48,804$53,482
Median income owner occupied$75,426$60,154$68,142
Median income renter occupied$28,971$26,515$33,219
Median earnings male$30,911$32,893$36,116
Median earnings female$27,044$24,153$25,692
Unemployment rate4.8%4.7%5.8%
Poverty level21.0%13.9%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Portland is 3% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Portland is 14% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Portland is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Portland is 34% higher than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Portland median earnings by income bracket

Portland employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.2%0.4%
Manufacturing sector10.6%0.5%
Financial & insurance services5.7%7.3%
Wholesale & retail services16.9%12.3%
Public administration3.1%2.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.0%1.4%
Education, health & social services16.1%41.6%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Cumberland Center, ME2,636$108,083102%
Cousins Island, ME513$97,96983%
Littlejohn Island, ME123$95,56879%
Falmouth Foreside, ME1,593$88,90666%
Falmouth, ME2,179$67,50026%
Portland, ME66,317$45,86514%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Yorba Linda, CA66,335$115,994117%
Oshkosh, WI66,430$42,86020%
Fort Myers, FL66,167$37,36030%
Davis, CA66,093$57,4547%
Schenectady, NY66,055$38,91627%
Portland, ME66,317$45,86514%
Source: The Portland, ME employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.