South Portland employment information

IndexSouth PortlandMaineNational
Income per capita$32,272$28,473$29,829
Median household income$56,250$50,826$55,322
Median income owner occupied$76,826$61,950$70,586
Median income renter occupied$37,326$28,066$35,192
Median earnings male$35,737$34,117$36,919
Median earnings female$31,127$25,068$26,250
Unemployment rate4.4%3.8%4.7%
Poverty level12.3%13.5%15.1%
The South Portland, ME employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in South Portland is $32,272, which is 13% higher than than the Maine average and 8% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $56,250, which is 11% higher than than the Maine average and 2% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in South Portland is 4%, which is 6% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in South Portland is 12% which is 18% lower than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$37,496$56,250$112,500
City
$33,880$50,826$101,652
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in South Portland is 8% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in South Portland is 2% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in South Portland is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in South Portland is 18% lower than the national average.

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South Portland employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.1%0.4%
Manufacturing sector9.6%1.3%
Financial & insurance services4.9%6.7%
Wholesale & retail services22.4%14.2%
Public administration2.6%1.3%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.5%1.1%
Education, health & social services14.0%36.8%
Other31.0%32.9%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Cumberland Center, ME2,475$127,396130%
Cousins Island, ME659$102,18885%
Littlejohn Island, ME95$95,08972%
Falmouth Foreside, ME1,637$92,22267%
Falmouth, ME2,018$81,47347%
South Portland, ME25,397$56,2502%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Cabot, AR25,407$58,7116%
West Memphis, AR25,411$30,63245%
Clinton, MS25,411$58,7236%
Lafayette, CA25,381$142,977158%
Melrose Park, IL25,422$45,93117%
South Portland, ME25,397$56,2502%
Source: The South Portland, ME employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).