South Portland, ME
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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South Portland, Maine Info Snack

Population
25,548
Unemployment
4.8%
Poverty
8.8%
Median Home
$257,200
Median Income
$69,290
Median Rent
$1,305

South Portland SnackAbility

8.5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
6
Safety
6
Amenities
8.5
Education
9
Commute
9

South Portland, ME Crime Report

611
Total Crimes
2,378.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
-3.96%
Below National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
South Portland
/ 100k People
Maine
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 611 2,378.7 1,360.7 2,476.7
Violent Crime 48 186.9 115.2 366.7
Murder 0 0.0 1.5 5.0
Robbery 8 31.1 14.0 81.6
Aggravated Assault 23 89.5 61.3 250.2
Property Crime 563 2,191.9 1,245.6 2,109.9
Burglary 39 151.8 174.8 340.5
Larceny 505 1,966.1 1,016.7 1,549.5
Car Theft 19 74.0 54.0 219.9

South Portland, ME Cost Of Living

114
South Portland's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense South Portland Maine National Average
Overall 114 105 100
Services 115 115 100
Groceries 109 109 100
Health 114 114 100
Housing 121 92 100
Transportation 102 102 100
Utilities 107 107 100

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Rankings for South Portland in Maine

Map Of South Portland, ME

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Population over time in South Portland

Year Population % Change
2019 25,548 0.1%
2018 25,515 0.3%
2017 25,431 0.1%
2016 25,397 0.4%
2015 25,304 0.6%
2014 25,154 0.3%
2013 25,073 0.3%
2012 24,997 0.3%
2011 24,918 0.5%
2010 24,804 -

Race / Ethnicity in South Portland

White
88.2% (22,546)
African American
4.1% (1,039)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
1.6% (420)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (14)
Two Or More
3.2% (806)
Hispanic
2.8% (723)
Race South Portland ME USA
White 88.2% 93.2% 60.7%
African American 4.1% 1.3% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.6% 0.7%
Asian 1.6% 1.1% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.2% 2.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 2.8% 1.7% 18.0%

Gender in South Portland

Female
52.1% (13,303)
Male
47.9% (12,244)
Gender South Portland ME USA
Female 52.1% 51.0% 50.8%
Male 47.9% 49.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in South Portland for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (766)
9-12th Grade
2.0% (510)
High School / GED
22.0% (5,620)
Some College
18.0% (4,598)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (2,554)
Bachelor's Degree
29.0% (7,408)
Master's Degree
12.0% (3,065)
Professional Degree
3.0% (766)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (255)
Education South Portland ME USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 2.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 22.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 18.0% 19.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 29.0% 20.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 12.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For South Portland, Maine

Less than $10,000
5.3% (136,023)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.4% (86,603)
$15,000 to $24,999
6.9% (176,266)
$25,000 to $34,999
7.5% (192,504)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.1% (308,759)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.8% (454,667)
$75,000 to $99,999
16.5% (422,191)
$100,000 to $149,999
17.6% (448,549)
$150,000 to $199,999
7.5% (191,562)
$200,000 or more
5.4% (137,671)
Income South Portland ME USA
Less than $10,000 5.3% 5.7% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.4% 5.1% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 6.9% 10.0% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 7.5% 9.6% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.1% 13.2% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.8% 18.6% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 16.5% 13.8% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 17.6% 14.5% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 7.5% 5.1% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 5.4% 4.6% 7.7%

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