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Portland city, Maine

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Portland city, Maine
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 66,215
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 66,215
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 66,191
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 0.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 66,194
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 2,929
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 11.9%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 44.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $273,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,809
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $702
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $1,079
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 30,564
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.12
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 77.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 14.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 90.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 83.5%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 93.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 51.0%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 8.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 72.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 69.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 312,699
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,892,300
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 747,461
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,899,323
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,551,062
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $23,425
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 19.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $56,977
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $34,877
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2018 X
Total employment, 2018 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 10,028
Men-owned firms, 2012 5,246
Women-owned firms, 2012 3,450
Minority-owned firms, 2012 684
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 8,622
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 830
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 8,372
Population per square mile, 2010 3,106.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 21.31
FIPS Code 2360545
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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