Portland, ME

PORTLAND, MAINE: Demographic and Financial Snapshot

(Last updated on 1.27.21)

 

AGE IN PORTLAND, MAINE

Age RangePopulationPercent
20 to 24 years5,2927.9%
25 to 29 years8,14012.2%
30 to 34 years6,2829.4%
35 to 39 years4,7017.1%
40 to 44 years4,1736.3%
45 to 49 years3,9746.0%
50 to 54 years3,9696.0%
55 to 59 years4,6126.9%
60 to 64 years4,0386.1%
65 to 69 years3,2114.8%
70 to 74 years2,3293.5%
75 to 79 years1,6212.4%
80 to 84 years9661.5%
85+ years1,6992.6%

The median age in Portland is 36.8 years

Source: US Census Data; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Age

 

ETHNICITY IN PORTLAND, MAINE

EthnicityPopulationPercent
White56,90085.9%
Black or African American4,6157.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native2590.4%
Asian2,1223.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander300.0%
Other1450.2%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Race

 

EDUCATION IN PORTLAND, MAINE

Education LevelPopulationPercent
Less than 9th grade1,3822.8%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma1,8293.7%
High school graduate (includes GED)8,41217.1%
Some college, no degree8,88318.0%
Associate’s degree3,6447.4%
Bachelor’s degree15,13230.7%
Graduate or professional degree9,98420.3%
High school graduate or higher46,05593.5%
Bachelor’s degree or higher25,11651.0%
Less than Bachelor’s degree24,15049.0%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Education (population 25+ years)

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN PORTLAND, MAINE

Annual Household IncomePercent
Less than $10,0008.8%
$10,000 to $14,9995.3%
$15,000 to $24,9999.2%
$25,000 to $34,9998.9%
$35,000 to $49,99912.4%
$50,000 to $74,99918.2%
$75,000 to $99,99913.1%
$100,000 to $149,99914.0%
$150,000 to $199,9994.9%
$200,000 or more5.3%

Median household income: $56,977

Mean household income: $73,923

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Household Income

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME BY EDUCATION IN PORTLAND, MAINE

Education LevelAverage Income
Less than high school graduate$18,703
High school graduate (includes GED)$26,212
Some college or Associate’s degree$32,271
Bachelor’s degree$41,473
Graduate or professional degree$58,618

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Median earnings in past 12 months by education (population 25+ years with earnings)

 

MARITAL STATUS IN PORTLAND, MAINE

 PopulationPercent
Population 15+ years 57,961 NA
Never married27,80348.0%
Now married (except separated)20,14334.8%
Separated3470.6%
Widowed3,4826.0%
Divorced6,18610.7%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Marital Status for population 15 years and over

 

POVERTY STATUS IN PORTLAND, MAINE

 PopulationPercent
Living beneath poverty line10,42015.9%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Poverty Rate

 

HOUSING IN PORTLAND, MAINE

Owner-occupied housing units13,555
Renter-occupied housing units17,009
Single-family detached units12,477
Homeownership rate44.3%
Vacancy rate10.7%
Have Broadband Internet Subscription83.5%
Average housing value$315,826
Average monthly owner cost (with mortgage)$1,366
Average rent$1,008

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Housing Characteristics

 

SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS IN PORTLAND, MAINE

Average income$73,923
Average household size2.12
Percent population 16 years and over in labor force72.2%
Percent disabled12.1%
Percent with health coverage92.1%
Average travel time to work (in minutes)19.1
Percent workers using public transportation3.0%
Percent veterans5.3%
Percent foreign born11.9%
Percent speaking Spanish at home1.0%

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Socioeconomic Characteristics

 

CONSUMER SPENDING IN PORTLAND, MAINE

Total consumer expenditures per household$64,801.72
Alcoholic beverages$522.09
Alcoholic beverages consumed at home$302.41
Beer consumed away from home$94.05
Wine consumed away from home$46.40
Apparel & services$1,905.83
Men’s apparel$374.63
Women’s apparel$634.64
Children’s apparel$281.30
Boys’ apparel$94.48
Girls’ apparel$104.37
Footwear$437.12
Dining out (food away from home)$3,269.23
Dining out – Breakfast$334.73
Dining out – Lunch$1,006.81
Dining out – Dinner$1,523.86
Education$1,358.22
Entertainment / recreation$2,774.28
Club membership fees$203.25
Dating services$0.81
Pet food$218.01
Pet services$54.40
Food consumed at home$4,549.60
Bakery products consumed at home$596.03
Dairy products consumed at home$467.61
Fruits and vegetables consumed at home$895.33
Meat, poultry, fish, eggs consumed at home$1,007.64
Nonalcoholic beverages consumed at home$444.81
Snacks / other food products consumed at home$1,582.99
Health care$4,937.87
Medical services$916.07
Nonprescription drugs$122.46
Household Services$1,737.69
Care for the elderly and handicapped$61.31
Lawn and garden services$350.36
Housekeeping services$141.64
PC repair$6.08
Housing$20,733.83
Home improvements$1,977.65
Utilities, fuel, and public services$4,148.36
Phone services$1,544.92
Water$582.52
Life and other insurance$353.13
Pensions and social security$6,853.79
Personal care products and services$774.03
Hair care products$94.49
Personal care products$329.32
Local transportation$7,410.94
Gasoline$1,925.71
Vehicle maintenance and repair$1,042.40
Travel$1,875.28
Airline fares$470.83
Auto / truck rental on trips$22.97
Lodging on trips$501.14
Food and drink on trips$456.25
Entertainment on trips$156.59

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Consumer Spending (Consumer expenditures per household)

 

DEBT IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY (home to PORTLAND, MAINE)

% with any debt in collections26%
Average debt in collections$1,444
% with medical debt in collections18%
Average medical debt in collections$645
% with student loan debt21%
Average student loan debt$21,095
Average monthly student loan payment$207
% with auto debt35%

Source: Urban Institute; https://apps.urban.org/features/debt-interactive-map/
Survey/Program
: Data from credit bureau data (2018) + the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (2017)
Data Point
: Consumer Debt

 

UNEMPLOYMENT IN PORTLAND, MAINE

YearPopulationPercent
January 20191,0682.8%
February 20199982.7%
March 20191,0612.8%
April 20199552.5%
May 20199002.3%
June 20198682.2%
July 20198352.1%
August 20197411.9%
September 20197331.9%
October 20197662.0%
November 20198782.3%
December 20198272.2%
January 20201,0412.7%
February 20201,0832.9%
March 20209512.5%
April 20204,84013.2%
May 20204,61312.5%
June 20203,4189.0%
July 20205,11412.5%
August 20203,0707.8%
September 20202,5986.8%
October 20202,0675.5%

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics; https://www.bls.gov/lau/data.htm
Survey/Program
: Local Area Employment Statistics
Data Point
: Unemployment totals (not seasonally adjusted)

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