Portland, Maine

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Population in 2013: 66,318 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.2%
 
Males: 32,250  (48.6%)
Females: 34,068  (51.4%)
Median resident age:  36.7 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04019, 04050, 04101, 04102, 04103, 04108, 04109.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,155 (it was $35,650 in 2000)
Portland:

$42,155
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,691 (it was $22,698 in 2000)

Portland city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $238,400 (it was $125,200 in 2000)
Portland:

$238,400
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $263,897; Detached houses: $260,168; Townhouses or other attached units: $270,448; In 2-unit structures: $299,943; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $300,617; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $266,723; Mobile homes: $68,660

Median gross rent in 2012: $897.

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Portland races chart
  • White alone - 55,366 (83.6%)
  • Black alone - 4,079 (6.2%)
  • Asian alone - 2,623 (4.0%)
  • Hispanic - 2,362 (3.6%)
  • Two or more races - 1,689 (2.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 85 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 31 (0.05%)

Races in Portland detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Portland: 105.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (16.7%), English (14.0%), Italian (8.1%), French (7.9%), German (6.2%), Scottish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 07/04/1786

Elevation: 75 feet

Land area: 21.2 square miles.

Population density: 3,127 people per square mile   (average).

Portland,ME real estate house value index trend

Portland, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Portland:

  • High school or higher: 91.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portland city:

  • Never married: 41.5%
  • Now married: 37.9%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

7,391 residents are foreign born (2.8% Asia, 2.3% Africa, 1.5% Europe).

This city:  11.2%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 154 registered sex offenders living in Portland, Maine as of May 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Portland to the number of sex offenders is 430 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,708 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,349 (1.4%)

Portland satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (101.8 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (268.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: South Portland, ME (1.5 miles ), Westbrook, ME (2.1 miles ), Cape Elizabeth, ME (2.2 miles ), Falmouth, ME (2.2 miles ), Falmouth Foreside, ME (2.3 miles ), Scarborough, ME (2.4 miles ), Long Island, ME (2.5 miles ), Cumberland, ME (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 62 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 1998: 89 buildings, average cost: $103,800
  • 1999: 93 buildings, average cost: $104,400
  • 2000: 88 buildings, average cost: $142,200
  • 2001: 104 buildings, average cost: $106,400
  • 2002: 61 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2003: 161 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 2004: 125 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2005: 127 buildings, average cost: $158,200
  • 2006: 75 buildings, average cost: $154,100
  • 2007: 32 buildings, average cost: $179,900
  • 2008: 23 buildings, average cost: $164,700
  • 2009: 28 buildings, average cost: $165,700
  • 2010: 36 buildings, average cost: $153,400
  • 2011: 29 buildings, average cost: $155,500
  • 2012: 33 buildings, average cost: $153,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.67 N, Longitude: 70.27 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Forest City - reported in 1894

Daytime population change due to commuting: +28,615 (+43.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 22,587 (63.1%)

Area code: 207

Portland household income distribution Portland home values distribution

Crime rates in Portland by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0131233144621
per 100,000 0.01.54.61.63.14.74.71.66.46.49.53.01.5
Rapes 59394251353936254227333633
per 100,000 93.660.164.479.154.560.856.339.767.043.352.254.449.7
Robberies 566860101941001491031071201299282
per 100,000 88.9104.992.0156.7146.4156.0233.2163.8170.8192.4204.2139.0123.5
Assaults 959285891231258810210183746057
per 100,000 150.8141.9130.3138.1191.6195.0137.7162.2161.2133.1117.290.785.8
Burglaries 516473636676523536539562483546599441411
per 100,000 819.0729.5975.01049.1814.7836.0843.6893.6770.9875.3948.3666.3618.9
Thefts 2,1202,2332,5472,1912,3322,2612,7092,3562,1572,1532,2462,0962,139
per 100,000 3364.83443.83904.43400.23632.63526.74240.03746.03442.63451.33555.73166.93220.8
Auto thefts 231101521691561731931611291077610282
per 100,000 36.5169.6233.0262.3243.0269.8302.1256.0205.9171.5120.3154.1123.5
Arson 1925263016121516342171810
per 100,000 30.238.639.946.624.918.723.525.454.333.711.127.215.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 291.8280.1319.4332.0316.2326.2361.7312.3319.9308.1325.0263.7249.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Portland detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 218 (155 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.33
Maine average:

1.70

Portland tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.0%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,005 (+1.6%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)
  • Business operations specialists (3%)
  • Computer specialists (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

Work and jobs in Portland: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Portland, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Portland-area historical tornado activity is above Maine state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/10/1966, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 30.3 miles away from the Portland city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/8/1996, a category F2 tornado 39.0 miles away from the city center caused $10,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Portland-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 67.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 180.5 miles away from Portland center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 204.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 115.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 64.8 miles away from Portland center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 67.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cumberland County (29) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 11, Snows: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rains: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 3, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Portland topographic map

Birthplace of: Linda Lavin - Female singer, Nathaniel Parker Willis - Magazine writer, Charles M. Loring - Businessperson, Ian Crocker - Swimmer and five-time Olympic medalist., Anna Kendrick - Child actor, Mike Brown (fighter) - Martial artist, Stephen King - (born 1947), horror author, Charles J. Loring, Jr. - Air Force Medal of Honor recipient, Victoria Rowell - Actor, Thomas Brackett Reed - Representative.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Portland: Charles J. Bibber, Charles J., Jr. Loring, Edward N. Whittier, Herbert Emery Schonland, Horatio C. King, John Angling.

Main business address for: TD BANKNORTH INC. (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), IMMUCELL CORP /DE/ (IN VITRO & IN VIVO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES), I MANY INC (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), BANKNORTH GROUP INC/ME (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals in Portland:

  • BRIGHTON MEDICAL CENTER (provides emergency services, 335 BRIGHTON AVE)
  • CHS - HOSPICE (901 WASHINGTON AVENUE)
  • MAINE MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 22 BRAMHALL ST)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 144 STATE STREET)
  • NEW ENGLAND REHAB HOSPITAL OF PORTLAND ("335 BRIGHTON AVENUE, UNIT 201")
  • V N A AND HOSPICE OF SOUTH PORTLAND (50 FODEN RD)

Dialysis Facilities in Portland:

  • SOUTHERN MAINE DIALYSIS FACILITY (1600B CONGRESS STREET)

Home Health Centers in Portland:

  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (931 CONGRESS STREET)
  • BETTER HEALTH CARE INC (311 MARGINAL WAY)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES - PORTLAND (881 FOREST AVE, SUITE 1)
  • HEALTHSOUTH HOME HEALTH SERVICES (222 ST JOHN ST SUITE 4G)

Nursing Homes in Portland:

  • BARRON CENTER (1145 BRIGHTON AVE)
  • CEDARS NURSING CARE CENTER (PO BOX 466)
  • HILLSIDE REST AND NURSING HOME (161 PREBLE ST)
  • SEASIDE REHAB AND HEALTH CARE (850 BAXTER BOULEVARD)
  • ST JOSEPH'S REHABILITATION AND RESIDENCE (1133 WASHINGTON)
  • WOODFORD PARK CENTER FOR HLTH AND REHAB (68 DEVONSHIRE STREET)

Airports located in Portland:

Amtrak station:

PORTLAND (100 THOMPSON POINT ROAD) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, ATM.

Colleges/Universities in Portland:

  • University of Southern Maine (Full-time enrollment: 6,647; Location: 96 Falmouth St; Public; Website: www.usm.maine.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Maine College of Art (FT enrollment: 395; Location: 522 Congress St.; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.meca.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Empire Beauty School-Maine (FT enrollment: 365; Location: 319 Marginal Way; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empire.edu)
  • Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (FT enrollment: 23; Location: 130 Neal Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.idsva.org; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Portland:

  • Southern Maine Community College (about 3 miles; South Portland, ME; Full-time enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of New England (about 16 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 4,539)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 16 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 50 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 15,243)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 53 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 70 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • NHTI-Concord's Community College (about 71 miles; Concord, NH; FT enrollment: 2,865)

Public high schools in Portland:

Private high schools in Portland:

  • WAYNFLETE SCHOOL (Students: 566; Location: 360 SPRING ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CHEVERUS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 541; Location: 267 OCEAN AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • CATHERINE MCAULEY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 252; Location: 631 STEVENS AVE; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
  • SPURWINK-CUMMINGS SCHOOL (Students: 42; Location: 587 OCEAN AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • SONLIGHT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 7; Location: 308 DANFORTH ST; Grades: 3 - 12)
  • MORRISON DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (Students: 6; Location: 331 VERANDA ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF PORTLAND (Students: 1; Location: 1008 CONGRESS ST; Grades: 12 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Portland:

Private elementary/middle schools in Portland:

  • CATHEDRAL SCHOOL (Students: 202; Location: 14 LOCUST ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BREAKWATER SCHOOL (Students: 127; Location: 856 BRIGHTON AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • THE CHILDREN'S CENTER (Students: 81; Location: 721 STEVENS AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LEVEY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 43; Location: 400 DEERING AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
See full list of schools located in Portland, School District: PORTLAND

Library in Portland:

  • PORTLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,826,396; Location: 467 CONGRESS STREET; 303,442 books; 2,216 e-books; 23,212 audio materials; 14,371 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 52 other licensed databases; 610 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Sports Teams in Portland: NWFA Maine Freeze Full Contact Women's Football Team ELB Portland Seadogs Double A Affliate Team Boston Red Sox AHL Portland Pirates Affliliate Team Mighty Duck of Anahiem

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Notable locations in Portland: Riverside Golf Course (A), Old Port (B), Uptown Artwork (C), Union Wharf (D), Wrights Wharf (E), Portland Yacht Services Complex (F), Portland Stove Foundry (G), Portland Pier (H), Portland Observatory (I), Portland Fish Pier (J), Peaks Island Marina (K), Park Street Row (L), Old Port Exchange (M), Maine State Pier (N), Long Wharf (O), Little Diamond Island Observatory (P), Little Diamond Island Light (Q), Jones Landing Marina (R), Hobsons Wharf (S), Forrest City Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Union Station Plaza Shopping Center (1), West Gate Shopping Center (2), Portland East Shopping Center (3), North Gate Shopping Center (4), Monument Square Shopping Center (5), Mill Creek Shopping Center (6), Forest Avenue Plaza Shopping Center (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Portland include: TD BANKNORTH INC. (A), IMMUCELL CORP /DE/ (B), I MANY INC (C), BANKNORTH GROUP INC/ME (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Portland include: North Deering Congregational Church (A), North Deering Alliance Church (B), Nazarene First Church (C), Friends Meeting House (D), Mariners Church (E), Korean United Methodist Church (F), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (G), Glenwood Square Baptist Church (H), International Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pond Cove Cemetery (1), Bailey Cemetery (2), Friends Cemetery (3), Maplewood Cemetery (4), Eastern Cemetery (5), Brooklawn Memorial Cemetery (6), Pine Grove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Echo Pond (A), Stroudwater River Reservoir (B), Capisic Pond (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stroudwater River (A), Fall Brook (B), Meader Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Portland include: Standpine Park (1), Fort Allen Park (2), Portland Stadium (3), Boothby Square (4), Deering Oaks Park (5), Tommys Park (6), Western Promenade Historic District (7), Western Promenade (8), Westbrook College Historic District (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: West Shore Sandy Beach (A), Big Beach (B), Little Beach (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Maine Historical Society Museum (489 Congress Street Suite 2) (1), Portland Harbor Museum (Fort Road) (2), Tate House Museum - Office (2 Waldo Street) (3), Tate House Museum (1270 Westbrook Street) (4), Maine Womens Chistian Temperance Union (Museums; 714 Congress Street) (5), Center for Maine History (Museums; 489 Congress Street) (6), Irish Heritage Center (Museums; 34 Gray Street) (7), Museum of African Tribal Art (122 Spring Street) (8), Greater Portland Landmarks Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 165 State Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Motel 6 (1 Riverside Street) (1), Fairfield Inn Portland Airport (340 Park Avenue) (2), Ramada Limited Portland (1150 Brighton Ave) (3), Portland Harbor Hotel (468 Fore Street) (4), Zackery's at Holiday Inn Portland-West (81 Riverside Street) (5), Hilton Garden Inn Prtld Downtown Water Front (50 Monument Square) (6), Cafe Stroudwater (1050 Westbrook Street) (7), Holiday Inn (81 Riverside St) (8), Travelodge Portland (1200 Brighton Ave) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: United States Government - Congress Us- Senators- Snowe Olympia (3 Canal Plaza) (1), United States Government - Courts Us- District Court- Hornby D Brock J (156 Federal Street) (2), Maine State - Courts- Supreme Judicial Court (205 Newbury Street) (3), Maine State - Courts- Superior Court- Civil Division (205 Newbury Street) (4), United States Government - Courts Us- District Court- Carter Gene Chief J (156 Federal Street) (5), United States Government - Courts Us- 1st Circuit Court of Appeals- Lipez Kermit V Circuit J (537 Congress Street) (6), United States Government - Courts Us- District Court- Clerk (156 Federal Street) (7), United States Government - Courts Us- Bankruptcy Court- Clerk (537 Congress Street) (8), Maine State - Courts- District Court- Civil Division (205 Newbury Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Cumberland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 83.6. This is about average.

City:

83.6
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.400. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.400
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 9.79. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.79
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.02. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.02
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 20.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.39. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.39
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Portland and their reported violations in the past:

CHEBEAGUE ISLAND INN LLC (Population served: 398, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-16-2008), St Formal NOV issued (APR-16-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-22-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
CAMP WILLIAM HINDS-MAIN (Population served: 164, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
RIPPLEFFECT, INC- COW ISLAND (Population served: 159, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-13-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-18-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-08-2008), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-08-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-14-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-14-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-26-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-17-2007), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-17-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
CAMP WILLIAM HINDS-WEST (Population served: 155, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
CAMP SUSAN L CURTIS (Population served: 150, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-05-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-06-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-12-2011), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-12-2011), St Compliance achieved (2 times from SEP-29-2011 to JUN-27-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-06-2012)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
SHAWS BERLIN CORNERS (Address: 1364 CONGRESS ST , Serves VT, Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-21-2005), St Boil Water Order (SEP-21-2005), St Public Notif requested (SEP-21-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-21-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-1999, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • One routine major monitoring violation
HOULTON MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 140, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-11-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-28-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-28-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-20-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2005)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SMALL POINT WATER COMPANY (Population served: 108, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Portland that have no violations reported:

  • PORTLAND WATER DIST / GREATER (Population served: 136,945, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • PORTLAND WATER DIST/STEEP FALL (Population served: 433, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CAMP SEBAGO (Population served: 280, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CAMP BISHOPSWOOD (Population served: 133, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SPURWINK SCHOOL INC - CHELSEA (Population served: 95, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • APPLEWOOD (Population served: 32, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.4%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.0% for Black residents, 40.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.4% for American Indian residents, 47.6% for other race residents, 28.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  43.4%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.5%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

People in group quarters in Portland in 2010:

  • 592 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 492 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 403 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 401 people in college/university student housing
  • 274 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 188 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 143 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 50 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 25 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 25 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Portland in 2000:

  • 651 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 527 people in nursing homes
  • 347 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 344 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 113 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 105 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 105 people in religious group quarters
  • 95 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 45 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 44 people in halfway houses
  • 43 people in other group homes
  • 15 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 6 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 6 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 2 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Portland, Maine environmental map by EPA

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Portland compared to Maine state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
Arena or stadium:
  • Cumberland County Civic Center. Capacity: 9,000.

Banks with most branches in Portland (2011 data):

  • KeyBank National Association: Longwharf Branch, Monument Square Branch, Pine Tree Branch, Forest Avenue Branch, Northgate Branch. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Middle Street Pwm Branch, West Gate Branch, Portland - One City Center Branch, Woodfords Branch, North Gate Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Bangor Savings Bank: Portland-Fore Street Branch, Brighton Avenue Portland Branch, Allen Avenue Portland Branch, Middle Street Portland Branch, Forest Avenue Portland Branch. Info updated 2008/12/02: Bank assets: $2,556.3 mil, Deposits: $1,940.3 mil, headquarters in Bangor, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: Bangor Bancorp, Mhc
  • TD Bank, National Association: Northgate Branch, Congress Street Branch, Westgate, Portland-1 Portland Sq Branch, Forest Avenue Branch. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Gorham Savings Bank: Portland Branch at 172 Commercial Street, branch established on 2004/06/21; Portland Marginal Way Branch at 71 Marginal Way, branch established on 2004/11/15. Info updated 2008/07/29: Bank assets: $912.7 mil, Deposits: $640.1 mil, headquarters in Gorham, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Gorham Bancorp, Mhc
  • Norway Savings Bank: Portland Branch at 120 Exchange Street, branch established on 1998/03/23; Coastal Bank Branch at 1200 Congress Street, branch established on 1981/04/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $958.8 mil, Deposits: $711.3 mil, headquarters in Norway, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Norway Bancorp, Mhc
  • Androscoggin Savings Bank: Portland Branch at 130 Middle Street, branch established on 2009/10/26. Info updated 2008/07/01: Bank assets: $707.2 mil, Deposits: $506.9 mil, headquarters in Lewiston, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Androscoggin Bancorp, Mhc
  • The Bank of Maine: The Bank Of Maine at 2 Canal Plaza, branch established on 1834/06/26. Info updated 2011/10/17: Bank assets: $783.5 mil, Deposits: $655.7 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 33 total offices
  • TD Bank USA, National Association: Td Bank Usa, National Association at One Portland Square, branch established on 1994/10/13. Info updated 2010/05/11: Bank assets: $13,520.6 mil, Deposits: $11,545.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • 4 other banks with 4 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Portland, Maine:

  • Embassy Suites Hotel, 1050 Westbrook St, Portland, ME 04102 , Phone: (207) 775-2200, Fax: (207) 775-4052
  • Holiday Inn By The Bay, 88 Spring St, Portland, ME 04101 , Phone: (207) 775-2311, Fax: (207) 761-8224
  • Days Inn, 1150 Brighton Ave, Portland, ME 04102 , Phone: (207) 775-3711, Fax: (207) 774-5409
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites, 340 Park Ave, Portland, ME 04102 , Phone: (207) 871-0611, Fax: (207) 871-8243
  • Westin Portland Harborview, 157 High St, Portland, ME 04101 , Phone: (207) 775-5411
  • Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, 155 Riverside St, Portland, ME 04103 , Phone: (207) 774-5861, Fax: (207) 774-5861
  • Holiday Inn Portland West, 81 Riverside St, Portland, ME 04103 , Phone: (207) 774-5601, Fax: (207) 774-2103
  • Clarion Hotel Portland, 1230 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102 , Phone: (207) 774-5611, Fax: (207) 761-1560
  • 8 other hotels and motels
All 16 fire-safe hotels and motels in Portland, Maine

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Portland travel time to work - commute Portland mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (53%)
  • Utility gas (33%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Portland:

(Portland, Maine Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Portland city (based on Cumberland County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.40%
Here: 40.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristJewishUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents57.3%9.5%5.6%5.2%4.3%
Congregations14.9%15.9%1.9%12.5%5.3%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaConservative Baptist Association of AmericaChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents2.3%1.6%1.4%1.2%11.7%
Congregations7.2%2.9%2.9%4.3%32.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 72
Cumberland County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 67
Cumberland County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 105
Cumberland County:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 330
Here:

12.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.1%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Cumberland County:

19.5%
Maine:

25.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 43$187,333$52,2792$6,378
Other Government Administration 71$342,898$57,95515$31,038
Judicial and Legal 5$29,541$70,8980$0
Police Protection - Officers 159$781,834$59,0063$4,668
Police - Other 63$271,763$51,76435$14,735
Firefighters 223$1,013,532$54,5400$0
Fire - Other 14$75,647$64,8401$1,772
Streets and Highways 68$269,722$47,59814$45,583
Airports 37$166,101$53,8710$0
Welfare 64$213,934$40,11326$52,280
Health 67$270,997$48,53737$106,606
Hospitals 216$678,177$37,67799$166,003
Solid Waste Management 30$97,664$39,0661$1,997
Sewerage 20$87,424$52,4540$0
Parks and Recreation 20$78,610$47,16661$74,327
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$4,464$53,5680$0
Natural Resources 8$31,557$47,3360$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 888$4,564,464$61,682181$353,795
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 211$863,418$49,104216$371,567
Local Libraries 31$133,308$51,60360$69,801
Other and Unallocable 107$421,069$47,223108$77,366
Totals for Government 2,346$10,583,457$54,135859$1,377,916

Portland government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $8,769,000 ($132.23)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $6,246,000 ($94.18)
    Regular Highways: $1,757,000 ($26.49)
    Sewerage: $1,655,000 ($24.96)
    General - Other: $1,513,000 ($22.81)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $0 ($0.00)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $84,501,000 ($1274.18)
    General - Other: $30,972,000 ($467.02)
    Public Welfare - Other: $19,836,000 ($299.10)
    Local Fire Protection: $13,148,000 ($198.26)
    Police Protection: $12,137,000 ($183.01)
    Air Transportation: $9,889,000 ($149.11)
    Regular Highways: $9,100,000 ($137.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,306,000 ($95.09)
    Central Staff Services: $5,147,000 ($77.61)
    Health - Other: $4,837,000 ($72.94)
    Financial Administration: $4,651,000 ($70.13)
    Libraries: $4,066,000 ($61.31)
    Sewerage: $3,755,000 ($56.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,625,000 ($54.66)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $3,587,000 ($54.09)
    General Public Buildings: $3,431,000 ($51.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,405,000 ($36.26)
    Parking Facilities: $1,576,000 ($23.76)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,560,000 ($23.52)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $786,000 ($11.85)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $500,000 ($7.54)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $15,000 ($0.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,294,000 ($230.62)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $9,438,000 ($142.31)
    Transit Utilities: $2,128,000 ($32.09)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,400,000 ($51.27)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $427,000 ($6.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $147,000 ($2.22)
    Libraries: $126,000 ($1.90)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $58,439,000 ($881.19)

Portland government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $23,567,000 ($355.36)
    Sewerage: $16,767,000 ($252.83)
    Air Transportation: $13,844,000 ($208.75)
    Parking Facilities: $3,038,000 ($45.81)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,992,000 ($30.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,428,000 ($21.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,318,000 ($19.87)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $977,000 ($14.73)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $769,000 ($11.60)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $405,000 ($6.11)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $136,000 ($2.05)
    Housing and Community Development: $60,000 ($0.90)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $10,122,000 ($152.63)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,346,000 ($35.38)
    Education: $343,000 ($5.17)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $3,101,000 ($46.76)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $10,592,000 ($159.72)
    Interest Earnings: $5,573,000 ($84.03)
    Rents: $4,663,000 ($70.31)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,391,000 ($20.97)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,291,000 ($19.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $21,505,000 ($324.27)
    General Local Government Support: $9,698,000 ($146.23)
    Public Welfare: $8,791,000 ($132.56)
    All Other: $3,117,000 ($47.00)
  • Tax - Property: $125,057,000 ($1885.72)
    Other License: $3,554,000 ($53.59)

Portland government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $289,297,000 ($4362.27)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $283,038,000 ($4267.89)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $22,299,000 ($336.24)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $21,744,000 ($327.87)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,770,000 ($313.19)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,511,000 ($218.81)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $555,000 ($8.37)

Portland government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,542,000 ($264.51)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $77,123,000 ($1162.93)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,110,000 ($393.71)

6.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,472 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($364 average AGI)
Cumberland County:

0.04%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from York County, ME  0.96% ($34,730 average AGI)
from Androscoggin County, ME  0.45% ($37,544)
from Sagadahoc County, ME  0.35% ($38,463)


6.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,995 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($820 average AGI)
Cumberland County:

0.07%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to York County, ME  1.04% ($34,596 average AGI)
to Androscoggin County, ME  0.44% ($35,222)
to Sagadahoc County, ME  0.31% ($44,771)

Strongest AM radio stations in Portland:

  • WBAE (1490 AM; 1 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLOB (1310 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WZAN (970 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WJAE (1440 AM; 5 kW; WESTBROOK, ME; Owner: ALTANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLAM (1470 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Portland:

  • W245AA (96.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WMGX (93.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WPOR (101.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WMSJ (89.3 FM; FREEPORT, ME; Owner: DOWNEAST CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS)
  • W281AC (104.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM)
  • WJBQ (97.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBQW (106.3 FM; SCARBOROUGH, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WYNZ (100.9 FM; WESTBROOK, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WCYY (94.3 FM; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMTW-FM (106.7 FM; NORTH WINDHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WRED (95.9 FM; SACO, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WTHT (107.5 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMPG (90.9 FM; GORHAM, ME; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM)
  • WMEK-FM (99.9 FM; AUBURN, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WYFP (91.9 FM; HARPSWELL, ME; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Portland:

  • WLLB-LP (Channel 15; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPXT (Channel 51; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: HMW, INC.)
  • WPME (Channel 35; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • W58CM (Channel 58; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCSH (Channel 6; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • W32CA (Channel 32; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W57AP (Channel 57; FALMOUTH, ME; Owner: SHERWOOD H. CRAIG)
  • WPFO (Channel 23; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CMCG PORTLAND LICENSE LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Portland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 83
Total length: 501 meters (1,644ft)
Total costs: $24,870,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,259,977
Total average daily truck traffic: 107,115

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 2
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 25
  • 1960-1969: 5
  • 1970-1979: 17
  • 1980-1989: 8
  • 1990-1999: 6
  • 2000-2009: 16
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Portland, ME
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Portland)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 118 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Portland, ME)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 71 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 91 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 169 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Portland)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 6 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Portland)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 60 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 22 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED240$208,963441$191,6191,742$198,568139$99,16522$312,773359$211,1813$93,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$194,75036$213,694140$194,30722$89,7736$233,50022$180,0450$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED41$203,19572$201,861522$220,33059$74,3732$710,000123$219,7481$2,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN20$207,90043$203,767279$202,85716$173,1255$249,00053$193,2080$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$201,0007$228,71460$215,5170$00$013$246,6920$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 20 tracts in Portland, ME

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 21 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED43$216,83743$216,5121$106,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED20$219,00011$206,8181$255,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$201,11813$202,6150$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$179,1676$211,3330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 511
  • Hazardous Condition: 670
  • Service Call: 15
  • Good Intent Call: 22

Incident types - Portland

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Portland, ME
Most common first names in Portland, ME among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary86280.5 years
John71574.4 years
William49673.6 years
James38471.4 years
Robert38169.9 years
Margaret35982.3 years
Joseph35873.7 years
Helen34381.0 years
Charles34276.0 years
George33875.7 years
Most common last names in Portland, ME among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith18876.4 years
Brown17876.7 years
Johnson12275.6 years
Davis10879.0 years
Thompson10777.4 years
Foley9478.8 years
Flaherty9079.1 years
Murphy8977.0 years
Clark8777.3 years
Libby8575.8 years
Businesses in Portland, ME
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4MasterBrand Cabinets15
AT&T2McDonald's2
Ace Hardware1Motel 61
Advance Auto Parts1New Balance2
Applebee's1Nike5
Arby's1Panda Express1
Budget Car Rental1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King2Penske1
CVS5Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Pottery Barn1
Circle K3Quiznos1
Clarion1RadioShack2
Cold Stone Creamery1Rite Aid4
Dennys2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Domino's Pizza1Shaw's2
Dunkin Donuts8Starbucks5
Fashion Bug1Subway5
FedEx24T-Mobile3
GNC3Toyota1
H&R Block4Trader Joe's1
Haworth1Travelodge1
Hilton3U-Haul2
Holiday Inn2U.S. Cellular3
Home Depot1UPS22
Howard Johnson1Urban Outfitters1
IHOP1Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Walgreens2
La Quinta1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1Whole Foods Market1
Little Caesars Pizza1World Gym1
Lowe's1YMCA2
Marriott1

Portland on our top lists:

  • #45 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 (04050) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries"
  • #31 (04101) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Somalian first ancestries"
  • #68 (04101) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most full service restaurants in 2005"
  • #73 (04101) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most museums in 2005"
  • #96 (04101) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Sudanese first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Robert B. Chaffee (18)
  • David F. Bantz (17)
  • Tyler Daigle (16)
  • John R. Turner (8)
  • Luke England (7)
  • Jeremy Fink (6)
  • Nathan Turner (5)
  • Christian Klein (5)
  • Christopher Nassar (5)
  • Garland Christian Misener (4)

Total of 258 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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