South Portland, Maine

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Population in 2013: 25,255 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.3%
 
Males: 11,343  (44.9%)
Females: 13,912  (55.1%)
Median resident age:  40.5 years
Maine median age:  44.0 years

Zip codes: 04106, 04107.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,374 (it was $42,770 in 2000)
South Portland:

$50,374
ME:

$46,974

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $28,982 (it was $22,781 in 2000)

South Portland city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $217,982 (it was $113,400 in 2000)
South Portland:

$217,982
ME:

$172,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $239,484; Detached houses: $242,860; Townhouses or other attached units: $190,383; In 2-unit structures: $223,525; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $479,792; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $137,829

Median gross rent in 2013: $969.

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  • Races in South Portland, ME (2013)

    South Portland races chart
    • 22,70790.3%White alone
    • 9964.0%Asian alone
    • 5792.3%Two or more races
    • 4531.8%Hispanic
    • 3591.4%Black alone
    • 390.2%American Indian alone
    • 230.09%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in South Portland: 104.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (19.9%), English (18.1%), French (9.0%), Italian (6.6%), German (6.3%), United States (4.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/15/1895

Elevation: 85 feet

Land area: 12.0 square miles.

Population density: 2,106 people per square mile   (low).

South Portland,ME real estate house value index trend

South Portland, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in South Portland:

  • High school or higher: 94.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Portland city:

  • Never married: 37.3%
  • Now married: 40.5%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

740 residents are foreign born (1.0% Asia, 1.0% Europe, 0.9% North America).

This city:

3.2%
Maine:

2.9%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in South Portland, Maine as of August 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in South Portland to the number of sex offenders is 1,930 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,247 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,021 (1.5%)

South Portland satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (2.3 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (99.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (266.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Portland, ME (1.5 miles ), Cape Elizabeth, ME (1.7 miles ), Scarborough, ME (2.0 miles ), Westbrook, ME (2.4 miles ), Falmouth Foreside, ME (2.7 miles ), Long Island, ME (2.7 miles ), Falmouth, ME (2.7 miles ), Gorham, ME (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 53 buildings, average cost: $68,500
  • 1998: 72 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 1999: 71 buildings, average cost: $86,500
  • 2000: 74 buildings, average cost: $90,700
  • 2001: 34 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2002: 71 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2003: 127 buildings, average cost: $99,300
  • 2004: 60 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2005: 88 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2006: 70 buildings, average cost: $104,200
  • 2007: 41 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 2008: 34 buildings, average cost: $136,700
  • 2009: 32 buildings, average cost: $142,600
  • 2010: 32 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $175,700
  • 2012: 21 buildings, average cost: $130,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.63 N, Longitude: 70.27 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,844 (+31.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,773 (27.6%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

South Portland household income distribution South Portland home values distribution

Crime rates in South Portland by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 1000010000000
per 100,000 4.20.00.00.00.04.20.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 871191854325310
per 100,000 34.029.646.937.94.233.721.016.812.68.320.012.039.8
Robberies 71196131310191311121113
per 100,000 29.746.438.425.355.154.842.079.854.545.648.043.851.7
Assaults 5122315242921314636433537
per 100,000 21.250.798.163.1101.7122.188.1130.3192.9149.1172.0139.5147.3
Burglaries 76116108907292114125969281108113
per 100,000 322.9489.8460.4378.8305.2387.5478.3525.3402.5381.0324.0430.5449.7
Thefts 8768531,065959986809869969929788760847722
per 100,000 3,721.53,601.94,540.24,036.04,179.93,407.33,645.74,072.13,894.93,263.83,040.13,376.32,873.5
Auto thefts 15264141332927223722191126
per 100,000 63.7109.8174.8172.6139.9122.1113.392.5155.191.176.043.8103.5
Arson 0821124021200
per 100,000 0.033.88.54.24.28.416.80.08.44.18.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 217.0226.1285.4242.8231.0240.1226.6260.4251.6206.6207.1211.1222.9

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

Crime rate in South Portland detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 61 (54 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
Maine average:

1.69
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.3%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -827 (-3.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in South Portland, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

South 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 29.0 miles away from the South Portland city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/14/1963, a category F2 tornado 37.5 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

South 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 67.1 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 181.2 miles away from South 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 204.4 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 116.8 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 66.0 miles away from South Portland center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 69.6 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).
South Portland topographic map

Birthplace of: Robert Crowley (Survivor contestant) - Schoolteacher, Peter Buck (restaurateur) - Restaurateur, Chris Markwood - College basketball player (Maine Black Bears), Ed McAleney - Football player.

Main business address for: FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR INTERNATIONAL INC (SEMICONDUCTORS & RELATED DEVICES), Wright Express CORP (SERVICES-AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR, SERVICES & PARKING).

Hospitals and medical centers near South Portland:

  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF PORTLAND, MAINE (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; SO PORTLAND, ME)
  • BEACON HOSPICE (Hospital, about 1 miles away; SO PORTLAND, ME)
  • SOUTH PORTLAND NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; SO PORTLAND, ME)
  • MAINE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; PORTLAND, ME)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; PORTLAND, ME)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; PORTLAND, ME)
  • HILLSIDE REST AND NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; PORTLAND, ME)

Amtrak stations near South Portland:

  • 2 miles: PORTLAND (100 THOMPSON POINT ROAD) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, ATM.
  • 10 miles: OLD ORCHARD BEACH (11 FIRST ST.) - Seasonal Station . Services: ticket office, public payphones.
  • 13 miles: SACO (130 MAIN ST.) . Services: ticket office.

Colleges/Universities in South Portland:

  • Southern Maine Community College (Full-time enrollment: 4,666; Location: 2 Fort Road; Public; Website: www.smccME.edu)
  • InterCoast Career Institute-South Portland (FT enrollment: 486; Location: 207 Gannett Dr; Private, for-profit; Website: www.intercoast.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near South Portland:

  • University of Southern Maine (about 3 miles; Portland, ME; Full-time enrollment: 6,647)
  • University of New England (about 14 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 4,539)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 18 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 48 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 15,243)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 55 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • NHTI-Concord's Community College (about 70 miles; Concord, NH; FT enrollment: 2,865)
  • Northern Essex Community College (about 70 miles; Haverhill, MA; FT enrollment: 4,737)

Public high schools in South Portland:

Private high school in South Portland:

  • GREATER PORTLAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 141; Location: 1338 BROADWAY; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in South Portland:

Private elementary/middle schools in South Portland:

  • HOLY CROSS SCHOOL (Students: 245; Location: 436 BROADWAY; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CASCO BAY MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 38; Location: 440 OCEAN ST; Grades: PK - TK)
  • EAST SCHOOL (Students: 6; Location: 19 VICTORY AVE; Grades: 5 - 8; Boys only)
See full list of schools located in South Portland, School District: SOUTH PORTLAND

Library in South Portland:

  • SOUTH PORTLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $760,586; Location: 482 BROADWAY; 109,367 books; 4,423 audio materials; 5,148 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 80 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in South Portland: Sunset Marina (A), South Portland Municipal Golf Course (B), Sable Oaks Golf Club (C), Marineast (D), Marine Shipyard (E), Channel Crossing Marina (F), Centerboard Yacht Club (G), Pleasantdale Hose Company Engine 3 (H), South Portland Fire Department Thornton Heights (I), South Portland Fire Department Ferry Village (J), South Portland Fire Department Willard Square (K), American Medical Response (L), Northeast Mobile Health Service (M), Maine Youth Center Library (N), Memorial Branch South Portland Public Library (O), South Portland Fire Department Central (P), South Portland Public Library (Q), South Portland Fire Department Cash Corner (R), South Portland Fire Department West End (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Mall Plaza Shopping Center (1), Cornerbrook Shopping Center (2), Maine Mall (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in South Portland include: FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR INTERNATIONAL INC (A), Wright Express CORP (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in South Portland include: Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (A), Holy Cross Church (B), Greater Grace Bible Church (C), Greater Portland Church of Christ (D), Saint Johns Church (E), Peoples United Methodist Church (F), Cape Elizabeth Methodist Church (G), Cape Shore Assembly of God Church (H), Holy Nativity Orthodox Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (2), Highland Memorial Gardens (3), Forest City Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Clark Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Anthoine Creek (A), Barberry Creek (B), Kimball Brook (C), Trout Brook (D), Red Brook (E), Long Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in South Portland include: Willard Square (1), Mill Creek Park (2), Hinckley Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: South Portland City - Libraries- Branch (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 155 Wescott Road) (1), South Portland City - Libraries (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 482 Broadway) (2), Dream Machine The (Arcades & Amusements; Maine Mall Rd) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Amerisuites Portland Me Mall (303 Sable Oaks Dr) (1), Hampton Inn Portland-Airport (171 Philbrook Avenue) (2), Hampton Inn (171 Philbrook Avenue) (3), Maine Motel (606 Maine Street) (4), Anchor Motel (715 Main Street) (5), Coastline Inn South Portland (80 John Roberts Road) (6), Comfort Inn (90 Maine Mall Rd) (7), Portland-Days Inn South Portland (461 Maine Mall Rd) (8), Sheraton South Portland Hotel (363 Maine Mall Road) (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 1.7 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 2.0 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 0.7 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 1.0 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 1.6 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 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.39
U.S.:

9.14

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

CAMP PONDICHERRY #1-SITE WELL (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2005), St Public Notif received (2 times from JUN-27-2005 to JUN-27-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
WARDTOWN PARK (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CAMP PONDICHERRY #3-CHALET (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
KIRKWOLD CAMP - READFIELD (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
CAMP NATARSWI-G S COUNCIL (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-2013), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-03-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-23-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-25-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-29-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-06-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-06-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-21-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-23-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
CAMP PONDICHERRY #2-FARMHOUSE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.4%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 65.8% for Black residents, 46.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.8% for American Indian residents, 16.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.0%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.9%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in South Portland in 2010:

  • 385 people in college/university student housing
  • 116 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 73 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 3 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in South Portland in 2000:

  • 179 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 113 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 64 people in nursing homes
  • 45 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 41 people in other group homes
  • 31 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 11 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in military ships
  • 5 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

South Portland, Maine environmental map by EPA

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South Portland compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with most branches in South Portland (2011 data):

  • TD Bank, National Association: Market Street, Mall Plaza Branch, South Portland 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
  • KeyBank National Association: Mill Creek Financial Center at 25 Market Street, branch established on 1955/10/31; Maine Mall Branch at 445 Gorham Road, branch established on 1974/01/31. 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: Mill Creek Shopping Center Branch at 50 Market Street, branch established on 1955/06/22; Maine Mall Branch at 425 Philbrook Avenue, branch established on 1985/09/30. 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
  • Bath Savings Institution: South Portland Branch at 225 Ocean Street, branch established on 2012/02/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $636.7 mil, Deposits: $486.8 mil, headquarters in Bath, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices
  • Norway Savings Bank: Waterman Drive Branch at 207 Waterman Drive, branch established on 2002/02/07. 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
  • Gorham Savings Bank: South Portland Branch at 395 Gorham Road, branch established on 2003/09/29. 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
  • Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution: South Portland Branch at 601 Broadway, branch established on 2000/03/06. Info updated 2009/03/09: Bank assets: $759.8 mil, Deposits: $521.1 mil, headquarters in Saco, ME, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • Bangor Savings Bank: South Portland Branch at 180 Waterman Drive, branch established on 2007/01/22. 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
  • People's United Bank: South Portland Branch at 15 Hinckley Drive, branch established on 1992/06/05. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in South Portland, Maine:

  • Econo Lodge South Portland, 80 John Roberts Rd, South Portland, ME 04106 , Phone: (207) 772-3838, Fax: (207) 772-4238
  • Hampton Inn, 171 Philbrook Ave, South Portland, ME 04106 , Phone: (207) 773-4400, Fax: (207) 773-6786
  • Howard Johnson-s Portland, 675 Main St, South Portland, ME 04106 , Phone: (207) 775-5343, Fax: (207) 772-8789
  • Marriott Hotel, 200 Sable Oaks Dr, South Portland, ME 04106 , Phone: (207) 871-8000, Fax: (207) 871-7971
  • Comfort Inn, 90 Maine Mall Rd, South Portland, ME 04106 , Phone: (207) 775-0409, Fax: (207) 775-1755
  • Best Western Merry Manor Inn, 700 Main St, South Portland, ME 04106 , Phone: (207) 774-6151, Fax: (207) 871-0537
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites, 303 Sable Oaks Dr, South Portland, ME 04106 , Phone: (207) 775-3900, Fax: (207) 775-3993
  • Days Inn, 461 Maine Mall Rd, South Portland, ME 04106 , Phone: (207) 772-3450, Fax: (207) 780-9748
  • 4 other hotels and motels
All 12 fire-safe hotels and motels in South Portland, Maine

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Maine average:

10.5

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (46%)
  • Utility gas (39%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic38,24319
Mainline Protestant22,03096
Evangelical Protestant12,00785
Other7,18744
Orthodox5001
Black Protestant2852
None201,422-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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 22$106,504$58,0934$3,202
Other Government Administration 16$81,343$61,00710$6,872
Judicial and Legal 1$3,614$43,3680$0
Police Protection - Officers 54$274,780$61,0620$0
Police - Other 3$10,483$41,9327$5,536
Firefighters 64$302,222$56,66731$4,690
Fire - Other 1$3,472$41,6640$0
Streets and Highways 18$74,053$49,3695$12,391
Welfare 1$4,757$57,0841$2,932
Health 1$6,041$72,4920$0
Sewerage 26$121,319$55,9930$0
Parks and Recreation 19$77,153$48,72864$55,490
Transit 11$46,013$50,1961$1,842
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 243$1,086,033$53,631193$129,055
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 189$347,980$22,0940$0
Local Libraries 5$21,999$52,79810$12,962
Other and Unallocable 24$102,301$51,1513$4,987
Totals for Government 698$2,670,067$45,904329$239,959

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

  • Construction - General - Other: $5,371,000 ($212.67)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $136,000 ($5.39)
    Sewerage: $79,000 ($3.13)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $35,196,000 ($1393.63)
    General - Other: $6,031,000 ($238.80)
    Regular Highways: $5,304,000 ($210.02)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,257,000 ($168.56)
    Sewerage: $3,498,000 ($138.51)
    Police Protection: $3,399,000 ($134.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,881,000 ($114.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,701,000 ($67.35)
    Financial Administration: $1,052,000 ($41.66)
    Transit Utilities: $1,010,000 ($39.99)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $728,000 ($28.83)
    Central Staff Services: $724,000 ($28.67)
    Libraries: $722,000 ($28.59)
    Housing and Community Development: $429,000 ($16.99)
    Public Welfare - Other: $223,000 ($8.83)
    General Public Buildings: $178,000 ($7.05)
    Health - Other: $83,000 ($3.29)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $35,000 ($1.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,582,000 ($62.64)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $331,000 ($13.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,623,000 ($64.26)
    Sewerage: $175,000 ($6.93)
    General - Other: $145,000 ($5.74)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,647,000 ($1134.31)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,605,000 ($182.34)
    All Other: $935,000 ($37.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $871,000 ($34.49)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $653,000 ($25.86)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $66,000 ($2.61)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $560,000 ($22.17)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,741,000 ($108.53)
    Interest Earnings: $1,515,000 ($59.99)
    Sale of Property: $570,000 ($22.57)
    Rents: $246,000 ($9.74)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $169,000 ($6.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $6,336,000 ($250.88)
    All Other: $3,102,000 ($122.83)
    General Local Government Support: $2,300,000 ($91.07)
    Public Welfare: $446,000 ($17.66)
    Highways: $9,000 ($0.36)
  • Tax - Property: $54,474,000 ($2156.96)
    Other License: $595,000 ($23.56)
    Public Utilities Sales: $126,000 ($4.99)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,975,000 ($1424.47)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,525,000 ($1287.86)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,450,000 ($136.61)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,164,000 ($442.05)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $35,260,000 ($1396.16)

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 South Portland:

  • WZAN (970 AM; 5 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)
  • WBAE (1490 AM; 1 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)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in South 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)
  • WBQW (106.3 FM; SCARBOROUGH, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WCYY (94.3 FM; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMSJ (89.3 FM; FREEPORT, ME; Owner: DOWNEAST CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRED (95.9 FM; SACO, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJBQ (97.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYNZ (100.9 FM; WESTBROOK, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WMTW-FM (106.7 FM; NORTH WINDHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • 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)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WMEK-FM (99.9 FM; AUBURN, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WYFP (91.9 FM; HARPSWELL, ME; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W281AC (104.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM)

TV broadcast stations around South Portland:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of South Portland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 42Number of bridges
  • 631m2,070ftTotal length
  • $6,973,000Total costs
  • 538,130Total average daily traffic
  • 40,960Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 91950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 231970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for South Portland, ME
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 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 ORIGINATED131$182,511147$172,463727$176,14299$74,6871$572,00051$168,6860$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$142,40019$253,31654$207,0006$64,6672$1,528,0005$223,6000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED24$197,00021$175,143216$210,42130$46,7671$14,875,00021$182,8571$62,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$187,5007$146,000126$191,9213$54,6672$1,317,5003$161,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$160,0000$021$203,8102$25,0000$03$238,3330$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0030.00 , 0031.00, 0032.00, 0033.00, 0034.00, 0035.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED26$194,46224$200,792
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$228,83312$197,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$253,00010$285,700
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$189,0001$243,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$153,000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0030.00 , 0031.00, 0032.00, 0033.00, 0034.00, 0035.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 44
  • Hazardous Condition: 143
  • Service Call: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - South Portland

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for South Portland, ME
Most common first names in South Portland, ME among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary22279.4 years
John21276.0 years
William14275.1 years
Robert12271.6 years
Margaret12179.3 years
Charles11975.3 years
James11771.8 years
George11176.1 years
Dorothy10477.9 years
Helen9380.3 years
Most common last names in South Portland, ME among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6577.8 years
Brown5476.1 years
Davis5377.2 years
Johnson4281.0 years
Anderson3878.0 years
Libby3776.2 years
Jordan3679.8 years
Murphy3576.1 years
Thompson3079.9 years
Adams2973.7 years
Businesses in South Portland, ME
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1HomeTown Buffet1
ALDO1Honda1
AT&T1Howard Johnson1
Abercrombie & Fitch1J. Jill1
Aeropostale1JCPenney1
American Eagle Outfitters1Johnny Rockets1
Ann Taylor1Jones New York1
Apple Store1Journeys1
Applebee's1Justice1
Arby's1Knights Inn1
Ashley Furniture1Lane Bryant1
Banana Republic1LensCrafters1
Bath & Body Works1Macy's1
Bed Bath & Beyond1McDonald's1
Best Western1Men's Wearhouse1
Brookstone1Motherhood Maternity2
Buffalo Wild Wings1New Balance1
Burlington Coat Factory1Nike4
CVS1Nissan1
Cache1Old Navy1
Chevrolet1Olive Garden1
Chico's1Outback1
Chipotle1Outback Steakhouse1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pac Sun1
Circle K2Panera Bread1
Cold Stone Creamery1Papa John's Pizza1
Coldwater Creek1Payless2
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Days Inn1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1Sephora1
Dunkin Donuts4Shaw's1
Econo Lodge1Spencer Gifts1
Express1Sprint Nextel1
Famous Footwear1Staples1
FedEx8Starbucks2
Foot Locker1Subaru1
Ford1Subway1
Forever 211T-Mobile1
GNC2Taco Bell1
GameStop2Talbots2
Gap1Target1
Goodwill1Toys"R"Us2
Gymboree1True Value2
H&M1U.S. Cellular4
H&R Block2UPS13
Hilton1Vans3
Holiday Inn1Verizon Wireless3
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