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Population (year 2000): 64,249. Estimated population in July 2005: 63,889 (-0.6% change)
Males: 30,753 (47.9%), Females: 33,496 (52.1%)

Zip codes: .

Median resident age: 35.7 years
Median household income: $35,650 (year 2000)
Median house value: $121,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Portland:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.6%)
  • Black (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • Other Asian (1.2%)
  • Vietnamese (1.0%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.7%)

Ancestries: Irish (21.2%), English (19.2%), Italian (10.8%), French (10.5%), German (6.9%), Scottish (5.0%).Maine

Elevation: 75 feet

Land area: 21.2 square miles

Portland,

For population 25 years and over in Portland

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portland city

  • Never married: 38.6%
  • Now married: 40.3%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

7.6% Foreign born (2.9% Asia, 2.5% Europe, 0.9% Africa, 0.8% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,005 (+1.6%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (108.7 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (323.7 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Portland, ME South (2.3 miles ME (4.8 miles Falmouth, Foreside, ME (5.7 miles Falmouth ME (6.2 miles Westbrook, ME (6.7 miles Scarborough, Island, ME (6.8 miles Long Elizabeth, ME Cape (8.5 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 59 buildings, average cost: $91,400
  • 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

Latitude: 43.67 N, Longitude: 70.27 W

Area code: 207


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.8%), Retail trade (13.5%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.2%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.6%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +30,320 (+47.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 21,439 (61.9%)


 

Crime in Portland by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 3 1 2
    per 100,000 0.0 1.6 4.7 1.6 3.1
Rapes 59 39 42 51 35
    per 100,000 91.8 60.7 65.4 79.4 54.5
Robberies 56 68 60 101 94
    per 100,000 87.2 105.8 93.4 157.2 146.3
Assaults 95 92 85 89 123
    per 100,000 147.9 143.2 132.3 138.5 191.4
Burglaries 516 473 636 676 523
    per 100,000 803.1 736.2 989.9 1052.2 814.0
Thefts 2,120 2,233 2,547 2,191 2,332
    per 100,000 3299.7 3475.5 3964.3 3410.2 3629.6
Auto thefts 23 110 152 169 156
    per 100,000 35.8 171.2 236.6 263.0 242.8
283.5 290.5 332.1 339.3 328.7

Average climate in Portland, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Portland,

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 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 38.7 miles away from the Portland city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/8/1996, a category 2 tornado 41.8 miles away from the city center caused $10,000 in damages.

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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/medical centers in Portland:
  • MAINE MEDICAL CENTER (22 BRAMHALL ST)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL (144 STATE ST)
  • NEW ENGLAND REHAB HOSPITAL OF PORTLAND (335 BRIGHTON AVENUE, UNIT 201)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Portland:
  • PORTLAND INTL JETPORT (about 4 miles; PORTLAND, ME; ID: PWM)
  • BRUNSWICK NAS (about 28 miles; BRUNSWICK, ME; ID: NHZ)
  • PEASE INTERNATIONAL TRADEPORT (about 56 miles; PORTSMOUTH, NH; ID: PSM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Portland:
  • BIDDEFORD MUNI (about 21 miles; BIDDEFORD, ME; ID: B19)
  • AUBURN/LEWISTON MUNI (about 26 miles; AUBURN/LEWISTON, ME; ID: LEW)
  • LIMINGTON-HARMON (about 29 miles; LIMINGTON, ME; ID: 63B)

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

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Airports 34 $113,015 $39,887 0 $0
Water Transport and Terminals 12 $36,460 $36,460 0 $0
Welfare 256 $617,487 $28,944 127 $188,786
Health 56 $192,653 $41,282 20 $59,047
Solid Waste Management 40 $107,382 $32,214 0 $0
Sewerage 23 $83,704 $43,671 1 $1,980
Parks and Recreation 63 $219,258 $41,763 53 $50,703
Housing and Community Development(Local) 7 $23,363 $40,050 0 $0
Natural Resources 7 $20,476 $35,101 0 $0
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 456 $1,098,266 $28,901 191 $158,049
Local Libraries 35 $110,043 $37,729 49 $53,808
Other and Unallocable 88 $269,872 $36,800 50 $52,050
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 724 $3,097,740 $51,343 84 $209,602
Financial Administration 48 $165,676 $41,419 4 $9,102
Other Government Administration 68 $253,170 $44,677 14 $31,632
Judicial and Legal 6 $33,293 $66,586 2 $2,130
Police Protection - Officers 151 $617,806 $49,097 0 $0
Police - Other 61 $195,173 $38,394 38 $16,688
Firefighters 229 $827,736 $43,374 0 $0
Fire - Other 8 $45,313 $67,969 0 $0
Streets and Highways 52 $155,732 $35,938 17 $48,630
Totals for Government 2424 $8,283,618 $41,008 650 $882,206
Colleges/Universities in Portland:
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE (Full-time enrollment: 7,381; Location: 96 FALMOUTH ST; Public; Website: www.usm.maine.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • ANDOVER COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 554; Location: 901 WASHINGTON AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.Andovercollege.com)
  • MAINE COLLEGE OF ART (FT enrollment: 404; Location: 97 SPRING ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.meca.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • PIERRE'S SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY (FT enrollment: 188; Location: 319 MARGINAL WAY; Private, for-profit)
  • HEADHUNTER II SCHOOL OF HAIR DESIGN (FT enrollment: 52; Location: 1041 BRIGHTON AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: Headhunterschool.com)
  • BANGOR THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (FT enrollment: 17; Location: 159 STATE ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.BTS.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL-SCHOOL OF XRAY TECHNOLOGY (FT enrollment: 17; Location: 144 STATE ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • POLARITY REALIZATION INSTITUTE INCORPORATED (Location: 222 ST JOHN ST STE 310; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ryse.com)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Portland:
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND-UNIVERSITY CAMPUS (about 19 miles; BIDDEFORD, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • SAINT JOSEPHS COLLEGE (about 22 miles; STANDISH, ME; FT enrollment: 2,376)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT AUGUSTA (about 59 miles; AUGUSTA, ME; FT enrollment: 3,172)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE-MAIN CAMPUS (about 61 miles; DURHAM, NH; FT enrollment: 12,586)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT FARMINGTON (about 70 miles; FARMINGTON, ME; FT enrollment: 2,229)
  • NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 83 miles; HAVERHILL, MA; FT enrollment: 3,388)
  • NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 89 miles; DANVERS, MA; FT enrollment: 3,663)
Public high schools in Portland:
  • DEERING HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,375; Location: 370 STEVENS AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,227; Location: 284 CUMBERLAND AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • PORTLAND ARTS & TECHNOLOGY H S (Location: 196 ALLEN AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Portland:
  • WAYNFLETE SCHOOL (Students: 548; Location: PO BOX 9710 360 SPRING ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CHEVERUS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 396; Location: 267 OCEAN AVE; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
  • CATHERINE MCAULCY HIGH (Students: 307; Location: 631 STEVENS AVE; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Portland:
  • LYMAN MOORE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 643; Location: 171 AUBURN STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 595; Location: 522 STEVENS AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HARRISON LYSETH ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 565; Location: 175 AUBURN STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HOWARD C REICHE COMMUNITY SCH (Students: 520; Location: 166 BRACKETT STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • KING MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 508; Location: 92 DEERING AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • RIVERTON SCHOOL (Students: 469; Location: 1600 FOREST AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FRED P HALL SCHOOL (Students: 432; Location: 23 ORONO ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LONGFELLOW SCHOOL (Students: 357; Location: 432 STEVENS AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • NATHAN CLIFFORD SCHOOL (Students: 303; Location: 180 FALMOUTH STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • PRESUMPSCOT SCHOOL (Students: 253; Location: 69 PRESUMPSCOT STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Portland:
  • ST JOSEPH PARISH SCHOOL (Students: 268; Location: 695 STEVENS AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST PATRICKS SCHOOL (Students: 236; Location: 1251 CONGRESS ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SPURWINK SCHOOL (Students: 184; Location: 899 RIVERSIDE STREET; Grades: UG - UG)
  • CATHEDRAL SCHOOL (Students: 179; Location: 14 LOCUST STREET; Grades: PK - 7)
  • BREAKWATER SCHOOL (Students: 148; Location: 856 BRIGHTON AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
  • ST ELIZABETH SCHOOL (Students: 83; Location: 87 HIGH STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • WESTBROOK COLLEGE CHILD CTR (Students: 58; Location: 721 STEVENS AVENUE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LEVEY HEBREW DAY SCHOOL (Students: 15; Location: 76 NOYES STREET; Grades: KG - 1)
  • HILL SCHOOL (Students: 15; Location: 62 MONUMENT STREET; Grades: KG - 5)
  • CEREBAL PALSY CTR (Students: 6; Location: 331 VERANDA ST; Grades: UG - UG)
Libraries in Portland:
  • PORTLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,700,568; Location: 5 MONUMENT SQUARE; 311,298 books; 15,442 audio materials; 7,019 video materials; 814 serial subscriptions)
  • PORTLAND - STONE LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,846; Location: PO BOX 45; 12,500 books; 20 audio materials; 20 video materials; 2 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Portland: Little Diamond Island Observatory (A), Little Diamond Island Light (B).

Park in Portland: Fort McKinley Historic District (1).

Beach: West Shore Sandy Beach (A).


Portland compared to Maine state average:
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
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)
  • WZAN (970 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLOB (1310 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, 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)
  • WLAM (1470 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
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)
  • WJBQ (97.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W281AC (104.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMTW-FM (106.7 FM; NORTH WINDHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTHT (107.5 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WCYY (94.3 FM; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBQW (106.3 FM; SCARBOROUGH, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WRED (95.9 FM; SACO, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WYNZ (100.9 FM; WESTBROOK, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WMEK-FM (99.9 FM; AUBURN, 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)
  • WJJB-FM (95.5 FM; TOPSHAM, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WCLZ (98.9 FM; BRUNSWICK, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
TV broadcast stations around Portland:
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPXT (Channel 51; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: HMW, INC.)
  • WLLB-LP (Channel 15; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPME (Channel 35; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
  • W58CM (Channel 58; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W32CA (Channel 32; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • W57AP (Channel 57; FALMOUTH, ME; Owner: SHERWOOD H. CRAIG)
  • WCSH (Channel 6; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)

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