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Population (year 2000): 23,324. Estimated population in July 2005: 23,742 (+1.8% change)
Males: 11,018 (47.2%), Females: 12,306 (52.8%)

Zip codes: .

Median resident age: 37.9 years
Median household income: $42,770 (year 2000)
Median house value: $112,900 (year 2000)

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Races in South Portland:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Black (0.6%)

Ancestries: Irish (24.7%), English (22.0%), French (11.7%), Italian (9.4%), French Canadian (6.9%), German (6.5%).

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Elevation: 85 feet

Land area: 12.0 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in South Portland

  • High school or higher: 89.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Portland city

  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 52.1%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

3.2% Foreign born (1.0% Asia, 1.0% Europe, 0.9% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: -827 (-3.4%).




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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (106.6 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (322.0 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: ME Portland, (2.3 miles ME (5.0 miles Scarborough, Elizabeth, ME Cape (6.8 miles ME (6.9 miles Westbrook, ME (7.1 miles Falmouth, Foreside, ME (7.7 miles Falmouth Island, ME (7.8 miles Long


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 32 buildings, average cost: $85,400
  • 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

Latitude: 43.63 N, Longitude: 70.27 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.8%), Retail trade (14.6%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (11.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,273 (+39.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,138 (32.9%)


 

Crime in South Portland by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 1 0 0 0
    per 100,000 4.3 4.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 10 8 7 11 9
    per 100,000 42.9 34.3 30.0 47.2 38.6
Robberies 10 7 11 9 6
    per 100,000 42.9 30.0 47.2 38.6 25.7
Assaults 6 5 12 23 15
    per 100,000 25.7 21.4 51.4 98.6 64.3
Burglaries 54 76 116 108 90
    per 100,000 231.5 325.8 497.3 463.0 385.9
Thefts 868 876 853 1,065 959
    per 100,000 3721.5 3755.8 3657.2 4566.1 4111.6
Auto thefts 22 15 26 41 41
    per 100,000 94.3 64.3 111.5 175.8 175.8
212.1 209.5 226.5 279.3 241.6


Average climate in South Portland, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

South

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 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 37.5 miles away from the South Portland city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/8/1996, a category 2 tornado 43.9 miles away from the city center caused $10,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Chris Markwood - College basketball player (Maine Black Bears).


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


Hospital/medical center in South Portland:
  • SPRING HARBOR HOSPITAL (175 RUNNING HILL ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near South Portland:
  • MERCY HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; PORTLAND, ME)
  • MAINE MEDICAL CENTER (about 3 miles; PORTLAND, ME)
  • NEW ENGLAND REHAB HOSPITAL OF PORTLAND (about 3 miles; PORTLAND, ME)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to South Portland:
  • PORTLAND INTL JETPORT (about 2 miles; PORTLAND, ME; ID: PWM)
  • BRUNSWICK NAS (about 30 miles; BRUNSWICK, ME; ID: NHZ)
  • PEASE INTERNATIONAL TRADEPORT (about 55 miles; PORTSMOUTH, NH; ID: PSM)
Other public-use airports nearest to South Portland:
  • BIDDEFORD MUNI (about 19 miles; BIDDEFORD, ME; ID: B19)
  • AUBURN/LEWISTON MUNI (about 28 miles; AUBURN/LEWISTON, ME; ID: LEW)
  • LIMINGTON-HARMON (about 29 miles; LIMINGTON, ME; ID: 63B)

Amtrak stations near South Portland:
  • 2 miles: PORTLAND (100 THOMPSON POINT ROAD). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, ATM.
  • 12 miles: OLD ORCHARD BEACH (11 FIRST ST.) - Seasonal Station. Services: ticket office, public payphones.
  • 16 miles: SACO (130 MAIN ST.). Services: ticket office.

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
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 164 $326,746 $23,908 56 $70,998
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 541 $1,705,365 $37,826 0 $0


Colleges/Universities in South Portland:
  • SOUTHERN MAINE TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,478; Location: FORT RD; Public; Website: www.smtc.net)
  • MAINE MEDICAL CENTER SCHOOL OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY (FT enrollment: 27; Location: SMTC FORT RD; Private, not-for-profit)
  • NEW ENGLAND BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 6; Location: 879 SAWYER ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.nebc.edu)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Portland:
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE (about 4 miles; PORTLAND, ME; Full-time enrollment: 7,381)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND-UNIVERSITY CAMPUS (about 17 miles; BIDDEFORD, ME; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • SAINT JOSEPHS COLLEGE (about 23 miles; STANDISH, ME; FT enrollment: 2,376)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE-MAIN CAMPUS (about 59 miles; DURHAM, NH; FT enrollment: 12,586)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT AUGUSTA (about 61 miles; AUGUSTA, ME; FT enrollment: 3,172)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT FARMINGTON (about 72 miles; FARMINGTON, ME; FT enrollment: 2,229)
  • NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 81 miles; HAVERHILL, MA; FT enrollment: 3,388)
Public high schools in South Portland:
  • SOUTH PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,070; Location: 637 HIGHLAND AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ARTHUR R. GOULD SCH--LCYDC (Students: 118; Location: 675 WESTBROOK STREET; Grades: 07 - 12)
Private high schools in South Portland:
  • GR PORTLAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 137; Location: 1338 BROADWAY; Grades: KG - 12)
  • AUCOCISCO SCHOOL (Students: 32; Location: 700 R MAIN STREET; Grades: 3 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in South Portland:
  • MEMORIAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 397; Location: 120 WESCOTT ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SKILLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 378; Location: 180 WESCOTT ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MAHONEY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 344; Location: 240 OCEAN STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • DYER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 289; Location: 52 ALFRED STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SMALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 268; Location: 87 THOMPSON STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • KALER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 262; Location: 165 KELSEY STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MARY F. MARSH ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 135; Location: MACARTHUR CIRCLE; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in South Portland:
  • LIGHTHOUSE DAY SCHOOL (Students: 182; Location: 525 HIGHLAND AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CASCO BAY MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 38; Location: 440 OCEAN STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in South Portland:
  • SOUTH PORTLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $636,453; Location: 482 BROADWAY; 97,102 books; 3,252 audio materials; 2,404 video materials; 122 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in South Portland: South Portland Municipal Golf Course (A), Marineast (B), Marine Shipyard (C), Interchange 6 (D), Channel Crossing Marina (E), Centerboard Yacht Club (F), Sunset Marina (G), Sable Oaks Golf Club (H), South Portland Public Library (I), Maine Youth Center Library (J), Memorial Branch South Portland Public Library (K).

Shopping Centers: Cornerbrook Shopping Center (1), Mall Plaza Shopping Center (2), Maine Mall (3).

Churches in South Portland include: Holy Cross Church (A), First Congregational Church (B), Church of the Nazarene (C), Church of the Nazarene of South Portland (D), Greater Grace Bible Church (E), Greater Portland Church of Christ (F), First Baptist Church (G), Saint Johns Church (H).

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (2), Forest City Cemetery (3), Highland Memorial Gardens (4).

Reservoir: Clark Pond (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Red Brook (A), Barberry Creek (B), Anthoine Creek (C), Kimball Brook (D), Long Creek (E), Trout Brook (F).

Parks in South Portland include: Mill Creek Park (1), Hinckley Park (2), Willard Square (3).


South Portland compared to Maine state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.

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)
  • WBAE (1490 AM; 1 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)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLAM (1470 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • 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 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)
  • WMSJ (89.3 FM; FREEPORT, ME; Owner: DOWNEAST CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WJBQ (97.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBQW (106.3 FM; SCARBOROUGH, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WCYY (94.3 FM; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRED (95.9 FM; SACO, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WYNZ (100.9 FM; WESTBROOK, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEK-FM (99.9 FM; AUBURN, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMPG (90.9 FM; GORHAM, ME; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM)
  • W281AC (104.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM)
  • WQEZ (104.7 FM; KENNEBUNKPORT, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WBQQ (99.3 FM; KENNEBUNK, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around South Portland:
  • 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)
  • WLLB-LP (Channel 15; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • W32CA (Channel 32; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W58CM (Channel 58; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCSH (Channel 6; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W57AP (Channel 57; FALMOUTH, ME; Owner: SHERWOOD H. CRAIG)

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