What you need to know about Portland, ME

Seaside relaxation and a historic downtown are among the quality of life perks in Portland, a major New England seaport and the largest city in Maine. About 230 restaurants give Portland the distinction of having the most restaurants per capita of any metropolis in America, and a thriving arts district is alive at numerous interesting venues. Portland has safe neighborhoods, highly rated healthcare and the state's largest school system – Portland Public Schools.

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Population

66,317
Up by 4.77%
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Business

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Housing

Homes Owned 43.70%
43.70% Complete
Homes Rented 56.30%
56.30% Complete

Real Estate

In Portland, Maine


Ready to move to Portland? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Portland.
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Median Home Price

$236,000
Higher than the state average

Schools

In Portland, Maine


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Portland rates.

Median Household Income

$45,865
Lower than the national average

Business

In Portland, Maine


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Portland.

Residents

Most residents are
25-34 Years old

Health

In Portland, Maine


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Portland.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 46%
46% Complete
Graduated High School 92%
92% Complete

Portland, ME's Rankings

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