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South Portland, ME

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South Portland's Livability

B-
  • C-
    Affordability
  • B
    Housing
  • B
    Job Market
  • C-
    Diversity
  • A-
    Crime
  • A-
    Commute
  • D+
    Education
  • C+
    Weather
  • A+
    Amenities

About South Portland, ME

South Portland, ME is located in Cumberland County in the state of Maine.

The total City Population for South Portland is about 26,428 with about 821 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $295,231, which is roughly 40% higher than the Average Home Value of $177,874 for the state of Maine, and roughly 36% higher than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $73,899, which is roughly 27% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $53,830 for the state of Maine, and roughly 22% higher higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

South Portland Population 26,428
Average Home Value $295,231
Median Household Income $73,899
Median Age 43.2
Unemployment Rate 4.1%
Politics 65.72% Democratic

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 1.28
Male Population Estimate: 49.1%
Female Population Estimate: 50.9%
Median Age: 43.2
Male Median Age: 21.2
Female Median Age: 23.8

Racial Demographic Estimates

White:88.3%
Black:5.2%
Hispanic:2.9%
Asian:2.1%
Other:0.6%
Indian:0.3%
Hawaiian:0.1%

Voting

Cumberland County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Susan Collins
U.S. Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
Angus King
U.S. Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
Janet Mills
State governor
Janet Mills
Democratic Party

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 65.72%
Republican: 30.41%
Libertarian: 1.51%
Other: 1.26%
Green: 1.1%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of South Portland specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Cumberland County: About 1.08037 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Cumberland County: About 128.346 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Cumberland County is about 73% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 55% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for South Portland is about 4.1%.

Maine is ranked #11 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 68.97 out of 100.

11st out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 72.42

The average living wage for the state of Maine is $32.41/hr, while the states minimum wage is $12.15/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Maine a minimum wage score of 81.24 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $6.08/hr, which gives Maine a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 35.6 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Maine is $307.18, resulting in a UI benefit score of 100 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
Maine does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
Maine does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Maine does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
Maine does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
Maine does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Maine does provide some form of paid family leave.
Maine does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Maine does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Maine does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Maine does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Maine does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Maine does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
Maine does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Maine does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
Maine does not have a "right-to-work" law.
Maine does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Maine does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Maine does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Maine does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Maine does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 04106
Latitude: 43.631000
Longitude: -70.289500
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: Northeast
Average Elevation: 59.7 ft.
Area Code(s): 207