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Overview
Population:66,235
Pop. Change:3%
State: Maine
Metro Area: Portland-South Portland-Biddeford Metro Area
County: Cumberland County
City:Portland
Zip Code:04103, 04101, ... 6 total
Real Estate:For Sale  For Rent
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Portland's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Portland-South Portland-Biddeford Metro Area

Profile: Mid-sized coastal city/town complex  Location: Southern Maine on the Atlantic Coast at Casco Bay Elevation: 63 Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

PROCON
Historic interest Harsh winters
Attractive townsHome prices
Educated populationLow ethnic diversity

Interesting Facts about Portland, Maine

As of 2014, Portland's population is 66,235 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.17 percent.

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The median home cost in Portland is $244,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.40 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Portland's cost of living is 17.50% Higher than the U.S. average.

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Portland public schools spend $15,419 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 11.6 students per teacher in Portland.

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The unemployment rate in Portland is 4.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Portland jobs have Increased by 0.81 percent.


Ranked #4 America’s Best Cities for Foodies
Ranked #5 Most Secure Places to Live in the U.S. (Large Metro Areas)
Ranked #15 Most Secure Large Cities in the U.S.
Ranked #20 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
Ranked #21 Most Competitive Private Colleges
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Map Of Portland

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Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Portland's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes