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Boston, MA vs Portland, ME

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Highlights
- Portland is 78% less densely populated than Boston.
- People are 13.2% more likely to be married in Portland.
- The Median Age is 4.0 years older in Portland.

People
 Boston, MAPortland, MEUnited States
 669,15866,715321,004,407
 602,60966,138308,745,538
 589,14164,249285,036,114
 574,28364,358251,960,433
 16.5%3.7%27.4%
 13.6%3.8%12.6%
 13,8443,09391
 48223,531,905
 4148264,837
 323637.8
 51.9%50.4%50.8%
 48.1%49.6%49.2%
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 Est. Total Population By Age
 Boston, MAPortland, MEUnited States
 5.2%5.3%6.2%
 4.3%4.5%6.4%
 4.1%4.2%6.5%
 2.7%2.6%3.9%
 7.1%3.1%4.1%
 8.3%8.1%5.6%
 23.8%20.8%13.7%
 12.5%12.7%12.7%
 11.1%13.0%13.4%
 5.3%6.8%6.7%
 4.6%5.4%6.0%
 6.2%7.5%8.6%
 3.2%4.0%4.4%
 1.5%2.2%1.9%
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 Race
 Boston, MAPortland, MEUnited States
 44.9%81.1%61.5%
 22.7%8.6%12.3%
 9.4%3.8%5.3%
 0.2%0.1%0.7%
 0.0%0.0%0.2%
 1.0%0.2%0.2%
 2.4%2.6%2.3%
 19.4%3.6%17.6%
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 Family
 Boston, MAPortland, MEUnited States
 263,22930,167118,825,921
 126,88513,40278,298,703
 136,34416,76540,527,218
 2.362.142.63
 32.6%36.8%50.2%
 67.4%63.2%49.8%
 29.7%36.0%48.2%
 2.8%0.8%2.0%
 55.9%45.9%33.1%
 4.1%4.8%5.8%
 7.5%12.5%10.9%
 22.6%28.5%31.1%
 34.4%44.4%42.3%
 24.2%17.6%16.3%
 18.7%9.6%10.3%

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Reviews for Boston    114 Reviews
Overrated - 5/15/2019
I rated "Just Okay" because Boston did offer a few things that other cities didn't. The schools are good, the public transit is OK and it's proximity to NYC is a winner.... Read More

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Boston Is Not For Everyone - 4/23/2019
I've lived in Boston 11+ years. Pros: history; Victorian and Colonial architecture; healthcare quality and options; cultural and economic opportunity; smart people move... Read More

history - 2/22/2019
i went there on a vacay and it was... Read More

Reviews for Portland    33 Reviews
bad experience!! - 9/21/2018
I found out I was allergic to corn on the cob here. I would give Portland twelve thumbs downs if I could. My friend told me there was a subway here and I thought he... Read More
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Gentrification - 2/26/2017
There is a deliberate gentrification of Portland going on. While that may sound wonderful to the wealthy and well fed, its having profound affects on those who are not.... Read More

Why would someone write a fake review - 8/24/2016
Why do people write fake reviews? Do you somehow have a grudge against a certain city? How odd. Nobody lived in Portland, ME for any length of time wouldn't know the... Read More

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