South Portland is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 25,577 people and six constituent neighborhoods, South Portland is the fourth largest community in Maine.
South Portland real estate is some of the most expensive in Maine, although South Portland house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
South Portland is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.89% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, South Portland is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Portland who work in office and administrative support (14.82%), sales jobs (11.53%), and management occupations (9.90%).
Also of interest is that South Portland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
South Portland is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
South Portland is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.65% of adults in South Portland have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in South Portland in 2010 was $30,608, which is wealthy relative to Maine, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,432 for a family of four. However, South Portland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call South Portland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Portland residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in South Portland include English, French , German, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in South Portland is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Vietnamese.