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 25,556 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.
Unlike some cities, South Portland isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in South Portland are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, South Portland is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Portland who work in office and administrative support (14.23%), sales jobs (11.14%), and management occupations (9.70%).
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.
The education level of South Portland ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in South Portland, 40.19% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in South Portland in 2010 was $31,164, which is wealthy relative to Maine, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,656 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.