Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME

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2019 Population
111,090
0.127% 1-year growth
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
2019 Median Age
38.2
1.06% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
13.6%
5.3% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$62,074
5.5% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$268,300
5.59% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
60,182
0.598% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME had a population of 111k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $62,074. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME grew from 110,949 to 111,090, a 0.127% increase and its median household income grew from $58,840 to $62,074, a 5.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.74%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.66%), and White (Hispanic) (1.92%). 12% of the households in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

95.2% of the residents in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cumberland County (Southeast)--Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME are University of Southern Maine (1,735 degrees awarded in 2019), Southern Maine Community College (808 degrees), and Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook (213 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME was $268,300, and the homeownership rate was 51.8%. Most people in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME is home to a population of 111k people, from which 95.2% are citizens. As of 2019, 10% of Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME residents were born outside of the country (11.1k people).

In 2019, there were 12.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (94.1k people) in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.48k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.11k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME are French (Incl. Cajun) (2,363 speakers), Spanish (1,762 speakers), and Swahili or Other Languages of Central, Eastern, & Southern Africa (1,502 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    94.1k ± 689
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.48k ± 652
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    3.11k ± 439
2.7%
Hispanic Population
3k people

In 2019, there were 12.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (94.1k people) in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.48k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.11k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.7% of the people in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME are hispanic (3k people).

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. French (Incl. Cajun)
    2,363 speakers (2.23%)
  2. Spanish
    1,762 speakers (1.67%)
  3. Swahili or Other Languages of Central, Eastern, & Southern Africa
    1,502 speakers (1.42%)

12% of Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME was French (Incl. Cajun). 2.23% of the overall population of Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME are native French (Incl. Cajun) speakers. 1.67% speak Spanish and 1.42% speak Swahili or Other Languages of Central, Eastern, & Southern Africa, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
11.1k people
10.4%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
11.5k people

As of 2019, 10% of Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME residents (11.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME was 10.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

38
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.9

In 2019, the median age of all people in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME was 38.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Eastern Africa, Not Specified
    1,446 ± 928 people
  2. Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
    1,023 ± 782 people
  3. Somalia
    932 ± 746 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME was Eastern Africa, Not Specified, the natal country of 1,446 Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME residents, followed by Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) with 1,023 and Somalia with 932.

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Citizenship

95.2%
2019 Citizenship
94.8%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 95.2% of Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME was 94.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,722 ± 247
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    780 ± 193
  3. Korea
    515 ± 137

Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Maine, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Maine (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Maine. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maine.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Maine across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME is $62,074. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME was Biddeford & Saco Cities PUMA, ME with a value of $82,113, followed by Bath City & Brunswick PUMA, ME and York (West) & Cumberland (West) Counties PUMA, ME, with respective values of $71,508 and $68,064.

Males in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME have an average income that is 1.18 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,148. The income inequality in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME (measured using the Gini index) is 0.432, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME employs 60.2k people. The largest industries in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME are Restaurants & Food Services (5,241 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,586 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,474 people), and the highest paying industries are Veterinary services ($108,121), Offices of physicians ($101,189), and Legal services ($90,162).

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,074
2019 value
± $1,757
5.5%
1 Year Growth
± 4.04%

Households in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME have a median annual income of $62,074, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $58,840 in 2018, which represents a 5.5% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$62,529
Average Male Salary in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME
± $8,752
$53,148
Average Female Salary in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME
± $7,346

In 2019, full-time male employees in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME made 1.18 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME
  1. White
    $51,734 ± $5,403
  2. Other
    $38,857 ± $33,426
  3. Two or More Races
    $36,003 ± $20,465

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME workers was White. These workers were paid 1.33 times more than Other workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME.

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Wage Distribution

0.432
2019 Wage GINI in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME
0.438
2018 Wage GINI in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME

In 2019, the income inequality in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME was 0.432 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.3% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME was Biddeford & Saco Cities PUMA, ME with a value of $82,113, followed by Bath City & Brunswick PUMA, ME and York (West) & Cumberland (West) Counties PUMA, ME, with respective values of $71,508 and $68,064.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME (14.8k out of 109k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    10,303 ± 713
  2. Black
    3,027 ± 424
  3. Two Or More
    835 ± 243

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

60.2k
2019 Value
−0.598%
1 Year decline
± −0.598%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME declined at a rate of −0.598%, from 60.5k employees to 60.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME, are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,650 people), Other managers (1,459 people), and Waiters & waitresses (1,445 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,650 people), Other managers (1,459 people), and Waiters & waitresses (1,445 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME has an unusually high number of residents working as Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers (16.6 times higher than expected), Web developers (6.37 times), and Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors (6.24 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME, by average salary, are Physicians ($201,970), Chief executives & legislators ($148,954), and Architects, except landscape and naval ($145,427).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

60.2k
2019 Value
−0.598%
1 Year decline
± −0.598%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME declined at a rate of −0.598%, from 60.5k employees to 60.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,241 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,586 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,474 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME, though some of these residents may live in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,241 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,586 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,474 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME has an unusually high number of Water transportation (9.29 times higher than expected), Ship & boat building (4.42 times), and Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (3.87 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME, by average salary, are Veterinary services ($108,121), Offices of physicians ($101,189), and Legal services ($90,162).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $8.2B
  2. $5.03B
  3. $4.23B

In 2018, the top outbound Maine product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $8.2B, followed by Gasoline ($5.03B) and Newsprint/paper ($4.23B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maine products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$56.2B
2018 Value in Maine
$103B
Projected 2045 Value in Maine
83.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound Maine trade was $56.2B. This is expected to increase 83.9% to $103B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maine trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $5.75B
  2. $5.7B
  3. $3.33B

In 2018, the top outbound Maine domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Hampshire with $5.75B, followed by Massachusetts with $5.7B and New York and $3.33B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maine shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Maine went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 46.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.5%), followed by Gary Johnson (4.94%). The most partisan county was Cumberland County, ME with 59.9% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing the state of Maine. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Maine
46.3% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Maine
  1. 59.9% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 58.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 57.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Maine was Cumberland County, ME with 59.9% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Maine colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Maine

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Susan Collins
Senator from Maine2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Angus King
Senator from Maine1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing Maine.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Maine over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Maine

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maine have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Cumberland County (Southeast)--Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME awarded 2,987 degrees. The student population of Cumberland County (Southeast)--Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME is skewed towards women, with 6,359 male students and 9,404 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cumberland County (Southeast)--Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME are White (2,450 and 82.9%), followed by Unknown (126 and 4.26%), Black or African American (118 and 3.99%), and Hispanic or Latino (84 and 2.84%).

The largest universities in Cumberland County (Southeast)--Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME by number of degrees awarded are University of Southern Maine (1,735 and 58.1%), Southern Maine Community College (808 and 27.1%), and Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook (213 and 7.13%).

The most popular majors in Cumberland County (Southeast)--Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME are General Business Administration & Management (229 and 7.67%), Registered Nursing (210 and 7.03%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (200 and 6.7%).

The median tuition costs in Cumberland County (Southeast)--Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME are $35,694 for private four year colleges, and $7,868 and $20,692 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 68 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 143 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 113 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Cumberland County (Southeast)--Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME was Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, & Treatment Professions with 68 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Cumberland County (Southeast)--Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,735 degrees awarded
  2. 808 degrees awarded
  3. 213 degrees awarded
$7,868
Median In-State Public
$35,694
Median Private

In 2019, the Cumberland County (Southeast)--Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Southern Maine with 1,735 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,056
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,931
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 1,056 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cumberland County (Southeast)--Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME, which is 0.547 times less than the 1,931 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Cumberland County (Southeast)--Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,450 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    126 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    118 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Cumberland County (Southeast)--Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME was White students. These 2,450 degrees mean that there were 19.4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 126 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME was $268,300 in 2019, which is 1.12 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $254,100 to $268,300, a 5.59% increase. The homeownership rate in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME is 51.8%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$268,300
2019 Median
± $5,881
$254,100
2018 Median
± $4,599

In 2019, the median property value in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME grew to to $268,300 from the previous year's value of $254,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$62,074
Median Household Income
± $1,757
49.5k
Number of Households
± 1,384

In 2019, the median household income of the 49.5k households in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME grew to $62,074 from the previous year's value of $58,840.

The following chart displays the households in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

51.8%
2019 Homeownership
51.1%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 51.8% of the housing units in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 51.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.39% of the workforce in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (70.9%)
  2. Walked (8.93%)
  3. Carpooled (8.12%)

In 2019, 70.9% of workers in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (8.93%) and those who carpooled to work (8.12%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

93.5% of the population of Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME has health coverage, with 54.4% on employee plans, 14.7% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 0.921% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Maine was $9,531 in 2014. This is a 4.36% increase from the previous year ($9,133).

Primary care physicians in Maine see 899 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.111% increase from the previous year (898 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1484 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 202 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Aroostook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15%). Additionally, Aroostook County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Maine.
899 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Maine

Primary care physicians in Maine see an average of 899 patients per year. This represents a 0.111% increase from the previous year (898 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Maine in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,531
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Maine
$5,015
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,504
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,325
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maine (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.36%, from $9,133 to $9,531.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.48%
Uninsured
54.4%
Employer Coverage
14.7%
Medicaid
11%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
0.921%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME declined by 12.4% from 7.4% to 6.48%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 15% prevalence
  2. 13.1% prevalence
  3. 12.3% prevalence

Aroostook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maine, at 15%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Maine by county over multiple years.

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