is a city located in Cumberland County, Maine
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 23,324.
Geography\nSouth Portland is located at 43°37'54" North, 70°16'22" West (43.631549, -70.272724)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 37.0 km²
). 31.1 km² (12.0 mi²) of it is land and 6.0 km² (2.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 16.15% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 23,324 people, 10,047 households, and 6,038 families residing in the city. The population density
is 751.1/km² (1,944.7/mi²). There are 10,349 housing units at an average density of 333.3/km² (862.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 95.80% White, 0.63% African American
, 0.33% Native American
, 1.59% Asian
, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. 1.13% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 10,047 households out of which 27.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% are married couples living together, 11.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.9% are non-families. 30.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.27 and the average family size is 2.85.
In the city the population is spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $42,770, and the median income for a family is $52,833. Males have a median income of $32,256 versus $28,630 for females. The per capita income for the city is $22,781. 6.7% of the population and 4.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.5% are under the age of 18 and 7.2% are 65 or older.