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Portland
  • Town in Maine

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade A

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Portland is a town in Maine with a population of 66,595. Portland is in Cumberland County and is one of the best places to live in Maine. Living in Portland offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Portland there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Portland and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Portland are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$289,000
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,124
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    129.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    4.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    43.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    64.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    272.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,196.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    111.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    22%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  12%

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