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South Portland is a town in Maine with a population of 25,548. South Portland is in Cumberland County and is one of the best places to live in Maine. Living in South Portland offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In South Portland there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in South Portland and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in South Portland are above average.

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About South Portland...
Population
25,548

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$257,200
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,305
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    89.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    66.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    31.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    151.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,966.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    74
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  12%

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