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Living In South Portland, ME

A town located in Maine, South Portland has a population of approximately 25,000. With an average age of just over 40, the city's residents skew younger than most cities in Maine. Renters tend to be in the minority in South Portland, and 62% of residents own their homes. Relatively high rent costs could be playing a role, as the average rent of $1,098 per month is substantially higher than the state average of $852.

With an average commute time of about 21 minutes, shorter than most cities in the state, South Portland residents find that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Many residents (49%) commute to work by car, while public transit is not extensively used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.

There are four primary industries in South Portland: healthcare, retail, entertainment, and education. Together, these industries account for 31% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of just under $73,000, South Portland workers take home around $11,000 more than their peers elsewhere in the state. The city's average income, however, is fairly average compared to the national level of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), South Portland has a relatively large percentage of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 8% have earned a Master's or a Doctorate. Furthermore, 20% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.



Frequently Asked Questions About South Portland

What is the average rent in South Portland?

The average rent of a studio apartment in South Portland is $945 per month. For a one-bedroom apartment it's $1,310 per month. For a two-bedroom apartment the average rent is $2,182 per month.

What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in South Portland?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in South Portland is $1,310

Are there any cheap apartments for rent in South Portland?

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