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Welcome to Portland ...
Portland was established in 1632.
When the people of Portland refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Portlander<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Portland has a population of 66,455 people<3> (see below for details).
The community of Portland is near sea level<4>.
Time Zone: Portland lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Portland lies within the (207) area code.
The ZIP codes for Portland: 04101-04104, 04109, 04112, 04122-04124<5>
Websites for Portland ...
Official Website: www.ci.portland.me.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.portlandregion.com/
Junior League: www.jlpmaine.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Portland had an population of 66,455 people. This is an increase of 0.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.43% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Portland had a population of 66,194 people (or 23.5% of the total population of Cumberland County). This makes Portland the county's most populous community.
The population of Portland represents 4.98% of the population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 66,194 people, the population of Portland increased 3.03% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 64,249 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Portland.
Communities Also Named Portland ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 32 communities that are also named Portland - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado (2), Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (3), Michigan, Missouri, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Portland.
Communities near Portland ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Portland.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Portland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Portland.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Portland. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Portland.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Portland. Our list includes 263 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Portland.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Portland ...
Looking for more information about Portland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Portland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Portland.
Adding Portland to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Portland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Portland was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1860.
We also found Portland in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Portland.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Portland: www.ci.portland.me.us/
The official website for Cumberland County: www.cumberlandcounty.org/
The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 28 Nov 2023