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Welcome to South Portland ...

The coastal city of South Portland is located in Cumberland County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for South Portland: S. Portland

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, South Portland has a population of 25,632 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of South Portland.

South Portland is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: South Portland lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

South Portland is within the boundaries of the (207) area code.

The ZIP codes for South Portland: 04106, 04116<4>

Websites for South Portland ...

Official Website: www.southportland.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, South Portland had an population of 25,632 people. This is an increase of 2.52% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.9% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, South Portland had a population of 25,002 people (or 8.88% of the total population of Cumberland County). This makes South Portland the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of South Portland represents 1.88% of the total population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 25,002 people, the population of South Portland increased 7.19% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 23,324 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for South Portland.

Communities Also Named South Portland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named South Portland - it's located in Oregon.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for South Portland.

Communities near South Portland ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near South Portland.

  • Biddeford [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biddeford
    • Biddeford [York County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of South Portland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,500 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biddeford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biddeford<6>
  • Saco [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saco
    • Saco [York County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of South Portland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,121 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saco<6>
  • Westbrook [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westbrook
    • Westbrook [Cumberland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of South Portland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,267 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westbrook<6>
  • Windham [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windham
    • Windham [Cumberland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of South Portland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,915 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windham have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windham<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gorham [Cumberland County]
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      • Gorham [Cumberland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of South Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,962 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorham have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gorham<6>
    • Falmouth [Cumberland County]
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      • Falmouth [Cumberland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of South Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,440 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falmouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falmouth<6>
    • Standish [Cumberland County]
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      • Standish [Cumberland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of South Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,197 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standish have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standish
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Standish<6>
    • Old Orchard Beach [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Orchard Beach
      • Old Orchard Beach [York County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of South Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,095 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Orchard Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Orchard Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Orchard Beach<6>
    • Freeport [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeport
      • Freeport [Cumberland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of South Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,633 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Freeport<6>
    • Yarmouth [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yarmouth
      • Yarmouth [Cumberland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of South Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,602 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yarmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yarmouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yarmouth<6>

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 South Portland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for South Portland.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of South 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 South Portland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around South Portland. See our Newspapers Page for South Portland.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Portland ...

Looking for more information about South 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 South Portland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for South Portland.

Adding South Portland to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of South Portland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for South Portland was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found South Portland on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Maine (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for South Portland on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Maine

About Cumberland County

About Maine

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for South Portland: www.southportland.org/

The official website for Cumberland County: www.cumberlandcounty.org/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maine's counties, including Cumberland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for South Portland.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around South Portland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as South Portland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether South Portland or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- South Portland) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for South Portland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South PortlandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Portland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6344, Longitude: -70.2522    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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