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South Portland is a city in Cumberland County, in the Portland metro area.

The latitude of South Portland is 43.641N. The longitude is -70.241W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 23 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,553.


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Median household income
Local
$42,770
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our South Portland demographic reports
South Portland is on Casco Bay, at the mouth of the Fore River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 43. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: Portland Harbor Museum, Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse/Portland Harbor Museum
Colleges and universities: Southern Maine Technical College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 154

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Sections below provide additional information and links about South Portland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cumberland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Portland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 04102 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

5% of South Portland residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the South Portland ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in South Portland was $22,781, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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28% of South Portland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in South Portland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $575.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,015.


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Libraries in South Portland include South Portland - Memorial Branch Library, South Portland Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in South Portland include South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Sentry

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The average commute time for South Portland workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in South Portland between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in South Portland include Amerisuites, Comfort Inn-S Portland, Days Inn, Hampton Inn, Howard Johnson South Portland, Portland Marriott, Sheraton South Portland.

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