South Portland ranked 31st in state for resident earnings in 2017


South Portland ranked 31st among cities in Maine by annual earnings per resident, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

The median income of South Portland residents was an inflation-adjusted $30,285 per year. South Portland had 10,663 households in 2017, with a population of 25,431.

The city with the highest median resident income in the state was Cumberland Center. Cumberland Center's median income was $57,026 per year after adjusting for inflation – $26,741 more than South Portland. It had 892 households in 2017 and a population of 2,492.

Castine had the lowest annual resident income among cities in Maine, with a median income of only $5,147 per year. That was $25,138 less than the median income in South Portland at the time. Castine had 149 households in 2017 and a population of 857.

The table below shows the top 100 cities ranked by median annual resident earnings in 2017.

Top 100 cities by earnings per resident (2017)
Rank
City
Earnings per resident ($$$)
1
Cumberland Center
57,026
2
Cousins Island
51,528
3
Bowdoinham
46,818
4
West Kennebunk
46,786
5
Falmouth
46,266
6
Naples
41,790
7
Steep Falls
40,545
8
Berwick
39,800
9
Cape Neddick
38,867
10
Falmouth Foreside
36,838
11
Scarborough
36,557
12
Brunswick Station
36,477
13
Hampden
36,291
14
Lake Arrowhead
35,849
15
Newcastle
35,625
16
Yarmouth
35,154
17
Kennebunkport
34,453
18
Kittery
34,388
19
Topsham
33,351
20
Winterport
32,955
21
Damariscotta
32,813
22
Kennebunk
32,207
23
South Eliot
31,793
24
Oxford
31,766
25
Gray
31,635
26
Freeport
31,467
27
North Windham
31,392
28
Saco
30,912
29
Westbrook
30,704
30
Belfast
30,634
31
South Portland
30,285
32
Blue Hill
30,000
33
Farmingdale
29,882
34
Mechanic Falls
29,625
35
Richmond
29,292
36
Old Orchard Beach
29,008
37
Camden
28,613
38
Portland
28,606
39
Anson
28,590
40
Brewer
28,456
41
Chisholm
28,365
42
Lisbon Falls
27,863
43
Littlejohn Island
27,841
44
Woodland
27,574
45
Winthrop
27,396
46
Winslow
27,351
47
York Harbor
27,083
48
Randolph
27,063
49
Auburn
26,895
50
Gardiner
26,566
51
Hallowell
26,336
52
Kittery Point
26,222
53
Mapleton
26,182
54
Ellsworth
26,031
55
Winter Harbor
25,938
56
Rockland
25,861
57
Bath
25,813
58
Little Falls
25,469
59
Milford
25,385
60
Boothbay Harbor
24,948
61
Thomaston
24,926
62
Sanford
24,881
63
North Berwick
24,819
64
Southwest Harbor
24,464
65
Ashland
24,417
66
Brunswick
24,225
67
Clinton
24,037
68
Gorham
23,985
69
Guilford
23,775
70
Biddeford
23,725
71
Dexter
23,442
72
Livermore Falls
23,407
73
Augusta
23,286
74
Newport
23,202
75
Searsport
23,012
76
Wilton
22,794
77
Bar Harbor
22,635
78
Oakland
22,480
79
Alfred
22,466
80
Madawaska
22,331
81
Lewiston
22,054
82
Caribou
22,045
83
Bangor
21,873
84
Presque Isle
21,381
85
Bridgton
21,353
86
Millinocket
21,334
87
Washburn
21,250
88
Greenville
21,230
89
Calais
20,795
90
Skowhegan
20,757
91
East Millinocket
20,723
92
Wiscasset
20,642
93
Mexico
20,564
94
Pittsfield
20,523
95
Blaine
20,278
96
Casco
20,036
97
Houlton
20,034
98
Fryeburg
20,000
99
Waterville
19,844
100
Norway
19,744
* All values are inflation-adjusted

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