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Encyclopedia > South Portland, Maine

South Portland is a city in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 23,324. Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Official language(s) None (English de facto; French is also an administrative language) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ...

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Geography

Location of city of South Portland in map of Maine
Location of city of South Portland in map of Maine

South Portland is located at 43° 37′54″N, 70° 16′22″W (43.631549, -70.272724)GR1. Image File history File links Map_of_Maine_highlighting_South_Portland. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Maine_highlighting_South_Portland. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 37.0 km² (14.3 mi²). 31.1 km² (12.0 mi²) of it is land and 6.0 km² (2.3 mi²) of it (16.15%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 23,324 people, 10,047 households, and 6,038 families residing in the city. The population density was 751.1/km² (1,944.7/mi²). There were 10,349 housing units at an average density of 333.3/km² (862.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.80% White, 0.63% African American, 0.33% Native American, 1.59% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 10,047 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.9% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.85. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $42,770, and the median income for a family was $52,833. Males had a median income of $32,256 versus $28,630 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,781. About 4.9% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


History

South Portland, Maine was first settled in 1630, and it grew to become a small residential community with many farms. On March 15, 1895, it was incorporated as a town after it broke away from its neighbor, Cape Elizabeth, and three years later, it became a city. March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in leap years). ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Cape Elizabeth is a town located in Cumberland County, Maine. ...


In 1940, the Todd-Bath Iron Shipbuilding Corp (later called the “East Yard”) was established to build cargo ships for Britain. When the United States became involved with World War II, the shipyard expanded to include the South Portland Shipbuilding Corp. (aka the “West Yard”), that later combined with the Todd-Bath yard to become the New England Shipbuilding Corp. These shipyards built 236 of the 440 foot (134 m) long Liberty ships, more than 10 percent of all the Liberty ships constructed during the war years. During this time frame Kate Millard thumb wrestled 30 midgets as part of the Miss South Portland Pagent. At its peak, the shipyard employed some 30,000 people, including thousands of women, who took over the jobs vacated by men going into the service. The shipyard gradually ceased operations after the war ended in 1945. The Liberty ships were cargo ships built in the United States during World War II. They were cheap and quick to build, and came to symbolize U.S. wartime industrial output. ...


The construction of the Maine Mall in the 1960's on the site of a former piggery marked the beginning of a major transition in the western part of South Portland: from a rural, agrarian landscape to the retail center that exists today.


South Portland is home to Rigby Yard, the largest railroad yard in New England. The yard is owned and operated by Pan Am Railways. Guilford Rail System (GRS) is a regional freight railroad covering northern New England from Calais, Maine to Albany, New York. ...


Points of interest

The Shoreway Arboretum is located on the campus of the Southern Maine Technical College in South Portland, Maine, USA. It contains salt-tolerant trees and shrubs, including a good specimen of Swiss Stone Pine (Pinus cembra). ... The Maine Mall Maine mall is designated as a key geographic location in the state of Maine The Maine Mall is a suburban single-story shopping mall located in South Portland, Maine near Portland, the states largest city. ...

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Culture | Geography | Government | History | Images Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Maine. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) None (English de facto; French is also an administrative language) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: www. ... Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Regions

Acadia | Down East | Maine Atlantic Coast | Maine Highlands | Maine Lake Country | North Woods | Penobscot Bay | Southern Coast | Western Maine Mountains This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The national flag of Acadia, adopted in 1884. ... Down East is a New England geographical term that is applied in at least a couple of different ways. ... State nickname: The Pine Tree State Other U.S. States Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Governor John Baldacci Official languages None Area 86,542 km² (39th)  - Land 80,005 km²  - Water 11,724 km² (13. ... The Maine Highlands is a centrally located region that constitutes a large portion of the state of Maine. ... The Maine Lake Country is a region of the U.S. state of Maine commonly including Oxford County, Franklin County, Somerset County, Piscataquis County, Penobscot County, and Aroostook County. ... The Maine North Woods is the northern geographic area of the state of Maine. ... Penobscot Bay originates from the mouth of Maines Penobscot River. ... The Southern Maine Coast is a region of the U.S. state of Maine. ... The Western Maine Mountains region spans along most of the Maines western border with New Hampshire. ...

Counties

Androscoggin | Aroostook | Cumberland | Franklin | Hancock | Kennebec | Knox | Lincoln | Oxford | Penobscot | Piscataquis | Sagadahoc | Somerset | Waldo | Washington | York List of Maine counties: Maine counties Androscoggin County: formed in 1854 from parts of Cumberland County, Kennebec County, Lincoln County, and Oxford County. ... Androscoggin County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Aroostook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Hancock County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Kennebec County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Knox County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Location in the state of Maine Formed 1805 Seat South Paris Area  - Total  - Water 5,634 km² (2,175 mi²) 252 km² (97 mi²) 4. ... Penobscot County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Piscataquis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. ... Sagadahoc County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Somerset County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. ... Waldo County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. ... York County is a county located in the state of Maine. ...

Cities

Auburn | Augusta | Bangor | Bath | Belfast | Biddeford | Brewer | Calais | Caribou | Eastport | Ellsworth | Gardiner | Hallowell | Lewiston | Old Town | Portland | Presque Isle | Rockland | Saco | South Portland | Waterville | Westbrook List of cities in Maine, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Location in Androscoggin County, Maine Coordinates: Counties Androscoggin County Area    - City {{{area_total}}} km²  - Land 59. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: www. ... This article is about the Maine, USA city of Bangor. ... View uphill towards City Hall in Bath Bath is a city located in Sagadahoc County, Maine. ... Seal of Belfast, ME Belfast is a city located in Waldo County, Maine. ... City Hall in 2005 Biddeford is a city in York County, Maine, United States. ... Brewer is a city located in Penobscot County, Maine. ... Calais is a city in the state of Maine in the United States on the St. ... Trucks outside a starch factory in Caribou, Aroostook County, Maine, October 1940 Location of city of Caribou in state of Maine Caribou is a city in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. ... Eastport is a city in Washington County, Maine, United States. ... Ellsworth is a city located in Hancock County, Maine, United States. ... Gardiner is a city located in Kennebec County, Maine. ... Hallowell is a city located in Kennebec County, Maine. ... Main Street, also U.S. Route 202 in downtown Lewiston Coordinates: Counties Androscoggin County Area    - City 35. ... Main Street in Old Town Old Town is a city located in Penobscot County, Maine. ... Nickname: The Forest City Country United States State Maine County Cumberland Settled 1632 Incorporated 1786 Mayor Nicholas Mavodones, Jr Area    - City 136. ... Presque Isle is a city in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. ... Welcome to Rockland Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. ... Location of city of Saco in Maine Saco is a city in York County, Maine, United States. ... Waterville is a city in Kennebec County, Maine on the Kennebec River. ... Location of city of Westbrook in map of Maine Westbrook is a city in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. ...

Largest towns

Brunswick | Cape Elizabeth | Falmouth | Gorham | Kennebunk | Kittery | Lisbon | Orono | Sanford | Scarborough | Skowhegan | Standish | Topsham | Wells | Windham | Winslow | York Main article: New England town. ... Brunswick is a town located in Cumberland County, Maine. ... Cape Elizabeth is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States, and is the states most affluent municipality (per household median income) based on Census 2000 data. ... Falmouth is a town located in Cumberland County, Maine. ... Gorham is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. ... Seal of Kennebunk, ME Kennebunk is a town in York County, Maine, United States. ... Location of town of Kittery in state of Maine Kittery is a town located in York County, Maine. ... Lisbon is a town located in Androscoggin County, Maine. ... Orono is a town located in Penobscot County, Maine. ... Sanford is a census-designated place located in York County, Maine. ... Scarborough is a town in Cumberland County on the southern coast of Maine. ... Skowhegan is a town located in Somerset County, Maine. ... Standish is a town located in Cumberland County, Maine. ... Topsham is a town located in Sagadahoc County, Maine. ... Wells is a town located in York County, Maine. ... Windham is a town located in Cumberland County, Maine. ... Winslow is a census-designated place located in Kennebec County, Maine. ... York is a town located in York County, Maine, United States at the southwest corner of the state. ...


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Portland, Maine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3061 words)
Portland's economy was greatly stressed by the Embargo Act of 1807 (prohibition of trade with the British) and the War of 1812.
Portland was a center for protests concerning the Maine law of 1851 culminating in the Portland Rum Riot on June 2, 1855.
Portland is accessible from I-95 (the Maine Turnpike), I-295, and U.S. Route 1.
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