This article, the nineteenth in a 50-state series, lists the largest cities in Maine by population size and provides demographic details for each city: total population, population by age group, racial composition of the population, land area, and population density. For purposes of this article, cities are incorporated municipalities and census-designated places (CDPs).

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1. **Largest Cities in Maine (2011)****:** Portland, ME

Located in southwestern Maine, Portland is the largest city in the state with an estimated population of 66,194.

Grouped by age, 17.1% of the population is under 18, 11.4% is 18 to 24, 33.1% is 25 to 44, 25.9% is 45 to 64, and 12.5% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 36.7.

The racial composition of the city is 85.0% White, 7.1% Black or African American, 0.5% Native American, 3.5% Asian, 1.2% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. The population is 3.0% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 21.2 square miles. The city’s population density is 3,122 people per square mile.

2. **Largest Cities in Maine (2011)****:** Lewiston, ME

Situated in southwestern Maine, Lewiston is the second largest city in the state with an estimated population of 36,592.

Classified by age, 22.1% of the population is under 18, 12.9% is 18 to 24, 24.1% is 25 to 44, 25.3% is 45 to 64, and 15.6% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 37.4.

The racial complexion of the city is 86.6% White, 8.7% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. The population is 2.0% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 34.1 square miles. The city’s population density is 1,073 people per square mile.

3. **Largest Cities in Maine (2011)****:** Bangor, ME

Located in southern Maine, Bangor is the third largest city in the state with an estimated population of 33,039.

Categorized by age, 17.8% of the population is under 18, 16.0% is 18 to 24, 26.0% is 25 to 44, 25.8% is 45 to 64, and 14.4% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 36.7.

The racial profile of the city is 93.1% White, 1.7% Black or African American, 1.2% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. The population is 1.5% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 34.4 square miles. The city’s population density is 960 people per square mile.

4. **Largest Cities in Maine (2011)****:** South Portland, ME

Situated in southwestern Maine, South Portland is the fourth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 25,002.

Sorted by age, 20.4% of the population is under 18, 9.7% is 18 to 24, 28.4% is 25 to 44, 27.8% is 45 to 64, and 13.7% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 39.4.

The racial makeup of the city is 91.1% White, 2.1% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 3.8% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. The population is 2.2% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 12.0 square miles. The city’s population density is 2,084 people per square mile.

5. **Largest Cities in Maine (2011)****:** Auburn, ME

Located in southwestern Maine, Auburn is the fifth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 23,055.

Arranged by age, 22.1% of the population is under 18, 8.6% is 18 to 24, 26.1% is 25 to 44, 27.9% is 45 to 64, and 15.3% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 39.9.

The racial mix of the city is 93.7% White, 2.5% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. The population is 1.5% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 59.8 square miles. The city’s population density is 386 people per square mile.

6. **Largest Cities in Maine (2011)****:** Biddeford, ME

Located in southwestern Maine, Biddeford is the sixth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 21,277.

Grouped by age, 18.7% of the population is under 18, 15.5% is 18 to 24, 24.3% is 25 to 44, 26.1% is 45 to 64, and 15.4% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 38.3.

The racial composition of the city is 94.8% White, 1.0% Black or African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. The population is 1.7% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 30.0 square miles. The city’s population density is 709 people per square mile.

7. **Largest Cities in Maine (2011)****:** Augusta, ME

Situated in southwestern Maine, Augusta is the state capitol and seventh largest city with an estimated population of 19,136.

Classified by age, 18.3% of the population is under 18, 8.2% is 18 to 24, 26.0% is 25 to 44, 29.4% is 45 to 64, and 18.1% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 43.2.

The racial complexion of the city is 94.1% White, 1.1% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. The population is 1.8% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 55.4 square miles. The city’s population density is 345 people per square mile.

8. **Largest Cities in Maine (2011)****:** Saco, ME

Located in southwestern Maine, Saco is the eighth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 18,482.

Categorized by age, 21.9% of the population is under 18, 7.7% is 18 to 24, 25.6% is 25 to 44, 30.5% is 45 to 64, and 14.3% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 41.9.

The racial profile of the city is 95.7% White, 0.7% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. The population is 1.3% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 38.5 square miles. The city’s population density is 480 people per square mile.

9. **Largest Cities in Maine (2011)****:** Westbrook, ME

Situated in southwestern Maine, Westbrook is the ninth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 17,494.

Sorted by age, 20.9% of the population is under 18, 8.3% is 18 to 24, 29.1% is 25 to 44, 26.5% is 45 to 64, and 15.2% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 39.4.

The racial makeup of the city is 92.3% White, 2.3% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. The population is 1.9% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 16.9 square miles. The city’s population density is 1,035 people per square mile.

10. **Largest Cities in Maine (2011)****:** Waterville, ME

Located in southwestern Maine, Waterville is the tenth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 15,722.

A significant part of the population is college-aged: the city is home to Colby College and Thomas College. Arranged by age, 17.9% of the population is under 18, 19.1% is 18 to 24, 21.7% is 25 to 44, 24.7% is 45 to 64, and 16.6% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 36.8.

The racial mix of the city is 93.9% White, 1.1% Black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.8% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. The population is 2.4% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 13.6 square miles. The city’s population density is 1,156 people per square mile.

11. **Largest Cities in Maine (2011)****:** Brunswick, ME

Located in southwestern Maine, Brunswick is the eleventh largest city in the state with an estimated population of 15,175.

A large part of the population is college-aged: the city is home to Bowdoin College. Arranged by age, 17.0% of the population is under 18, 16.4% is 18 to 24, 19.8% is 25 to 44, 27.2% is 45 to 64, and 19.6% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 41.6.

The racial mix of the city is 92.9% White, 1.5% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.5% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. The population is 2.8% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 46.8 square miles. The city’s population density is 324 people per square mile.

12. **Largest Cities in Maine (2011)****:** Sanford, ME

Situated in southwestern Maine, Sanford is the twelfth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 9,761.

Classified by age, 23.3% of the population is under 18, 9.3% is 18 to 24, 25.8% is 25 to 44, 26.4% is 45 to 64, and 15.2% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 37.9.

The racial complexion of the city is 93.9% White, 0.8% Black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 2.1% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. The population is 1.7% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 47.8 square miles. The city’s population density is 204 people per square mile.

13. **Largest Cities in Maine (2011)****:** Presque Isle, ME

Located in northeastern Maine, Presque Isle is the thirteenth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 9,692.

Arranged by age, 19.6% of the population is under 18, 12.3% is 18 to 24, 24.1% is 25 to 44, 27.8% is 45 to 64, and 16.2% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 40.2.

The racial mix of the city is 94.5% White, 0.6% Black or African American, 2.4% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. The population is 1.3% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 75.7 square miles. The city’s population density is 128 people per square mile.

14. **Largest Cities in Maine (2011)****:** Brewer, ME

Situated in southern Maine, Brewer is the fourteenth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 9,482.

Classified by age, 20.2% of the population is under 18, 8.9% is 18 to 24, 26.2% is 25 to 44, 27.6% is 45 to 64, and 17.1% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 41.1.

The racial complexion of the city is 95.4% White, 0.7% Black or African American, 0.8% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. The population is 1.2% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 15.1 square miles. The city’s population density is 628 people per square mile.

15. **Largest Cities in Maine (2011)****:** Orono, ME

Located in southeastern part of central Maine, Orono is the fifteenth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 9,474.

A substantial part of the population is college-aged: the city is home to the University of Maine. Arranged by age, 7.3% of the population is under 18, 60.6% is 18 to 24, 10.7% is 25 to 44, 11.2% is 45 to 64, and 10.2% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 21.6.

The racial mix of the city is 93.7% White, 1.2% Black or African American, 1.1% Native American, 2.0% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. The population is 1.5% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 18.2 square miles. The city’s population density is 521 people per square mile.

16. **Largest Cities in Maine (2011)****:** Old Orchard Beach, ME

Located in southwestern Maine, Old Orchard Beach is the sixteenth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 8,624.

Arranged by age, 14.3% of the population is under 18, 7.0% is 18 to 24, 24.1% is 25 to 44, 35.7% is 45 to 64, and 18.9% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 47.8.

The racial mix of the city is 96.2% White, 0.8% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. The population is 1.7% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 7.4 square miles. The city’s population density is 1,165 people per square mile.

17. **Largest Cities in Maine (2011)****:** Bath, ME

Situated in southwestern Maine, Bath is the seventeenth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 8,514.

Classified by age, 22.2% of the population is under 18, 8.2% is 18 to 24, 24.7% is 25 to 44, 28.5% is 45 to 64, and 16.4% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 41.0.

The racial complexion of the city is 95.1% White, 1.2% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. The population is 1.8% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 9.1 square miles. The city’s population density is 936 people per square mile.

18. **Largest Cities in Maine (2011)****:** Caribou, ME

Located in northeastern Maine, Caribou is the eighteenth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 8,189.

Arranged by age, 21.2% of the population is under 18, 7.1% is 18 to 24, 23.2% is 25 to 44, 29.3% is 45 to 64, and 19.2% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 44.0.

The racial mix of the city is 96.0% White, 0.4% Black or African American, 1.4% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. The population is 0.8% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 79.3 square miles. The city’s population density is 103 people per square mile.

19. **Largest Cities in Maine (2011)****:** Old Town, ME

Situated in the southeastern part of central Maine, Old Town is the nineteenth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 7,840.

Classified by age, 17.9% of the population is under 18, 20.3% is 18 to 24, 24.3% is 25 to 44, 23.6% is 45 to 64, and 13.4% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 33.0.

The racial complexion of the city is 93.1% White, 0.9% Black or African American, 1.6% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. The population is 1.3% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 38.3 square miles. The city’s population density is 205 people per square mile.

20. **Largest Cities in Maine (2011)****:** Winslow, ME

Located in southwestern Maine, Winslow is the twentieth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 7,794.

Arranged by age, 17.8% of the population is under 18, 11.3% is 18 to 24, 23.1% is 25 to 44, 30.0% is 45 to 64, and 17.8% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 43.6.

The racial mix of the city is 96.0% White, 0.4% Black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. The population is 1.1% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 36.8 square miles. The city’s population density is 212 people per square mile.

Source(s):

“American Fact Finder,” U.S. Census Bureau

“Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2000,” U.S. Census Bureau