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Portland has the 410th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 1.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Portland area is 2%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Portland has the 89th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Portland is below average at $46,520, and the median cost of a home in Portland is $236,000, which is above the national average. 45% of workers in Portland hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 91% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Portland. 77% of Portland workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 12% walk. People in Portland spend an average of 18 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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Portland CareerCenter

151 Jetport Boulevard
Portland, ME 4102