Portland is the biggest city of Maine. In the year 2013, the city had a population of 66,318, growing 3 percent since the date of 2000, while the urban side had a population of 203,914. The Greater Portland metropolitan region is home to over a large portion of a million individuals, more than 33% of Maine’s total population. Visitors visit Portland’s noteworthy Old Port district along Portland Harbor, in the fore River and some piece of Casco Bay and the Arts District, which keeps running along Congress Street in the focal point of the city. Portland Head Light is situated in adjacent Cape Elizabeth and marks the passageway to Portland Harbor.
POPULATION OF PORTLAND(MAINE) IN 2016:
The city had a population of 66,131 in 2011, 66,218 in 2012, 66,318 in 2013, 66,666 in 2014.
Therefore, to get the projected population of 2015, we need to take an average of the trend of population from the year 2011-2014. Calculating the average, the estimated population of the year 2015 is 66,799.75. By getting the 2015 data, the predicted population of the year 2016 is 66,933.5.
The city seal portrays a phoenix ascending from ashes, which adjusts to the city’s motto, Resurgam, which means, I will rise once more in Latin. The motto alludes to Portland’s recoveries from four destroying fires. The city has a low unemployment level when contrasted with national and state midpoints, 6.8% in January 2011. The city and encompassing communities additionally have higher earnings than most other Maine communities.
The downtown region of Portland, also including the Arts District and the Old Port have a high centralization of eating and drinking establishments, with numerous more to be found all through whatever remains of the peninsula, peripheral neighborhoods and neighboring communities. The city positions among the top urban cities in eateries and bars per capita. As per the Maine Restaurant Association, it is right now home to around 230 eateries/restaurants. A number of these establishments take into account niche markets in the culinary world, maybe most remarkably the harvest of sea cucumbers that are basically sent out to Asian markets.
It has a council manager style government that is point by point in the city charter. The nationals of city are represented by a nine member council which makes strategy, passes laws, chooses the city manager and supervises the metropolitan government. The city council of nine individuals is chosen by the citizens of Portland. The city has five voting regions, with every locale choosing a city councilor to represent their neighborhood interests for a term of three years. There are likewise four members from the city board who are chosen at-large.
Beside the fundamental city council there is likewise an elected school board for the Portland Public School framework. The school board is made in the same way of the city council with five area members, four individuals and one chairman.
There are additionally three students from the local secondary schools chose to serve on the board. There are numerous different boards and committees, for example, the Planning Committee, Board of Appeals and Harbor Commission and so on. These committees and boards have restricted power in their particular territories of expertise. Members from boards and panels are delegated by city council members.
During November 5, 2013, the city voters overwhelmingly agreed a mandate to legitimize the ownership and private utilization of cannabis for grown-ups, making the city the first region in the Eastern United States to do as such.
The city has turned into Maine’s monetary capital in light of the fact that the city has Maine’s biggest port, biggest population and is near Boston. Throughout the years, the economy has moved from fishing, manufacturing and horticulture. Most financial related services associations, for example, Bank of America, and Key Bank base their Maine operations in the city. Maine Bank & Trust, ImmuCell Corp and Pioneer Telephone have their base here and the city’s neighboring urban cities of South Portland, Westbrook and Scarborough, give homes to different organizations. From the year 1867, Burnham & Morrill Co., producer of B&M Baked Beans, has had it’s plant out here in the city of Portland.