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Maine is a state located in Northeastern United States. According to the 2010 United States Census, Maine is the 9th least populous state, with 1,328,361 inhabitants, but the 12th smallest by land area spanning 30,842.92 square miles (79,882.8 km2) of land. Maine is divided into 16 counties and contains 488 incorporated municipalities consisting of cities, towns, and plantations.

The list, for each city, shows the population in 2010, the population estimate of 2019, the growth/shrinking percentage between the three, and the date of incorporation as a city. Maine has 23 incorporated cities, listed in the below table. Towns in Maine with significantly large populations include Brunswick and Scarborough with populations of 20,535 and 20,991, respectively, as of 2019.

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List of cities

 †  County seat
 ††  State capital and county seat

2019 Rank City 2019 Estimate 2010 Census Change County Incorporation (town) Incorporation (city)
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 Portland † 66,215 66,194 &10000000000000000031724+0.03% Cumberland 1786 1833
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 Lewiston 36,225 36,592 Template:Number table sorting/negative−1.00% Androscoggin 1795 1862
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 Bangor † 32,262 33,039 Template:Number table sorting/negative−2.35% Penobscot 1791 1834
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 South Portland 25,532 25,002 &10000000000000002119830+2.12% Cumberland 1895 1898
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 Auburn † 23,414 23,055 &10000000000000001557145+1.56% Androscoggin 1842 1868
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 Biddeford 21,504 21,277 &10000000000000001066879+1.07% York 1653 1855
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 Sanford 21,223 20,798 &10000000000000002043465+2.04% York 1768 2013
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.&&&&&08 Saco 19,964 18,482 &10000000000000008018612+8.02% York 1775 1867
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09 Westbrook 19,074 17,494 &10000000000000009031668+9.03% Cumberland 1814 1891
&&&&&&&&&&&&&010.&&&&&010 Augusta †† 18,697 19,136 Template:Number table sorting/negative−2.29% Kennebec 1797 1849
&&&&&&&&&&&&&011.&&&&&011 Waterville 16,558 15,722 &10000000000000005317389+5.32% Kennebec 1802 1888
&&&&&&&&&&&&&012.&&&&&012 Brewer 9,035 9,482 Template:Number table sorting/negative−4.71% Penobscot 1812 1889
&&&&&&&&&&&&&013.&&&&&013 Presque Isle 9,007 9,692 Template:Number table sorting/negative−7.07% Aroostook 1859 1940
&&&&&&&&&&&&&014.&&&&&014 Bath † 8,338 8,514 Template:Number table sorting/negative−2.07% Sagadahoc 1781 1847
&&&&&&&&&&&&&015.&&&&&015 Ellsworth † 8,180 7,741 &10000000000000005671101+5.67% Hancock 1800 1869
&&&&&&&&&&&&&016.&&&&&016 Caribou 7,593 8,189 Template:Number table sorting/negative−7.28% Aroostook 1859 1967
&&&&&&&&&&&&&017.&&&&&017 Old Town 7,431 7,840 Template:Number table sorting/negative−5.22% Penobscot 1840 1891
&&&&&&&&&&&&&018.&&&&&018 Rockland † 7,165 7,297 Template:Number table sorting/negative−1.81% Knox 1848 1854
&&&&&&&&&&&&&019.&&&&&019 Belfast † 6,679 6,668 &10000000000000000164967+0.16% Waldo 1773 1850
&&&&&&&&&&&&&020.&&&&&020 Gardiner 5,653 5,800 Template:Number table sorting/negative−2.53% Kennebec 1803 1849
&&&&&&&&&&&&&021.&&&&&021 Calais 3,005 3,123 Template:Number table sorting/negative−3.78% Washington 1809 1850
&&&&&&&&&&&&&022.&&&&&022 Hallowell 2,381 2,381 0.00% Kennebec 1771 1852
&&&&&&&&&&&&&023.&&&&&023 Eastport 1,265 1,331 Template:Number table sorting/negative−4.96% Washington 1798 1893

The former City of Deering was set off from Westbrook and incorporated as a town in 1871, and was incorporated as a city in 1889. Deering was annexed in 1899 by the City of Portland.

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