The town of Porvoo has about 50 000 inhabitants, of which 51% are female and 49% men. The fact that Porvoo is a bilingual town brings its own twist to the everyday life. The people here speak Finnish and Swedish, sometimes even in the same sentence. About 67% of the inhabitants are Finnish speaking, and about 30% of the inhabitants are speaking Swedish as their mother tongue. 3% of the inhabitants speak some other language.

More than half of the citizens of Porvoo gain their livelihood from trade and services, compared to a third who work in the industrial sector.