Portsmouth Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated May 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Portsmouth Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
20,158

Age

Under 5 Years:
7.0%
5 - 17:
15.1%
18 - 24:
12.5%
25 - 34:
14.4%
35 - 54:
22.8%
55 - 64:
11.8%
Over 65 Years:
16.5%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
6.8%
6.8%
High School Graduates
82.7%
82.7%
College Graduated
16.0%
16.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Portsmouth
$22,068
$22,068
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Portsmouth
$28,840
$28,840
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
36.5%

Employment Industries in Portsmouth

 
Healthcare
25.4%
25.4%
Accommodation
13.0%
13.0%
Retail
11.1%
11.1%
Manufacturing
8.4%
8.4%
Education
6.6%
6.6%
Construction
6.0%
6.0%
Public Service
5.3%
5.3%
Other
4.9%
4.9%
Finance
4.0%
4.0%
Administration
3.5%
3.5%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
3.4%
3.4%
Transportation
2.4%
2.4%
Real estate
2.1%
2.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
87.7%
87.7%
Black Or African American
5.9%
5.9%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.6%
0.6%
Asian
1.1%
1.1%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
2.8%
2.8%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
1.9%
1.9%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
16.6%
16.6%
Irish
12.1%
12.1%
English
7.1%
7.1%
Italian
2.6%
2.6%
Scottish
2.3%
2.3%
Scots-Irish
2.0%
2.0%
Welsh
1.6%
1.6%
French
1.5%
1.5%
Dutch
0.9%
0.9%
European
0.7%
0.7%
Swiss
0.5%
0.5%
British
0.5%
0.5%
Swedish
0.4%
0.4%
Polish
0.4%
0.4%
Hungarian
0.4%
0.4%
Croatian
0.3%
0.3%
U.S. Virgin Islander
0.2%
0.2%
Ukrainian
0.2%
0.2%
Austrian
0.2%
0.2%
Norwegian
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
97.7%
97.7%
Spanish
0.6%
0.6%
Polish
0.4%
0.4%
Vietnamese
0.3%
0.3%
German/Yiddish
0.2%
0.2%
Korean
0.2%
0.2%
Langs. of India
0.1%
0.1%
Tagalog
0.1%
0.1%
African languages
0.1%
0.1%
Native American languages
0.1%
0.1%
Russian
0.1%
0.1%
Arabic
0.0%
0.0%
Hungarian
0.0%
0.0%
Navajo
0.0%
0.0%
Pacific Island languages
0.0%
0.0%
Other Asian languages
0.0%
0.0%
Laotian
0.0%
0.0%
Thai
0.0%
0.0%
Miao/Hmong
0.0%
0.0%
Mon-Khmer (Cambodian)
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Portsmouth Residents:
2.0%