Most Expensive Portsmouth Neighborhoods
Portsmouth is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 21,598 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Portsmouth is the 13th largest community in New Hampshire. Portsmouth has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Portsmouth home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Hampshire, but Portsmouth real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Portsmouth is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.55% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Portsmouth is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Portsmouth who work in sales jobs (15.79%), management occupations (12.87%) and teaching (9.35%).
Also of interest is that Portsmouth has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Portsmouth is also a city of artists. Portsmouth has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Portsmouth’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.39% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Portsmouth, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
One of the nice things about Portsmouth is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Portsmouth, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Portsmouth is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.33% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Portsmouth in 2010 was $42,724, which is wealthy relative to New Hampshire and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,896 for a family of four. However, Portsmouth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Portsmouth home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Portsmouth residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Portsmouth include Irish, English, German, French, Italian and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Portsmouth is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||10,325|
|PORTSMOUTH HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||51.11%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||48.89%|
|TYPE OF PORTSMOUTH HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||39.84%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||8.24%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||19.92%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||28.99%|
|SIZE OF PORTSMOUTH HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.80%|
|AGE OF PORTSMOUTH HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||4.05%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||32.23%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||24.59%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||39.13%|
|PORTSMOUTH REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$364,350|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,373|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $56,000||5.30%|
|$56,001 - $111,000||1.50%|
|$111,001 - $222,000||7.06%|
|$222,001 - $333,000||26.16%|
|$333,001 - $444,000||27.24%|
|$444,001 - $556,000||14.14%|
|$556,001 - $833,000||13.21%|
|$833,001 - $1,111,000||3.06%|
|PEOPLE OF PORTSMOUTH||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.98%|
|5 TO 17||10.93%|
|18 TO 24||8.06%|
|25 TO 34||17.37%|
|35 TO 54||28.81%|
|55 TO 64||13.22%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||16.63%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||95.64%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$67,679|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$42,724|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||7.63%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Retail (12.38%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (11.65%)
Information Technology (2.53%)
Public Service (2.48%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||2.25%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.06%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.85%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.85%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||3.21%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (22.58%)
French Canadian (5.41%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (90.02%)
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