Portsmouth is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 18,014 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Portsmouth is the 102nd largest community in Ohio.
One of the benefits of Portsmouth is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.79 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The citizens of Portsmouth are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.05% of adults in Portsmouth have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Portsmouth in 2018 was $21,503, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,012 for a family of four. However, Portsmouth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Portsmouth also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.71% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Portsmouth is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Portsmouth include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Portsmouth is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.