Portsmouth North median real estate price is $105,175, which is less expensive than 81.5% of Ohio neighborhoods and 92.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in Portsmouth North is currently $982, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 95.1% of Ohio neighborhoods.
Portsmouth North is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Portsmouth, Ohio.
Portsmouth North real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Portsmouth North neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
Portsmouth North has a 11.2% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 64.9% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Portsmouth, the Portsmouth North neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Of particular note, 3.2% of the people in the Portsmouth North neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.
In addition, the Portsmouth North neighborhood has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (57.2%) than found in 96.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Portsmouth North neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Portsmouth North neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 61.3% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Portsmouth North neighborhood in Portsmouth are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 93.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 57.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 96.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the Portsmouth North neighborhood, 35.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 28.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (19.3%), and 16.7% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Portsmouth North neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.1% of households.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the Portsmouth North neighborhood in Portsmouth, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (9.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (8.3%), and residents who report English roots (6.3%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (1.6%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (1.2%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Portsmouth North neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (61.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (82.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (13.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.