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:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2020.

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

 
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Total Population
17,226

Age

Under 5 Years:
3.3%
5 - 17:
17.5%
18 - 24:
8.1%
25 - 34:
5.7%
35 - 54:
28.7%
55 - 64:
14.9%
Over 65 Years:
21.8%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
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Attending College
5.1%
5.1%
High School Graduates
93.9%
93.9%
College Graduated
50.8%
50.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 
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Per capita Income

Portsmouth
$52,483
$52,483
USA
$31,177
$31,177

Median household income

Portsmouth
$99,209
$99,209
USA
$57,652
$57,652

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
5.4%

Employment Industries in Portsmouth

 
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Healthcare
14.1%
14.1%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
11.5%
11.5%
Education
9.4%
9.4%
Retail
8.4%
8.4%
Manufacturing
8.3%
8.3%
Construction
7.9%
7.9%
Accommodation
6.9%
6.9%
Public Service
5.6%
5.6%
Other
5.2%
5.2%
Arts
5.2%
5.2%
Finance
4.9%
4.9%
Administration
3.3%
3.3%
Transportation
2.6%
2.6%
Wholesale
2.0%
2.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
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White
92.1%
92.1%
Black Or African American
1.4%
1.4%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.0%
0.0%
Asian
1.1%
1.1%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
2.0%
2.0%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
3.4%
3.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 
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Ancestry (Top 20)

Irish
26.0%
26.0%
English
20.3%
20.3%
Portuguese
13.0%
13.0%
Italian
12.4%
12.4%
German
8.8%
8.8%
French
6.8%
6.8%
Polish
3.4%
3.4%
French Canadian
2.7%
2.7%
Swedish
2.7%
2.7%
Scottish
2.5%
2.5%
Ukrainian
1.6%
1.6%
Scots-Irish
1.5%
1.5%
Dutch
1.4%
1.4%
Welsh
1.3%
1.3%
Basque
1.1%
1.1%
European
1.1%
1.1%
Russian
0.8%
0.8%
Greek
0.7%
0.7%
British
0.7%
0.7%
African
0.7%
0.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
92.3%
92.3%
Spanish
2.7%
2.7%
French
1.4%
1.4%
German/Yiddish
0.9%
0.9%
Slavic languages
0.8%
0.8%
Portuguese
0.5%
0.5%
Korean
0.3%
0.3%
Other Asian languages
0.3%
0.3%
Tagalog
0.2%
0.2%
Japanese
0.2%
0.2%
Chinese
0.1%
0.1%
West Germanic languages
0.1%
0.1%
Persian
0.1%
0.1%
Italian
0.1%
0.1%
Arabic
0.1%
0.1%
Vietnamese
0.1%
0.1%
Polish
0.0%
0.0%
African languages
0.0%
0.0%
Hungarian
0.0%
0.0%
Native American languages
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Portsmouth Residents:
4.9%