Latest Data (2017)
Population 94,572
Nationwide Rank 332

Quick Facts

Portsmouth, Virginia is the 332nd largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Portsmouth, Virginia is a city.

Portsmouth, Virginia is currently 9.0% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Portsmouth, Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 96% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Portsmouth, Virginia Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
322 San Marcos, California 96,198 72.1%
323 Rio Rancho, New Mexico 96,159 82.4%
324 Sandy, Utah 96,145 8.0%
325 Mission Viejo, California 96,016 2.5%
326 Brockton, Massachusetts 95,672 1.2%
327 Yuma, Arizona 95,502 20.7%
328 South Gate, California 95,430 -1.1%
329 New Bedford, Massachusetts 95,120 1.3%
330 Hesperia, California 94,859 50.4%
331 Roswell, Georgia 94,786 16.1%
332 Portsmouth, Virginia 94,572 -5.8%
333 Bend, Oregon 94,520 79.6%
334 Dearborn, Michigan 94,491 -3.4%
335 Longmont, Colorado 94,341 30.5%
336 Sunrise, Florida 94,323 9.5%
337 Quincy, Massachusetts 94,166 6.5%
338 Livonia, Michigan 94,105 -6.5%
339 Lynn, Massachusetts 94,063 5.4%
340 Plantation, Florida 93,909 13.0%
341 Lawton, Oklahoma 93,714 1.2%
342 Yakima, Washington 93,667 12.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
139 Newport News 179,388 -0.4%
161 Alexandria 160,035 23.6%
202 Hampton 134,669 -8.0%
310 Roanoke 99,837 5.3%
332 Portsmouth 94,572 -5.8%
363 Suffolk 90,237 40.5%
420 Lynchburg 80,995 24.0%
707 Harrisonburg 54,215 34.0%
708 Leesburg 54,215 88.7%
805 Charlottesville 48,019 19.6%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 94,572 332
2016 95,252 328
2015 96,201 317
2014 96,004 313
2013 96,205 310
2012 96,470 303
2011 95,771 304
2010 95,535 299
2009 99,321 279
2008 99,542 273
2007 101,377 257
2006 102,346 251
2005 100,783 252
2004 99,785 254
2003 99,459 252
2002 99,569 249
2001 99,737 247
2000 100,432 243
1990 103,910 193
1850 8,626 76
1840 6,477 62