Latest Data (2018)
Population 94,632
Nationwide Rank 340

Quick Facts

Portsmouth, Virginia is the 340th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Portsmouth, Virginia is a city.

Portsmouth, Virginia is currently 8.9% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Portsmouth, Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 95% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Portsmouth, Virginia Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
330 Nampa, Idaho 96,252 75.7%
331 Flint, Michigan 95,943 -23.0%
332 Brockton, Massachusetts 95,777 1.3%
333 Sunrise, Florida 95,458 10.9%
334 New Bedford, Massachusetts 95,315 1.5%
335 Hesperia, California 95,274 51.1%
336 Mission Viejo, California 95,202 1.7%
337 Chico, California 94,776 22.9%
338 Lynn, Massachusetts 94,654 6.1%
339 Roswell, Georgia 94,650 15.9%
340 Portsmouth, Virginia 94,632 -5.7%
341 Quincy, Massachusetts 94,580 7.0%
342 South Gate, California 94,443 -2.1%
343 Dearborn, Michigan 94,333 -3.5%
344 Plantation, Florida 94,288 13.4%
345 Concord, North Carolina 94,130 66.2%
346 Livonia, Michigan 93,971 -6.6%
347 Yakima, Washington 93,884 12.4%
348 Carmel, Indiana 93,510 74.5%
349 Fishers, Indiana 93,362 139.1%
350 Greenville, North Carolina 93,137 48.3%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
144 Newport News 178,626 -0.9%
159 Alexandria 160,530 24.0%
203 Hampton 134,313 -8.2%
311 Roanoke 99,920 5.3%
340 Portsmouth 94,632 -5.7%
364 Suffolk 91,185 42.0%
419 Lynchburg 82,126 25.8%
718 Harrisonburg 54,033 33.6%
722 Leesburg 53,917 87.7%
812 Charlottesville 48,117 19.9%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 94,632 340
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