Latest Data (2015)
Population 96,201
Nationwide Rank 317

Quick Facts

Portsmouth, Virginia is the 317th largest city in the United States as of 2015.

Portsmouth, Virginia is a city.

Portsmouth, Virginia is currently 7.4% 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

Rank Name Growth
2000-2015
311 Allen, Texas 117.6%
312 Mission Viejo, California 3.7%
313 Vacaville, California 8.2%
314 Lawton, Oklahoma 4.4%
315 Beaverton, Oregon 20.8%
316 South Gate, California -0.1%
317 Portsmouth, Virginia -4.2%
318 Sparks, Nevada 43.6%
319 Brockton, Massachusetts 0.9%
320 Dearborn, Michigan -2.7%
321 Federal Way, Washington 11.7%
322 Lee's Summit, Missouri 33.9%
323 New Bedford, Massachusetts 1.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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