Latest Data (2016)
Population 95,252
Nationwide Rank 328

Quick Facts

Portsmouth, Virginia is the 328th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Portsmouth, Virginia is a city.

Portsmouth, Virginia is currently 8.3% 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
2000-2016
318 Spokane Valley, Washington 96,340 19.1%
319 Boca Raton, Florida 96,114 15.5%
320 Lee's Summit, Missouri 96,076 35.3%
321 Rio Rancho, New Mexico 96,028 82.1%
322 Sandy, Utah 95,836 7.6%
323 Brockton, Massachusetts 95,630 1.2%
324 Meridian, Idaho 95,623 160.3%
325 South Gate, California 95,538 -1.0%
326 Lawrence, Kansas 95,358 18.3%
327 San Marcos, California 95,261 70.5%
328 Portsmouth, Virginia 95,252 -5.1%
329 New Bedford, Massachusetts 95,032 1.2%
330 Yuma, Arizona 94,906 19.9%
331 Lawton, Oklahoma 94,653 2.2%
332 Roswell, Georgia 94,598 15.9%
333 Dearborn, Michigan 94,444 -3.4%
334 Livonia, Michigan 94,041 -6.5%
335 Yakima, Washington 93,986 12.5%
336 Sunrise, Florida 93,734 8.9%
337 Hesperia, California 93,724 48.6%
338 Quincy, Massachusetts 93,688 6.0%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
135 Newport News 181,825 0.8%
163 Alexandria 155,810 20.3%
194 Hampton 135,410 -7.5%
304 Roanoke 99,660 5.1%
328 Portsmouth 95,252 -5.1%
359 Suffolk 89,273 39.0%
424 Lynchburg 80,212 22.8%
715 Harrisonburg 53,078 31.2%
721 Leesburg 52,607 83.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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