Statewide Claims to Fame

Portsmouth is 1st in New Hampshire out of 24 other cities in Income per capita

Portsmouth is 2nd in New Hampshire out of 13 other cities in Retail sales per capita

Portsmouth is 3rd in New Hampshire out of 13 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Portsmouth is 3rd in New Hampshire out of 24 other cities in Home median value

Portsmouth is 3rd in New Hampshire out of 24 other cities in Residents with college degree (older than 25)

Portsmouth is 4th in New Hampshire out of 13 other cities in Retail sales

Portsmouth is 4th in New Hampshire out of 13 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Portsmouth is 4th in New Hampshire out of 24 other cities in Residents 65 or older

Portsmouth is 4th in New Hampshire out of 24 other cities in Residents with high school diploma (older than 25)

Portsmouth is 5th in New Hampshire out of 24 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Portsmouth, New Hampshire Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Portsmouth Rank New Hampshire US
Current population (2012) 21,379 7th 1,320,718 313,914,040
Size in square miles 15.6 12th 8,952.6 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,329 12th 147 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Portsmouth Rank New Hampshire US
Residents younger than 5 4.7% 17th 5.0% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 16.6% 21st 20.8% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 15.9% 4th 14.7% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Portsmouth Rank New Hampshire US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 96.3% 4th 91.2% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 48.4% 3rd 33.1% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Portsmouth Rank New Hampshire US
Race - White 91.5% 17th 94.4% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 1.7% 5th 1.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2% 19th 0.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 3.5% 9th 2.4% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 17th 0.0% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.3% 5th 1.5% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 2.8% 8th 3.0% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 89.8% 17th 91.9% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Portsmouth Rank New Hampshire US
Female residents 51.5% 12th 50.6% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 6.2% 10th 5.2% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Portsmouth Rank New Hampshire US
Housing units 10,625 6th 617,704 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 48.2% 5th 25.4% 25.9%
Households 9,992 6th 514,869 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 53.9% 17th 72.5% 66.1%
Home median value $312,600 3rd $250,000 $186,200
People per household 2.0 24th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Portsmouth Rank New Hampshire US
Income per capita $39,344 1st $32,357 $27,915
Income per household $64,459 6th $64,664 $52,762
Income below poverty line 9.0% 17th 8.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Portsmouth Rank New Hampshire US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 3,588 4th 137,815 27,092,908
Retail sales $1,242,064 4th $25,353,874 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $60,432 2nd $19,246 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $179,091 3rd $2,630,968 $613,795,732

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