Statewide Claims to Fame

Portsmouth is 9th in Ohio out of 282 other cities in Income below poverty line

Portsmouth is 13th in Ohio out of 282 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Portsmouth Rank Ohio US
Current population (2012) 20,302 83rd 11,544,225 313,914,040
Size in square miles 10.7 88th 40,860.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,884.3 154th 282.3 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Portsmouth Rank Ohio US
Residents younger than 5 6.8% 86th 6.0% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 21.6% 215th 23.1% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 16.4% 113th 14.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Portsmouth Rank Ohio US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 76.7% 279th 87.8% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 14.6% 208th 24.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Portsmouth Rank Ohio US
Race - White 90.1% 165th 83.4% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 5.1% 107th 12.5% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4% 13th 0.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.6% 197th 1.8% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 167th 0.0% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.0% 41st 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 2.2% 119th 3.3% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 88.9% 163rd 80.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Portsmouth Rank Ohio US
Female residents 53.6% 34th 51.1% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 2.2% 170th 3.9% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Portsmouth Rank Ohio US
Housing units 9,339 78th 5,133,446 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 31.8% 51st 22.9% 25.9%
Households 8,317 82nd 4,554,007 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 49.6% 264th 68.7% 66.1%
Home median value $72,200 275th $135,600 $186,200
People per household 2.3 198th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Portsmouth Rank Ohio US
Income per capita $16,334 270th $25,618 $27,915
Income per household $23,459 279th $48,071 $52,762
Income below poverty line 32.5% 9th 14.8% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Portsmouth Rank Ohio US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,554 96th 897,939 27,092,908
Retail sales $232,633 130th $138,816,008 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $11,550 149th $12,049 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $43,337 81st $17,779,905 $613,795,732

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