Portsmouth, VA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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Portsmouth, Virginia Info Snack

Population
94,961
Unemployment
6.3%
Poverty
15.7%
Median Home
$174,200
Median Income
$53,213
Median Rent
$1,083

Portsmouth SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
7
Commute
8

Portsmouth, VA Crime Report

5,144
Total Crimes
5,460.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
132.75%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Portsmouth
/ 100k People
Virginia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 5,144 5,460.4 1,665.1 2,346.0
Violent Crime 867 920.3 208.7 387.8
Murder 34 36.1 6.1 6.5
Robbery 222 235.7 34.3 73.9
Aggravated Assault 585 621.0 141.7 279.7
Property Crime 4,277 4,540.1 1,456.4 1,958.2
Burglary 465 493.6 133.5 314.2
Larceny 3,314 3,517.9 1,196.6 1,398.0
Car Theft 498 528.6 126.3 246.0

Portsmouth, VA Cost Of Living

104
Portsmouth's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Portsmouth Virginia National Average
Overall 104 106 100
Services 109 99 100
Groceries 100 98 100
Health 109 98 100
Housing 97 131 100
Transportation 108 93 100
Utilities 111 96 100

Portsmouth, VA Photos

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Rankings for Portsmouth in Virginia

Map Of Portsmouth, VA

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Population over time in Portsmouth

Year Population % Change
2020 94,961 -0.4%
2019 95,311 -0.2%
2018 95,536 -0.6%
2017 96,071 -0.1%
2016 96,135 0.1%
2015 96,007 0.1%
2014 95,901 0.1%
2013 95,786 -0.3%
2012 96,066 -0.7%
2011 96,785 -

Race / Ethnicity in Portsmouth

White
37.0% (35,156)
African American
52.0% (49,340)
American Indian
0.3% (320)
Asian
1.6% (1,482)
Hawaiian
0.3% (309)
Other
0.4% (361)
Two Or More
3.8% (3,566)
Hispanic
4.7% (4,427)
Race Portsmouth VA USA
White 37.0% 61.2% 60.1%
African American 52.0% 18.7% 12.2%
American Indian 0.3% 0.2% 0.6%
Asian 1.6% 6.6% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.4% 0.3% 0.3%
Two Or More 3.8% 3.4% 2.8%
Hispanic 4.7% 9.5% 18.2%

Gender in Portsmouth

Female
51.7% (49,135)
Male
48.3% (45,826)
Gender Portsmouth VA USA
Female 51.7% 50.8% 50.8%
Male 48.3% 49.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Portsmouth for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (1,899)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (7,596)
High School / GED
31.0% (29,437)
Some College
28.0% (26,589)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (9,496)
Bachelor's Degree
13.0% (12,344)
Master's Degree
6.0% (5,697)
Professional Degree
1.0% (949)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (949)
Education Portsmouth VA USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 3.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 31.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 28.0% 19.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 13.0% 22.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 13.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Portsmouth, Virginia

Less than $10,000
7.9% (754,246)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.8% (365,075)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.6% (1,099,371)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.5% (899,603)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.5% (1,378,424)
$50,000 to $74,999
20.7% (1,968,400)
$75,000 to $99,999
13.2% (1,250,686)
$100,000 to $149,999
12.6% (1,197,570)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.5% (335,796)
$200,000 or more
2.6% (246,924)
Income Portsmouth VA USA
Less than $10,000 7.9% 4.8% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.8% 3.3% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.6% 7.0% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.5% 7.1% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.5% 10.8% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 20.7% 16.3% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 13.2% 12.9% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 12.6% 17.2% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.5% 9.0% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 2.6% 11.6% 8.3%

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