Portsmouth, VA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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Portsmouth, Virginia Info Snack

Population
95,097
Unemployment
7.8%
Poverty
16.8%
Median Home
$170,900
Median Income
$52,175
Median Rent
$1,048

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

6,398
Total Crimes
6,807.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
174.84%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Portsmouth
/ 100k People
Virginia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 6,398 6,807.0 1,850.7 2,476.7
Violent Crime 889 945.8 208.0 366.7
Murder 16 17.0 5.0 5.0
Robbery 230 244.7 41.3 81.6
Aggravated Assault 606 644.7 128.7 250.2
Property Crime 5,509 5,861.2 1,642.7 2,109.9
Burglary 846 900.1 162.8 340.5
Larceny 4,189 4,456.8 1,359.5 1,549.5
Car Theft 474 504.3 120.3 219.9

Portsmouth, VA Cost Of Living

96
Portsmouth's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Portsmouth Virginia National Average
Overall 96 107 100
Services 99 99 100
Groceries 95 96 100
Health 91 97 100
Housing 95 130 100
Transportation 93 90 100
Utilities 100 100 100

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
2019 95,097 -0.2%
2018 95,311 -0.2%
2017 95,536 -0.6%
2016 96,071 -0.1%
2015 96,135 0.1%
2014 96,007 0.1%
2013 95,901 0.1%
2012 95,786 -0.3%
2011 96,066 -0.7%
2010 96,785 -

Race / Ethnicity in Portsmouth

White
37.7% (35,818)
African American
52.2% (49,678)
American Indian
0.4% (356)
Asian
1.4% (1,305)
Hawaiian
0.3% (265)
Other
0.3% (259)
Two Or More
3.3% (3,174)
Hispanic
4.5% (4,242)
Race Portsmouth VA USA
White 37.7% 61.8% 60.7%
African American 52.2% 18.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.4% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 1.4% 6.3% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.3% 3.1% 2.4%
Hispanic 4.5% 9.4% 18.0%

Gender in Portsmouth

Female
51.9% (49,393)
Male
48.1% (45,704)
Gender Portsmouth VA USA
Female 51.9% 50.8% 50.8%
Male 48.1% 49.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Portsmouth for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (2,852)
9-12th Grade
9.0% (8,558)
High School / GED
30.0% (28,529)
Some College
27.0% (25,676)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (8,558)
Bachelor's Degree
14.0% (13,313)
Master's Degree
6.0% (5,705)
Professional Degree
1.0% (950)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (950)
Education Portsmouth VA USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 9.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 30.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 27.0% 19.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 14.0% 22.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 12.0% 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
7.6% (721,659)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.7% (446,330)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.1% (1,155,178)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.4% (890,831)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.2% (1,346,837)
$50,000 to $74,999
21.6% (2,050,194)
$75,000 to $99,999
13.3% (1,260,813)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.8% (1,121,449)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.0% (288,402)
$200,000 or more
2.4% (228,002)
Income Portsmouth VA USA
Less than $10,000 7.6% 5.1% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.7% 3.4% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.1% 7.2% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.4% 7.4% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.2% 11.0% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 21.6% 16.4% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 13.3% 13.0% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.8% 17.0% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.0% 8.7% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 2.4% 10.9% 7.7%

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