Living in Portsmouth, OH

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Portsmouth SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
3
Affordability
6
Diversity
6
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
5
Commute
9.5

Portsmouth, OH Crime Report

1,139
Total Crimes
5,563.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
116.61%
Above National Average

Portsmouth, OH Cost Of Living

84
Portsmouth's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Portsmouth, Ohio Info Snack

Portsmouth is a city in and the county seat of Scioto County, Ohio, United States. It lies in far southern Ohio, just east of the mouth of the Scioto River at the Ohio River, and across from Kentucky. The population was 20,226 at the 2010 census.
Population
20,366
Unemployment
11.0%
Poverty
34.5%
Median Home
$75,800
Median Income
$29,016
Median Rent
$581

Portsmouth, OH Photos

Rankings for Portsmouth in Ohio

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Map Of Portsmouth, OH

Population over time in Portsmouth

Year Population % Change
2017 20,366 0.1%
2016 20,343 -0.2%
2015 20,393 0.1%
2014 20,376 0.3%
2013 20,320 -0.2%
2012 20,357 0.3%
2011 20,300 0.3%
2010 20,235 -0.0%
2009 20,244 -
Crime/100k Portsmouth OH USA
Violent Crime 576.4 279.9 368.9
Murder 4.9 4.8 5.0
Robbery 161.2 78.6 86.2
Aggravated Assault 341.9 151.2 246.8
Property Crime 4987.1 2177.1 2199.5
Burglary 1040.4 412.2 376.0
Larceny 3516.8 1594.6 1594.6
Car Theft 429.8 170.3 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Portsmouth

White
89.1% (18,139)
African American
5.3% (1,085)
American Indian
0.3% (71)
Asian
0.9% (177)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.5% (111)
Two Or More
2.2% (451)
Hispanic
1.6% (332)
Race Portsmouth OH USA
White 89.1% 79.2% 61.1%
African American 5.3% 12.2% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 0.9% 2.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.5% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.2% 2.4% 2.4%
Hispanic 1.6% 3.7% 17.8%

Household Income For Portsmouth, Ohio

Less than $10,000
20.1% (408,783)
$10,000 to $14,999
9.1% (185,510)
$15,000 to $24,999
16.3% (332,077)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.7% (218,552)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.9% (263,396)
$50,000 to $74,999
13.5% (275,433)
$75,000 to $99,999
7.5% (152,939)
$100,000 to $149,999
6.9% (141,138)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.0% (19,825)
$200,000 or more
1.9% (38,942)
Income Portsmouth OH USA
Less than $10,000 20.1% 7.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 9.1% 4.9% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 16.3% 10.2% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.7% 10.1% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.9% 13.7% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 13.5% 18.3% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 7.5% 12.6% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 6.9% 13.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.0% 4.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.9% 4.5% 7.0%

Gender in Portsmouth

Female
52.5% (10,689)
Male
47.5% (9,677)
Gender Portsmouth OH USA
Female 52.5% 51.0% 50.8%
Male 47.5% 49.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Portsmouth for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (814)
9-12th Grade
13.0% (2,647)
High School / GED
39.0% (7,942)
Some College
23.0% (4,684)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (1,221)
Bachelor's Degree
8.0% (1,629)
Master's Degree
4.0% (814)
Professional Degree
2.0% (407)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (203)
Education Portsmouth OH USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 13.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 39.0% 33.0% 27.0%
Some College 23.0% 20.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 8.0% 17.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 4.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

6 Reviews & Comments About Portsmouth

Overall User Rating
3.8
/5

Tyriek Carr

I live in Portsmouth and I honestly don't find it bad. I just got back from a trip in Toledo and it looked so much worse. My family went from living in the worst spot in Portsmouth to living on of the best streets. The only problem is drugs and lawyers always being involved with missing or dead prostitutes. Criminals only mess with other criminals. The only spot you don't want to be at is in the East end. It isn't 'dangerous' but there isn't anything but crazy white crackheads, prostitutes, and burnt homes from m**h lab explosions. I like the Schools. My high school has a 10mil dollar athletic complex. Also, I only recognized one photo of Portsmouth and it was of the dorms for our local university. Shawnee State University is a really good school and has some programs that are best in the nation.


AJO1966

I was born in Portsmouth, and I don't think you explained it very well. We used to have a lot of industry such as steel mill, coke plant, shoe factory, atomic plant, etc. We even had public transit. When these things went out, it left struggling families. Commerce tried to create jobs with lots of restaurants and shopping centers, but the income level is very low even though people work hard. They do have a great college: Shawnee State University. They also have a great sense of history. Just check out the murals along the river on the floodwalls. People there are the kind of people who work together to make it, even when times are hard. If you are going to present the negative, you really should present the positive as well.


the bean

I'm from Ohio.. And I've seen the corruption first hand in Portsmouth, drank with a guy who labeled himself as the 'shark'... His daddy owned all the steel mills down along the river


Wanda Crawford-Massie

I live in Porstmouth Ohio and they are crazy. Sure there are some bad places like every where. I love this little town, so to anyone who says its all bad your nuts..


Trevor Swim

I live in Portsmouth Ohio and my family is doing just fine


Katelyn Fife

I live in Portsmouth and it's actually not bad at all

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