Living in Portsmouth, VA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Portsmouth SnackAbility

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

Portsmouth, VA Crime Report

5,726
Total Crimes
6,077.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
136.62%
Above National Average

Portsmouth, VA Cost Of Living

96
Portsmouth's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average

Portsmouth, Virginia Info Snack

Portsmouth is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 95,535. It is part of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area.
Population
95,311
Unemployment
9.2%
Poverty
17.2%
Median Home
$171,800
Median Income
$50,224
Median Rent
$1,027

Portsmouth, VA Photos

Source: Public Domain
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Rankings for Portsmouth in Virginia

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Map Of Portsmouth, VA

Population over time in Portsmouth

Year Population % Change
2017 95,311 -0.2%
2016 95,536 -0.6%
2015 96,071 -0.1%
2014 96,135 0.1%
2013 96,007 0.1%
2012 95,901 0.1%
2011 95,786 -0.3%
2010 96,066 -0.7%
2009 96,785 -
Crime/100k Portsmouth VA USA
Violent Crime 795.0 200.0 368.9
Murder 21.2 4.6 5.0
Robbery 215.5 42.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 511.6 118.7 246.8
Property Crime 5282.4 1665.8 2199.5
Burglary 1016.8 182.8 376.0
Larceny 3875.1 1356.4 1594.6
Car Theft 390.6 126.5 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Portsmouth

White
38.0% (36,177)
African American
52.2% (49,759)
American Indian
0.5% (434)
Asian
1.3% (1,248)
Hawaiian
0.1% (131)
Other
0.2% (224)
Two Or More
3.4% (3,232)
Hispanic
4.3% (4,106)
Race Portsmouth VA USA
White 38.0% 62.2% 61.1%
African American 52.2% 18.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.5% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 1.3% 6.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.4% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 4.3% 9.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Portsmouth, Virginia

Less than $10,000
8.2% (777,728)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.8% (455,504)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.2% (1,167,377)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.1% (966,673)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.5% (1,380,103)
$50,000 to $74,999
20.9% (1,996,066)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.2% (1,164,241)
$100,000 to $149,999
12.3% (1,171,558)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.1% (292,171)
$200,000 or more
1.7% (159,674)
Income Portsmouth VA USA
Less than $10,000 8.2% 5.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.8% 3.7% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.2% 7.4% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.1% 7.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.5% 11.3% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 20.9% 16.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.2% 12.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 12.3% 16.8% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.1% 8.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.7% 10.1% 7.0%

Gender in Portsmouth

Female
51.8% (49,392)
Male
48.2% (45,919)
Gender Portsmouth VA USA
Female 51.8% 50.8% 50.8%
Male 48.2% 49.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Portsmouth for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (2,859)
9-12th Grade
9.0% (8,577)
High School / GED
30.0% (28,593)
Some College
28.0% (26,687)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (7,624)
Bachelor's Degree
14.0% (13,343)
Master's Degree
6.0% (5,718)
Professional Degree
1.0% (953)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (953)
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 28.0% 19.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 14.0% 22.0% 19.0%
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%

8 Reviews & Comments About Portsmouth

Overall User Rating
3.8
/5

Charles Jones

I live in Portsmouth. It's that city the Norfolk Naval Shipyard is actually in, but they never mention on NCIS.


Pawsn' Doodles

um excuse meh i live in portsmouth myself and it's fine thanks!


Kaveon Matthews

I live in portsmouth and I don't got no problems with it


joker hart

I live in portsmouth there is shooter ready to gun you down


Johnathan_365

I live in Portsmouth but I don't think it's that bad


4real Rell

Bro I live in Portsmouth Virginia it is not that bad


HomeSnacks User

Most of portsmouth is safe. A few bad neighborhoods that you stay out of. We are an old city with architecture. I can walk the downtown area at night. A lot of police and military around. A navy and coast guard town. Right on the elizabeth river. Close to norfolk and va beach. Has some problems with bad city management but improving.

Commodore theatre the still children's museum courthouse gosport tavern train museum and shipyard museum. War of 1812 won here. Monitor merrimac battle here.


HomeSnacks User

I don't believe all I read and hear. We have lived in Portsmouth 75 years and love living here.

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