Portsmouth, VA

95,252 Population
33.8 square miles 2,817.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.1%
was 1.1%
Ranked 10th Highest in VA
Population Density
2,817.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
51.7%
was 51.4%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
3.3%
was 1.9%
Ranked 14th Highest in VA
Percent Under 18
23.6%
was 24.0%
Ranked 5th Highest in VA
Percent 65 and Over
14.0%
was 13.8%
Ranked 4th Highest in VA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.6
was 6.2
Ranked 17th Lowest in VA
Percent Living in Poverty
17.0%
was 18.0%
Ranked 10th Lowest in VA
Median Household Income
$47,050
was $49,242
Ranked 10th Highest in VA
Gini Income Distribution
 
42.4
41.1
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
28.2
was 12.4
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
698.8
was 608.1
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
5,046
was 5,519.6
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
41,154
was 41,143
Ranked 10th Highest in VA
Median Rent
$968
was $990
Ranked 11th Highest in VA
Total Building Permits
219
was 139
 
Occupied Housing Units
36,615
was 36,654
 
Homeownership Rate
53.2%
was 53.2%
Ranked 7th Highest in VA
Single Family Building Permits
87
was 55
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,235.8
was 1,217.2
Ranked 7th Highest in VA
Rental Vacancy Rate
20.9%
was 20.7%
Ranked 5th Highest in VA
Multifamily Building Permits
132
was 84
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.5
Ranked 8th Highest in VA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.4
was 3.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.3
was 1.4
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.2%
was 96.0%
Ranked 6th Highest in VA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
86.5%
Ranked 9th Highest in VA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.3%
was 100%
Ranked 7th Highest in VA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
87.1%
was 85.1%
Ranked 12th Highest in VA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
21.2%
was 23.6%
Ranked 13th Highest in VA

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