Portsmouth, Ohio Population 2019

Portsmouth, Ohio's estimated population is 20,340 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Portsmouth, Ohio is the 83rd largest city in Ohio based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1894.86 people/mi² (731.61 people/km²).

The overall median age is 36.5 years, 33.2 years for males, and 38.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.1 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.24 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Portsmouth, Ohio is $27,943, while the mean household income is $46,837.

Portsmouth Oh Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Portsmouth Oh was:

  • White: 89.63%
  • Black or African American: 5.93%
  • Two or more races: 2.12%
  • Asian: 1.26%
  • Other race: 0.54%
  • Native American: 0.52%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%

How Many People Live in Portsmouth, Ohio?

20,340
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201820,340-91-0.45%
201720,431680.33%
201620,36390.04%
201520,354450.22%
201420,309-7-0.03%
201320,316-40-0.20%
201220,356-35-0.17%
201120,3911550.77%
201020,236-673-0.33%
200020,909-1,767-0.81%
199022,676-3,267-1.34%
198025,943-1,690-0.63%
197027,633-6,004-1.95%
196033,637-3,161-0.89%
195036,798-3,668-0.95%
194040,466-2,094-0.50%
193042,5609,5492.57%
192033,0119,5303.47%
191023,4815,6112.77%
190017,8705,4763.73%
189012,3941,0730.91%
188011,3217290.67%
187010,5924,3245.39%
18606,2682,2574.57%
18504,0110.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White18,233
Black or African American1,207
Two or More Races431
Asian256
Some Other Race110
American Indian and Alaska Native106

Portsmouth Oh Population Pyramid 2019

Portsmouth Oh Median Age

36.5


Total

33.2


Male

38.3


Female

Portsmouth Oh Adults

There are 16,092 adults, (3,362 of whom are seniors) in Portsmouth Oh.

Portsmouth Oh Age Dependency

59.8

Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Portsmouth Oh Sex Ratio

Female

10,874

53.45%

Male

9,469

46.55%

Portsmouth Oh Households and Families

Portsmouth Oh Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Portsmouth Oh Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.4%25.6%
All47.8%52.2%
Male39.9%60.1%
Female39.2%60.8%
Non Family35.7%64.3%

47.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,4742.2447.8
Non Family4,0671.2735.7
Married2,4592.9974.4
Female1,3423.2639.2
Male6063.539.9

2.93

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Portsmouth Oh Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7165.36%
9th to 12th Grade1,83113.70%
High School Graduate4,78335.78%
Some College3,05222.83%
Associates Degree1,0527.87%
Bachelors Degree1,1538.63%
Graduate Degree7795.83%

Portsmouth Oh Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,0769,7021,730
Black70462959
Multiple Races21919624
Asian18214084
Hispanic12211012
Native American846323
Other Race186

The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 90.16%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.15%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,395$35,853$25,471
Less Than High School$13,602$21,384$11,100
High School Grad$25,620$32,031$21,344
Some College$29,047$32,531$28,229
Bachelors Degree$32,652$34,238$31,500
Graduate Degree$57,232$100,078$50,385

$28,395

Average Earnings

$35,853

Average Male

$25,471

Average Female

Portsmouth Oh Language

Portsmouth Oh Language by Age

Portsmouth Oh Language

97.70% of Portsmouth Oh residents speak only English, while 2.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.04% of the population.

Portsmouth Oh Poverty

Portsmouth Oh Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,9516,11636.08%
Black1,06627926.17%
Multiple42517240.47%
Hispanic19310252.85%
Other703448.57%
Asian2543312.99%
Native1001010.00%

35.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.60%

Male Poverty Rate

37.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Portsmouth Oh

The race most likely to be in poverty in Portsmouth Oh is Hispanic, with 52.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Portsmouth Oh is Native, with 10.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.53%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School43.70%
High School32.72%
Some College24.99%
Bachelors or Greater9.31%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed74.39%
Female Unemployed48.28%
Female Employed24.19%
Male Employed13.07%

Portsmouth Oh Income

Portsmouth Oh Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$27,943$46,837
Families$40,259$59,726
Married Families$55,485-
Non Families$19,469$30,391

Portsmouth Oh Marital Status

Portsmouth Oh Marital Status

Marriage Rates

33.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.1%

Male Marriage Rate

30.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Portsmouth Oh Married by Age and Sex

Portsmouth Oh Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Portsmouth Oh Marital Status by Race

Portsmouth Oh Veterans

1,374

Number of Veterans

1,235

Male Veterans

139

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam428
Second Gulf War261
First Gulf War248
World War II153
Korea106

Portsmouth Oh Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2548.55%
Black8610.19%
2 or More3413.49%

Portsmouth Oh Veterans by Education

14.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Portsmouth Oh Employment Status

47.9%

Labor Force Participation

42.3%

Employment Rate

11.5%

Unemployment Rate

Portsmouth Oh Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

81.28%

Born in Ohio

98.07%

Native Born

1.93%

Foreign Born

0.99%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.07% of Portsmouth Oh residents were born in the United States, with 81.28% having been born in Ohio. 0.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.