Portsmouth, Virginia Population 2018

Portsmouth, Virginia's estimated population is 94,572 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Portsmouth, Virginia is the 9th largest city in Virginia based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 2839.97 people/mi² (1096.51 people/km²), with a household density of 475.91 people/km² (1232.60 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 35 years, 32.9 years for males, and 36.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.0 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 41,046 households in the city, with an average size of 2.53 people per household. The vacancy rate was 10.2%, with a median rent of $977/month. The median house has 5.6 rooms, and has a value of $169,400.

The median income for households in Portsmouth, Virginia is $47,050, while the mean household income is $58,103. The per capita income is $23,878, and 14.5% of families and 18.2% of individuals are below the federal poverty line. 30.2% of those under 18 are in poverty, and 10.1% of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201794,572-425-0.45%
201694,997-1,244-1.29%
201596,2414390.46%
201495,802-267-0.28%
201396,069-396-0.41%
201296,4657270.76%
201195,7382890.30%
201095,449-5,116-5.09%
2000100,565-3,342-3.22%
1990103,907-670-0.64%
1980104,577-6,386-5.76%
1970110,963-3,810-3.32%
1960114,77334,73443.40%
195080,03929,29457.73%
194050,7455,04111.03%
193045,704-8,683-15.97%
192054,38721,19763.87%
191033,19015,76390.45%
190017,4274,15931.35%
189013,2681,87816.49%
188011,3908007.55%
187010,5901,09411.52%
18609,4961,37416.92%
18508,1221,64525.40%
18406,4770.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
Black or African American50,626
White39,135
Two or More Races3,252
Some Other Race1,345
Asian1,183
American Indian and Alaska Native408
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander122

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Portsmouth Va Population Pyramid 2018

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Portsmouth Va Median Age

35


Total

32.9


Male

36.9


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 72,348 adults in Portsmouth Va.

Portsmouth Va Age Dependency

59.6

Age Dependency Ratio

22

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Portsmouth Va Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.6
Houses Without Mortgage
5,158
Houses With Mortgage
14,662
Vacancy Rate
10.2
Median Rent
977
Median Home Value
169,400
Renter-Occupied Units
17,020
Owner-Occupied Units
19,820
Total Housing Units
41,046

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Portsmouth Va for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 6.7% and the labor force participation rate is 65.2%.

Portsmouth Va Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.53
Average Family Size
3.21
Total Households
36840
Married Couple Households
12841
Male Householder (no wife) Families
2167
Female Householder (no husband) Families
8001
Non Family Households
13831
Total Families
23009
Households With Own Children
9777
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
5
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.4

Portsmouth Va Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
3,137
$10,000 to $14,999
2,245
$15,000 to $24,999
4,338
$25,000 to $34,999
4,286
$35,000 to $49,999
5,330
$50,000 to $74,999
7,542
$75,000 to $99,999
4,357
$100,000 to $149,999
3,915
$150,000 to $199,999
1,063
Over $200,000
627

Portsmouth Va Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Portsmouth Va

Virginia

$47,050

$66,149

$58,103

$90,881

Under 10k10k - 15k15k - 25k25k - 35k35k - 50k50k - 75k75k - 100k100k - 150k150k - 200kOver 200k00.050.10.150.2

Portsmouth Va Education Data

Portsmouth Va Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
2,6184.12%
9th to 12th Grade
6,96910.98%
High School Graduate
18,70829.47%
Some College
16,64226.22%
Associates Degree
5,1618.13%
Bachelors Degree
8,65313.63%
Graduate Degree
4,7227.44%