Portsmouth, Virginia Population 2019

Year Population Growth Annual 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%
201095,449-5,116-0.52%
2000100,565-3,342-0.33%
1990103,907-670-0.06%
1980104,577-6,386-0.59%
1970110,963-3,810-0.34%
1960114,77334,7343.67%
195080,03929,2944.66%
194050,7455,0411.05%
193045,704-8,683-1.72%
192054,38721,1975.06%
191033,19015,7636.65%
190017,4274,1592.76%
189013,2681,8781.54%
188011,3908000.73%
187010,5901,0941.10%
18609,4961,3741.58%
18508,1221,6452.29%
18406,4770.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
Black or African American50,243
White38,552
Two or More Races3,419
Some Other Race1,533
Asian1,259
American Indian and Alaska Native401
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander129

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Portsmouth Va Population Pyramid 2019

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Portsmouth Va Median Age

35.2


Total

32.9


Male

36.9


Female

Portsmouth Va Adults

There are 73,046 adults, (13,344 of whom are seniors) in Portsmouth Va.

Portsmouth Va Age Dependency

60

Age Dependency Ratio

22.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Portsmouth Va Sex Ratio

Female

49,466

51.78%

Male

46,070

48.22%

Portsmouth Va Households and Families

Portsmouth Va Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Portsmouth Va Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74%26%
All54.4%45.6%
Male51%49%
Non Family46.9%53.1%
Female35.9%64.1%

54.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Portsmouth Va Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All36,6162.5254.4
Non Family14,4401.2446.9
Married12,9813.1974
Female7,4243.6435.9
Male1,7713.4451

3.27

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Portsmouth Va Households

Portsmouth Va Education

Portsmouth Va Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5424.00%
9th to 12th Grade6,3439.99%
High School Graduate18,60829.31%
Some College17,00526.78%
Associates Degree5,1228.07%
Bachelors Degree9,06714.28%
Graduate Degree4,8107.58%

Portsmouth Va Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black32,02526,2055,685
White27,23124,7487,025
Hispanic1,9971,681454
Multiple Races1,2091,109348
Asian844636337
Other Race830746147
Native American30725435
Islander535316

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 39.93%.

Portsmouth Va Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,585$40,776$27,010
Less Than High School$20,632$26,355$17,747
High School Grad$29,391$34,711$22,992
Some College$31,920$43,813$25,054
Bachelors Degree$41,028$48,333$36,408
Graduate Degree$58,671$67,332$52,454

$32,585

Average Earnings

$40,776

Average Male

$27,010

Average Female

Portsmouth Va Language

Portsmouth Va Language by Age

Portsmouth Va Language

94.97% of Portsmouth Va residents speak only English, while 5.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.72% of the population.

Portsmouth Va Poverty

Portsmouth Va Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black48,87311,23022.98%
White35,3863,65910.34%
Hispanic3,49471720.52%
Other1,44257339.74%
Multiple3,18342313.29%
Asian1,1791129.50%
Native3575415.13%

17.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.28%

Male Poverty Rate

20.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Portsmouth Va

The race most likely to be in poverty in Portsmouth Va is Other, with 39.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Portsmouth Va is Asian, with 9.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.46%.

Portsmouth Va Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.62%
High School14.55%
Some College12.68%
Bachelors or Greater4.49%

Portsmouth Va Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.07%
Male Unemployed25.84%
Female Employed11.91%
Male Employed4.85%

Portsmouth Va Income

Portsmouth Va Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,727$58,981
Families$58,432$68,400
Married Families$75,344$85,531
Non Families$34,856$42,275

Portsmouth Va Marital Status

Portsmouth Va Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.5%

Male Marriage Rate

36.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Portsmouth Va Married by Age and Sex

Portsmouth Va 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 Va Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Portsmouth Va Veterans

Portsmouth Va Veterans by War

11,481

Number of Veterans

9,437

Male Veterans

2,044

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Second Gulf War3,776
First Gulf War3,141
Vietnam2,755
Korea572
World War II356

Portsmouth Va Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 543,996
55 to 642,353
18 to 342,042
65 to 741,690
75+1,400

Portsmouth Va Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black5,52815.20%
White5,30917.73%
Hispanic46121.21%
Other27831.74%
2 or More1418.94%
Asian10810.71%
Indian10130.79%
Hawaiian1625.00%

Portsmouth Va Veterans by Education

7.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Portsmouth Va Employment Status

Portsmouth Va Employment by Age

65.3%

Labor Force Participation

55.5%

Employment Rate

9.7%

Unemployment Rate

Portsmouth Va Employment by Race

Portsmouth Va Employment by Education

Portsmouth Va 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

64.53%

Born in Virginia

96.98%

Native Born

3.02%

Foreign Born

1.54%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.98% of Portsmouth Va residents were born in the United States, with 64.53% having been born in Virginia. 1.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.