Portsmouth city, Virginia Population 2018

Portsmouth city, Virginia's estimated population is 94,572 with a growth rate of -1.56% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Portsmouth city, Virginia is the 20th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201794,572-1,499-1.56%
201696,0711,0741.13%
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%
201095,449-8,458-8.14%
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%
190017,4270.00%

Portsmouth city, Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

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 city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Portsmouth city, Virginia Median Age

35


Total

32.9


Male

36.9


Female

Portsmouth city, Virginia Adults

There are 73,494 adults, (13,258 of which are seniors) in Portsmouth city, Virginia.

Portsmouth city, Virginia Age Dependency

59.6

Age Dependency Ratio

22

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Portsmouth city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

49,765

51.80%

Male

46,306

48.20%

Portsmouth city, Virginia Households and Families

Portsmouth city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Portsmouth city, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.3%25.7%
All53.8%46.2%
Non Family47.4%52.6%
Male44.8%55.2%
Female34.4%65.6%

53.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Portsmouth city, Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All36,8402.5353.8
Non Family13,8311.2447.4
Married12,8413.1374.3
Female8,0013.5834.4
Male2,1673.3744.8

3.21

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Portsmouth city, Virginia Households

Portsmouth city, Virginia Education

Portsmouth city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,6184.12%
9th to 12th Grade6,96910.98%
High School Graduate18,70829.47%
Some College16,64226.22%
Associates Degree5,1618.13%
Bachelors Degree8,65313.63%
Graduate Degree4,7227.44%

Portsmouth city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black31,90725,7195,404
White27,63424,9116,972
Hispanic1,8841,490301
Multiple Races1,1131,000329
Asian797607339
Other Race75764872
Native American25917936
Islander454515

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 42.53%.

Portsmouth city, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,203$40,578$27,588
Less Than High School$20,056$25,724$16,799
High School Grad$30,174$35,521$22,745
Some College$32,326$41,971$25,530
Bachelors Degree$42,511$51,272$38,668
Graduate Degree$57,108$61,027$52,042

$33,203

Average Earnings

$40,578

Average Male

$27,588

Average Female

Portsmouth city, Virginia Language

Portsmouth city, Virginia Language by Age

Portsmouth city, Virginia Language

95.12% of Portsmouth city, Virginia residents speak only English, while 4.88% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.55% of the population.

Portsmouth city, Virginia Poverty

Portsmouth city, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black49,38512,28424.87%
White36,2143,3069.13%
Hispanic3,45167519.56%
Multiple3,09350516.33%
Other1,28138029.66%
Asian1,1091039.29%
Native3766417.02%

18.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.63%

Male Poverty Rate

21.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Portsmouth city, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Portsmouth city, Virginia is Other, with 29.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Portsmouth city, Virginia is White, with 9.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.82%.

Portsmouth city, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.53%
High School14.70%
Some College12.35%
Bachelors or Greater4.74%

Portsmouth city, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed50.73%
Male Unemployed32.57%
Female Employed12.57%
Male Employed5.27%

Portsmouth city, Virginia Income

Portsmouth city, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,050$58,103
Families$56,377$66,530
Married Families$73,040$83,404
Non Families$32,526$41,422

Portsmouth city, Virginia Marital Status

Portsmouth city, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

36.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.7%

Male Marriage Rate

35.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Portsmouth city, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Portsmouth city, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Portsmouth city, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Portsmouth city, Virginia Veterans

Portsmouth city, Virginia Veterans by War

11,545

Number of Veterans

9,772

Male Veterans

1,773

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Second Gulf War3,831
Vietnam3,008
First Gulf War2,976
Korea684
World War II328

Portsmouth city, Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 543,779
55 to 642,416
18 to 342,223
65 to 741,667
75+1,460

Portsmouth city, Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black5,60915.34%
White5,34317.40%
Hispanic43119.90%
Other21025.99%
2 or More19312.64%
Asian12312.99%
Indian5216.51%
Hawaiian1529.41%

Portsmouth city, Virginia Veterans by Education

7.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Portsmouth city, Virginia Employment Status

Portsmouth city, Virginia Employment by Age

65.2%

Labor Force Participation

55.1%

Employment Rate

10.9%

Unemployment Rate

Portsmouth city, Virginia Employment by Race

Portsmouth city, Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Portsmouth city, Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Portsmouth9552795252-275-0.29%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990