Portsmouth city, Virginia Population 2019

Portsmouth city, Virginia's estimated population is 94,693 with a growth rate of -0.42% 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
201894,632-61-0.06%
201794,693-401-0.42%
201695,094-1,214-1.26%
201596,3084820.50%
201495,826-245-0.26%
201396,071-396-0.41%
201296,4677410.77%
201195,7262810.29%
201095,445-8,462-8.14%
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 American50,243
White38,552
Two or More Races3,419
Some Other Race1,533
Asian1,259
American Indian and Alaska Native401
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander129

Portsmouth city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2019

Portsmouth city, Virginia Median Age

35.2


Total

32.9


Male

36.9


Female

Portsmouth city, Virginia Adults

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

Portsmouth city, Virginia Age Dependency

60

Age Dependency Ratio

22.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Portsmouth city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

49,466

51.78%

Male

46,070

48.22%

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%26%
All54.4%45.6%
Male51%49%
Non Family46.9%53.1%
Female35.9%64.1%

54.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

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 city, Virginia Education

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 city, Virginia 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 asian people with a rate of 39.93%.

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 city, Virginia Language

Portsmouth city, Virginia Language by Age

Portsmouth city, Virginia Language

94.97% of Portsmouth city, Virginia 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 city, Virginia Poverty

Portsmouth city, Virginia 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 city, Virginia

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Portsmouth city, Virginia 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%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.62%
High School14.55%
Some College12.68%
Bachelors or Greater4.49%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.07%
Male Unemployed25.84%
Female Employed11.91%
Male Employed4.85%

Portsmouth city, Virginia Income

Portsmouth city, Virginia 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 city, Virginia Marital Status

Portsmouth city, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.5%

Male Marriage Rate

36.0%

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

Portsmouth city, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Portsmouth city, Virginia Veterans

11,481

Number of Veterans

9,437

Male Veterans

2,044

Female Veterans

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

Portsmouth city, Virginia 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 city, Virginia Veterans by Education

7.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Portsmouth city, Virginia Employment Status

65.3%

Labor Force Participation

55.5%

Employment Rate

9.7%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Portsmouth city, Virginia

  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