Portsmouth, Ohio Population 2021

19,944
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Portsmouth is a city located in Scioto County Ohio. It is also the county seat of Scioto County. With a 2020 population of 19,944, it is the 86th largest city in Ohio and the 1870th largest city in the United States . Portsmouth is currently declining at a rate of -0.53% annually and its population has decreased by -1.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,226 in 2010. Portsmouth reached it's highest population of 42,560 in 1930. Spanning over 11 miles, Portsmouth has a population density of 1,858 people per square mile.

The average household income in Portsmouth is $50,345 with a poverty rate of 36.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $606 per month, and the median house value is $78,400. The median age in Portsmouth is 36.1 years, 32.5 years for males, and 37.8 years for females.

Portsmouth Demographics

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

  • White: 88.45%
  • Black or African American: 6.28%
  • Two or more races: 2.84%
  • Asian: 1.12%
  • Other race: 0.74%
  • Native American: 0.57%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Portsmouth, Ohio is 19,944 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,265.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 20,226.

Portsmouth, Ohio Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202174,982-166-0.22%
202075,148-166-0.22%
201975,314-166-0.22%
201875,480-496-0.66%
201775,976-460-0.61%
201676,436-556-0.73%
201576,992-484-0.63%
201477,476-828-1.07%
201378,304-479-0.61%
201278,783-625-0.79%
201179,408-256-0.32%
201079,6640.00%

Portsmouth Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,96688.45%
Black or African American1,2756.28%
Two or More Races5762.84%
Asian2281.12%
Some Other Race1500.74%
American Indian and Alaska Native1160.57%
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Portsmouth Population by Race

Portsmouth Population Pyramid $2021

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Portsmouth Median Age

36.1


Total

32.5


Male

37.8


Female

Portsmouth Adults

There are 15,829 adults, (3,345 of whom are seniors) in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth Age Dependency

62.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Portsmouth Sex Ratio

Female

10,763

52.99%

Male

9,548

47.01%

Portsmouth Population by Age

Portsmouth Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Portsmouth Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.7%34.3%
Male47.3%52.7%
All46.7%53.3%
Non Family38.6%61.4%
Female35.5%64.5%

46.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Portsmouth Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,5822.2146.7
Non Family3,9371.1938.6
Married2,5772.9465.7
Female1,5373.1335.5
Male5313.647.3

2.88

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

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Portsmouth Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6414.82%
9th to 12th Grade1,66512.52%
High School Graduate5,07738.19%
Some College3,02222.73%
Associates Degree7635.74%
Bachelors Degree1,2509.40%
Graduate Degree8776.60%
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Portsmouth Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Portsmouth Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,9809,8501,886
Black675594101
2+ Races25824053
Hispanic1641378
Asian16213278
Native American94749
Other Race7447

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 93.02%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.15%.

Portsmouth Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,642$39,432$26,028
Less Than 9th Grade$13,884$24,528$11,035
High School Graduate$23,846$26,630$20,971
Some College$30,493$37,951$27,475
Bachelors Degree$50,709$61,750$48,125
Graduate Degree$56,536$103,194$41,750

$30,642

Average Earnings

$39,432

Average Male

$26,028

Average Female

Portsmouth Earnings by Educational Attainment

Portsmouth Language by Age

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Portsmouth Language

97.71% of Portsmouth residents speak only English, while 2.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.06% of the population.

Portsmouth Language

Portsmouth Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,8386,09736.21%
Black1,06748645.55%
Multiple57620034.72%
Hispanic32815547.26%
Asian2287030.70%
Other1063734.91%
Native11697.76%

36.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.17%

Male Poverty Rate

37.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Portsmouth

The race most likely to be in poverty in Portsmouth is Hispanic, with 47.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Portsmouth is Native, with 7.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.18%.

Portsmouth Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade46.90%
High School37.24%
Some College21.65%
Bachelors or Greater9.21%

Portsmouth Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed73.33%
Male Unemployed71.62%
Female Employed21.66%
Male Employed12.39%

Portsmouth Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Portsmouth Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$28,840$50,345
Families$39,824$63,125
Married Families$64,384-
Non Families$19,423$31,435
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Income by Household Type

Portsmouth Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.5%

Male Marriage Rate

32.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Portsmouth Married by Age and Sex

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Portsmouth Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Portsmouth Marital Status by Race

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Portsmouth Marital Status

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1,188

Number of Veterans

1,092

Male Veterans

96

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam345
Second Gulf War244
First Gulf War240
World War II83
Korea50

Portsmouth Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74308
35 to 54264
75+262
55 to 64197
18 to 34157

Portsmouth Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1207.86%
Black363.98%
2+ Races3210.92%

Portsmouth Veterans by Race

Portsmouth Veterans by Education

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18.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Portsmouth Veterans by Education

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48.6%

Labor Force Participation

43%

Employment Rate

11.2%

Unemployment Rate

Portsmouth Employment by Age

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Portsmouth Employment by Race

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Portsmouth Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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81.05%

Born in Portsmouth

97.95%

Native Born

2.05%

Foreign Born

1.19%

Non Citizen

0.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.95% of Portsmouth residents were born in the United States, with 81.05% having been born in Ohio. 1.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Portsmouth Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202119,944-107-0.53%
202020,051-107-0.53%
201920,158-107-0.53%
201820,265-120-0.59%
201720,385550.27%
201620,33010.00%
201520,329410.20%
201420,288-9-0.04%
201320,297-43-0.21%
201220,340-38-0.19%
201120,3781590.79%
201020,219-690-0.34%
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%

Portsmouth Population by Year