Portsmouth city, Virginia Population 2020

Portsmouth city, Virginia's estimated population is 94,510 with a growth rate of -0.06% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Portsmouth city, Virginia is the 21st largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202094,510-61-0.06%
201994,571-61-0.06%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.06%
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Portsmouth city, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American50,18852.66%
White38,27640.16%
Two or More Races3,6053.78%
Some Other Race1,3931.46%
Asian1,2511.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native4670.49%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1310.14%
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Portsmouth city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

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Portsmouth city, Virginia Median Age

35.2


Total

33.1


Male

37


Female

Portsmouth city, Virginia Adults

There are 72,901 adults, (13,553 of whom are seniors) in Portsmouth city, Virginia.

Portsmouth city, Virginia Age Dependency

60.6

Age Dependency Ratio

22.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Portsmouth city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

49,392

51.82%

Male

45,919

48.18%

Portsmouth city, Virginia Households and Families

Portsmouth city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Portsmouth city, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.4%26.6%
All54.3%45.7%
Male50.4%49.6%
Non Family46.2%53.8%
Female37.8%62.2%

54.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All36,4712.5254.3
Non Family14,8011.2646.2
Married12,8363.1673.4
Female7,1253.6737.8
Male1,7093.750.4

3.27

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Portsmouth city, Virginia Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1543.39%
9th to 12th Grade5,7699.08%
High School Graduate18,92329.79%
Some College17,77327.98%
Associates Degree5,3858.48%
Bachelors Degree8,78413.83%
Graduate Degree4,7347.45%
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Portsmouth city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black32,09626,9835,475
White26,97124,6186,739
Hispanic2,0911,821519
Multiple Races1,3221,186379
Other Race844758167
Asian818724361
Native American30529140
Islander555518

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 44.13%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,382$41,805$27,880
Less Than High School$22,813$29,240$19,079
High School Grad$30,216$35,741$22,547
Some College$33,064$45,237$26,299
Bachelors Degree$41,514$45,817$37,209
Graduate Degree$58,408$63,617$54,243

$34,382

Average Earnings

$41,805

Average Male

$27,880

Average Female

Portsmouth city, Virginia Language

Portsmouth city, Virginia Language by Age

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Portsmouth city, Virginia Language

94.90% of Portsmouth city, Virginia residents speak only English, while 5.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.01% of the population.

Portsmouth city, Virginia Poverty

Portsmouth city, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black48,59311,04722.73%
White34,7553,51210.11%
Hispanic3,69770319.02%
Other1,29639830.71%
Multiple3,3263329.98%
Asian1,160998.53%
Native390102.56%

17.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.96%

Male Poverty Rate

20.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Portsmouth city, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Portsmouth city, Virginia is Other, with 30.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Portsmouth city, Virginia is Native, with 2.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.86%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.12%
High School14.85%
Some College12.29%
Bachelors or Greater3.99%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed45.21%
Male Unemployed22.38%
Female Employed9.56%
Male Employed4.77%

Portsmouth city, Virginia Income

Portsmouth city, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,224$61,052
Families$61,014$71,837
Married Families$79,358$90,751
Non Families$35,212$42,937
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Portsmouth city, Virginia Marital Status

Portsmouth city, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.2%

Male Marriage Rate

35.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Portsmouth city, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Portsmouth city, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Portsmouth city, Virginia Veterans

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11,200

Number of Veterans

9,102

Male Veterans

2,098

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War3,568
First Gulf War3,356
Vietnam2,700
Korea546
World War II275
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 544,072
55 to 642,290
18 to 341,741
65 to 741,656
75+1,441
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Name Veterans % of Total
Black5,59315.41%
White4,88916.59%
Hispanic43819.35%
Other27630.77%
2 or More17110.72%
Asian14514.93%
Indian10834.62%
Hawaiian1828.13%

Portsmouth city, Virginia Veterans by Education

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7.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Portsmouth city, Virginia Employment Status

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65.1%

Labor Force Participation

55.1%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

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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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63.70%

Born in Virginia

96.81%

Native Born

3.19%

Foreign Born

1.65%

Non Citizen

1.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.81% of Portsmouth city, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 63.70% having been born in Virginia. 1.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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