Portsmouth city, Virginia Population 2024

96,632

Portsmouth city, Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 96,632 with a growth rate of -0.17% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Portsmouth city, Virginia is the 23rd largest county in Virginia. The 2010 population was 95,457 and has seen a growth of 1.23% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202995,827-161-0.17%
202895,988-161-0.17%
202796,149-161-0.17%
202696,310-161-0.17%
202596,471-161-0.17%
202496,632-161-0.17%
202396,793-161-0.17%
202296,954-698-0.71%
202197,652-303-0.31%
202097,9553,3733.57%
201994,582-297-0.31%
201894,879-85-0.09%
201794,964-323-0.34%
201695,287-1,120-1.16%
201596,4075210.54%
201495,886-237-0.25%
201396,123-393-0.41%
201296,5167490.78%
201195,7673100.32%
201095,45700%
1990103,907-670-0.64%
1980104,577-6,386-5.76%
1970110,963-3,810-3.32%
1960114,77334,73443.4%
195080,03929,29457.73%
194050,7455,04111.03%
193045,704-8,683-15.97%
192054,38721,19763.87%
191033,19015,76390.45%
190017,427-78,400-81.81%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.17% (-161)
2020 Population
97,955
Area
33 mi²
Density
2928 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-1.35% (-1,323)

Portsmouth city, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American50,09151.44%
White36,68237.67%
Two or more races6,8217%
Other race1,9341.99%
Asian1,3901.43%
Native American4040.41%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander620.06%

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Portsmouth city, Virginia Population by Race

Portsmouth city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Portsmouth city, Virginia Median Age

35.6

Total

33.7

Male

37.6

Female

Portsmouth city, Virginia Adults

There are 74,935 adults, (14,703 of whom are seniors) in Portsmouth city, Virginia.

Portsmouth city, Virginia Age Dependency

61.7

Age Dependency Ratio

24.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Portsmouth city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female50,50551.86%
Male46,87948.14%

Portsmouth city, Virginia Population by Age

Portsmouth city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All38,9622.4156.143.9
Non Family15,6461.2450.149.9
Married13,0943.1574.125.9
Female8,1913.2838.161.9
Male2,0313.1758.141.9

3.09

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

56.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Portsmouth city, Virginia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6292.48%
9th to 12th Grade5,2458%
High School Graduate20,98232%
Some College17,59126.83%
Associates Degree6,1959.45%
Bachelors Degree8,86313.52%
Graduate Degree5,0707.73%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Portsmouth city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black33,02629,0855,546
White26,57724,3316,790
2+ Races2,9752,566733
Hispanic2,5532,364693
Other Race966893163
Asian937770385
Native American1901866
Islander29180

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 97.89%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.09%.

Portsmouth city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$43,759$50,637$35,732
Less Than 9th Grade$26,649$34,813$23,804
High School Graduate$32,048$40,482$26,330
Some College$43,222$49,792$34,672
Bachelors Degree$58,607$67,797$51,616
Graduate Degree$69,237$79,158$64,531

$43,759

Average Earnings

$50,637

Average Male

$35,732

Average Female

Portsmouth city, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Portsmouth city, Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Portsmouth city, Virginia Language

95.15% of Portsmouth city, Virginia residents speak only English, while 4.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.81% of the population.

Portsmouth city, Virginia Language

Portsmouth city, Virginia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black48,58310,88722.41%
White33,9202,9498.69%
Multiple6,7081,45321.66%
Hispanic4,7041,28827.38%
Other1,92548825.35%
Native36814338.86%
Asian1,3731218.81%

17.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.45%

Male Poverty Rate

20.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Portsmouth city, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Portsmouth city, Virginia is Native, with 38.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Portsmouth city, Virginia is White, with 8.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.84%.

Portsmouth city, Virginia Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.49%
High School17.79%
Some College14.14%
Bachelors or Greater4.55%

Portsmouth city, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed35.41%
Male Unemployed23.75%
Female Employed10.18%
Male Employed5.19%

Portsmouth city, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Portsmouth city, Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$57,154$74,426
Families$66,450$85,069
Married Families$92,440$-999,999,999
Non Families$38,870$54,553

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Portsmouth city, Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

36.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.2%

Male Marriage Rate

34.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Portsmouth city, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Portsmouth city, Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

8,977

Number of Veterans

7,023

Male Veterans

1,954

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War3,597
First Gulf War2,839
Vietnam2,249
Korea314
World War II98

Portsmouth city, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 542,882
65 to 741,725
55 to 641,696
18 to 341,475
75+1,199

Portsmouth city, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4,03114.24%
Black3,97110.74%
2+ Races74221.88%
Hispanic50717.99%
Other Race948.67%
Asian898.74%
Native American5017.01%

Portsmouth city, Virginia Veterans by Race

Portsmouth city, Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.9%

Veteran Disability Rate

Portsmouth city, Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.1%

Labor Force Participation

54.3%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Portsmouth city, Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Portsmouth city, Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Portsmouth city, Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

64.14%

Born in Portsmouth city, Virginia

96.88%

Native Born

3.12%

Foreign Born

1.39%

Non Citizen

1.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.88% of Portsmouth city, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 64.14% having been born in Virginia. 1.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Portsmouth city, Virginia Place of Birth

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