Portsmouth, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 191 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.1%
 
Males: 110  (57.7%)
Females: 81  (42.3%)
Median resident age:  49.5 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 51565.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $49,328 (it was $28,000 in 2000)
Portsmouth:

$49,328
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $29,935 (it was $15,473 in 2000)

Portsmouth city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $100,510 (it was $62,900 in 2000)
Portsmouth:

$100,510
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $116,488; Detached houses: $116,632

Median gross rent in 2016: $617.

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  • Races in Portsmouth, IA (2010)

    Portsmouth races chart
    • 19298.5%White alone
    • 21.0%Two or more races
    • 10.5%Black alone

Races in Portsmouth detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Portsmouth: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (57.8%), American (12.2%), Scottish (8.9%), Italian (3.3%), Scotch-Irish (3.3%), English (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1883

Elevation: 1237 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 699 people per square mile   (low).

Portsmouth,IA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Portsmouth:

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portsmouth city:

  • Never married: 39.8%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 6.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Portsmouth, Iowa as of November 17, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Portsmouth to the number of sex offenders is 82 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,216 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $989 (1.0%)

Portsmouth satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Council Bluffs, IA (32.7 miles , pop. 58,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (37.2 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (404.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Tennant, IA (2.4 miles) , Persia, IA (2.4 miles ), Panama, IA (2.4 miles ), Westphalia, IA (2.8 miles) , Earling, IA (3.2 miles ), Shelby, IA (3.2 miles ), Harlan, IA (3.2 miles ), Corley, IA (3.3 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $108,200
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.65 N, Longitude: 95.52 W

Area code: 712

Portsmouth household income distribution Portsmouth home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +16 (+7.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (25%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (14%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Portsmouth: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Portsmouth, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Portsmouth-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/26/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the Portsmouth city center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/27/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 44.6 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Portsmouth-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 189.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 264.9 miles away from Portsmouth center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 70.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 279.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 119.7 miles away from Portsmouth center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Shelby County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Portsmouth topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Portsmouth:

  • HARLAN DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; HARLAN, IA)
  • MYRTUE MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; HARLAN, IA)
  • ELM CREST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HARLAN, IA)
  • MYRTUE MED CTR HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; HARLAN, IA)
  • REM IOWA-BIRCH COTTAGE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; SHELBY, IA)
  • ROSE VISTA HOME, INC. (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WOODBINE, IA)
  • AVOCA NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; AVOCA, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portsmouth:

  • Iowa Western Community College (about 30 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; Full-time enrollment: 5,344)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 33 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)
  • Creighton University (about 35 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 37 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 38 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)
  • Bellevue University (about 41 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • Buena Vista University (about 71 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)

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Notable locations in Portsmouth: Portsmouth Elevator (A), G and R Feed and Grain Company Elevator (B), Portsmouth (C), Portsmouth Cass Township Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Portsmouth: Saint Marys Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Saint Marys Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Shelby County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.6%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.8%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.4%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Portsmouth (2011 data):

  • The Shelby County State Bank: Portsmouth Branch at 111 Main Street, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $224.6 mil, Deposits: $201.5 mil, headquarters in Harlan, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Lauritzen Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.5
Iowa average:

10.4

Portsmouth travel time to work - commute Portsmouth mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Portsmouth city (based on Shelby County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,4646
Evangelical Protestant3,34417
Mainline Protestant2,03311
Other1901
None3,136-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Shelby County:

3.25 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Shelby County:

8.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Shelby County:

27.3%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.0%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Portsmouth:

50.2%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.6%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.2
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Portsmouth:

15.5%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Portsmouth:

8.0%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Portsmouth:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Portsmouth:

29.3%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

58.2%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Portsmouth:

73.8%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Portsmouth, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$441
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$784
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,225

4.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,780 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.60%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pottawattamie County, IA  1.03% ($34,080 average AGI)
from Crawford County, IA  0.31% ($26,000)
from Douglas County, NE  0.31% ($34,333)


6.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,823 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pottawattamie County, IA  1.12% ($29,582 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  0.65% ($26,719)
to Crawford County, IA  0.39% ($39,895)

Strongest AM radio stations in Portsmouth:

  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KCRO (660 AM; 1 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Portsmouth:

  • KXKT (103.7 FM; GLENWOOD, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMLV (88.1 FM; RALSTON, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KGOR (99.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEZO-FM (92.3 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KQCH (94.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KQKQ-FM (98.5 FM; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSRZ (104.5 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KIWR (89.7 FM; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KNOD (105.3 FM; HARLAN, IA; Owner: WIRELESS BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KVNO (90.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF UNIV. OF NEBRASKA)

TV broadcast stations around Portsmouth:

  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KMTV (Channel 3; OMAHA, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KYNE-TV (Channel 26; OMAHA, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KETV (Channel 7; OMAHA, NE; Owner: KETV HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WOWT-TV (Channel 6; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KPTM (Channel 42; OMAHA, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS)
  • KXVO (Channel 15; OMAHA, NE; Owner: MITTS TELECASTING COMPANY)
  • KVSS-LP (Channel 67; OMAHA, NE; Owner: VSS CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS)

Portsmouth fatal accident list:

Jul 24, 1993 01:40 PM, St44, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • 11,830Total average daily traffic
  • 17,610Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Portsmouth)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 2 Mi N 1 1/8 Mi E (Lat: 41.676667 Lon: -95.494444), Call Sign: KNAJ544
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.325 MHzGrant Date: 12/17/2010, Expiration Date: 01/16/2021Registrant: Bonsall Tv And Appliance, 618 Iowa Ave, Dunlap, IA 51529, Phone: (712) 643-5922, Fax: (712) 643-2186, Email:
  • 2 Mi N 1 1/8 Mi W (Lat: 41.676667 Lon: -95.537222), Call Sign: KNAK949
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.335 MHzGrant Date: 12/29/2010, Expiration Date: 01/15/2021Registrant: 415 1250th Street, Panama, IA 51562, Phone: (712) 489-2909
  • Lat: 41.685917 Lon: -95.480833, Call Sign: WQMZ280
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.757 MHzGrant Date: 11/15/2010, Expiration Date: 11/15/2020, Certifier: Richard M KeaneRegistrant: Fmctc, 437 F32, Panama, IA 51562, Phone: (712) 579-0682, Email:
  • Lat: 41.604306 Lon: -95.478583, Call Sign: WQWL333
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.510 MHzGrant Date: 09/25/2015, Expiration Date: 09/25/2025, Certifier: Richard OhlingerRegistrant: Bonsall Tv Inc., 618 Iowa Ave, Dunlap, IA 51529, Phone: (712) 643-5922, Fax: (712) 643-2186, Email:
  • Lat: 41.645889 Lon: -95.589889, Call Sign: WQWP863, Licensee ID: L01977151
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.192 MHzGrant Date: 10/22/2015, Expiration Date: 10/22/2025, Certifier: Lynn ChristiansenRegistrant: Lynn Christiansen, 3744 315th St, Persia, IA 51563, Phone: (712) 488-7181

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Portsmouth Tower, Lat: 41.687944 Lon: -95.519194, Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQLU283
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 04/27/2010, Expiration Date: 04/27/2020, Certifier: Robert HrbekRegistrant: Jagwire Enterprises, 13205 C St., Omaha, NE 68144, Phone: (402) 933-2877, Fax: (402) 408-0387, Email:
  • PORTSMOUTH, 2.5 Mi N Of (Lat: 41.687750 Lon: -95.519444), Overall height: 55.2 m, Call Sign: KAN22
    Assigned Frequencies: 3790.00 MHz, 3790.00 MHz, 3810.00 MHz, 3810.00 MHz, 3870.00 MHz, 3870.00 MHz, 3890.00 MHz, 3890.00 MHz, 3950.00 MHz, 3950.00 MHz... (+9 more)Grant Date: 02/15/2000, Expiration Date: 02/01/2010, Cancellation Date: 01/18/2002Registrant: At&t Corp., 1200 Peachtree Street, Locn Ll007, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 810-4021, Fax: (404) 810-7349, Email:

Most common first names in Portsmouth, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary792.1 years
John682.7 years
Elizabeth582.0 years
Joseph582.0 years
Richard553.6 years
Helen483.0 years
Michael479.7 years
Peter481.3 years
Raymond479.0 years
Dorothy380.3 years
Most common last names in Portsmouth, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Leinen1578.0 years
Reinig777.2 years
Bruck681.5 years
Lefeber574.6 years
Sandbothe584.6 years
Pauley479.8 years
Herkenrath486.3 years
Ohlinger481.8 years
Stinn473.2 years
Kleffman461.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Electricity (38%)

Portsmouth compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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