Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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Population in 2017: 21,796 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.9%
 
Males: 11,174  (51.3%)
Females: 10,622  (48.7%)
Median resident age:

41.9 years
New Hampshire median age:

43.2 years

Zip codes: 03801.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $69,523 (it was $45,195 in 2000)
Portsmouth:

$69,523
NH:

$73,381

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $46,901 (it was $27,540 in 2000)

Portsmouth city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $340,327 (it was $164,500 in 2000)
Portsmouth:

$340,327
NH:

$263,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $468,499; detached houses: $511,830; townhouses or other attached units: $385,759; in 2-unit structures: $830,497; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $528,254; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $392,419; mobile homes: $70,619

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,245.

March 2019 cost of living index in Portsmouth: 136.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.1%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.1% for Black residents, 18.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.7% for other race residents, 15.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Portsmouth, NH (2010)
    • 18,65889.8%White alone
    • 7183.5%Asian alone
    • 5732.8%Hispanic
    • 4162.0%Two or more races
    • 3261.6%Black alone
    • 400.2%American Indian alone
    • 430.2%Other race alone
    • 50.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of New Hampshire and other state lists, there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Portsmouth, New Hampshire as of May 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Portsmouth is 981 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Portsmouth by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(38.2)
9
(43.4)
11
(53.4)
6
(29.3)
5
(24.5)
5
(24.7)
5
(23.5)
5
(23.9)
14
(65.3)
15
(69.7)
12
(55.3)
16
(74.0)
14
(64.8)
9
(40.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(33.4)
16
(77.1)
3
(14.6)
7
(34.2)
12
(58.8)
6
(29.6)
9
(42.3)
11
(52.7)
15
(69.9)
4
(18.6)
8
(36.8)
5
(23.1)
6
(27.8)
3
(13.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
17
(81.1)
20
(96.4)
17
(82.6)
23
(112.4)
22
(107.8)
16
(78.9)
36
(169.3)
18
(86.2)
21
(97.9)
17
(79.0)
17
(78.3)
17
(78.7)
24
(111.1)
24
(108.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
61
(291.1)
86
(414.4)
72
(349.8)
44
(215.1)
77
(377.4)
68
(335.3)
83
(390.4)
60
(287.2)
51
(237.7)
42
(195.2)
34
(156.6)
27
(124.9)
26
(120.3)
22
(99.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
483
(2,305)
554
(2,670)
579
(2,813)
481
(2,352)
549
(2,691)
523
(2,579)
510
(2,399)
512
(2,451)
496
(2,312)
442
(2,054)
348
(1,603)
313
(1,448)
257
(1,189)
302
(1,370)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
28
(133.6)
30
(144.6)
24
(116.6)
23
(112.4)
16
(78.4)
24
(118.3)
16
(75.3)
16
(76.6)
20
(93.2)
16
(74.3)
19
(87.5)
26
(120.3)
17
(78.7)
17
(77.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(14.3)
11
(53.0)
11
(53.4)
8
(39.1)
1
(4.9)
6
(29.6)
4
(18.8)
1
(4.8)
3
(14.0)
2
(9.3)
2
(9.2)
6
(27.8)
3
(13.9)
3
(13.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)180.1224.5210.0184.1199.2190.3194.7176.5209.3178.9153.0158.2144.7126.5

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Portsmouth, NH

Crime rate in Portsmouth detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 90 (69 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.13
New Hampshire average:

2.05
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Ancestries: Irish (14.0%), English (11.2%), French Canadian (9.8%), Italian (7.3%), American (5.5%), German (5.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1631

Elevation: 21 feet

Land area: 15.6 square miles.

Population density: 1,396 people per square mile   (low).

Portsmouth, New Hampshire map

1,557 residents are foreign born (1.6% Europe, 1.5% Asia, 0.9% Latin America).

This city:

7.1%
New Hampshire:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $6,275 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,689 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Haverhill, MA (25.5 miles , pop. 58,969).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (54.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (221.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Kittery, ME (1.5 miles ),
New Castle, NH (1.6 miles ),
South Eliot, ME (1.9 miles ),
Newington, NH (1.9 miles ),
Kittery Point, ME (2.0 miles ),
Greenland, NH (2.0 miles ),
Rye, NH (2.2 miles ),
Eliot, ME (2.2 miles )

Latitude: 43.07 N, Longitude: 70.77 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +22,488 (+102.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,897 (44.5%)

Area code: 603

Distribution of median household income in Portsmouth, NH in 2017
Distribution of house value in Portsmouth, NH in 2017
Portsmouth satellite photo by USGS

Portsmouth tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $105,900
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2000: 36 buildings, average cost: $141,100
  • 2001: 28 buildings, average cost: $185,500
  • 2002: 28 buildings, average cost: $227,300
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $252,900
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $27,200
  • 2005: 36 buildings, average cost: $202,600
  • 2006: 21 buildings, average cost: $246,300
  • 2007: 17 buildings, average cost: $368,500
  • 2008: 20 buildings, average cost: $199,200
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $232,200
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $682,000
  • 2012: 23 buildings, average cost: $199,900
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $246,600
  • 2014: 21 buildings, average cost: $292,900
  • 2015: 13 buildings, average cost: $251,100
  • 2016: 13 buildings, average cost: $260,700
  • 2017: 18 buildings, average cost: $265,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Portsmouth, NH residents
Average permit cost in Portsmouth, NH
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.2%
New Hampshire:

2.8%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Portsmouth, NH
Historical housing units in Portsmouth, NH
Most common industries in Portsmouth, NH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.0%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.5%)
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.0%)
  • Educational services (12.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Portsmouth, NH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Computer specialists (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (7.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)
  • Computer specialists (2.9%)

Average climate in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 51.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.8
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 7.38. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.38
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.778. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.778
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.96. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.96
U.S.:

19.64
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.36. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.36
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Portsmouth-area historical tornado activity is near New Hampshire state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.0 miles away from the Portsmouth city center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/19/1957, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.7 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Portsmouth-area historical earthquake activity is near New Hampshire state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 189.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 176.8 miles away from Portsmouth center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 158.3 miles away from Portsmouth center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 43.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rockingham County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 9, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Snowstorms: 4, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Portsmouth topographic map

Main business address for: Mueller Group, Inc. (MISCELLANEOUS FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS), Mueller Water Products, Inc. (MISCELLANEOUS FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS), ENVIRONMENTAL POWER CORP (COGENERATION SERVICES & SMALL POWER PRODUCERS), BOTTOMLINE TECHNOLOGIES INC /DE/ (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), BAYCORP HOLDINGS LTD (ELECTRIC SERVICES).

Hospitals and medical centers in Portsmouth:

  • PORTSMOUTH REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Proprietary, 333 BORTHWICK AVE)
  • CLIPPER HARBOR OF PORTSMOUTH CARE AND REHABILITATI (188 JONES AVENUE)
  • EDGEWOOD CENTRE (THE) (928 SOUTH STREET)
  • MARK WENTWORTH HOME (346 PLEASANT STREET)
  • SEACOAST DIALYSIS CENTER (155 BORTHWICK AVE SUITE 100)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (UNIT 11, 95 BREWERY LANE)

Airports and heliports located in Portsmouth:

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Amtrak stations near Portsmouth:

  • 10 miles: DURHAM (3 DEPOT RD.) . Services: ticket office.
  • 11 miles: DOVER (33 CHESTNUT ST.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 12 miles: EXETER (60 LINCOLN ST.) . Services: ticket office.

Operable nuclear power plant near Portsmouth:

  • 14 miles: Seabrook in Seabrook, NH.

Colleges/Universities in Portsmouth:

  • Great Bay Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,203; Location: 320 Corporate Dr; Public; Website: www.greatbay.edu)
  • Empire Beauty School-Portsmouth (Full-time enrollment: 99; Location: 2545 Lafayette Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empirebeautyschools.com/)
  • Paul Mitchell the School-Portsmouth (Full-time enrollment: 25; Location: 140 Congress Street; Private, for-profit; Website: portsmouth.paulmitchell.edu/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portsmouth:

  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 10 miles; Durham, NH; Full-time enrollment: 15,243)
  • Northern Essex Community College (about 24 miles; Haverhill, MA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • Merrimack College (about 33 miles; North Andover, MA; FT enrollment: 2,734)
  • University of New England (about 34 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 4,539)
  • North Shore Community College (about 34 miles; Danvers, MA; FT enrollment: 5,195)
  • Southern New Hampshire University (about 35 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 16,552)
  • Endicott College (about 36 miles; Beverly, MA; FT enrollment: 4,064)

Public high school in Portsmouth:

Public elementary/middle schools in Portsmouth:

Private elementary/middle school in Portsmouth:

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Library in Portsmouth:

  • PORTSMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,531,556; Location: 175 PARROTT AVENUE; 156,747 books; 1,022 e-books; 7,082 audio materials; 9,793 video materials; 144 local licensed databases; 22 state licensed databases; 781 print serial subscriptions; 12 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Birthplace of: Ronnie James Dio - musician (singer for Dio, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, etc)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Portsmouth: Sanders Olde Mill (A), Governor John Langdon House and Garden (B), Viking Dock (C), Portsmouth Pier (D), Prescott Park Dock (E), The Hill (F), Portsmouth Fish Pier (G), Meeting House Hill (H), New Hampshire State Commercial Fish Pier (I), Pease Air Force Base Golf Course (J), Water Country Emergency Medical Services (K), City of Portsmouth Fire Department Station 3 (L), Oracle House (M), City of Portsmouth Fire Department Station 2 (N), Plaza 800 (O), Port of Portsmouth Maritime Museum (P), Portsmouth Athenaeum (Q), Portsmouth City Hall (R), Portsmouth Historical Society Building (S), Thomas Thompson House (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Portsmouth Plaza Shopping Center (1), Southgate Plaza Shopping Center (2), Lafayette Plaza Shopping Center (3), Merchants Row Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Portsmouth include: Mueller Group, Inc. (A), Mueller Water Products, Inc. (B), ENVIRONMENTAL POWER CORP (C), BOTTOMLINE TECHNOLOGIES INC /DE/ (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Portsmouth include: United Methodist Church (A), Saint Catherine Church (B), Saint Johns Church (C), Advent Christian Church (D), Calvary Baptist Church (E), Temple Israel (F), Christ Episcopal Church (G), First Church of Christ (H), First Church of Christ Scientist (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Temple Israel Cemetery (1), North Cemetery (2), Calvary Cemetery (3), Saint Marys Cemetery (4), Union Cemetery (5), South Street Cemetery (6), Point of Grave Burial Ground (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: North Mill Pond (A), South Mill Pond (B), Great Bog (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hodgson Brook (A), Elwyn Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Portsmouth include: Clough Field (1), Elwyn Park (2), Haven Park (3), Haymarket Square (4), Hislop Park (5), South Playground (6), Leary Field (7), Liberty Gardens (8), Market Square (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Warner House Association (Museums; 150 Daniel Street), Wentworth Coolidge State Historic Mansion (Museums; 375 Little Harbor Road), Colonial Dames House (Museums; 154 Market Street), Wentworth Gardner Tobias Lear Association (Historical Places & Services; 50 Mechanic Street), Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce - Visitor & Tourist Information (500 Market Street), Jamaica (37 Taylor Lane), Visit Canada (Tours & Charters; 134 Pleasant Street), Portsmouth Harbor Cruises (Tours & Charters; 64 Ceres Street).

Hotels: Wren's Nest Village Inn (3548 Lafayette Road), Bickford's Family Restaurant (Interstate Highway), Best Inn (383 Woodbury Avenue), Sise Inn (40 Court St), Wren's Nest Village Inn (Ip) (3548 Lafayette Road), Hampton Inn Portsmouth (99 Durgin Lane), National Hotel Realty- Inc (500 Market St. Suite 13), New England Hotel Realty- Inc (500 Market St. Suite 13), The Port Inn (Exit 5 US Route 95).

Courts: New Hampshire State - Portsmouth Court Maintenance (111 Parrott Avenue), Portsmouth District Court Office (111 Parrott Avenue).

Birthplace of: Thomas Westbrook - Colonial, Ronnie James Dio - Musician, Fitz John Porter - Union Army general, Robert Conley (producer/songwriter) - Record producer, Celia Thaxter - Poet, George F. Pearson - Admiral, George Vaughan (New Hampshire) - Colonial governor of New Hampshire, Benning Wentworth - Colonial governor of New Hampshire, Helen Dore Boylston - Novelist, Henry B. Lovering - Politician.

Rockingham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Portsmouth and their reported violations in the past:

NEW CASTLE WATER WORKS (Address: 680 PEVERLY HILL RD , Population served: 800, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-15-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-15-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-09-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-22-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-22-2005), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-15-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-19-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between JAN-01-2010 and JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-01-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-01-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-23-2011)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between JAN-01-2010 and JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-01-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-01-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-23-2011)
STAR ISLAND WATER SYS (Address: 30 MIDDLE ST , Population served: 300, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MOODY POINT (Population served: 215, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-25-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-25-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-31-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-03-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-09-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-09-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-26-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-31-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JUL-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In APR-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-01-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-08-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-13-2009)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-04-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-03-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-06-2009)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
STRATHAM CENTRAL CONDOS (Population served: 174, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between NOV-02-2011 and DEC-02-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-19-2011), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-30-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-19-2011), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-30-2012)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
PAWTUCKAWAY FARMS (Population served: 38, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-28-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-16-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-01-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-09-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-16-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-06-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-06-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-09-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between APR-01-2010 and MAY-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-25-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-02-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-03-2009), St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-08-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-2009)
US NAVY SERE SCHOOL - MPB (Serves ME, Population served: 33, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAR-2010. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-08-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-08-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2010)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In FEB-2010. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAR-15-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-11-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-11-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2010)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JAN-2010. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAR-15-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAY-11-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-11-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2010)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In DEC-2009. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-08-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-08-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2010)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In NOV-2009. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-08-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-08-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2010)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In OCT-2009. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-08-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-08-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2010)
GREAT POND- CABINS 1- 5 (Serves ME, Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-09-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAY-09-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-07-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-21-2007), St Public Notif received (APR-03-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-18-2007)
SUGAR AND ICE CREAMERY (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Portsmouth that have no violations reported:

  • SHOALS MARINE LABORATORY (Serves ME, Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • GREAT POND- CAMPGROUND (Serves ME, Population served: 36, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • US NAVY SERE SCHOOL - TRAINING LAB (Serves ME, Population served: 33, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WESTMINSTER IRVING/CIRCLE K (Address: 190 COMMERCE WAY , Serves VT, Population served: 32, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GREAT POND- CABINS 8 - 12 (Serves ME, Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.0 people
New Hampshire:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

47.3%
Whole state:

66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.9%
Whole state:

8.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Portsmouth in 2010:

  • 282 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 81 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 43 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 15 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 12 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Portsmouth in 2000:

  • 356 people in nursing homes
  • 110 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 78 people in military ships
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 17 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 11 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 4 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 4 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Banks with most branches in Portsmouth (2011 data):

  • TD Bank, National Association: Portsmouth Main Branch, 333 State Street Branch, Lafayette Branch, Tv Drive-In Branch. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • People's United Bank: Ocean Bank Branch, Portsmouth Branch, Lafayette Road Branch. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Market Square Branch at 3 Pleasant Street, branch established on 1965/12/15; Islington Street Branch at 848 Islington Street, branch established on 1969/07/14. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Portsmouth Branch at 134 Pleasant Street, branch established on 1871/01/01; Portsmouth Shaw's Branch at 1600-28 Woodbury Avenue, branch established on 1995/06/12. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Centrix Bank & Trust: Portsmouth Branch at 163 Deer Street, branch established on 2003/10/06. Info updated 2008/08/12: Bank assets: $757.6 mil, Deposits: $606.8 mil, headquarters in Bedford, NH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • Piscataqua Savings Bank: at 15 Pleasant Street, branch established on 1877/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $228.5 mil, Deposits: $190.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Federal Savings Bank: 1 Market Square Branch at 1650 Woodbury Avenue, branch established on 1987/06/30. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $268.8 mil, Deposits: $180.2 mil, headquarters in Dover, NH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • Kennebunk Savings Bank: Portsmouth Nh Branch at 111 Maplewood Avenue, branch established on 2011/02/22. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $821.4 mil, Deposits: $660.6 mil, headquarters in Kennebunk, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices
  • The First Colebrook Bank: Portsmouth Branch at 2400 Lafayette Road, branch established on 2009/08/31. Info updated 2012/03/13: Bank assets: $238.7 mil, Deposits: $207.7 mil, headquarters in Colebrook, NH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: First Colebrook Bancorp, Inc.
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Portsmouth:

Marital status in Portsmouth, NH
  • Never married: 37.7%
  • Now married: 43.0%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

For population 25 years and over in Portsmouth:

  • High school or higher: 95.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 57.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
New Hampshire average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Portsmouth
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Portsmouth:

(Portsmouth, New Hampshire Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Portsmouth, NH (based on Rockingham County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic84,69724
Mainline Protestant19,07278
Evangelical Protestant7,45661
Other3,49020
Orthodox2001
None180,308-
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: 47
Rockingham County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 55
Rockingham County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 98
Rockingham County:

3.31 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 283
Rockingham County:

9.56 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

9.70 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.6%
New Hampshire:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Rockingham County:

23.3%
New Hampshire:

24.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.8%
New Hampshire:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

52.5%
State:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Portsmouth:

51.0%
New Hampshire:

48.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
New Hampshire:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Portsmouth:

19.2%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Portsmouth:

9.9%
State:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Portsmouth:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.2%
New Hampshire:

34.0%

General health condition:
This city:

59.6%
New Hampshire:

57.6%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.8%
State:

78.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Portsmouth, NH Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 338$1,849,433$65,66065$78,140
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 85$404,542$57,11214$12,933
Firefighters 61$343,569$67,5871$1,654
Police Protection - Officers 56$356,139$76,31612$27,400
Other and Unallocable 37$171,716$55,69230$42,339
Sewerage 24$115,079$57,5400$0
Streets and Highways 23$96,153$50,1670$0
Other Government Administration 19$120,716$76,24219$11,771
Water Supply 19$85,261$53,8490$0
Financial Administration 19$100,741$63,6262$4,821
Solid Waste Management 17$62,168$43,8830$0
Local Libraries 15$65,840$52,67228$26,897
Police - Other 15$85,956$68,76513$19,229
Judicial and Legal 5$35,269$84,6461$4,034
Housing and Community Development (Local) 4$23,775$71,3250$0
Parks and Recreation 4$27,302$81,90655$32,940
Health 2$13,235$79,4100$0
Welfare 2$9,845$59,0702$3,643
Fire - Other 1$6,096$73,1521$1,860
Totals for Government 746$3,972,835$63,906243$267,661

Portsmouth government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $323,000 ($14.82)
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,035,000 ($276.89)
    Sewerage: $4,653,000 ($213.48)
    Water Utilities: $3,391,000 ($155.58)
    General Public Buildings: $366,000 ($16.79)
    Parking Facilities: $332,000 ($15.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $117,000 ($5.37)
    Local Fire Protection: $13,000 ($0.60)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $47,085,000 ($2160.26)
    Police Protection: $9,905,000 ($454.44)
    General - Other: $8,432,000 ($386.86)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,977,000 ($365.98)
    Central Staff Services: $5,695,000 ($261.29)
    Sewerage: $5,667,000 ($260.00)
    Water Utilities: $4,176,000 ($191.59)
    Parking Facilities: $3,284,000 ($150.67)
    Regular Highways: $3,259,000 ($149.52)
    Financial Administration: $2,046,000 ($93.87)
    Libraries: $1,857,000 ($85.20)
    General Public Buildings: $1,401,000 ($64.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,319,000 ($60.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,244,000 ($57.07)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $585,000 ($26.84)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $453,000 ($20.78)
    Health - Other: $157,000 ($7.20)
    Public Welfare - Other: $109,000 ($5.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,771,000 ($218.89)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $5,101,000 ($234.03)
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $132,000 ($6.06)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $569,000 ($26.11)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $373,000 ($17.11)
    Sewerage: $334,000 ($15.32)
    Police Protection: $238,000 ($10.92)
    Water Utilities: $230,000 ($10.55)
    Financial Administration: $144,000 ($6.61)
    Parking Facilities: $112,000 ($5.14)
    Regular Highways: $105,000 ($4.82)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $51,472,000 ($2361.53)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,395,000 ($64.00)

Portsmouth government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $13,874,000 ($636.54)
    Parking Facilities: $4,134,000 ($189.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,119,000 ($51.34)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $461,000 ($21.15)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $115,000 ($5.28)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $29,000 ($1.33)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $27,000 ($1.24)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $6,987,000 ($320.56)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $10,748,000 ($493.12)
    Interest Earnings: $959,000 ($44.00)
    Fines and Forfeits: $767,000 ($35.19)
    Donations From Private Sources: $156,000 ($7.16)
    Rents: $114,000 ($5.23)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $8,409,000 ($385.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $14,958,000 ($686.27)
    General Local Government Support: $1,072,000 ($49.18)
    Highways: $448,000 ($20.55)
    Other: $39,000 ($1.79)
  • Tax - Property: $81,539,000 ($3741.01)
    Other License: $1,569,000 ($71.99)

Portsmouth government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $162,938,000 ($7475.59)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $155,971,000 ($7155.95)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,711,000 ($1500.78)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,744,000 ($1181.13)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $7,000,000 ($321.16)

Portsmouth government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,214,000 ($1019.18)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $127,307,000 ($5840.84)

7.23% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($84,203 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
New Hampshire average:

6.87%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($696 average AGI)
Rockingham County:

0.04%
New Hampshire average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Essex County, MA  1.37% ($74,166 average AGI)
from Hillsborough County, NH  1.32% ($68,726)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.75% ($85,602)


6.92% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($74,046 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.92%
New Hampshire average:

6.70%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($512 average AGI)
Rockingham County:

0.06%
New Hampshire average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hillsborough County, NH  1.37% ($54,619 average AGI)
to Strafford County, NH  0.88% ($52,198)
to Essex County, MA  0.74% ($57,814)
Businesses in Portsmouth, NH
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets18
Ace Hardware2McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1Motel 61
Applebee's1New Balance4
Banana Republic1Nike6
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan1
Best Western1Panera Bread1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack2
Chevrolet1Rite Aid3
Circle K1Ruby Tuesday1
Comfort Inn1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Decora Cabinetry4Shaw's1
Domino's Pizza1Sheraton1
Dunkin Donuts6Sprint Nextel1
FedEx14Starbucks2
Ford1Subway2
GNC2T-Mobile3
GameStop1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hilton2Toyota1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
Home Depot1UPS17
Jones New York3Vans1
Kmart1Verizon Wireless2
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Marriott2Wendy's1
Marshalls1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Portsmouth:

  • WMYF (1380 AM; 1 kW; PORTSMOUTH, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTSN (1270 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, NH; Owner: GARRISON CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGIP (1540 AM; 5 kW; EXETER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDER (1320 AM; 10 kW; DERRY, NH; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. OF NH)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Portsmouth:

  • WHEB (100.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WERZ (107.1 FM; EXETER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUBB (95.3 FM; YORK CENTER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSHK (105.3 FM; KITTERY, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOKQ (97.5 FM; DOVER, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUNH (91.3 FM; DURHAM, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WBYY (98.7 FM; SOMERSWORTH, NH; Owner: GARRISON CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WSAK (102.1 FM; HAMPTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPHX-FM (92.1 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WSEW (88.5 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: WORD RADIO EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WNEF (91.7 FM; NEWBURYPORT, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WMEX (106.5 FM; FARMINGTON, NH; Owner: WIMMEX, LLC)
  • WQSO (96.7 FM; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLKZ (104.9 FM; WOLFEBORO, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Portsmouth:

  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WENH-TV (Channel 11; DURHAM, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Portsmouth: Benjamin F. Falls, Charles H. Foy, Frederick Franklin, Mark G. Ham, Samuel Todd.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Portsmouth fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 60Number of bridges
  • 1,211ft / 369mTotal length
  • $132,357,000Total costs
  • 1,458,240Total average daily traffic
  • 82,634Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,493,146Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic
New bridges in Portsmouth, NH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 31920-1929
  • 81940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 311970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 82010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Portsmouth, NH
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 50 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Portsmouth)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Portsmouth, NH)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 131 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Portsmouth)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Portsmouth)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 115 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED60$255,044158$243,302603$254,69533$134,1084$467,50061$232,1445$69,800
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$175,0008$288,87551$259,7443$171,0000$06$282,5321$42,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$141,75016$181,563156$294,04114$126,1590$018$270,0156$50,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$205,66724$310,748125$258,2531$230,0000$019$222,4421$187,860
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$245,0002$75,51529$269,4001$230,0000$02$139,5000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0691.00 , 0692.00, 0693.00, 0694.00, 0695.00, 0696.00, 0697.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED18$235,72212$277,213
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$303,8899$255,778
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$197,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$250,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$175,0001$255,000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0691.00 , 0692.00, 0693.00, 0694.00, 0695.00, 0696.00, 0697.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Portsmouth, NH
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Portsmouth, NH - Value

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 78. The highest number of reported fires - 100 took place in 2013, and the least - 54 in 2012. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Portsmouth, NH When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (41.5%), and Outside Fires (39.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Portsmouth, NH
    • 42541.5%Structure Fires
    • 40639.7%Outside Fires
    • 13513.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 575.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Portsmouth, NH

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Portsmouth, New Hampshire:

  • Comfort Inn, 1190 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801 , Phone: (603) 433-3338, Fax: (603) 431-1639
  • Best Western Wynwood Hotel & Suites, 580 Us Hwy 1 Byp, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801 , Phone: (603) 436-7600, Fax: (603) 436-7600
  • Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth Hotel, 250 Market St, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801 , Phone: (603) 431-2300, Fax: (603) 433-5649
  • Star Island Conference Center, 10 Vaughan Mall, Ste #8, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801 , Phone: (603) 430-6272, Fax: (603) 430-6270
  • Port Inn Portsmouth, 505 Us Hwy 1 Byp, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801 , Phone: (603) 436-4378, Fax: (603) 436-4378
  • Fairfield Inn By Marriott, 650 Borthwick Ave, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801 , Phone: (603) 436-6363, Fax: (603) 436-1621
  • Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth Downtown, 100 High St, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801 , Phone: (603) 431-1499, Fax: (603) 431-1477
  • Homewood Suites By Hilton, 100 Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801 , Phone: (603) 427-5400, Fax: (603) 427-5410
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Most common first names in Portsmouth, NH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John25673.9 years
Mary23079.8 years
Helen14682.0 years
William14374.8 years
George12675.5 years
Robert12568.6 years
Joseph10673.9 years
Dorothy10381.1 years
Charles10375.9 years
James10073.2 years
Most common last names in Portsmouth, NH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5372.0 years
Johnson4078.6 years
Obrien3879.5 years
Brown3674.5 years
Clark3274.0 years
White2975.1 years
Jones2676.3 years
Moore2575.1 years
Wilson2576.6 years
Sullivan2476.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Portsmouth, NH
  • 48.6%Utility gas
  • 39.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.4%Electricity
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.9%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Portsmouth, NH
  • 48.8%Utility gas
  • 31.6%Electricity
  • 13.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used


Portsmouth compared to New Hampshire state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Portsmouth on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military ships (population 1,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parking facilities per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest property tax revenues per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time local library workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 (03801) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most museums in 2005"
  • #101 (03801) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most full service restaurants in 2005"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
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