For population 25 years and over in Portsmouth:
For population 15 years and over in Portsmouth city:
422 residents are foreign born (0.3% Asia, 0.2% Oceania).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $959 (1.1%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (36.7 miles , pop. 51,475).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (86.2 miles , pop. 711,470).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (328.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: South Shore, KY (1.2 miles ), Fullerton, KY (1.3 miles) , New Boston, OH (1.3 miles ), Rosemount, OH (1.7 miles ), West Portsmouth, OH (1.9 miles ), Sciotodale, OH (2.3 miles ), Wheelersburg, OH (2.6 miles ), Friendship, OH (2.8 miles ).
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Latitude: 38.74 N, Longitude: 82.97 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,894 (+24.1%)
Area code: 740
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Portsmouth detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 38 (35 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -2,623 (-11.1%).
Work and jobs in Portsmouth: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Portsmouth, Ohio
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Portsmouth-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Ohio state average. It is 10% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 9.4 miles away from the Portsmouth city center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 4/23/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.8 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 364 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Portsmouth-area historical earthquake activity is below Ohio state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 64.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 64.6 miles away from Portsmouth center
On 2/19/1995 at 12:57:06, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.6 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 37.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1990 at 00:03:57, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1991 at 18:34:51, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.3 miles away from Portsmouth center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Scioto County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Del Rice - Baseball player and coach, Al Oliver - Baseball player, Bill Sali - Politician, Herb Roe - Artist, Micah Schweinsberg - Musician, Wally Phillips - Talk radio host, Bob Sowards - Professional golfer, Chuck Ealey - Football player, Earl Thomas Conley - Country singer, Rocky Nelson - Baseball player.
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Local government website: www.ci.portsmouth.oh.us
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See full list of schools located in Portsmouth, School District: PORTSMOUTH CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.18. This is about average. There were 23 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 7.39. This is significantly better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.2. This is significantly better than average. There were 47 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.03. This is better than average. There were 16 monitors within city limits.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 31.0%
(30.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.0% for Black residents, 32.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.3% for other race residents, 43.5% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Portsmouth city (based on Scioto County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 26.21%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 13
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 19
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Number of full-service restaurants: 48
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3.67% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,413 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,194 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Portsmouth fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 24See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Portsmouth, OH
Total length: 379 meters (1,243ft)
Total costs: $500,000
Total average daily traffic: 179,375
Total average daily truck traffic: 9,031
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Portsmouth)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Portsmouth, OH)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 100 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Portsmouth)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 33 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Portsmouth)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Portsmouth, OH
Total of 19 patent applications in 2008-2014.