Portsmouth, Ohio

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Population in 2017: 20,443 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.2%
 
Males: 9,747  (47.7%)
Females: 10,696  (52.3%)
Median resident age:

36.9 years
Ohio median age:

39.3 years

Zip codes: 45662.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,619 (it was $23,004 in 2000)
Portsmouth:

$35,619
OH:

$54,021

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,005 (it was $15,078 in 2000)

Portsmouth city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $88,441 (it was $52,400 in 2000)
Portsmouth:

$88,441
OH:

$144,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $562.

March 2019 cost of living index in Portsmouth: 76.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 34.2%
(34.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.3% for Black residents, 64.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.0% for American Indian residents, 33.1% for other race residents, 45.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Portsmouth, OH (2017)
    • 18,11288.3%White alone
    • 1,1185.4%Black alone
    • 4472.2%Two or more races
    • 2851.4%Asian alone
    • 2501.2%Hispanic
    • 1320.6%Other race alone
    • 940.5%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists, there were 58 registered sex offenders living in Portsmouth, Ohio as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Portsmouth is 352 to 1.


Crime rates in Portsmouth by year

Type

2005

2007

2008

2009

2010

2013

2015

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.0)
2
(10.0)
3
(14.8)
3
(14.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(19.6)
1
(4.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
21
(104.4)
16
(79.9)
8
(39.9)
11
(54.4)
12
(59.2)
9
(44.3)
21
(103.2)
22
(107.6)
14
(68.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
107
(532.1)
58
(289.6)
60
(299.4)
85
(420.1)
78
(385.1)
32
(157.5)
23
(113.0)
34
(166.3)
33
(161.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
65
(323.2)
50
(249.6)
44
(219.5)
34
(168.0)
24
(118.5)
48
(236.2)
62
(304.7)
58
(283.6)
70
(341.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
557
(2,770)
533
(2,661)
562
(2,804)
516
(2,550)
642
(3,170)
362
(1,781)
322
(1,583)
275
(1,345)
213
(1,040)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,660
(8,255)
1,537
(7,673)
1,421
(7,090)
1,507
(7,447)
1,642
(8,107)
1,165
(5,733)
962
(4,728)
891
(4,357)
720
(3,517)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
174
(865.3)
68
(339.5)
62
(309.3)
50
(247.1)
56
(276.5)
51
(251.0)
57
(280.2)
69
(337.4)
88
(429.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(5.0)
20
(99.9)
3
(15.0)
1
(4.9)
2
(9.9)
2
(9.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.8)
1
(4.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)901.1731.1690.2728.9784.5504.0499.8527.2429.1

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City-data.com crime index in Portsmouth, OH

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 43 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
Ohio average:

2.03
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Ancestries: American (18.8%), German (18.0%), Irish (11.7%), English (6.5%), Scottish (2.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1928

Elevation: 540 feet

Land area: 10.8 square miles.

Population density: 1,898 people per square mile   (low).

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409 residents are foreign born (0.6% Latin America, 0.3% Asia).

This city:

2.0%
Ohio:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,073 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $761 (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 )

Latitude: 38.74 N, Longitude: 82.97 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,034 (+30.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,177 (61.0%)

Area code: 740

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $68,700
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $68,700
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $68,700
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Portsmouth, OH residents
Average permit cost in Portsmouth, OH
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.3%
Ohio:

4.1%
Historical population in Portsmouth, OH
Historical housing units in Portsmouth, OH
Most common industries in Portsmouth, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.1%)
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.9%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.4%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.3%)
  • Educational services (13.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.8%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Portsmouth, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (2.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (2.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Registered nurses (3.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.7%)

Average climate in Portsmouth, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Portsmouth, Ohio environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 59.8. This is better than average.

City:

59.8
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.146. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.146
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.98. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.98
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Portsmouth-area historical tornado activity is below Ohio state average. It is 26% smaller 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 slightly above Ohio state average. It is 80% 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 the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 266.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 233.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 219.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 144.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Scioto County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Portsmouth topographic map

Main business address for: ASB FINANCIAL CORP /OH (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).

Hospitals in Portsmouth:

  • MERCY HOSPITAL (1248 KINNEYS LANE)
  • PORTSMOUTH RECEIVING HOSPITAL (25TH ST & ELMWOOD DR)
  • SOMC HOSPICE (1248 KINNEYS LANE)
  • SOUTHERN HILLS HOSPITAL (727 8TH ST)
  • SOUTHERN OHIO MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 1805 27TH STREET)

Nursing Homes in Portsmouth:

  • BRIDGEPORT HEALTH CARE CENTER (2125 ROYCE STREET)
  • CHRISANNA HEALTH CARE (1319 SPRING ST)
  • CRYSTAL CARE CTR OF PORTSMOUTH (1319 SPRING STREET)
  • HALLMARK CARE CENTER INC (605 FRONT STREET)
  • HEARTLAND OF PORTSMOUTH (20 EASTER DRIVE)
  • HEMPSTEAD MANOR (727 EIGHTH STREET)
  • HILL VIEW HLTH CARE FACILITY (1610 28TH ST)
  • HILL VIEW RETIREMENT CENTER (1610 28TH STREET)
  • SCIOTO MEMORIAL CONVALESCENT CENTER (2001 SCIOTO TRAIL)

Dialysis Facilities in Portsmouth:

  • DCI - PORTSMOUTH (1207 17TH STREET)
  • FMC - PORTSMOUTH (1648 11TH STREET)

Home Health Centers in Portsmouth:

  • ADVANTAGE SKILLED CARE, LLC (1656 COLES BLVD)
  • HALLMARK HOME CARE INC (1220 GAY STREET)
  • HOME CARE NETWORK, INC (1716 11TH STREET)
  • SKILLED NURSING INC (1628 GRANDVIEW AVENUE)
  • SOUTHERN OHIO MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH SERVICES (724 EIGHTH STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Portsmouth:

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Amtrak station near Portsmouth:

  • 2 miles: SOUTH PORTSMOUTH (SOUTH SHORE, RTE. 23 AT MAIN ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/Universities in Portsmouth:

  • Shawnee State University (Full-time enrollment: 4,160; Location: 940 Second St; Public; Website: WWW.SHAWNEE.EDU; Offers Master's degree)
  • Paramount Beauty Academy (Full-time enrollment: 140; Location: 1745 11th St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.paramountbeautyacademy.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Portsmouth:

  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 26 miles; Ashland, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,482)
  • Marshall University (about 37 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Morehead State University (about 46 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 7,523)
  • Maysville Community and Technical College (about 47 miles; Maysville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • Southern State Community College (about 49 miles; Hillsboro, OH; FT enrollment: 2,418)
  • Ohio Christian University (about 61 miles; Circleville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,345)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 62 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 26,181)

Public high schools in Portsmouth:

Private high school in Portsmouth:

  • NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 157, Location: 2220 SUNRISE AVE, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Portsmouth:

  • PORTSMOUTH ELEMENTARY (Students: 1,096, Location: 514 UNION ST, Grades: PK-6)
  • CLAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 44 CLAY HIGH ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • CLAY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 44 CLAY HIGH ST, Grades: 6-8)

Private elementary/middle school in Portsmouth:

  • NOTRE DAME ELEMENTARY (Students: 257, Location: 1401 GALLIA ST, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Portsmouth

Library in Portsmouth:

  • PORTSMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,211,949; Location: 1220 GALLIA ST.; 179,721 books; 8,927 e-books; 6,326 audio materials; 10,816 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 266 state licensed databases; 400 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Portsmouth: Labold Field (A), Lawson Run Wastewater Treatment Plant (B), Portsmouth Ambulance (C), Healthnet Aeromedical Services Healthnet 4 (D), Life Ambulance Services Station 1 (E), American Ambulance (F), Portsmouth Fire Department Central Fire Station (G), Portsmouth Fire Department Sciotoville Fire Station (H), Portsmouth Fire Department Hilltop Fire Station (I), Southern Ohio Medical Center Inpatient Rehabilitation Center (J), Portsmouth Bar and Law Library (K), Portsmouth City Hall (L), Scioto County Courthouse (M), Portsmouth Public Library (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Portsmouth: ASB FINANCIAL CORP /OH (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Portsmouth include: Boulevard Church (A), Milldale Church (B), Mount Lebanon Baptist Chapel (C), Mabert Road Baptist Church (D), Apostolic Tower of Faith Church (E), First Lutheran Church (F), Church of Christ (G), Franklin Avenue United Methodist Church (H), Central Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Swauger Valley Run (A), Little Scioto River (B), Bonser Run (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Portsmouth include: Bannon Park (1), Riverfront Park (2), Branch Rickey Park (3), York Park (4), Sixth Street Historic District (5), Second Street Historic District (6), Boneyfiddle Commercial Historic District (7), Mound Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Ett-Mar Motel (1600 Kendall Avenue) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Courts: Scioto County Offices Courthouse Offices - Juvenile Court Judge Kirsch (602 7th Street) (1), United States Government - Federal Bureau Of Investigation (Post Ofc) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

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.

Scioto County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Ohio:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.8%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.0%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Portsmouth in 2010:

  • 671 people in college/university student housing
  • 333 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 158 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 48 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 32 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 22 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 20 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Portsmouth in 2000:

  • 398 people in nursing homes
  • 178 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 163 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 61 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 61 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 48 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 39 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 19 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 14 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Portsmouth (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Rosemount Branch, Portsmouth-Main Du Branch, Portsmouth-Main Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Portsmouth Branch at 602 Chillicothe Street, branch established on 1905/12/05; Gay Street Branch at 619 Gay Street, branch established on 1969/10/23. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Portsmouth Drive Thru Branch at 704 6th Street, branch established on 2005/07/21; Portsmouth at 507 Chillicothe, branch established on 1990/12/14. 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
  • Wesbanco Bank, Inc.: Portsmouth Branch at 924 Gallia Street, branch established on 1995/09/05. Info updated 2009/04/02: Bank assets: $5,520.2 mil, Deposits: $4,394.5 mil, headquarters in Wheeling, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 115 total offices, Holding Company: Wesbanco, Inc.
  • American Savings Bank, FSB: American Savings Bank, Fsb at 503 Chillicothe Street, branch established on 1892/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $226.4 mil, Deposits: $192.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • Fifth Third Bank: Portsmouth Branch at 500 Chillicothe, branch established on 1998/10/16. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Portsmouth:

Marital status in Portsmouth, OH
  • Never married: 36.0%
  • Now married: 36.6%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

For population 25 years and over in Portsmouth:

  • High school or higher: 80.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.7
Ohio average:

10.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Portsmouth
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Religion statistics for Portsmouth, OH (based on Scioto County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,839107
Mainline Protestant4,41842
Catholic3,2507
Other9158
Black Protestant2242
None59,853-
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: 13
Here:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 19
Here:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Scioto County:

4.45 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 48
Here:

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Scioto County:

10.3%
Ohio:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Scioto County:

32.4%
State:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Scioto County:

16.4%
State:

11.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Portsmouth:

52.1%
Ohio:

49.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Portsmouth:

49.7%
Ohio:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.2
Ohio:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.7%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Portsmouth:

9.8%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Ohio:

6.8

Overweight people:
Portsmouth:

34.0%
Ohio:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

57.8%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.5%
Ohio:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Portsmouth, OH Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 41$182,656$53,4600$0
Water Supply 38$116,500$36,7890$0
Police Protection - Officers 37$169,738$55,0500$0
Health 29$101,236$41,8911$1,852
Judicial and Legal 26$119,104$54,9712$2,580
Sewerage 24$75,128$37,5640$0
Streets and Highways 19$93,686$59,1700$0
Solid Waste Management 14$39,860$34,1660$0
Financial Administration 7$22,492$38,5580$0
Parks and Recreation 5$14,884$35,7220$0
Other Government Administration 3$8,842$35,3682$3,472
Police - Other 3$7,874$31,4960$0
Other and Unallocable 3$9,230$36,9202$3,636
Correction 3$16,084$64,3360$0
Fire - Other 1$2,470$29,6400$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$2,958$35,4960$0
Totals for Government 254$982,742$46,4297$11,540

Portsmouth government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,242,000 ($60.75)
    Natural Resources - Other: $129,000 ($6.31)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $4,093,000 ($200.22)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,429,000 ($167.73)
    Sewerage: $2,545,000 ($124.49)
    Health - Other: $2,067,000 ($101.11)
    Regular Highways: $1,555,000 ($76.07)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,375,000 ($67.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,070,000 ($52.34)
    General - Other: $763,000 ($37.32)
    Natural Resources - Other: $600,000 ($29.35)
    Financial Administration: $520,000 ($25.44)
    Public Welfare - Other: $388,000 ($18.98)
    Housing and Community Development: $321,000 ($15.70)
    Central Staff Services: $255,000 ($12.47)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $197,000 ($9.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $190,000 ($9.29)
    Corrections - Other: $159,000 ($7.78)
    General Public Buildings: $154,000 ($7.53)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $137,000 ($6.70)
    Police Protection: $117,000 ($5.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $104,000 ($5.09)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,900,000 ($533.19)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $215,000 ($10.52)

Portsmouth government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,705,000 ($132.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,431,000 ($70.00)
    Other: $507,000 ($24.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000 ($2.15)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $25,000 ($1.22)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $643,000 ($31.45)
    Public Welfare: $201,000 ($9.83)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $730,000 ($35.71)
    Interest Earnings: $272,000 ($13.31)
    General Revenue - Other: $193,000 ($9.44)
    Sale of Property: $20,000 ($0.98)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,476,000 ($267.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,149,000 ($56.21)
    Highways: $679,000 ($33.21)
    Other: $475,000 ($23.24)
    Health and Hospitals: $413,000 ($20.20)
    Housing and Community Development: $121,000 ($5.92)
  • Tax - Property: $8,347,000 ($408.31)
    Individual Income: $282,000 ($13.79)
    Other License: $190,000 ($9.29)
    Other Selective Sales: $49,000 ($2.40)

Portsmouth government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,290,000 ($209.85)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,848,000 ($188.23)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $600,000 ($29.35)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $600,000 ($29.35)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $442,000 ($21.62)

Portsmouth government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,199,000 ($58.65)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,892,000 ($288.22)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $720,000 ($35.22)

3.51% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,759 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.51%
Ohio average:

5.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Pike County, OH  0.32% ($41,208 average AGI)
from Lawrence County, OH  0.30% ($33,931)
from Franklin County, OH  0.25% ($35,230)


4.07% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,173 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.07%
Ohio average:

5.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pike County, OH  0.38% ($42,021 average AGI)
to Franklin County, OH  0.37% ($37,308)
to Greenup County, KY  0.28% ($37,638)
Businesses in Portsmouth, OH
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lane Furniture1
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Applebee's1McDonald's2
Arby's1New Balance2
AutoZone1Nike1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Payless1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS2SAS Shoes1
Chevrolet1SONIC Drive-In1
Comfort Inn1Sprint Nextel1
Dairy Queen1Starbucks1
FedEx1Subway2
H&R Block3Super 81
Holiday Inn2Taco Bell2
Honda1Tim Hortons1
KFC1Toyota1
Kincaid1U-Haul3
Kroger1UPS5
La-Z-Boy2Wendy's2

Strongest AM radio stations in Portsmouth:

  • WIOI (1010 AM; 1 kW; NEW BOSTON, OH)
  • WPAY (1400 AM; 1 kW; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: RADIO STATIONS WPAY/WPFB, INC.)
  • WNXT (1260 AM; 5 kW; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: HOMETOWN B/C OF PORTSMOUTH, INC.)
  • WLGC (1520 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GREENUP, KY; Owner: GREENUP COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGOH (1370 AM; 5 kW; GRAYSON, KY; Owner: CARTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRVC (930 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTCR (1420 AM; 5 kW; KENOVA, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Portsmouth:

  • WPAY-FM (104.1 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: RADIO STATIONS WPAY/WPFB, INC.)
  • WOHP (88.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WNXT-FM (99.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: HOMETOWN B/C OF PORTSMOUTH, INC.)
  • W215AV (90.9 FM; SOUTH PORTSMOUTH, KY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WZZZ (107.5 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING OF PORTSMOUTH 2, INC.)
  • WOSP (91.5 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOKE (98.3 FM; GARRISON, KY; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WLGC-FM (105.7 FM; GREENUP, KY; Owner: GREENUP COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBKS (107.1 FM; IRONTON, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRAU (94.9 FM; SOUTH WEBSTER, OH; Owner: IM-MEDIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W214BI (90.7 FM; PIKETON, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WDGG (93.7 FM; ASHLAND, KY; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE B/CASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WVWV (89.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WAMX (106.3 FM; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBVB (97.1 FM; COAL GROVE, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRVC-FM (92.7 FM; CATLETTSBURG, KY; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WOUL-FM (89.1 FM; IRONTON, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • WKOV-FM (96.7 FM; WELLSTON, OH; Owner: JACKSON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKKS-FM (104.9 FM; VANCEBURG, KY; Owner: BROWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXZQ (100.1 FM; PIKETON, OH; Owner: DBA PIKETON COMMUNICATIONS)

TV broadcast stations around Portsmouth:

  • W66CZ (Channel 66; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPBO (Channel 42; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WHCP (Channel 30; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: TELEVISION PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WSAZ-TV (Channel 3; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOWK-TV (Channel 13; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WKAS (Channel 25; ASHLAND, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
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
  • 51Number of bridges
  • 1,437ft / 438mTotal length
  • $500,000Total costs
  • 257,392Total average daily traffic
  • 16,349Total average daily truck traffic
  • 290,458Total future (year 2039) average daily traffic
New bridges in Portsmouth, OH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 41920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 121970-1979
  • 111980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Portsmouth, OH
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Portsmouth)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Portsmouth, OH)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 24 (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: 124 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Portsmouth)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Portsmouth)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 191. The highest number of fires - 238 took place in 2015, and the least - 117 in 2018. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Portsmouth, OH When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (54.2%), and Outside Fires (32.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Portsmouth, OH
    • 1,76154.2%Structure Fires
    • 1,05432.5%Outside Fires
    • 38711.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 461.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Portsmouth, OH

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Portsmouth, Ohio:

  • Super 8 Portsmouth, 4266 US 23 N, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662 , Phone: (740) 353-8880, Fax: (740) 353-8880
  • Holiday Inn, 711 Second St, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662 , Phone: (740) 354-7711, Fax: (740) 353-1539
  • Rodeway Inn & Suites, 3762 US-23, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662 , Phone: (740) 354-2851, Fax: (740) 353-6107
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Portsmouth, Ohio
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Portsmouth, OH
  • 83.5%Utility gas
  • 12.2%Electricity
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Portsmouth, OH
  • 55.3%Utility gas
  • 39.0%Electricity
  • 2.2%Other fuel
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood


Portsmouth compared to Ohio state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population 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.

Portsmouth on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index per police officer (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest city-data.com crime index, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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