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Population in July 2009: 16,892. Population change since 2000: -1.5%
 

Males: 8,294  (49.1%)
Females: 8,598  (50.9%)

Median resident age:  44.8 years
Rhode Island median age:  36.7 years

Zip code: 02871

Estimated median household income in 2011: $80,610 (it was $58,835 in 2000)
Portsmouth:

$80,610
Rhode Island:

$53,636
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $37,532

Portsmouth town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $362,307 (it was $163,700 in 2000)
Portsmouth:

$362,307
Rhode Island:

$245,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $494,720; Detached houses: $513,293; Townhouses or other attached units: $782,871; In 2-unit structures: $410,512; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $381,950; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $344,651; Mobile homes: $91,608; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $877,293

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Portsmouth races chart
  • White alone - 16,269 (94.9%)
  • Hispanic - 249 (1.5%)
  • Asian alone - 230 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 194 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 157 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 24 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 20 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 6 (0.03%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Portsmouth: 245.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (24.9%), English (18.5%), Portuguese (14.3%), German (12.4%), Italian (10.9%), French (8.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1638

Elevation: 30 feet

Land area: 23.2 square miles.

Population density: 728 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Portsmouth:

  • High school or higher: 90.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portsmouth town:

  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 63.4%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

683 residents are foreign born (2.1% Europe, 1.0% Asia, 0.5% North America).

This town:  4.0%
Rhode Island:  12.5%



According to our research of Rhode Island and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Portsmouth, Rhode Island as of April 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Portsmouth to the number of sex offenders is 5,631 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Portsmouth town:  1.8% ($2,920)
Rhode Island:  1.9% ($2,507)
Portsmouth satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fall River, MA (8.8 miles , pop. 91,938).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (50.4 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (145.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Melville, RI (1.8 miles ), Tiverton, RI (2.0 miles ), Bristol, RI (2.4 miles ), Middletown, RI (2.6 miles ), Newport East, RI (2.6 miles ), Little Compton, RI (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 58 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 1998: 97 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 1999: 100 buildings, average cost: $119,900
  • 2000: 96 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2001: 89 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2002: 97 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2003: 50 buildings, average cost: $198,000
  • 2004: 77 buildings, average cost: $250,300
  • 2005: 106 buildings, average cost: $225,700
  • 2006: 54 buildings, average cost: $293,500
  • 2007: 37 buildings, average cost: $322,800
  • 2008: 29 buildings, average cost: $298,200
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $323,900
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $189,700
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $188,600
  • 2012: 18 buildings, average cost: $212,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.60 N, Longitude: 71.26 W

Area code: 401

Portsmouth household income distribution Portsmouth home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Portsmouth by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 9124215355220
per 100,000 50.35.811.422.811.35.829.417.829.629.611.911.50.0
Robberies 4012221003100
per 100,000 22.40.05.711.411.311.65.90.00.017.75.90.00.0
Assaults 16151711124710116995
per 100,000 89.586.697.162.668.123.241.259.365.235.553.451.828.9
Burglaries 554439627364583255421055453
per 100,000 307.6254.0222.9353.0414.2371.3341.3189.9325.8248.3623.3310.9305.8
Thefts 190229189186194172143184228238190226188
per 100,000 1062.71322.01080.01058.91100.6997.8841.61091.81350.81407.21127.91301.21084.8
Auto thefts 111351413191315719111310
per 100,000 61.575.028.679.773.8110.276.589.041.5112.365.374.957.7
Arson 5231132053715
per 100,000 28.011.517.15.75.717.411.80.029.617.741.65.828.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 136.7100.793.3109.9107.289.399.392.1119.4121.2118.4101.576.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 34 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
Rhode Island average:

2.34

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Portsmouth, Rhode Island accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.0%
Rhode Island:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +249 (+1.5%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Engineers (9%)
  • Computer specialists (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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

Average climate in Portsmouth, Rhode Island

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Tornado activity:

Portsmouth-area historical tornado activity is near Rhode Island state average. It is 46% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 31.0 miles away from the Portsmouth town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 50.0 miles away from the town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Portsmouth-area historical earthquake activity is near Rhode Island state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 73.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/1996 at 20:22:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 3.1 LG, Depth: 7.4 mi) earthquake occurred 6.0 miles away from Portsmouth center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 71.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/10/1999 at 10:52:16, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 86.7 miles away from Portsmouth center
On 1/10/1999 at 15:20:44, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, 2.9 LG, Depth: 1.3 mi) earthquake occurred 86.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Newport County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Portsmouth topographic map

Birthplace of: George Moulton Carpenter, Jr. - Federal judge, Gideon Cornell - Chief Justice of Rhode Island, Bobby Sewall - NFL player, Helen Glover (radio host) - Talk radio host.

Political contributions by individuals in Portsmouth, RI

Heliports located in Portsmouth:

Amtrak stations near Portsmouth:

  • 18 miles: PROVIDENCE (100 GASPEE ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: KINGSTON (WEST KINGSTON, FAIRGROUNDS RD.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.portsmouthri.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portsmouth:

  • Roger Williams University (about 4 miles; Bristol, RI; Full-time enrollment: 3,806)
  • Salve Regina University (about 10 miles; Newport, RI; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Bristol Community College (about 11 miles; Fall River, MA; FT enrollment: 4,315)
  • New England Institute of Technology (about 13 miles; Warwick, RI; FT enrollment: 2,958)
  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (about 14 miles; North Dartmouth, MA; FT enrollment: 7,520)
  • Community College of Rhode Island (about 14 miles; Warwick, RI; FT enrollment: 6,663)
  • University of Rhode Island (about 17 miles; Kingston, RI; FT enrollment: 13,438)

Public high school in Portsmouth:

Private high school in Portsmouth:

  • AQUIDNECK ISLAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 50; Location: 321 E MAIN RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Portsmouth:

Private elementary/middle schools in Portsmouth:

  • ST PHILOMENA SCHOOL (Students: 487; Location: 324 CORYS LN; Grades: PK - 8)
  • THE PENNFIELD SCHOOL (Students: 207; Location: 110 SANDY POINT AVE LITLE SLOCUM FARM; Grades: PK - 8)
  • THE BRADLEY SCHOOL (Students: 68; Location: 2820 E MAIN RD; Grades: UG - UG)
See full list of schools located in Portsmouth, School District:

Library in Portsmouth:

  • PORTSMOUTH FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $610,779; Location: 2658 EAST MAIN ROAD; 71,924 books; 3,101 audio materials; 2,499 video materials; 10 state licensed databases; 111 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Aquidneck Island Christian Academy-Private K-12 Classical Christian School

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Notable locations in Portsmouth: Pirate Cove Marina (A), Melville Ponds Campground (B), Montaup Country Club (C), Howlands Ferry (D), Pocasset Golf Course (E), Greenvale Vineyards (F), Escobar Highland Farm (G), Green Valley Golf Course (H), Mount Hope Maritime Terminal (I), Portsmouth Abbey School Library (J), Portsmouth Free Public Library (K), Portsmouth Historical Society Building (L), Portsmouth Town Hall (M), Rhode Island State Police Barracks (N), Prudence Island Volunteer Fire Department (O), Portsmouth Police Department (P), Portsmouth Fire Department (Q), Portsmouth Barracks (R), Little Friends Day Care Center (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Portsmouth Shopping Plaza Shopping Center (1), Eastgate Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Portsmouth include: Saint Marys Church (A), Union Church (B), Saint Pauls Episcopal Church (C), Portsmouth Evangelical Friends Meetinghouse (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Saint Marys Pond (A), Sisson Pond (B), Lawton Valley Reservoir (C), Melville Ponds (D), Jenny Pond (E), Nag Pond (F), Town Pond (G), Saint Marys Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Founders Brook (A), Bloody Brook (B), Barker Brook (C), Mill Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Portsmouth include: Bay Island Park (1), Green Animals Topiary Garden (2), Bay Island Park South Prudence Island (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Grimmells Beach (A), Island Park Beach (B), Peckham Beach (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Preservation Society of Newport County (Museums; 380 Corys Lane) (1), Thames & Kosmos (Museums; 207 Highpoint Avenue) (2), Newport Music Co Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 849 Union Street) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Roger Williams University Residence & Confrnce Center (144 Anthony Road) (1), Founder's Brook Motel & Suites (314 Boyds Lane) (2), Best Western Bay Point & Conference Center (144 Anthony Road) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Newport County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 25.9. This is better than average.
City:

25.9
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.18. This is about average. There were 23 monitors within city limits.
City:

2.18
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.7. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.03. This is better than average. There were 16 monitors within city limits.
City:

7.03
U.S.:

9.59
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 14.5. This is significantly better than average. There were 47 monitors within city limits.
City:

14.5
U.S.:

22.1
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.243. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.243
U.S.:

0.334

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

PORTSMOUTH WATER & FIRE DISTRICT (Population served: 16270, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2002 and JUN-2003, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-02-2003), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAY-06-2003), St Public Notif received (MAY-16-2003), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-09-2003), St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2003)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2002 and JUN-2002, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-24-2003), St Tech Assistance Visit (FEB-27-2003), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-10-2003), St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2003), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2003), St Public Notif received (MAR-31-2003)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2002 and DEC-2002, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-03-2003), St Tech Assistance Visit (FEB-04-2003), St Public Notif received (FEB-14-2003), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-10-2003), St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2003)

Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Rhode Island:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.4%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.9%
Whole state:  7.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.4%
Whole state:

11.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.4%
Whole state:

5.4%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Portsmouth, RI

People in group quarters in Portsmouth in 2010:

  • 203 people in college/university student housing
  • 86 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 24 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 19 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Portsmouth in 2000:

  • 24 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in other group homes

Portsmouth compared to Rhode Island state average:

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


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Banks with branches in Portsmouth (2011 data):

  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Portsmouth Branch at 3033 East Main Road, branch established on 1959/08/12. 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
  • BankNewport: Portsmouth Branch at 2628 East Main Street, branch established on 1967/02/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,098.1 mil, Deposits: $885.1 mil, headquarters in Newport, RI, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Oceanpoint Financial Partners, Mhc
  • Newport Federal Savings Bank: Portsmouth Branch at 1430 E Main Rd, branch established on 2009/01/26. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $453.5 mil, Deposits: $267.0 mil, headquarters in Newport, RI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (69%)
  • Utility gas (17%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Portsmouth (based on Newport County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.00%
Here55.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA Additional (Not in any CCC Body) Congregational Christian Churches
Adherents74.2%8.6%2.8%2.7%2.1%
Congregations23.6%18.2%5.5%10.9%3.6%
NameJewishGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents1.5%1.5%1.0%1.0%4.5%
Congregations5.5%1.8%3.6%1.8%25.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Newport County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
Rhode Island:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Newport County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Rhode Island:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Newport County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 140
Here:

17.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.2%
Rhode Island:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Newport County:

18.4%
Rhode Island:

22.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.9%
State:

16.3%

7.63% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($56,025 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.63%
Rhode Island average:

5.39%

0.46% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,820 average AGI)
Newport County:

0.46%
Rhode Island average:

0.16%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Bristol County, MA  0.75% ($50,575 average AGI)
from Providence County, RI  0.62% ($57,792)
from Bristol County, RI  0.46% ($49,818)


9.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($55,335 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.10%
Rhode Island average:

6.42%

0.37% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,404 average AGI)
Newport County:

0.37%
Rhode Island average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Bristol County, MA  0.96% ($43,696 average AGI)
to Providence County, RI  0.64% ($56,835)
to Washington County, RI  0.52% ($56,659)

Strongest AM radio stations in Portsmouth:

  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSAR (1480 AM; 5 kW; FALL RIVER, MA; Owner: BRISTOL COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHJJ (920 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSKO (790 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRNI (1290 AM; 10 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WRNI FOUNDATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WARV (1590 AM; 5 kW; WARWICK, RI; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPMZ (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: VIDEO MUNDO B/CASTING CO., LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Portsmouth:

  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJHD (90.7 FM; PORTSMOUTH, RI; Owner: PORTSMOUTH ABBEY SCHOOL)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQRI (88.3 FM; BRISTOL, RI; Owner: ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W243AI (96.5 FM; NEWPORT, RI; Owner: DAVID P. MAXSON)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WCTK (98.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRIU (90.3 FM; KINGSTON, RI; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND)
  • WSKO-FM (99.7 FM; WAKEFIELD-PEACEDALE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSMU-FM (91.1 FM; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WJFD-FM (97.3 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: EDMUND DINIS, TRUSTEE)
  • WFHN (107.1 FM; FAIRHAVEN, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWRX-FM (103.7 FM; WESTERLY, RI; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWKX (106.3 FM; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WAKX (102.7 FM; NARRAGANSETT PIER, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Portsmouth:

  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


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: 21
Total length: 180 meters (591ft)
Total costs: $218,077,000
Total average daily traffic: 214,060
Total average daily truck traffic: 17,715

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 17
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Portsmouth, RI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Portsmouth)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Portsmouth, RI)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

129 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Portsmouth)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: DIAMOND AIRCRAFT IND INC DA 40 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-360-MIA+ (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 143RD , Serial Number: 40.657, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 05/31/2006
    Registrant (Corporation): Cox Aviation LLC, 728 Wapping Rd, Portsmouth, RI 02871
  • Aircraft: SOCATA TAMPICO TB 9C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2823V , Serial Number: 1151, Airworthiness Date: 11/15/1990
    Registrant (Individual): Richard M Kaiser, 34 Full Circle, Portsmouth, RI 02871


Businesses in Portsmouth, RI
NameCountNameCount
CVS1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Curves1Rite Aid2
Dunkin Donuts2U-Haul1
FedEx2UPS1
H&R Block2Vans1
Browse common businesses in Portsmouth, RI

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