For population 25 years and over in Portsmouth:
For population 15 years and over in Portsmouth town:
683 residents are foreign born (2.1% Europe, 1.0% Asia, 0.5% North America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
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+: New York, NY (151.7 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: Melville, RI (1.8 miles ), Tiverton, RI (2.2 miles ), Bristol, RI (2.4 miles ), Middletown, RI (2.6 miles ), Newport East, RI (2.6 miles ), Little Compton, RI (2.8 miles ), Jamestown, RI (2.9 miles ), Newport, RI (2.9 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 41.60 N, Longitude: 71.26 W
Area code: 401
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: 34 (32 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +249 (+1.5%).
Work and jobs in Portsmouth: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
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.
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Local government website: www.portsmouthri.com
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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 2010 was 10.7. This is about average. There were 21 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.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 14.5. This is significantly better than average. There were 47 monitors within city limits.
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.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Portsmouth and their reported violations in the past:PORTSMOUTH WATER & FIRE DISTRICT (Population served: 16270, Purch_surface_water):
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Religion statistics for Portsmouth town (based on Newport County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.00%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 12
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Number of full-service restaurants: 140
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
7.63% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($56,025 average adjusted gross income)
0.46% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,820 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
9.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($55,335 average adjusted gross income)
0.37% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,404 average AGI)
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: 21See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Portsmouth, RI
Total length: 180 meters (591ft)
Total costs: $218,077,000
Total average daily traffic: 214,060
Total average daily truck traffic: 17,715
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
Total of 105 patent applications in 2008-2014.