Portsmouth, Virginia

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Population in 2017: 94,572 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.0%
 
Males: 45,149  (47.7%)
Females: 49,423  (52.3%)
Median resident age:

36.0 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 23701, 23702, 23703, 23704, 23707, 23708, 23709.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,242 (it was $33,742 in 2000)
Portsmouth:

$50,242
VA:

$71,535

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,258 (it was $16,507 in 2000)

Portsmouth city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $175,200 (it was $81,000 in 2000)
Portsmouth:

$175,200
VA:

$273,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $213,466; detached houses: $224,490; townhouses or other attached units: $130,687; in 2-unit structures: $205,294; in 3-to-4-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $191,155; mobile homes: $29,785

Median gross rent in 2017: $976.

March 2019 cost of living index in Portsmouth: 96.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.0%
(16.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.2% for Black residents, 19.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.0% for American Indian residents, 29.7% for other race residents, 16.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Portsmouth, VA (2017)
    • 51,03352.1%Black alone
    • 37,27938.1%White alone
    • 4,0654.2%Hispanic
    • 3,3983.5%Two or more races
    • 1,2141.2%Asian alone
    • 4810.5%American Indian alone
    • 2630.3%Other race alone
    • 750.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 453 registered sex offenders living in Portsmouth, Virginia as of October 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Portsmouth is 215 to 1.


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)
22
(21.8)
18
(17.8)
17
(16.8)
15
(14.7)
17
(16.8)
14
(14.1)
12
(12.4)
11
(11.4)
12
(12.4)
9
(9.3)
27
(28.2)
14
(14.6)
17
(17.9)
20
(21.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
41
(40.7)
37
(36.6)
36
(35.5)
59
(58.0)
20
(19.8)
17
(17.1)
46
(47.6)
41
(42.4)
47
(48.4)
48
(49.8)
44
(45.9)
61
(63.7)
36
(37.9)
44
(46.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
366
(363.4)
336
(332.1)
326
(321.9)
348
(341.9)
351
(347.6)
265
(266.1)
235
(243.1)
182
(188.1)
177
(182.4)
173
(179.4)
231
(240.9)
235
(245.3)
224
(235.5)
203
(215.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
472
(468.6)
479
(473.5)
425
(419.6)
297
(291.8)
319
(315.9)
313
(314.3)
257
(265.8)
227
(234.7)
354
(364.9)
351
(364.0)
368
(383.8)
448
(467.6)
400
(420.6)
482
(511.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,049
(1,041)
1,100
(1,087)
1,101
(1,087)
1,123
(1,103)
1,184
(1,173)
1,318
(1,324)
1,348
(1,394)
1,218
(1,259)
1,535
(1,582)
1,225
(1,270)
1,191
(1,242)
1,208
(1,261)
1,160
(1,220)
958
(1,017)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,708
(3,681)
3,591
(3,550)
3,646
(3,600)
4,182
(4,109)
4,163
(4,123)
3,885
(3,902)
3,623
(3,748)
3,392
(3,506)
3,615
(3,726)
3,298
(3,420)
3,332
(3,475)
3,707
(3,869)
3,903
(4,104)
3,651
(3,875)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
407
(404.1)
354
(349.9)
302
(298.2)
345
(339.0)
296
(293.2)
271
(272.2)
266
(275.1)
211
(218.1)
205
(211.3)
315
(326.6)
315
(328.5)
458
(478.0)
384
(403.8)
368
(390.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
15
(14.9)
12
(11.9)
18
(17.8)
8
(7.9)
14
(13.9)
24
(24.1)
11
(11.4)
14
(14.5)
5
(5.2)
4
(4.1)
12
(12.5)
9
(9.4)
6
(6.3)
11
(11.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)531.5505.3486.4505.5487.5455.0458.5405.9467.9436.9494.3528.5502.7504.2

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City-data.com crime index in Portsmouth, VA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 350 (232 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.46
Virginia average:

2.26
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Ancestries: American (15.6%), African (4.8%), English (3.4%), German (2.2%), Irish (2.1%), Italian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1836

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 33.2 square miles.

Population density: 2,852 people per square mile   (average).

Portsmouth, Virginia map

2,795 residents are foreign born (1.1% Latin America, 0.6% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

This city:

3.0%
Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,051 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,988 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Norfolk, VA (6.1 miles , pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (228.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Greenbriar, VA (1.1 miles ),
Brambleton, VA (2.1 miles ),
Chesapeake, VA (2.3 miles ),
Norfolk, VA (2.5 miles ),
Meadowbrook, VA (2.5 miles ),
Deep Creek, VA (2.5 miles),
Deerfield, VA (2.6 miles),
Sussex, VA (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 36.83 N, Longitude: 76.35 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +11,132 (+11.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 16,231 (37.0%)

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

Detailed articles:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 213 buildings, average cost: $97,100
  • 1998: 253 buildings, average cost: $71,500
  • 1999: 247 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 2000: 213 buildings, average cost: $73,500
  • 2001: 194 buildings, average cost: $71,700
  • 2002: 153 buildings, average cost: $95,800
  • 2003: 132 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2004: 129 buildings, average cost: $135,300
  • 2005: 168 buildings, average cost: $103,500
  • 2006: 193 buildings, average cost: $114,400
  • 2007: 189 buildings, average cost: $166,200
  • 2008: 95 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 2009: 85 buildings, average cost: $137,400
  • 2010: 66 buildings, average cost: $160,200
  • 2011: 153 buildings, average cost: $176,400
  • 2012: 55 buildings, average cost: $192,800
  • 2013: 87 buildings, average cost: $152,900
  • 2014: 141 buildings, average cost: $210,500
  • 2015: 94 buildings, average cost: $136,500
  • 2016: 122 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2017: 158 buildings, average cost: $123,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Portsmouth, VA residents
Average permit cost in Portsmouth, VA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
Virginia:

3.0%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Portsmouth, VA
Historical housing units in Portsmouth, VA
Most common industries in Portsmouth, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.5%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (13.5%)
  • Public administration (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
  • Health care (4.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.6%)
  • Educational services (12.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Portsmouth, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Cashiers (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (2.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (2.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (2.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Computer specialists (4.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Cashiers (5.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.4%)

Average climate in Portsmouth, Virginia

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Portsmouth, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 57.5. This is better than average.

City:

57.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.291. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.291
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.89. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.89
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.336. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.336
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.08. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.08
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00176. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00176
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Portsmouth-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 26% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/5/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the Portsmouth city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/28/2008, a category F3 tornado 20.8 miles away from the city center injured 200 people and caused $30 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Portsmouth-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 100.5 miles away from Portsmouth center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 242.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 114.5 miles away from Portsmouth center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 107.1 miles away from Portsmouth center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 117.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 124.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Portsmouth topographic map

Hospitals in Portsmouth:

  • BON SECOURS MARYVIEW MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 3636 HIGH STREET)
  • HOLIDAY HOUSE OF PORTSMOUTH INC (4211 COUNTY STREET)
  • PORTSMOUTH GENL HOSP (850 CRAWFORD PRKWY)
  • PORTSMOUTH PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (301 FORT LANE)

Nursing Homes in Portsmouth:

  • AUTUMN CARE OF PORTSMOUTH (3610 WINCHESTER DR)
  • BEVERLY MANOR OF PORTSMOUTH (900 LONDON BLVD)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER- PORTSMOUTH (900 LONDON BOULEVARD)
  • PARK VIEW NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (175 HATTON ST)
  • SENTARA NURSING CENTER PORTSMO (4201 GREENWOOD DRIVE)
  • WILLIAM T HALL MEM CONV HOME (3301 N ARMISTEAD DR)

Dialysis Facilities in Portsmouth:

  • DAVITA - GREATER PORTSMOUTH (DIALYSIS UNIT)
  • FMS - AIRLINE-PORTSMOUTH 7253 (2809 AIRLINE BLVD)
  • PORTSMOUTH DIALYSIS CENTER (2000 HIGH ST)
  • RAI - GOODE WAY-PORTSMOUTH (311 GOODE WAY)

Home Health Centers in Portsmouth:

  • BON SECOURS HOME CARE (485 RODMAN AVENUE)
  • FAMILY CARE SENIOR SOLUTIONS (801 COURT STREET)
  • MORRISON HOME HEALTH AGENCY (505 WASHINGTON STREET SUITE 407)
  • SIMPLY LOVE NEW BEGINNING, INC (5911 PORTSMOUTH BOULEVARD)

Amtrak stations near Portsmouth:

  • 4 miles: NORFOLK (MONTICELLO AVE. & VA. BEACH BLVD.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: NEWPORT NEWS (9304 WARWICK BLVD.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, 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.

Operable nuclear power plants near Portsmouth:

  • 19 miles: Surry 1 and 2 in Newport News, VA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portsmouth:

  • Tidewater Community College (about 4 miles; Norfolk, VA; Full-time enrollment: 20,975)
  • Old Dominion University (about 5 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 19,825)
  • Norfolk State University (about 5 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 6,032)
  • Regent University (about 9 miles; Virginia Beach, VA; FT enrollment: 3,429)
  • ECPI University (about 10 miles; Virginia Beach, VA; FT enrollment: 10,694)
  • Hampton University (about 14 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 4,494)
  • Thomas Nelson Community College (about 17 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 7,056)

Public high schools in Portsmouth:

Private high schools in Portsmouth:

  • PORTSMOUTH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 657, Location: 3214 ELLIOTT AVE, Grades: PK-12)
  • SWEETHAVEN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 272, Location: 5000 W NORFOLK RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • ALLIANCE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 221, Location: 5809 PORTSMOUTH BLVD, Grades: PK-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Portsmouth:

Private elementary/middle schools in Portsmouth:

  • PORTSMOUTH CATHOLIC REGIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 163, Location: 2301 OREGON AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • CHRISTOPHER ACADEMY (Students: 150, Location: 3300 CEDAR LN, Grades: PK-5)
  • COURT STREET ACADEMY (Students: 125, Location: 447 COURT ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • CENTRAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 108, Location: 1200 HODGES FERRY RD, Grades: PK-6)
  • ST MARK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 99, Location: 2714 FREDERICK BLVD, Grades: PK-3)
  • TORAS CHAIM (Students: 89, Location: 3110 STERLING POINT DR, Grades: PK-8)
  • JOYOUS SOUND EDUCATION & ENRICHMENT CENTER (Students: 34, Location: 205 GUST LN, Grades: PK-1)
See full list of schools located in Portsmouth

Library in Portsmouth:

  • PORTSMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,886,099; Location: 601 COURT STREET; 287,484 books; 3 e-books; 9,879 audio materials; 13,286 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 182 print serial subscriptions; 9 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • St Andrew Lutheran Church 4811 High street West Portsmouth, VA 23703 757-484-6257 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America The Rev. Cathy A Fanslau
  • Private High Schools should include the largest private high school in Portsmouth, which is Portsmouth Christian School, on Elliott Av.
  • Colleges: Angelos Bible College 205 Gust Lane Portsmouth, VA 23701

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Portsmouth: Towne Point Shops (A), Portsmouth City Craney Island Landfill (B), Southeastern Public Service Authority Incinerator (C), Portsmouth Marine Terminal (D), Tidewater Marina (E), Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club (F), Craney Island Disposal Area (G), Portsmouth Plaza and Commerce Center (H), Sea-Land Service Terminal (I), Pier A (J), Pier C (K), Pier D (L), Pier E (M), Greenwood Industrial Park (N), Suburban Country Club (O), Bide-A-Wee Golf Club (P), The Links at City Park (Q), Portsmouth Police Detectives (R), Portsmouth Police Department Compound (S), Portsmouth Police Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Towne Point Square Shopping Center (1), Sterling Center Commons Shopping Center (2), Westgate Plaza Shopping Center (3), Town and Country Shopping Center (4), Simons Dale Shopping Center (5), Seventh and Lincoln Shopping Center (6), Midcity Shopping Center (7), Manor Village Shopping Center (8), Churchland Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Portsmouth include: Broad Street United Methodist Church (A), Alexander Baptist Church (B), Alliance Tabernacle (C), Antioch Church of God in Christ (D), Asbury United Methodist Church (E), Bethany Baptist Church (F), Biltmore Baptist Church (G), Brighton Rock African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (H), Calvary Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cedar Grove Cemetery (1), Evergreen Memorial Park (2), Olive Branch Cemetery (3), Oak Grove Cemetery (4), Lincoln Memorial Cemetery (5), Trinity Cemetery (6), Mount Calvary Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Collins (A), Lake Cavalier (B), Green Lake (C), Horseshoe Lake (D), Lake Jean (E), Lake Pam (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Sterns Creek (A), Scott Creek (B), Lilly Creek (C), Hull Creek (D), Craney Island Creek (E), Baines Creek (F), Gosport Creek (G), Western Branch Elizabeth River (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Portsmouth include: Afton Park (1), Afton Square (2), Bruce Johnson Memorial Park (3), Churchland Park (4), Frank D Lawrence Stadium (5), Franklin Circle Park (6), River Front Park (7), Westhaven Recreation Center (8), Craddock Historic District (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Center for Community Development (Museums; 440 High Street) (1), Courthouse Galleries (Museums; High & Court Street) (2), Portsmouth Light Ship Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; London Slip) (3), Hill House (Historical Places & Services; 221 North Street) (4), Naval Shipyard Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2 High Street) (5), Portsmouth City - Museums- Administrative Offices (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 420 High Street) (6), Just Imagine Art Gallery (Art Museums; 3249 Tyre Neck Road Suite 114) (7), Glencoe Inn The (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 222 North St.) (8), Hill William Collins Memorial Horticultural (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 364 Peninsula Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Four Seasons (4600 George Washingtn Highway) (1), Glencoe Inn The (222 North St.) (2), Hawthorne Hotel & Suites (507 High Street) (3), Comfort Inn Olde Town (347 Effingham Street) (4), Best Western Inn & Suites (333 Effingham Street) (5), Imperial 400 Motor Inn (333 Effingham Street) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Patton Oswalt - Stand-up comedian, Missy Elliott - musician, Mike Watt - (born 1957), bassist, LaShawn Merritt - Athletics competitor, Ralph E. Reed, Jr. - Political pundit, V. C. Andrews - Novelist, William Russ - Actor, Aaron Faulls - Conservationist, Ace Parker - Athlete, Anthony Pratkanis - Anthropologist.

Portsmouth city County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.3%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.5%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Portsmouth in 2010:

  • 1,739 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 454 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 338 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 249 people in military ships
  • 160 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 148 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 103 people in state prisons
  • 76 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 70 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 39 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 27 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Portsmouth in 2000:

  • 2,292 people in military ships
  • 1,237 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 415 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 356 people in nursing homes
  • 198 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 192 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 51 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 30 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 20 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 13 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 10 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents

Banks with branches in Portsmouth (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Alexander Corner Branch, Elmhurst Branch, Churchland Branch, Mid-City Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Crawford Street Branch, Midtown Branch, Portsmouth Boulevard Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Towne Bank: at 5716 High Street, Portsmouth Boulevard Branch, Olde Towne Branch. Info updated 2011/01/04: Bank assets: $4,081.8 mil, Deposits: $3,206.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices
  • Woodforest National Bank: Portsmouth Walmart Branch at 1094 Frederick Boulevard, branch established on 2006/12/04. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • Bank of America, National Association: Tower Mall Branch at 4050 Victory Mall Boulevard, branch established on 1973/06/06. 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
  • SunTrust Bank: Victory Crossing Branch at 4016 Victory Blvd, branch established on 1970/07/24. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Portsmouth:

Marital status in Portsmouth, VA
  • Never married: 35.2%
  • Now married: 41.5%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

For population 25 years and over in Portsmouth:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Virginia average:

12.2

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

Religion statistics for Portsmouth, VA (based on Portsmouth city County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant22,45067
Mainline Protestant10,83132
Other3,8146
Catholic3,5583
Black Protestant2,23610
None52,646-
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: 17
Portsmouth city:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Here:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
Here:

3.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 59
Portsmouth city:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.4%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Portsmouth city:

31.5%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Portsmouth city:

15.8%
State:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Portsmouth:

49.4%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Portsmouth:

46.9%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.3
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.9%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.8%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Portsmouth:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.1%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
This city:

55.5%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Portsmouth:

81.3%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Portsmouth, VA 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 1,448$7,529,869$62,402222$307,037
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 630$1,650,526$31,43935$28,352
Police Protection - Officers 236$1,082,741$55,0550$0
Firefighters 211$981,595$55,82518$24,818
Welfare 184$577,346$37,6539$15,507
Correction 156$546,399$42,0312$3,335
Other and Unallocable 126$493,148$46,96619$7,312
Housing and Community Development (Local) 111$429,755$46,46023$22,119
Financial Administration 100$461,785$55,4148$18,423
Water Supply 90$311,849$41,5802$3,344
Health 82$301,541$44,1283$5,602
Police - Other 82$250,887$36,7157$12,318
Judicial and Legal 73$382,150$62,81912$22,034
Parks and Recreation 60$218,858$43,772116$97,980
Solid Waste Management 43$132,828$37,0685$12,878
Local Libraries 27$99,368$44,16412$10,903
Other Government Administration 26$124,055$57,2561$113
Sewerage 21$64,874$37,0710$0
Streets and Highways 19$72,239$45,6250$0
Fire - Other 2$4,958$29,7481$1,504
Totals for Government 3,727$15,716,771$50,604495$593,579

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

  • Construction - General - Other: $9,556,000 ($101.04)
    Water Utilities: $6,938,000 ($73.36)
    Sewerage: $2,723,000 ($28.79)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,114,000 ($11.78)
    Health - Other: $81,000 ($0.86)
    Regular Highways: $35,000 ($0.37)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $163,244,000 ($1726.13)
    Police Protection: $28,090,000 ($297.02)
    Local Fire Protection: $23,180,000 ($245.10)
    Public Welfare - Other: $21,579,000 ($228.18)
    General - Other: $19,545,000 ($206.67)
    Correctional Institutions: $12,392,000 ($131.03)
    Water Utilities: $10,684,000 ($112.97)
    Health - Other: $10,519,000 ($111.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,580,000 ($101.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,298,000 ($98.32)
    General Public Buildings: $8,401,000 ($88.83)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,379,000 ($88.60)
    Regular Highways: $6,510,000 ($68.84)
    Sewerage: $5,495,000 ($58.10)
    Central Staff Services: $4,995,000 ($52.82)
    Financial Administration: $4,994,000 ($52.81)
    Transit Utilities: $2,771,000 ($29.30)
    Libraries: $2,248,000 ($23.77)
    Housing and Community Development: $969,000 ($10.25)
    Parking Facilities: $529,000 ($5.59)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $10,000 ($0.11)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $78,262,000 ($827.54)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $52,190,000 ($551.85)
    Benefit Payments: $16,478,000 ($174.24)
    Corporate Bonds: $9,297,000 ($98.31)
    Other Investments - Other: $4,355,000 ($46.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $18,992,000 ($200.82)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,445,000 ($47.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,078,000 ($74.84)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $96,425,000 ($1019.59)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,670,000 ($28.23)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $18,437,000 ($194.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,523,000 ($132.42)
    Other: $4,597,000 ($48.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,297,000 ($34.86)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,324,000 ($14.00)
    Parking Facilities: $1,193,000 ($12.61)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $135,000 ($1.43)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $134,000 ($1.42)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $20,000 ($0.21)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $2,000 ($0.02)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $2,741,000 ($28.98)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $6,384,000 ($67.50)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,465,000 ($26.06)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $4,500,000 ($47.58)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $8,756,000 ($92.59)
    Rents: $1,818,000 ($19.22)
    Interest Earnings: $632,000 ($6.68)
    Fines and Forfeits: $624,000 ($6.60)
    Sale of Property: $18,000 ($0.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $33,292,000 ($352.03)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $108,288,000 ($1145.03)
    Other: $20,244,000 ($214.06)
    Public Welfare: $17,745,000 ($187.63)
    Highways: $12,070,000 ($127.63)
    General Local Government Support: $10,400,000 ($109.97)
    Health and Hospitals: $10,166,000 ($107.49)
  • Tax - Property: $120,023,000 ($1269.12)
    Public Utilities Sales: $16,099,000 ($170.23)
    Other Selective Sales: $8,615,000 ($91.09)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $7,701,000 ($81.43)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,861,000 ($72.55)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $3,662,000 ($38.72)
    Other License: $2,620,000 ($27.70)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,348,000 ($14.25)
    Amusements Sales: $192,000 ($2.03)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $736,458,000 ($7787.27)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $707,816,000 ($7484.41)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $81,846,000 ($865.44)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,205,000 ($562.59)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $35,904,000 ($379.65)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $25,473,000 ($269.35)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $185,676,000 ($1963.33)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,280,000 ($34.68)

10.90% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,923 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.90%
Virginia average:

9.50%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($647 average AGI)
Portsmouth city:

0.17%
Virginia average:

0.18%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Chesapeake city, VA  2.47% ($34,958 average AGI)
from Norfolk city, VA  1.41% ($29,476)
from Virginia Beach city, VA  1.09% ($39,928)


12.21% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,152 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.21%
Virginia average:

9.76%

0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($607 average AGI)
Portsmouth city:

0.14%
Virginia average:

0.17%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Chesapeake city, VA  2.41% ($35,283 average AGI)
to Norfolk city, VA  1.41% ($29,075)
to Suffolk city, VA  1.32% ($45,483)
Businesses in Portsmouth, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4Lowe's1
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets8
Advance Auto Parts3McDonald's3
Arby's1Nike4
Ascend Collection1Papa John's Pizza1
AutoZone2Payless1
Blockbuster1Penske1
Church's Chicken1Pizza Hut2
Comfort Inn1Popeyes2
Curves1Quality1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid5
Domino's Pizza2Ruby Tuesday1
Dunkin Donuts1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx9Starbucks2
Foot Locker1Subway9
GNC1Super 81
GameStop2T-Mobile3
H&R Block5Taco Bell3
Hardee's2The Athlete's Foot1
IHOP1True Value1
Jones New York1U-Haul5
KFC4UPS3
Kroger1Walgreens3
Lane Furniture2Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's3
Long John Silver's1YMCA2

Strongest AM radio stations in Portsmouth:

  • WPCE (1400 AM; 1 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHKT (1650 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPMH (1010 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGPL (1350 AM; 5 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA URBAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WCPK (1600 AM; 4 kW; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFOG (1050 AM; 5 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJOI (1230 AM; 1 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WNIS (790 AM; 5 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVAB (1550 AM; 5 kW; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Portsmouth:

  • WPTE (94.9 FM; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNOR (98.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WWSO-FM (92.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W291AE (106.1 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR TELECABLE, INC)
  • WVKL (95.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHRO-FM (90.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WHRV (89.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WNSB (91.1 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WWDE-FM (101.3 FM; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WYFI (99.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WOWI (102.9 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSVY-FM (105.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCMS-FM (100.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKOC (93.7 FM; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WNVZ (104.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGH-FM (97.3 FM; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJCD (107.7 FM; WINDSOR, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBHH (92.1 FM; MOYOCK, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFOS (88.7 FM; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE PUBLIC SCHOOLS .)

TV broadcast stations around Portsmouth:

  • W05BQ (Channel 5; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)
  • W56CS (Channel 56; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WJGN-CA (Channel 5; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)
  • WVBT (Channel 43; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJHJ-LP (Channel 39; NEWPORT NEWS, ETC., VA; Owner: JBS, INC.)
  • WNLO-CA (Channel 45; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WTKR (Channel 3; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WVEC-TV (Channel 13; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: WVEC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W25CS (Channel 25; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: KM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGNT (Channel 27; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WTVZ-TV (Channel 33; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WTVZ LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHRO-TV (Channel 15; HAMPTON-NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOC, INC.)
  • WPXV (Channel 49; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WAVY-TV (Channel 10; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WITD-CA (Channel 23; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBTD-LP (Channel 66; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKTD-CA (Channel 17; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WGBS-LP (Channel 7; HAMPTON, ETC., VA; Owner: JOAN AND KENNETH WRIGHT)
  • W30BV (Channel 30; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: B.N. VISWANATH)
  • W21AQ (Channel 21; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)
  • WTTD-LP (Channel 59; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W24OI (Channel 24; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W18BS (Channel 18; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WCTX-CA (Channel 35; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WYSJ-CA (Channel 31; YORKTOWN, VA; Owner: JBS, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Portsmouth: James F. O'Conner, Raymond H. Wilkins, Richard T., Jr. Shea, Thomas Jordan, Wendell Cushing Neville.

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
  • 89Number of bridges
  • 2,943ft / 897mTotal length
  • $13,165,000Total costs
  • 1,700,829Total average daily traffic
  • 51,371Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Portsmouth, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 251960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 212000-2009
  • 162010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Portsmouth, VA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 246 (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, VA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 42 (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: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 299 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Portsmouth)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Portsmouth)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 30 full 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 ORIGINATED718$171,627246$105,8252,130$164,431143$61,0919$1,067,778193$103,6271$193,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$169,00010$123,300176$163,73919$58,1052$550,00013$114,5380$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED63$159,44437$114,108922$159,787125$64,7202$331,50088$105,8753$15,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN56$162,23228$94,929637$165,48734$83,9410$055$102,3270$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$129,3335$175,400134$165,9336$100,1670$06$109,3330$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed mortgage data for all 31 tracts in Portsmouth, VA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 24 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED29$158,55224$194,3331$167,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$148,81816$189,4383$102,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$196,1437$159,1430$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$221,5004$316,2500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Portsmouth, VA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Portsmouth, VA - Value

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 fire incidents per year is 495. The highest number of reported fires - 664 took place in 2006, and the least - 341 in 2017. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Portsmouth, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (41.9%), and Outside Fires (39.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Portsmouth, VA
    • 3,52641.9%Structure Fires
    • 3,33639.7%Outside Fires
    • 1,41916.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1311.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Portsmouth, VA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Portsmouth, Virginia:

  • Red Roof Inn Portsmouth, 925 London Blvd, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704 , Phone: (757) 398-0612
  • Holiday Inn-portsmouth-old Towne, 8 Crawford Pkwy, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704 , Phone: (757) 393-2573, Fax: (757) 399-1248
  • Comfort Inn Olde Towne, 347 Effingham St, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704 , Phone: (757) 397-7788, Fax: (757) 397-7873
  • Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, 333 Effingham St, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704 , Phone: (757) 397-5806, Fax: (757) 393-3683
  • The Governer Dinwiddie Hotel & Suites, 506 Dinwiddie St, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704 , Phone: (757) 392-1330, Fax: (757) 966-5469
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Portsmouth, Virginia
Most common first names in Portsmouth, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,07770.9 years
William1,03272.8 years
Mary1,02477.6 years
John81072.7 years
Robert56570.5 years
George47574.0 years
Charles40371.8 years
Joseph39872.5 years
Willie38873.1 years
Margaret33977.6 years
Most common last names in Portsmouth, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith51772.3 years
Williams50171.9 years
Jones46072.9 years
Brown43172.8 years
Johnson35374.0 years
Davis28073.5 years
Parker24075.2 years
Harris23671.5 years
White21174.2 years
Taylor17973.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Portsmouth, VA
  • 64.2%Utility gas
  • 31.4%Electricity
  • 2.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Portsmouth, VA
  • 58.0%Electricity
  • 39.6%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Wood


Portsmouth compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Portsmouth on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military ships (population 1,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in crews of maritime vessels (population 1,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 50,000+"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: material moving occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of single-parent households, population 50,000+"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage population decreases in the 1990s) (population 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of murders to rapes between 2002 and 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2011 to 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children (population 1,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: retail trade (population 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #63 (23708) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swedish first ancestries"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
There are 40 pilots and 57 other airmen in this city.
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  • David A. Gaines (2)
  • Clark Davis Boyd (1)
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