Portsmouth (city) County VA Information


Portsmouth (city) County Subdivisions

Portsmouth (city) County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 97,226
Population in Households 94,161
Population in Familes 74,383
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,065
Population Density1 2,889
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 38,029
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 24,234
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 41,893 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,643 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,386 (39.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,864 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $182,040
Average Home Value $218,558


Median Household Income $45,086
Average Household Income $56,960
Per Capita Income $22,967
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.29%
Households 0.3% 0.27%
Families 0.16% 0.18%
Median Household Income   -0.99%
Per Capita Income   0.83%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Portsmouth (city) County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portsmouth (city) County to the other 134 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 20 86th
Population Density1 # 13 91st
Diversity Index2 # 24 83rd
Median Household Income # 77 43rd
Per Capita Income # 88 35th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.