Portsmouth, VA 23701 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 23701: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Portsmouth, VA 23701

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 663
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,771
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 501
  • County: Portsmouth City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.809, Longitude -76.368
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Portsmouth, VA 23701 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 25,916
Population in Households 24,546
Population in Familes 19,719
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,370
Population Density1 3,225
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 9,959
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 6,591
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,728 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,679 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,280 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 769 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $169,730
Average Home Value $202,119


Median Household Income $43,605
Average Household Income $54,929
Per Capita Income $21,942
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.19%
Households 0.19% 0.17%
Families 0.06% 0.08%
Median Household Income   -0.75%
Per Capita Income   0.74%
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, VA 23701 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 23701 to the other 873 ZIP Codes 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 # 124 86th
Population Density1 # 89 90th
Diversity Index2 # 138 84th
Median Household Income # 569 35th
Per Capita Income # 606 31st

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