Portsmouth, VA 23702 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 23702: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Portsmouth, VA 23702

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 265
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,632
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 278
  • County: Portsmouth City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.806, Longitude -76.327
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Portsmouth, VA 23702 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,201
Population in Households 11,189
Population in Familes 8,703
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 4,761
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 4,360
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 2,787
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,922 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,012 (40.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,348 (47.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 562 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $143,343
Average Home Value $158,288


Median Household Income $38,919
Average Household Income $46,298
Per Capita Income $18,055
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.38%
Households 0.41% 0.34%
Families 0.3% 0.26%
Median Household Income   -0.44%
Per Capita Income   0.28%
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 23702 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 23702 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 # 232 74th
Population Density1 # 42 95th
Diversity Index2 # 113 87th
Median Household Income # 669 23rd
Per Capita Income # 792 9th

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