Portsmouth, VA 23703 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 23703: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Portsmouth, VA 23703

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 482
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,104
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 699
  • County: Portsmouth City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.867, Longitude -76.388
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Portsmouth, VA 23703 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 25,806
Daytime Population: Workers 6,768
Daytime Population: Residents 12,930
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,698
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 25,411
Population in Familes 20,915
Population in Group Qrtrs 395
Population Density2 1,834
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $59,033
Average Household Income $70,136
Per Capita Income $27,705


Total Housing Units 10,696 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,656 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,376 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 664 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $226,324
Average Home Value $263,409


Total Households 10,032
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 6,869
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.04% 0.15%
Households 0.08% 0.16%
Families -0.09% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

Portsmouth, VA 23703 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 23703 to the other 870 ZIP Codes in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 125 86th
Population Density # 132 85th
Diversity Index # 117 87th
Median Household Income # 292 67th
Per Capita Income # 384 56th

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