Portsmouth, VA 23704 ZIP Code Profile

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Preferred City Name & Primary Data

Preferred Name, USPS
Portsmouth, VA 23704

Primary Data:

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 709
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,652
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,655
  • County: Portsmouth City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.831, Longitude -76.313
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

Portsmouth, VA 23704 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 23704 to the other 851 ZIP Codes in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 155 82nd
Population Density1 # 69 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 370 57th
Median Household Income # 800 6th
Per Capita Income # 755 11th

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Portsmouth, VA 23704 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 19,200
Population in Households 17,967
Population in Familes 13,417
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,233
Population Density1 3,676
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 7,671
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 4,316
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,905 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,971 (33.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,700 (52.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,234 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $133,725
Average Home Value $161,528


Median Household Income $30,096
Average Household Income $42,571
Per Capita Income $17,329
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.4% 0.41%
Households 0.55% 0.49%
Families 0.41% 0.39%
Median Household Income   3.12%
Per Capita Income   3.02%
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.

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