Portsmouth (city) County VA Information


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  1. Portsmouth (city) County 2018 Demographic Data
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  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Portsmouth (city) County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 96,161
Population in Households 92,999
Population in Familes 73,883
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,162
Population Density2 2,858
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $47,915
Average Household Income $61,124
Per Capita Income $24,507


Total Housing Units 41,429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,197 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,229 (41.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,003 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $187,553
Average Home Value $231,461


Total Households 37,426
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 23,730
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.08% -0.16%
Households 0.03% -0.22%
Families -0.13% -0.34%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.93%


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

The table below compares Portsmouth (city) County to the other 133 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 Density # 14 90th
Diversity Index # 29 79th
Median Household Income # 78 42nd
Per Capita Income # 87 35th

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