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
  • County: Portsmouth City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.809, Longitude -76.368
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 23701 has segments in 2 Counties / Independent Cities (Chesapeake City, Portsmouth City).

  • Businesses Addresses: 652
  • PO Box Addresses: 309
  • Residential Addresses: 10,317
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 677
    • Single Family Addresses: 9,640

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Database updated: April 1, 2020, Maps updated: May 1, 2020.

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Portsmouth, VA 23701 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Portsmouth, VA 23701 Housing Affordability Index is 138
State of Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 126
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Portsmouth, VA 23701 Wealth Index is 62
State of Virginia Wealth Index is 124
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 25,343 (100%)
Population in Households 24,021 (94.8%)
Population in Families 19,304 (76.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,322 ( 5.2%)
Population Density 3,136
Diversity Index2 60
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,960
Average Household Income $61,696
Per Capita Income $23,782
Wealth Index4 62

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 10,443 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,373 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,315 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 755 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $174,040
Housing Affordability Index3 138
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 9,688
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 6,426
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.17% -0.15%
Households -0.18% -0.22%
Families -0.25% -0.28%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   2.05%

Portsmouth, VA 23701 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 23701 to the other 880 ZIP Codes in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 130 85th
Population Density # 96 89th
Diversity Index # 143 84th
Median Household Income # 534 39th
Per Capita Income # 648 26th

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