Portsmouth, VA 23704 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 23704: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Portsmouth, VA 23704

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Portsmouth City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.831, Longitude -76.313
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 672
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 8,731
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,055
    • Single Family Addresses: 6,676

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Portsmouth, VA 23704 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,243
Daytime Population: Workers 10,915
Daytime Population: Residents 11,135
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,050
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 18,157
Population in Familes 13,531
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,086
Population Density2 4,212
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $35,813
Average Household Income $50,738
Per Capita Income $21,584


Total Housing Units 8,945 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,900 (32.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,738 (53.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,307 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $167,249
Average Home Value $209,819


Total Households 7,638
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 4,267
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 0.21% 0.3%
Households 0.21% 0.25%
Families 0.03% 0.13%
Median Household Income   0.02%
Per Capita Income   1.82%

Portsmouth, VA 23704 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 23704 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 # 161 82nd
Population Density # 56 94th
Diversity Index # 381 56th
Median Household Income # 769 12th
Per Capita Income # 662 24th

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