Portsmouth city, VA

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2020 Population
94,961
0.143% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2018 Median Age
35.2
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
15.7%
6.24% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$53,213
1.99% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$174,200
1.93% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Portsmouth city, VA had a population of 95k people with a median age of 35.2 and a median household income of $53,213. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Portsmouth city, VA declined from 95,097 to 94,961, a −0.143% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,175 to $53,213, a 1.99% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Portsmouth city, VA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (52%), White (Non-Hispanic) (37%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.76%), White (Hispanic) (1.88%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.6%).

None of the households in Portsmouth city, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.5% of the residents in Portsmouth city, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Portsmouth city, VA was $174,200, and the homeownership rate was 55.3%.

Most people in Portsmouth city, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Portsmouth city, VA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Portsmouth city, VA is home to a population of 95k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.38% of Portsmouth city, VA residents were born outside of the country (3.21k people).

In 2020, there were 1.4 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (49.3k people) in Portsmouth city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.2k White (Non-Hispanic) and 3.57k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2020 Citizenship
98.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.5% of Portsmouth city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Portsmouth city, VA was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Portsmouth city, VA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    49.3k ± 738
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    35.2k ± 219
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.57k ± 691
4.66%
Hispanic Population
4.43k people

In 2020, there were 1.4 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (49.3k people) in Portsmouth city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.2k White (Non-Hispanic) and 3.57k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.66% of the people in Portsmouth city, VA are hispanic (4.43k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Portsmouth city, VA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.38%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
3.21k people
2.92%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.77k people

As of 2020, 3.38% of Portsmouth city, VA residents (3.21k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Portsmouth city, VA was 2.92%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,771 ± 490
  2. Vietnam
    2,355 ± 281
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,506 ± 323

Portsmouth city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Portsmouth city, VA employs 41.1k people. The largest industries in Portsmouth city, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,203 people), Retail Trade (5,109 people), and Manufacturing (4,726 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,823), Public Administration ($53,264), and Manufacturing ($50,036).

Occupations

41.1k
2020 Value
± 1,566
−0.814%
1 Year decline
± 5.31%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Portsmouth city, VA declined at a rate of −0.814%, from 41.4k employees to 41.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Portsmouth city, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,921 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,927 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (3,034 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Portsmouth city, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

41.1k
2020 Value
± 1,566
−0.814%
1 Year decline
± 5.31%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Portsmouth city, VA declined at a rate of −0.814%, from 41.4k employees to 41.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Portsmouth city, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,203 people), Retail Trade (5,109 people), and Manufacturing (4,726 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Portsmouth city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Portsmouth city, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,213
Median earning men ± $1,513
$29,259
Median earning women ± $1,958

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($61,514), Manufacturing ($58,022), and Information ($52,375).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($45,313), Public Administration ($45,179), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,316).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 678
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 355
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 350
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $37.3B
  2. $28.7B
  3. $25.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $37.3B, followed by Electronics ($28.7B) and Machinery ($25.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$325B
2020 Value in Virginia
$612B
Projected 2050 Value in Virginia
88.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 88.1% to $612B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $25B
  2. $18.9B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $25B, followed by Maryland with $18.9B and Pennsylvania and $13.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Portsmouth County, VA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 69.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (28.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.62%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.823% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.842% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.66M), Some college (1.42M), and Bachelors Degree (1.41M).

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The median property value in Portsmouth city, VA was $174,200 in 2020, which is 0.758 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $170,900 to $174,200, a 1.93% increase. The homeownership rate in Portsmouth city, VA is 55.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Portsmouth city, VA have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Portsmouth city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Portsmouth city, VA is $53,213. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Portsmouth city, VA was Census Tract 2131.04 with a value of $98,137, followed by Census Tract 2130.01 and Census Tract 2130.02, with respective values of $91,563 and $81,250.

Property

$174,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,629
$20,257
Median Property Taxes
±$887

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Portsmouth city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Portsmouth city, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

55.3%
Homeownership
2020
64.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 55.3% of the housing units in Portsmouth city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2131.04
  2. Census Tract 2130.01
  3. Census Tract 2130.02

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Portsmouth city, VA was Census Tract 2131.04 with a value of $98,137, followed by Census Tract 2130.01 and Census Tract 2130.02, with respective values of $91,563 and $81,250.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Portsmouth city, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$53,213
Median Household Income
± $1,956
36.7k
Number of Households
± 1,338

In 2020, the median household income of the 36.7k households in Portsmouth city, VA grew to $53,213 from the previous year's value of $52,175.

The following chart displays the households in Portsmouth city, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Portsmouth city, VA is from Virginia.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.181% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (77.6%)
  2. Carpooled (10.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.22%)

In 2020, 77.6% of workers in Portsmouth city, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.7%) and those who worked at home (3.22%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Portsmouth city, VA have a shorter commute time (23.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.1% of the workforce in Portsmouth city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Portsmouth city, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Portsmouth city, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Portsmouth city, VA (14.3k out of 90.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Portsmouth city, VA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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90.6% of the population of Portsmouth city, VA has health coverage, with 38.6% on employee plans, 18.4% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 7.74% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Portsmouth city, VA see 1856 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.85% decrease from the previous year (1891 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 828 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 358 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.7% were men and 54.3% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,856 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Portsmouth city, VA

Primary care physicians in Portsmouth city, VA see an average of 1,856 patients per year. This represents a 1.85% decrease from the previous year (1,891 patients).

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.7% under 18 years, 22.2% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.7% were men and 54.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

9.4%
Uninsured
38.6%
Employer Coverage
18.4%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
15%
Non-Group
7.74%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Portsmouth city, VA declined by 6.29% from 10% to 9.4%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 72.4 in Portsmouth city, VA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 42.3% in Portsmouth city, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.3% in Portsmouth city, VA.

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