Portsmouth Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Portsmouth, VA

General Portsmouth Information

State: Virginia

County: Portsmouth County

Close cities: Smithfield, VA, Norfolk, VA, Rescue, VA, Chesapeake, VA, Carrollton, VA, Battery Park, VA, Hampton, VA, Virginia Beach, VA, Suffolk, VA, Newport News, VA

Portsmouth Population (census data)
Total 101,967 (+2.1% since 2000)
Male 49,260 (48.3%)
Female 52,707 (51.7%)

Population Density: 3,075 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 85.3 (US Avg is 100)

Portsmouth Elevation: 10 feet above sea level

Land Area: 33.2 square miles

Median Household Income: $44,374

Zip Codes: 23704, 23701, 23705, 23708, 23709, 23703, 23707, and 23702.

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Portsmouth Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • Black (50.6%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (45.1%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Other race (0.6%)
Ancestry Information:
  • English (8.0%)
  • United States (7.1%)
  • Irish (6.3%)
  • German (6.0%)
  • Italian (2.3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.5%)

Local Portsmouth Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles
NBA Basketball: Washington Wizards
NHL Hockey: Washington Capitals

Portsmouth School Information

High Schools
Churchland High (4301 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth, VA, 23703 - Portsmouth City Public Schools District)
I. C. Norcom High (1801 London Boulevard, Portsmouth, VA, 23704 - Portsmouth City Public Schools District)
Woodrow Wilson High (1401 Elmhurst Lane, Portsmouth, VA, 23701 - Portsmouth City Public Schools District)
Middle Schools
Churchland Middle (4051 River Shore Road, Portsmouth, VA, 23703 - Portsmouth City Public Schools District)
Cradock Middle (21 Alden Avenue, Portsmouth, VA, 23702 - Portsmouth City Public Schools District)
Wm. E. Waters Middle (600 Roosevelt Boulevard, Portsmouth, VA, 23701 - Portsmouth City Public Schools District)
Elementary Schools
Brighton Elementary (1100 Portsmouth Boulevard, Portsmouth, VA, 23704 - Portsmouth City Public Schools District)
Churchland Academy Elementary (4061 Rivershore Road, Portsmouth, VA, 23703 - Portsmouth City Public Schools District)
Churchland Elementary (5601 Michael Lane, Portsmouth, VA, 23703 - Portsmouth City Public Schools District)
Douglass Park Elementary (34 Grand Street, Portsmouth, VA, 23701 - Portsmouth City Public Schools District)
Hodges Manor Elementary (1201 Cherokee Road, Portsmouth, VA, 23701 - Portsmouth City Public Schools District)
James Hurst Elementary (18 Dahlgren Avenue, Portsmouth, VA, 23702 - Portsmouth City Public Schools District)
John Tyler Elementary (3649 Hartford Street, Portsmouth, VA, 23707 - Portsmouth City Public Schools District)
Lakeview Elementary (1300 Horne Avenue, Portsmouth, VA, 23701 - Portsmouth City Public Schools District)
Olive Branch Elementary (415 Mimosa Road, Portsmouth, VA, 23701 - Portsmouth City Public Schools District)
Park View Elementary (1401 Crawford Parkway, Portsmouth, VA, 23704 - Portsmouth City Public Schools District)
Simonsdale Elementary (132 Byers Avenue, Portsmouth, VA, 23701 - Portsmouth City Public Schools District)
Victory Elementary (10 Independence Street, Portsmouth, VA, 23701 - Portsmouth City Public Schools District)
Westhaven Elementary (3701 Clifford Street, Portsmouth, VA, 23707 - Portsmouth City Public Schools District)
Other/Private Schools
Churchland Primary & Intermediate (5700 Hedgerow Lane, Portsmouth, VA, 23703 - Portsmouth City Public Schools District)

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