Portsmouth, RI Population

Population: 17,149. Estimated population in July 2020: 17,129 (-0.1% change)
Males: 8,421 (49.1%), Females: 8,728 (50.9%)

Newport County

Median resident age: 39.9 years
Median household income: $58,835
Median house value: $167,800

Races in Portsmouth:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • Black (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: Irish (24.9%), English (18.5%), Portuguese (14.3%), German (12.4%), Italian (10.9%), French (8.8%).

Elevation: 30 feet

Population

For population 25 years and over in Portsmouth

  • High school or higher: 90.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 42.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portsmouth town

  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 63.4%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

4.0% Foreign born (2.1% Europe, 1.0% Asia, 0.5% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +249 (+1.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Portsmouth:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Portsmouth:

  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 14 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Abbreviation: PVD)
  • MARTHAS VINEYARD (about 48 miles; VINEYARD HAVEN, MA; Abbreviation: MVY)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 55 miles; BOSTON, MA; Abbreviation: BOS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Portsmouth:

Amtrak station near Portsmouth:

  • 20 miles: PROVIDENCE (100 GASPEE ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portsmouth:

  • ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; BRISTOL, RI; Full-time enrollment: 3,007)
  • BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; FALL RIVER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,497)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND (about 16 miles; WARWICK, RI; Full-time enrollment: 8,650)
  • NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 16 miles; WARWICK, RI; Full-time enrollment: 2,419)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-DARTMOUTH (about 19 miles; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; Full-time enrollment: 6,071)
  • BROWN UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 7,460)
  • JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; Providence, RI; Full-time enrollment: 8,218)

Schools

Public high school in Portsmouth:

  • PORTSMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 976; Location: EDUCATION LANE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Portsmouth:

  • PORTSMOUTH ABBEY SCHOOL (Students: 295; Location: 285 CORY’S LANE; Grades: 9 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Portsmouth:

  • PORTSMOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 923; Location: 125 JEPSON LANE; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • ELMHURST SCHOOL (Students: 403; Location: 1 FRANK COELHO DRIVE; Grades: KG – 04)
  • MELVILLE SCHOOL (Students: 381; Location: 1351 WEST MAIN ROAD; Grades: PK – 04)
  • HOWARD HATHAWAY SCHOOL (Students: 377; Location: TALLMAN AVENUE; Grades: KG – 04)
Private primary/middle schools in Portsmouth:

  • SAINT PHILOMENA SCHOOL (Students: 449; Location: 324 CORYS LANE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • THE PENNFIELD SCHOOL (Students: 182; Location: 321 EAST MAIN RD; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Portsmouth:

  • PORTSMOUTH FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $488,150; Location: 2658 EAST MAIN ROAD; 51,237 books; 2,288 audio materials; 763 video materials; 112 serial subscriptions)

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