Portsmouth, VA Population

Population: 100,565. Estimated population in July 2020: 100,169 (-0.4% change)
Males: 48,583 (48.3%), Females: 51,982 (51.7%)

Zip codes: 23701, 23702, 23703, 23704, 23707, 23708.

Median resident age: 34.5 years
Median household income: $33,742
Median house value: $81,300

Races in Portsmouth:

  • 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%)

Ancestries: English (8.0%), United States (7.1%), Irish (6.3%), German (6.0%), Italian (2.3%), Scotch-Irish (1.5%).

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 33.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Portsmouth

  • High school or higher: 75.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portsmouth city

  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 5.5%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

1.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -3,210 (-3.1%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Portsmouth:

  • MARYVIEW MEDICAL CENTER/PORTSMOUTH GEN (STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Portsmouth:

  • CHILDREN’S HOSP KING’S DAUGHTERS (about 4 miles; NORFOLK, VA)
  • HOSPITAL FOR EXTENDED RECOVERY (about 4 miles; NORFOLK, VA)
  • NORFOLK PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (about 4 miles; NORFOLK, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Portsmouth:

  • NORFOLK NS (about 9 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Abbreviation: NGU)
  • NORFOLK INTL (about 11 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Abbreviation: ORF)
  • LANGLEY AFB (about 17 miles; HAMPTON, VA; Abbreviation: LFI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Portsmouth:

  • HAMPTON ROADS EXECUTIVE (about 8 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Abbreviation: PVG)
  • CHESAPEAKE REGIONAL (about 13 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Abbreviation: CPK)
  • SUFFOLK MUNI (about 21 miles; SUFFOLK, VA; Abbreviation: SFQ)
Amtrak stations near Portsmouth:

  • 5 miles: NORFOLK (MONTICELLO AVE. & VA. BEACH BLVD.) – Bus Station. Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: NEWPORT NEWS (9304 WARWICK BLVD.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Portsmouth:

  • HICKS ACADEMY OF BEAUTY CULTURE (Full-time enrollment: 48; Location: 904 Loudoun Avenue; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portsmouth:

  • TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Full-time enrollment: 11,042)
  • NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,820)
  • OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Full-time enrollment: 13,330)
  • HAMPTON UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; HAMPTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,249)
  • ECPI COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 14 miles; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,083)
  • THOMAS NELSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; Hampton, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,884)
  • CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 4,432)

Schools

Public high schools in Portsmouth:

  • CHURCHLAND HIGH (Students: 1,813; Location: 4301 CEDAR LN; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • I. C. NORCOM HIGH (Students: 1,321; Location: 1801 LONDON BLVD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WOODROW WILSON HIGH (Students: 1,311; Location: 1401 ELMHURST LN; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • EXCEL CAMPUS (Students: 140; Location: 1401 ELMHURST LN; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Portsmouth:

  • ALLIANCE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS INC (Students: 308; Location: 5809 PORTSMOUTH BLVD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • PINES TREATMENT CTR. (Students: 236; Location: 825 CRAWFORD PKWY.; Grades: 1 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Portsmouth:

  • HUNT-MAPP MIDDLE (Students: 1,172; Location: 3701 WILLETT DR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CHURCHLAND MIDDLE (Students: 1,095; Location: 4051 RIVER SHORE RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CHURCHLAND ACADEMY ELEM. (Students: 985; Location: 4061 RIVERSHORE RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • DOUGLASS PARK ELEM. (Students: 779; Location: 34 GRAND ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • JAMES HURST ELEM. (Students: 749; Location: 18 DAHLGREN AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WM. E. WATERS MIDDLE (Students: 739; Location: 600 ROOSEVELT BLVD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WESTHAVEN ELEM. (Students: 621; Location: 3701 CLIFFORD ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • JOHN TYLER ELEM. (Students: 621; Location: 3649 HARTFORD ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CHURCHLAND ELEM. (Students: 609; Location: 5601 MICHAEL LN; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CRADOCK MIDDLE (Students: 581; Location: 21 ALDEN AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Portsmouth:

  • SWEETHAVEN CHRISTIAN ACADMEY (Students: 398; Location: 5100 WEST NORFOLK ROAD; Grades: PK – 9)
  • PORTSMOUTH CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY (Students: 218; Location: 2301 OREGON AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL (Students: 166; Location: 1200 HODGES FERRY ROAD; Grades: PK – 10)
  • THE ST CHRISTOPHER SCHOOL (Students: 135; Location: PO BOX 6103; Grades: PK – 3)
  • COURT STREET ACADEMY (Students: 133; Location: COURT & QUEEN STREETS; Grades: PK – 8)
  • JOYOUS SOUND EDUC AND ENRICH C (Students: 100; Location: 205 GUST LANE; Grades: PK – 2)
  • MONTESSORI PREPARATORY (Students: 40; Location: 4811 HIGH ST W PO BOX 6102; Grades: PK – KG)
  • BUSY BEE NURSERY – KINDERGRTN (Students: 9; Location: 404 HANBURY AVENUE; Grades: KG – KG)

Libraries

Library in Portsmouth:

  • PORTSMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,024,973; Location: 601 COURT STREET; 299,192 books; 7,883 audio materials; 2,292 video materials; 750 serial subscriptions)