The City of Portsmouth is the 8th largest city in New Hampshire with a population of 21,542 as of July 1, 2016. Portsmouth ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Hampshire. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Portsmouth is located at latitude 43.0606 and longitude -70.7803 in Rockingham County. The formal boundaries for the City of Portsmouth (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.64 sq. miles and a water area of 1.21 sq. miles. Rockingham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.
The City of Portsmouth (GNIS ID: 873703) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Portsmouth population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Portsmouth: Pascataquack, Piscataqua, Rivertown, Strabery Banke, Strawberry Banck, Strawberry Bancke, Strawberry Bank, Strawberry-bank, Strawbery Banke, The Bank.
|Population in Households||20,658|
|Population in Familes||13,075|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||884|
|Average Household Size||2.01|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||10,954 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||4,924 (45.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||5,353 (48.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||677 ( 6.2%)|
|Median Home Value||$354,617|
|Average Home Value||$398,583|
|Median Household Income||$60,991|
|Average Household Income||$86,162|
|Per Capita Income||$42,152|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.57%|
|Per Capita Income||1.76%|
The table below compares Portsmouth to the other 97 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Hampshire by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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.
|Total Population||# 8||93rd|
|Population Density1||# 18||82nd|
|Diversity Index2||# 5||96th|
|Median Household Income||# 28||72nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 7||94th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Hampshire Census Data Comparison Tool.