Portsmouth, OH Profile: Facts & Data


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Portsmouth, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Portsmouth had a population of 19,418 as of July 1, 2018. Portsmouth ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Portsmouth is located at latitude 38.7528 and longitude -82.9524 in Scioto County. The formal boundaries for the City of Portsmouth (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Scioto County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 535 feet.

The City of Portsmouth (GNIS ID: 1086933) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Portsmouth: Logtown.

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Portsmouth, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 19,418
Population in Households 18,244
Population in Familes 13,225
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,174
Population Density2 1,809
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $31,230
Average Household Income $46,508
Per Capita Income $19,432


Total Housing Units 9,323 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,765 (40.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,163 (44.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,396 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $82,110
Average Home Value $107,649


Total Households 7,927
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 4,414
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.49% -0.58%
Households -0.54% -0.65%
Families -0.78% -0.82%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   3.12%

Portsmouth, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portsmouth to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 94 92nd
Population Density # 332 73rd
Diversity Index # 261 79th
Median Household Income # 1182 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1116 8th

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