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The City of Portsmouth had a population of 19,745 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Portsmouth: Logtown.

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Portsmouth, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,745
Daytime Population: Workers 13,787
Daytime Population: Residents 12,541
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 26,328
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.33
Population in Households 18,530
Population in Familes 13,362
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,215
Population Density2 1,839
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $30,155
Average Household Income $45,402
Per Capita Income $18,911


Total Housing Units 9,355 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,807 (40.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,221 (45.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,327 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $79,891
Average Home Value $101,556


Total Households 8,028
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 4,480
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.33% -0.49%
Households -0.44% -0.58%
Families -0.68% -0.74%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

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, 2017 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 # 92 93rd
Population Density # 327 73rd
Diversity Index # 245 80th
Median Household Income # 1181 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1112 9th

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