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The West Portsmouth Census Designated Place had a population of 3,003 as of July 1, 2017. West Portsmouth ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Portsmouth is located at latitude 38.7699 and longitude -83.0392 in Scioto County. The formal boundaries for the West Portsmouth Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Scioto County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 617 feet.

The West Portsmouth Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393845) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The West Portsmouth Census Designated Place is located within Township of Washington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Scioto County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West 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 West Portsmouth: Bertha, Nauvoo, Union Mill, Union Mills.

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


Total Population 3,003
Daytime Population: Workers 299
Daytime Population: Residents 1,949
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,248
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 3,003
Population in Familes 2,466
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 638
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $37,315
Average Household Income $45,297
Per Capita Income $17,740


Total Housing Units 1,401 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 811 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 366 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 224 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $68,094
Average Home Value $76,232


Total Households 1,177
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 814
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 -0.65% -0.76%
Households -0.67% -0.79%
Families -0.93% -0.93%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   1.78%

West Portsmouth, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West 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 # 401 67th
Population Density # 944 22nd
Diversity Index # 644 47th
Median Household Income # 1088 11th
Per Capita Income # 1158 5th

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