Portsmouth, Virginia 

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Population

96,201

7% Decline

Unemployment Rate

6.0%

Median Income

$46,239

Avg. Home Price

$140,800

Best Places to Live in Portsmouth, Virginia

Large-city complex - Southeast Virginia coast
Pros
-Nearby water recreation
-Educated population
-Stable economy
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Rising costs
-Air service

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What Bert Has To Say About Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Metro Area

This complex area straddles the waterway known as Hampton Roads, a large bay that empties into the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. It is the largest metropolitan area in the state in terms of population, and offers an interesting mix of urban, suburban, waterfront and inland environments. The cities of Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth are to the south of the waterway, with the large and rapidly growing Virginia Beach located a few miles to the east along the Atlantic Shore. Hampton and Newport News lie to the north across a long bridge-tunnel connection. The natural harbor makes for one of the best ports on the East Coast, and shipping and shipbuilding activity are paramount, along with fishing and seaport-related commerce.


QUICK FACTS

City: Portsmouth
Zip Codes: 23703 23701 23704 23707 23702 23708 23709
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 30 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Portsmouth is 6.0% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Negative. Portsmouth jobs have decreased by 0.22%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Portsmouth's cost of living is 8.10% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Portsmouth's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Portsmouth's population is 96,201 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -7.42%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 44 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Portsmouth is $140,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -10.41%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Portsmouth public schools spend $11,188 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in Portsmouth. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Portsmouth

It's not a good time to buy in Portsmouth. Home Appreciation is down -3.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Portsmouth Real Estate.

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Reviews for Portsmouth    4 Reviews
answer to question about paper mills - 4/7/2015
I have lived in Westhaven neighborhood in Portsmouth for 23 yrs. I have never smelled a paper mill in Portsmouth. I grew up in MA about a mile from one, so I know what... (Read More)

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Question: Are there any paper mills in the Portsmo - 6/13/2008
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ZIP CODES IN PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
23703 23701 23704 23707 23702 23708 23709