Rockingham County

Portsmouth, NH: What you need to know

The historic seaport community of Portsmouth has long been a summer tourism destination, with several attractions and independent restaurants. Many of the historic sites to tour are centuries old, including Jackson House that was built in 1664. The economy is strong in areas such as finance, healthcare and insurance, and Livability.com ranks Portsmouth among the Best 50 Cities in America for Entrepreneurs. Local students can enroll in satellite campuses of four different colleges, including Franklin Pierce University.

Portsmouth, NH City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 21,426
Median Age 41
Median Household Income $71,392
Median Home Price $352,700
Walkscore 45

Portsmouth, NH Rankings

Portsmouth, NH Demographics

Median Population in Portsmouth, NH

Median Age 41.2%
Age 18 Over 84.7%
Age 21 Over 82%
Age 62 Over 21.7%
Age 65 Over 17.2%

Race in Portsmouth, NH

  Ethnicity White 89.2%
  Ethnicity Black 1.9%
  Ethnicity Asian 4.8%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 3.1%
  Ethnicity Other 0.8%

Population By Gender in Portsmouth, NH

  Male 49.2%
  Female 50.8%

Language in Portsmouth, NH

  English Only 89.6%
  English Other 10.4%

Economics in Portsmouth, NH

  Median Household Income $71,392
  Median Home Price $352,700
  Homes Owned 47.3%
  Homes Rent 52.7%
  Median Property Rent $1,142

 
COMMUTE TIME: 20.3 MINUTES
in Portsmouth, NH

Commute Types in Portsmouth, NH

  Walked 5.5%
  Worked at Home 9.2%
  Public Transportation 1.4%
  Other Means 1.4%
  Drove Alone 74.9%
  Carpooled 7.6%

45/100
WALK SCORE
for Portsmouth, NH

 
Total Employed Armed Forces: 540
In Portsmouth, NH

 
8.5% CIVILIAN VETERANS
in Portsmouth, NH