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Population (year 2000): 20,784. Estimated population in July 2005: 20,674 (-0.5% change)
Males: 10,099 (48.6%), Females: 10,685 (51.4%)

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Median resident age: 38.5 years
Median household income: $45,195 (year 2000)
Median house value: $168,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Portsmouth:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.7%)
  • Black (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Asian Indian (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Chinese (0.5%)

Ancestries: Irish (21.7%), English (19.3%), German (10.0%), Italian (9.3%), French (8.5%), French Canadian (5.9%).New Hampshire

Elevation: 21 feet

Land area: 15.6 square miles

Portsmouth,

For population 25 years and over in Portsmouth

  • High school or higher: 91.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portsmouth city

  • Never married: 31.6%
  • Now married: 45.8%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

4.9% Foreign born (1.8% Europe, 1.6% Asia, 0.8% North America, 0.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -5,468 (-20.8%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Haverhill, (29.3 miles pop. 58,969).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (55.9 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (270.9 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: ME Kittery, (2.7 miles Eliot, ME (3.7 miles South NH (3.7 miles Rye, Castle, NH (3.9 miles New NH (4.7 miles Greenland, NH (4.8 miles Newington, Point, ME (5.1 miles Kittery


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 29 buildings, average cost: $63,100
  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $105,900
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2000: 36 buildings, average cost: $141,100
  • 2001: 28 buildings, average cost: $185,500
  • 2002: 28 buildings, average cost: $227,300
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $252,900
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $27,200
  • 2005: 36 buildings, average cost: $202,600

Latitude: 43.07 N, Longitude: 70.77 W

Area code: 603


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.8%), Retail trade (15.2%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (13.2%), Manufacturing (12.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +15,516 (+74.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,982 (50.8%)


 

Crime in Portsmouth by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 0 0
    per 100,000 4.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 13 20 10 12
    per 100,000 62.5 96.2 48.1 57.7
Robberies 13 13 15 10
    per 100,000 62.5 62.5 72.2 48.1
Assaults 23 22 38 26
    per 100,000 110.7 105.9 182.8 125.1
Burglaries 81 97 64 37
    per 100,000 389.7 466.7 307.9 178.0
Thefts 624 653 507 522
    per 100,000 3002.3 3141.8 2439.4 2511.5
Auto thefts 58 55 51 37
    per 100,000 279.1 264.6 245.4 178.0
240.4 257.9 216.2 189.7

Average climate in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Portsmouth,

Portsmouth-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New Hampshire state average. It is 54% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the Portsmouth city center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/19/1957, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.9 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Brooke Astor - (1902- ), New York City socialite and philanthropist, Thomas Bailey Aldrich - (1836-1907), novelist.

Main business address for: Mueller Group, Inc. (MISCELLANEOUS FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS), Mueller Water Products, Inc. (MISCELLANEOUS FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS), ENVIRONMENTAL POWER CORP (COGENERATION SERVICES & SMALL POWER PRODUCERS), BOTTOMLINE TECHNOLOGIES INC /DE/ (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), BAYCORP HOLDINGS LTD (ELECTRIC SERVICES).


Hospital/medical center in Portsmouth:
  • PORTSMOUTH REGIONAL HOSPITAL (333-343 BORTHWICK AVE, P O BOX 7004)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Portsmouth:
  • YORK HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; YORK, ME)
  • WENTWORTH-DOUGLASS HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; DOVER, NH)
  • EXETER HOSPITAL INC (about 16 miles; EXETER, NH)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Portsmouth:
  • PEASE INTERNATIONAL TRADEPORT (about 4 miles; PORTSMOUTH, NH; ID: PSM)
  • MANCHESTER (about 47 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
  • PORTLAND INTL JETPORT (about 51 miles; PORTLAND, ME; ID: PWM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Portsmouth:
  • LITTLEBROOK AIR PARK (about 5 miles; ELIOT, ME; ID: 3B4)
  • HAMPTON AIRFIELD (about 9 miles; HAMPTON, NH; ID: 7B3)
  • SKYHAVEN (about 18 miles; ROCHESTER, NH; ID: DAW)

Amtrak stations near Portsmouth:
  • 12 miles: DOVER (33 CHESTNUT ST.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 13 miles: DURHAM (3 DEPOT RD.). Services: ticket office.
  • 15 miles: EXETER (60 LINCOLN ST.). Services: ticket office.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 29 $88,509 $36,624 22 $21,423
Financial Administration 16 $55,405 $41,553 2 $3,967
Other Government Administration 14 $59,391 $50,906 9 $5,119
Judicial and Legal 2 $15,498 $92,988 1 $3,060
Police Protection - Officers 65 $321,384 $59,332 11 $5,535
Police - Other 23 $73,571 $38,384 6 $3,664
Firefighters 56 $281,437 $60,307 0 $0
Fire - Other 2 $4,251 $25,506 1 $930
Streets and Highways 28 $87,812 $37,633 0 $0
Welfare 2 $7,517 $45,102 0 $0
Health 0 $0   1 $562
Solid Waste Management 11 $34,091 $37,190 0 $0
Sewerage 17 $65,769 $46,425 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 8 $29,034 $43,551 27 $7,162
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3 $14,659 $58,636 3 $7,807
Water Supply 22 $76,219 $41,574 1 $932
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 231 $795,407 $41,319 91 $86,073
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 41 $83,571 $24,459 156 $95,052
Local Libraries 15 $51,743 $41,394 15 $9,642
Totals for Government 585 $2,145,269 $44,005 346 $250,928
College/University in Portsmouth:
  • PORTSMOUTH BEAUTY SCHOOL OF HAIR DESIGN (Full-time enrollment: 21; Location: 138 CONGRESS ST; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portsmouth:
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE-MAIN CAMPUS (about 14 miles; DURHAM, NH; Full-time enrollment: 12,586)
  • NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 29 miles; HAVERHILL, MA; FT enrollment: 3,388)
  • MERRIMACK COLLEGE (about 36 miles; NORTH ANDOVER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,384)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND-UNIVERSITY CAMPUS (about 36 miles; BIDDEFORD, ME; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 37 miles; DANVERS, MA; FT enrollment: 3,663)
  • SALEM STATE COLLEGE (about 39 miles; SALEM, MA; FT enrollment: 5,917)
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE (about 47 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; FT enrollment: 3,251)
Public high school in Portsmouth:
  • PORTSMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,113; Location: 50 ALUMNI CIRCLE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Portsmouth:
  • PORTSMOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 548; Location: 155 PARROTT AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MARY C DONDERO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 394; Location: 32 VAN BUREN AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LITTLE HARBOUR SCHOOL (Students: 376; Location: 50 CLOUGH DR; Grades: KG - 05)
  • NEW FRANKLIN SCHOOL (Students: 223; Location: 1 FRANKLIN DR; Grades: KG - 05)
  • PEEP SCHOOL - PRE SCHOOL PROGRAM (Students: 42; Location: 100 CAMPUS DR STE 21; Grades: PK - PK)
Private primary/middle schools in Portsmouth:
  • ST PATRICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 212; Location: 125 AUSTIN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • DISCOVERY CHILD ENRICHMENT CTR (Students: 78; Location: 30 RYE STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Portsmouth:
  • PORTSMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,109,154; Location: 8 ISLINGTON STREET; 145,073 books; 5,056 audio materials; 6,064 video materials; 763 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Portsmouth: Meeting House Hill (A), Prescott Park Dock (B), Portsmouth Pier (C), Portsmouth Fish Pier (D), Sanders Olde Mill (E), The Hill (F), New Hampshire State Commercial Fish Pier (G), Viking Dock (H), Pease Air Force Base Golf Course (I), Governor John Langdon House and Garden (J), Abraham Shaw House (K), John Paul Jones House (L), John Peirce Mansion (M), Langley Boardman House (N), McIntyre Federal Building (O), Thayer Cumings Library and Archives (P), Kearsarge House (Q), Ann Treadwell House (R), Tobias Lear House (S), Harbour Place (T).

Shopping Centers: Merchants Row Shopping Center (1), Southgate Plaza Shopping Center (2), Portsmouth Plaza Shopping Center (3), Lafayette Plaza Shopping Center (4).

Churches in Portsmouth include: United Methodist Church (A), Calvary Baptist Church (B), Temple Israel (C), Saint Catherine Church (D), Christ Episcopal Church (E), Saint Johns Church (F), South Ward Meetinghouse (G), South Church Unitarian Universalist Church (H).

Cemeteries: North Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2), Union Cemetery (3), South Street Cemetery (4), Temple Israel Cemetery (5), Calvary Cemetery (6), Point of Grave Burial Ground (7).

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: North Mill Pond (A), South Mill Pond (B), Great Bog (C).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hodgson Brook (A), Elwyn Brook (B), Sagamore Creek (C).

Parks in Portsmouth include: The Woodlands (1), Elwyn Park (2), Wentworth Coolidge State Historical Site (3), Hislop Park (4), Leary Field (5), Parade Mall (6), Albacore Park (7), Liberty Gardens (8), South Playground (9).

Post office: (A).  


Portsmouth compared to New Hampshire state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Portsmouth:
  • WMYF (1380 AM; 1 kW; PORTSMOUTH, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTSN (1270 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, NH; Owner: GARRISON CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGIP (1540 AM; 5 kW; EXETER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Portsmouth:
  • WHEB (100.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSHK (105.3 FM; KITTERY, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUBB (95.3 FM; YORK CENTER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WERZ (107.1 FM; EXETER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOKQ (97.5 FM; DOVER, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBYY (98.7 FM; SOMERSWORTH, NH; Owner: GARRISON CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPHX-FM (92.1 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WSEW (88.5 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: WORD RADIO EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WSAK (102.1 FM; HAMPTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUNH (91.3 FM; DURHAM, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WNEF (91.7 FM; NEWBURYPORT, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSO (96.7 FM; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMEX (106.5 FM; FARMINGTON, NH; Owner: WIMMEX, LLC)
TV broadcast stations around Portsmouth:
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)

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