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Population (year 2000): 17,149. Estimated population in July 2005: 17,129 (-0.1% change)
Males: 8,421 (49.1%), Females: 8,728 (50.9%)

Newport County

Median resident age: 39.9 years
Median household income: $58,835 (year 2000)
Median house value: $167,800 (year 2000)

Portsmouth, RI residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Portsmouth:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • Black (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: Irish (24.9%), English (18.5%), Portuguese (14.3%), German (12.4%), Italian (10.9%), French (8.8%).

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For population 25 years and over in Portsmouth

  • High school or higher: 90.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portsmouth town

  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 63.4%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

4.0% Foreign born (2.1% Europe, 1.0% Asia, 0.5% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +249 (+1.5%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: River, MA Fall (9.7 miles members.mlsassistant.com )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (51.0 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (193.5 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: RI (3.8 miles Melville, RI (4.8 miles Middletown, RI Tiverton, (5.0 miles RI (5.8 miles Bristol, East, RI (7.0 miles Newport Compton, RI Little (8.4 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 68 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 1997: 58 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 1998: 97 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 1999: 100 buildings, average cost: $119,900
  • 2000: 96 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2001: 89 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2002: 97 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2003: 50 buildings, average cost: $198,000
  • 2004: 77 buildings, average cost: $250,300
  • 2005: 106 buildings, average cost: $225,700

Latitude: 41.60 N, Longitude: 71.25 W

Area code: 401

Portsmouth, Rhode Island business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.5%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (14.4%).


 

Crime in Portsmouth by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 15 9 1 2 4 2
    per 100,000 87.5 52.5 5.8 11.7 23.3 11.7
Robberies 0 4 0 1 2 2
    per 100,000 0.0 23.3 0.0 5.8 11.7 11.7
Assaults 19 16 15 17 11 12
    per 100,000 110.8 93.3 87.5 99.1 64.1 70.0
Burglaries 48 55 44 39 62 73
    per 100,000 279.9 320.7 256.6 227.4 361.5 425.7
Thefts 220 190 229 189 186 194
    per 100,000 1282.9 1107.9 1335.4 1102.1 1084.6 1131.3
Auto thefts 4 11 13 5 14 13
    per 100,000 23.3 64.1 75.8 29.2 81.6 75.8
129.9 118.5 97.3 88.6 100.9 103.3


Average climate in Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Portsmouth-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Rhode Island state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 31.2 miles away from the Portsmouth city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 51.7 miles away from the city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.


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Hospitals/medical centers near Portsmouth:
  • NEWPORT HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; NEWPORT, RI)
  • DR JOHN C CORRIGAN MENTAL HEALTH CTR (about 12 miles; FALL RIVER, MA)
  • SOUTHCOAST HOSPITAL GROUP INC (about 12 miles; FALL RIVER, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Portsmouth:
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 14 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
  • MARTHAS VINEYARD (about 48 miles; VINEYARD HAVEN, MA; ID: MVY)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 55 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Portsmouth:
  • NEWPORT STATE (about 6 miles; NEWPORT, RI; ID: UUU)
  • QUONSET STATE (about 11 miles; NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI; ID: OQU)
  • DOWNTOWN PROVIDENCE HELISTOP (about 18 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: RI9)

Amtrak station near Portsmouth:
  • 20 miles: PROVIDENCE (100 GASPEE ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portsmouth:
  • ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; BRISTOL, RI; Full-time enrollment: 3,007)
  • BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; FALL RIVER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,497)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND (about 16 miles; WARWICK, RI; FT enrollment: 8,650)
  • NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 16 miles; WARWICK, RI; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-DARTMOUTH (about 19 miles; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; FT enrollment: 6,071)
  • BROWN UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 7,460)
  • JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 8,218)
Public high school in Portsmouth:
  • PORTSMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 976; Location: EDUCATION LANE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Portsmouth:
  • PORTSMOUTH ABBEY SCHOOL (Students: 295; Location: 285 CORY'S LANE; Grades: 9 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Portsmouth:
  • PORTSMOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 923; Location: 125 JEPSON LANE; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • ELMHURST SCHOOL (Students: 403; Location: 1 FRANK COELHO DRIVE; Grades: KG - 04)
  • MELVILLE SCHOOL (Students: 381; Location: 1351 WEST MAIN ROAD; Grades: PK - 04)
  • HOWARD HATHAWAY SCHOOL (Students: 377; Location: TALLMAN AVENUE; Grades: KG - 04)
Private primary/middle schools in Portsmouth:
  • SAINT PHILOMENA SCHOOL (Students: 449; Location: 324 CORYS LANE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • THE PENNFIELD SCHOOL (Students: 182; Location: 321 EAST MAIN RD; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Portsmouth:
  • PORTSMOUTH FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $488,150; Location: 2658 EAST MAIN ROAD; 51,237 books; 2,288 audio materials; 763 video materials; 112 serial subscriptions)

Portsmouth compared to Rhode Island state average:
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Portsmouth:
  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSAR (1480 AM; 5 kW; FALL RIVER, MA; Owner: BRISTOL COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHJJ (920 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSKO (790 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRNI (1290 AM; 10 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WRNI FOUNDATION)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPMZ (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: VIDEO MUNDO B/CASTING CO., LLC)
  • WDDZ (550 AM; 5 kW; PAWTUCKET, RI; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Portsmouth:
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJHD (90.7 FM; PORTSMOUTH, RI; Owner: PORTSMOUTH ABBEY SCHOOL)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQRI (88.3 FM; BRISTOL, RI; Owner: ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W243AI (96.5 FM; NEWPORT, RI; Owner: DAVID P. MAXSON)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCTK (98.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRIU (90.3 FM; KINGSTON, RI; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND)
  • WSMU-FM (91.1 FM; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WSKO-FM (99.7 FM; WAKEFIELD-PEACEDALE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJFD-FM (97.3 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: EDMUND DINIS, TRUSTEE)
  • WFHN (107.1 FM; FAIRHAVEN, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWKX (106.3 FM; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WAKX (102.7 FM; NARRAGANSETT PIER, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Portsmouth:
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)

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