Portsmouth, NH

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2022 Population
22,138
1.1% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jeanne Shaheen
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maggie Hassan
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.1
0.237% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
5.97%
0.663% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$100,169
8.98% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$594,000
21.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
12,785
0.211% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Portsmouth, NH had a population of 22.1k people with a median age of 42.1 and a median household income of $100,169. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Portsmouth, NH grew from 21,897 to 22,138, a 1.1% increase and its median household income grew from $91,915 to $100,169, a 8.98% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Portsmouth, NH are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.24%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.2%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (1.61%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.17%).

None of the households in Portsmouth, NH reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.2% of the residents in Portsmouth, NH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Portsmouth, NH are Great Bay Community College (313 degrees awarded in 2022) and Paul Mitchell the School-Portsmouth (48 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Portsmouth, NH was $594,000, and the homeownership rate was 52.2%.

Most people in Portsmouth, NH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Portsmouth, NH was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Portsmouth, NH is home to a population of 22.1k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.78% of Portsmouth, NH residents were born outside of the country (1.94k people).

In 2022, there were 20.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.3k people) in Portsmouth, NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 939 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 709 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.2%
2022 Citizenship
95.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.2% of Portsmouth, NH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Portsmouth, NH was 95.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Portsmouth, NH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    19.3k ± 522
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    939 ± 359
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    709 ± 271
2.44%
Hispanic Population
541 people

In 2022, there were 20.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.3k people) in Portsmouth, NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 939 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 709 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.44% of the people in Portsmouth, NH are hispanic (541 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    8,274 ± 2,227 people
  2. India
    7,491 ± 2,119 people
  3. Dominican Republic
    5,567 ± 1,828 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Hampshire was Canada, the natal country of 8,274 New Hampshire residents, followed by India with 7,491 and Dominican Republic with 5,567.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.78%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.94k people
9.04%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.98k people

As of 2022, 8.78% of Portsmouth, NH residents (1.94k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Portsmouth, NH was 9.04%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    519 ± 184
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    204 ± 92
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    198 ± 81

Portsmouth, NH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Portsmouth, NH employs 12.8k people. The largest industries in Portsmouth, NH are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,687 people), Retail Trade (1,565 people), and Manufacturing (1,456 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($105,602), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($100,565), and Wholesale Trade ($88,088).

Males in New Hampshire have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,483. The income inequality in New Hampshire (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

12.8k
2022 Value
± 873
−0.211%
1 Year decline
± 9.51%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Portsmouth, NH declined at a rate of −0.211%, from 12.8k employees to 12.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Portsmouth, NH, are Management Occupations (1,903 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,837 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,169 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Portsmouth, NH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.8k
2022 Value
± 873
−0.211%
1 Year decline
± 9.51%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Portsmouth, NH declined at a rate of −0.211%, from 12.8k employees to 12.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Portsmouth, NH, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,687 people), Retail Trade (1,565 people), and Manufacturing (1,456 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Portsmouth, NH, though some of these residents may live in Portsmouth, NH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$78,018
Median earning men ± $11,223
$56,960
Median earning women ± $4,347

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($117,161), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($93,894), and Wholesale Trade ($87,610).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($163,150), Information ($132,674), and Construction ($103,000).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.71%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 693k people employed in New Hampshire. This represents a 2.71% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 16.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Hampshire.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Hampshire went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.64%).

Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan are the senators currently representing the state of New Hampshire. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Hampshire is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Hampshire

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Jeanne Shaheen
Senator from New Hampshire2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Maggie Hassan
Senator from New Hampshire3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan are the senators currently representing New Hampshire.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in New Hampshire over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from New Hampshire

New Hampshire is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Hampshire have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Portsmouth, NH awarded 361 degrees. The student population of Portsmouth, NH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 570 male students and 927 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Portsmouth, NH are White (320 and 88.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (12 and 3.32%), Black or African American (10 and 2.77%), and Two or More Races (6 and 1.66%).

The largest universities in Portsmouth, NH by number of degrees awarded are Great Bay Community College (313 and 86.7%) and Paul Mitchell the School-Portsmouth (48 and 13.3%).

The most popular majors in Portsmouth, NH are General Cosmetology (47 and 13%), General Business Administration & Management (41 and 11.4%), and Registered Nursing (39 and 10.8%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,497 students enrolled in Portsmouth, NH, 38.1% men and 61.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,164 records, of which 64.4% were women and 35.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 39 degrees awarded
  2. 38 degrees awarded
  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Portsmouth, NH was Registered Nursing with 39 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 313 degrees awarded
  2. 48 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Great Bay Community College with 313 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 142 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Portsmouth, NH, which is 0.648 times less than the 219 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 320 degrees mean that there were 26.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 12 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($6,450) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($750) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.529% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.509% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (315k), Bachelors Degree (255k), and Some college (221k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Portsmouth, NH was $594,000 in 2022, which is 2.11 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $487,900 to $594,000, a 21.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Portsmouth, NH is 52.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Portsmouth, NH have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Portsmouth, NH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Portsmouth, NH is $100,169. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Portsmouth, NH was Census Tract 1074 with a value of $136,250, followed by Census Tract 697 and Census Tract 691, with respective values of $121,383 and $107,066.

Property

$594,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$26,729
$5,446
Median Property Taxes
±$478

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Rent vs Own

52.2%
Homeownership
2022
59.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 52.2% of the housing units in Portsmouth, NH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 51.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1074
  2. Census Tract 697
  3. Census Tract 691

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Portsmouth, NH was Census Tract 1074 with a value of $136,250, followed by Census Tract 697 and Census Tract 691, with respective values of $121,383 and $107,066.

The following map shows all of the places in Portsmouth, NH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$100,169
Median Household Income
± $6,754
10.4k
Number of Households
± 766

In 2022, the median household income of the 10.4k households in Portsmouth, NH grew to $100,169 from the previous year's value of $91,915.

The following chart displays the households in Portsmouth, NH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Portsmouth, NH is from New Hampshire.
0.454
2022 Wage GINI in New Hampshire
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in New Hampshire

In 2022, the income inequality in New Hampshire was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.451% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Hampshire was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Hampshire in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (69.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (17.8%)
  3. Carpooled (4.65%)

In 2022, 69.9% of workers in Portsmouth, NH drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (17.8%) and those who carpooled to work (4.65%).

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Commute Time

22.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Portsmouth, NH have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.86% of the workforce in Portsmouth, NH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Portsmouth, NH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Portsmouth, NH have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.97% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Portsmouth, NH (1.3k out of 21.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Portsmouth, NH is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.8% of the population of Portsmouth, NH has health coverage, with 58.3% on employee plans, 7.25% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 1.56% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Rockingham County, NH see 1275 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.3% decrease from the previous year (1305 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1297 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 371 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,275 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rockingham County, NH

Primary care physicians in Rockingham County, NH see an average of 1,275 patients per year. This represents a 2.3% decrease from the previous year (1,305 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Rockingham County, NH in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 15.8% under 18 years, 23.9% between 18 and 34 years, 41% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.17%
Uninsured
58.3%
Employer Coverage
7.25%
Medicaid
14.2%
Medicare
14.5%
Non-Group
1.56%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Portsmouth, NH grew by 11.9% from 3.73% to 4.17%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Portsmouth, NH changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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