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Welcome to Portsmouth ...
The location of Portsmouth has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
When the people of Portsmouth refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Portsmouthite<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Portsmouth has a population of 17,248 people<4> (see below for details).
Portsmouth is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Portsmouth lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Portsmouth: (401)
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Portsmouth had an population of 17,248 people. This is a decrease of 0.81% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.58% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Portsmouth had a population of 17,389 people (which is 20.98% of the total population of Newport County). This makes Portsmouth the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Portsmouth represents 1.65% of the total population of Rhode Island (which has 1,052,567 people), making it the state's 20th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 17,389 people, the population of Portsmouth increased 1.4% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 17,149 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Portsmouth.
Communities near Portsmouth ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Portsmouth.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Portsmouth. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Portsmouth.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Portsmouth. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Portsmouth.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Portsmouth. See our Newspapers Page for Portsmouth.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Portsmouth ...
Looking for more information about Portsmouth? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Portsmouth, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Portsmouth.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified/updated: 28 Nov 2023