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Welcome to Portsmouth ...
The location of Portsmouth has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
When the people of Portsmouth refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Portsmouthite<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Portsmouth has a population of 94,572 people<3> (see below for details).
The coastal city of Portsmouth is near sea level<4>.
Time Zone: Portsmouth lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Portsmouth is within the boundaries of the (757) area code.
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Portsmouth had a population of 95,535 people.
The population of Portsmouth represents 1.19% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 10th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 95,535 people, the population of Portsmouth decreased 5% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 100,565 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Portsmouth had an population of 94,572 people. This is a decrease of 1.01% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.96% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Portsmouth.
Communities near Portsmouth ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Portsmouth and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Portsmouth.
Communities Also Named Portsmouth ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Portsmouth: This one is located in and the other is located in Norfolk City.
Beyond Virginia, there are 9 communities that are also named Portsmouth - they are located in Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario and Rhode Island.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Portsmouth.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Portsmouth:
Websites for Portsmouth ...
Official Website: www.ci.portsmouth.va.us/
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.
In addition to the Tourism page for Portsmouth, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Portsmouth.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Portsmouth: www.ci.portsmouth.va.us/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified: 08 Apr 2019