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Portsmouth is a city in Scioto County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Portsmouth, NH
The latitude of Portsmouth is 38.731N. The longitude is -82.997W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 531 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 19,913.
Became a port town after the arrival of the first steamboat in 1811
Sections below provide additional information and links about Portsmouth demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Scioto County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 45662 ZIP code.
21% of Portsmouth residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Portsmouth ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Portsmouth was $15,078, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Portsmouth residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Portsmouth include Boneyfiddle Commercial District, Second Street Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Portsmouth, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $302. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $623.
Libraries in Portsmouth include Portsmouth Public Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Portsmouth include WHCP, WPBO.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WOSP.
Scioto County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Portsmouth political report.
The average commute time for Portsmouth workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Portsmouth between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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