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Home of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Portsmouth is an independent city, in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk metro area.

The community was named for the city in England.

The latitude of Portsmouth is 36.835N. The longitude is -76.298W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 99,617.


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Median household income
Local
$33,742
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Portsmouth demographic reports
Portsmouth is on the Elizabeth River, which flows into Hampton Roads at the confluence of the James River and Chesapeake Bay.
A local shipyard built the Chesapeake and rebuilt the Merrimack.

Yellow fever, brought by a ship returning from the tropics, decimated the city in 1855; one-fourth of the population died.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 901. The number of murders and homicides was 18. The violent crime rate was 8.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Clarence (Ace) Parker, football player
· Missy Elliot, musician
· Ruth Brown, R&B singer
Local festivals include:
  • Umoja Festival - Aug. 3-5, 2007
  • Gosport Arts Festival - May 12-13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Portsmouth web sites and events links in the sections below.
Portsmouth attractions: Elizabeth River Ferry, Norfolk Botanical Garden
Historic sites and museums: Lightship Museum, Museum of Military History, Naval Shipyard Museum, Children's Museum of Virginia
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 93

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Portsmouth residents report German ancestry, and 7% 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 $16,507, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Portsmouth residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Portsmouth include Craddock Historic District, Olde Town Historic District, Park View Historic District, Port Norfolk Historic District, Portsmouth Historic District, Truxtun Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Portsmouth, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $432.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $899.


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Libraries in Portsmouth include Churchland Branch, Cradock Branch, Manor Branch, Portsmouth Public Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Portsmouth include WAVY, WGNT.

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Portsmouth City supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Portsmouth political report.

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The average commute time for Portsmouth workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 19 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 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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