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Portsmouth, NH

Portsmouth is centrist with a conservative slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress
21,778
Portsmouth Population7
$
59,110
Median Income6
6.9
%
Unemployment Rate18
 

City Score

 

Population

The population of Portsmouth that is 55 years and older grew by 33.3% since 2010, which is the city's fastest growing segment.

Age

40.3
Median Age7
3.9
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Portsmouth residents are mostly white; however, the city is slowly becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 1.9% since 2010, while the Asian community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 72.2%

Race

90.4
%
New Hampshire Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Portsmouth is at a low risk for natural disasters. The most common disasters are volcanoes, volcanoes, and volcanoes.

Weather

35
%
Chance of Rain11
58
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature35

 

Housing

The average home value in Portsmouth increased by 53% since 2010 which is 10% higher than the national average and 18% higher than the state average

Rent

$
1,700
Monthly Average14
48
%
Renters36

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Portsmouth is a somewhat low tax location with no state or local income tax and no sales tax, but property tax 97% higher than the national average.

Other

2.2
%
Property Tax22
0.0
%
Sales Tax21
1.8
%
Vehicle Tax22

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)37

 

Employment

Portsmouth has an average employment rate of 93% which is 0% lower than the national average. The largest employers are Bottomline Technologies and Margaritas Management Group

Income

6.1
%
<$25,0006
23.7
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry18

 

Politics

Portsmouth is centrist with a conservative slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results38

Representatives

Mayor28 Rick Becksted
Nonpartisan
House of Representative28 Chris Pappas
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, York Hospital, is 7.4 miles from the center of Portsmouth, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Manchester VA Medical Center, is 41.4 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Winchester Hospital, is 46.7 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 Yes, but no home cultivation
Decriminalized29 Yes
 

Safety

In New Hampshire, 46.3% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, but gun ownership has increased since 2000 when 39.1% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks30
No
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#4 Best Small Cities to Retire by AARP31
 

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