Portsmouth employment information

Income per capita$23,219$33,958$28,555
Median household income$46,239$64,792$53,482
Median income owner occupied$61,125$80,325$68,142
Median income renter occupied$31,055$41,321$33,219
Median earnings male$33,761$41,629$36,116
Median earnings female$23,857$28,890$25,692
Unemployment rate6.4%4.5%5.8%
Poverty level18.2%11.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Portsmouth is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Portsmouth is 14% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Portsmouth is 9% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Portsmouth is 17% higher than the national average.

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Portsmouth median earnings by income bracket

Portsmouth employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry11.7%1.6%
Manufacturing sector17.9%0.2%
Financial & insurance services1.4%5.0%
Wholesale & retail services12.4%15.2%
Public administration11.1%8.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.2%1.8%
Education, health & social services9.8%34.3%

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Norfolk, VA244,745$44,15017%
Portsmouth, VA96,007$46,23914%

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Hillsboro, OR95,765$66,66825%
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Portsmouth, VA96,007$46,23914%
Source: The Portsmouth, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.