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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Population
12,340

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$238,248
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$949
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%

Portsmouth Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    298
    283
  • Murder
    8
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    72
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    652
    500
  • Theft
    1,893
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    733
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,437
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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Portsmouth Reviews

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so in my area the traffics troublesome, people speed, but mostly obey stop signs. the buses are late and the wait areas bite. no place t sit, no shelters and bus stop ids are hard to find. if you are a bicyclist your are almost in heaven. this city is half cyclists now. routes are being set up for them. parking, good luck, especially downtown. and rush hour is a dead stop between major areas of the city.
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Its okay. the public transportation needs a lot of work, emergency response times are good.
if Portland knows one thing it is food and drink. i think we are one of the highest rated for breweries and the food is awesome. restaurants are huge here and food carts are everywhere. the food is so good and because we are a bit of a hipster city, its all organic and local and vegan/vegetarian.