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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
About Portsmouth...
Population
17,351

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$357,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,214
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    81
    283
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    29
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    173
    500
  • Theft
    403
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    35
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$86,051
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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I love the quiet neighborhood, the fact that neighbors wave and smile at each other. It is a relatively small town that has many income options from more expensive to more affordable housing. I do wish however there would be more of a town center with everyday needs being able to be met. There is a grocery store but not much in the way of a retail store or variety of eateries. As a place to live I would say that it is a great quiet neighborhood, if you don't mind a short drive to go "into town."
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Love living in Portsmouth. Safe, friendly and tons of outdoor activities. Near to Newport with mansions and tourist shops. Loads of Restaurants and nightlife anytime of the year. Beautiful beaches in Portsmouth and Newport and Middletown.
Portsmouth Rhode Island is a beautiful place, surrounded by water and with a very homey feel to it. It is very near Newport and only a 30 minute drive from Providence, so you're never really far away from anywhere you'd want to go. It is quiet and very nice during summer. The tourists who come during the summer to Newport don't usually bother the small-town feel of the place. I've lived here for about 4 years and love it, it is the perfect place to live.