A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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+

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%

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

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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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.
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I love Portsmouth. Lots of people who I graduated high school with say that they can't wait to leave this town, but I think I may stay here for a long time. It's very home-y and you always run into someone you know when you leave the house. There are a lot of local shops to visit and the weather is pretty mild for most of the year.
I would like to changes in the school system making everyone that goes here just feel safer. Someone broke into our school and we didn't go into lockdown. Everyone reading this has to understand why we were all scared. Some kids didn't come back for days because we were all terrified.