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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Portsmouth is a town in New Hampshire with a population of 21,644. Portsmouth is in Rockingham County and is one of the best places to live in New Hampshire. Living in Portsmouth offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Portsmouth and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Portsmouth are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$373,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,205
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Portsmouth Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    111.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    64.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    27.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    120.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,189.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    78.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Portsmouth

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,384
National
$55,322
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The New New ! With Boston becoming increasingly crowded Portsmouth provides an amazing small town experience close enough to commute to Boston. With the CJ Bus lines located a quick drive from downtown, residents can hop on a Bus and take a quick trip to Boston or NYC! With so many unique shops and restaurants, and great family fun for kids, and great Schools, it is an ideal place to raise a family ! There are also a plethora of new condos currently in development that are great for small families and working professionals.
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Living in Portsmouth you get the best of both worlds! Amazing city life with shopping and restaurants, plus the small town feel with beautiful parks and friendly neighborhoods. Just an hour North of Boston and close to Portland ME it’s the ideal location.
Portsmouth is the go-to town in New Hampshire. It's a beautiful town right on the water with plenty of character. The town is safe and you rarely hear of crime or anything off putting. The schools are great and the sports teams always do well. The students really get the education their parents are paying for. Portsmouth is family friendly and there is always something to do. Take a trip downtown and shop at the hundreds of boutiques and good quality restaurants. You can visit the Music Hall and catch a play or performance, or even watch a play at Prescott Park. There is always nightlife in the town because there is so much to do! The only downside to Portsmouth, would be the cost of living. The town is a little more on the pricey side due to the fact that it has so many great qualities and that is right on the water.