Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA

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2022 Population
110,586
3.43% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35.4
0.855% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17.7%
2.65% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$58,944
5.55% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$218,100
13.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA had a population of 111k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $58,944. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA declined from 114,514 to 110,586, a −3.43% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,847 to $58,944, a 5.55% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (50.3%), White (Non-Hispanic) (35.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.74%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.81%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.55%).

5.28% of the households in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.1% of the residents in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA was $218,100, and the homeownership rate was 57.7%.

Most people in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA is home to a population of 111k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.6% of Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA residents were born outside of the country (3.98k people).

In 2022, there were 1.4 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (55.6k people) in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 39.7k White (Non-Hispanic) and 6.35k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA are Spanish (3,076 households), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (466 households), and Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or Other Languages of Western Africa (240 households).

Citizenship

98.1%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.1% of Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    55.6k ± 1.6k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    39.7k ± 811
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    6.35k ± 1.02k
5.47%
Hispanic Population
6.05k people

In 2022, there were 1.4 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (55.6k people) in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 39.7k White (Non-Hispanic) and 6.35k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.47% of the people in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA are hispanic (6.05k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

3.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.98k people
3.78%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.33k people

As of 2022, 3.6% of Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA residents (3.98k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA was 3.78%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    3,076 households (2.99%)
  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    466 households (0.453%)
  3. Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or Other Languages of Western Africa
    240 households (0.233%)

5.28% of the households in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA was Spanish. 2.99% of the households in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,961 ± 516
  2. Vietnam
    2,234 ± 351
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,776 ± 335

Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA employs 51.7k people. The largest industries in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA are Ship & boat building (3,558 people), U. S. Navy (3,259 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,835 people), and the highest paying industries are Other professional, scientific & technical services ($126,104), Agencies, brokerages, and other insurance related activities ($119,612), and Computer Systems Design ($106,652).

Workforce Diversity

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RACE/ETHNICITY
25,163
Women
48.9%
26,251
Men
51.1%

The workforce of Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA in 2020 was 51,414 people, with 48.9% woman, and 51.1% men.

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Occupations

51.7k
2022 Value
−1.37%
1 Year decline
± −1.37%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA declined at a rate of −1.37%, from 52.4k employees to 51.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA, are Customer service representatives (1,392 people), Retail salespersons (1,062 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,052 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

51.7k
2022 Value
−1.37%
1 Year decline
± −1.37%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA declined at a rate of −1.37%, from 52.4k employees to 51.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA, are Ship & boat building (3,558 people), U. S. Navy (3,259 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,835 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA, though some of these residents may live in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,443
Median earning men ± $1,220
$34,568
Median earning women ± $1,810

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($68,546), Manufacturing ($62,836), and Information ($62,813).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($53,402), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,868), and Information ($47,143).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Virginia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.45%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.626% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.972% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (27.2k), Some college (23k), and Bachelors Degree (13.2k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA was $218,100 in 2022, which is 0.774 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $192,500 to $218,100, a 13.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA is 57.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA is $58,944. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA was Loudoun County (East Central)--Ashburn (Southwest/Belmont Ridge) & Dulles Airport PUMA, VA with a value of $192,093, followed by Fairfax County (Northeast)--McLean & Idylwood PUMA, VA and Loudoun County (West & South)--Leesburg Town PUMA, VA, with respective values of $181,704 and $173,789.

Property

$218,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,660
$25,017
Median Property Taxes
±$1,142

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Rent vs Own

57.7%
Homeownership
2022
64%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 57.7% of the housing units in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 51.5%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA was Loudoun County (East Central)--Ashburn (Southwest/Belmont Ridge) & Dulles Airport PUMA, VA with a value of $192,093, followed by Fairfax County (Northeast)--McLean & Idylwood PUMA, VA and Loudoun County (West & South)--Leesburg Town PUMA, VA, with respective values of $181,704 and $173,789.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$58,944
Median Household Income
± $1,942
43.3k
Number of Households
± 1,601

In 2022, the median household income of the 43.3k households in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA grew to $58,944 from the previous year's value of $55,847.

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Wage Distribution

0.409
2022 Wage GINI in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA
0.416
2021 Wage GINI in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA

In 2022, the income inequality in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA was 0.409 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.78% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.5%)
  2. Carpooled (11.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.65%)

In 2022, 74.5% of workers in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.4%) and those who worked at home (6.65%).

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.18% of the workforce in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA (18.9k out of 107k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.3% of the population of Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA has health coverage, with 36.7% on employee plans, 21.2% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 16% on non-group plans, and 6.53% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Virginia see 1310 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.13% decrease from the previous year (1325 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1393 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 484 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,310 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Virginia

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,310 patients per year. This represents a 1.13% decrease from the previous year (1,325 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26% under 18 years, 22.5% between 18 and 34 years, 36% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.8% were men and 54.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.69%
Uninsured
36.7%
Employer Coverage
21.2%
Medicaid
10.9%
Medicare
16%
Non-Group
6.53%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Portsmouth & Northern Chesapeake Cities PUMA, VA declined by 2.53% from 8.91% to 8.69%.

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