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Boston is widely viewed as the intellectual and historic capital of the United States. It is a cosmopolitan city with a complete set of services, a broad range of amenities, and a rich tradition and culture almost unmatched in the rest of the country. The metro area defined as Boston-Quincy actually includes downtown and areas mostly south of city into Norfolk and Plymouth County. Suburbs to the west and northwest are covered in the Cambridge-Newton-Framingham metro area (see page TK); northern suburbs to New Hampshire are covered in Essex County (page TK).

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Quick Facts About Portsmouth

    The unemployment rate in Portsmouth is 1.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Portsmouth jobs have Increased by 2.70 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Portsmouth's cost of living is 41.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Portsmouth's population is 21,530 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -16.95 percent.
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Portsmouth is $339,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 9.75 percent.
    Portsmouth public schools spend $15,692 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 9.8 students per teacher in Portsmouth.

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re: Grew up in Kittery and Eliot ME across river f
I disagree. Certainly not overcrowded at all, the density on Portsmouth is less than most cities its size and statistics prove that. Some of the nicest people I have... (read more)
Beautiful city
I was up in Portsmouth a couple years ago visiting from Florida. I loved how I was able to prk the car, get out and have numerous bars/restaurants, clothing stores, etc... (read more)
Portsmouth, NH
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