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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Portsmouth is 902% less densely populated than Boston.
People are 30.8% less likely to be married in Boston.
The Median Age is 10.2 years older in Portsmouth.

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PEOPLE
 Portsmouth, NHBoston, MAUnited States
 Population21,530667,137321,418,820
 Population - 201020,963602,609308,745,538
 Population - 200020,784589,141285,036,114
 Population - 199025,925574,283251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now-16.95%16.17%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now3.59%13.24%12.76%
 Pop. Density1,37713,79491
 Land Area16483,531,905
 Water Area141264,837
 Median Age41.531.337.4
 Female Population50.78%52.17%50.81%
 Male Population49.22%47.83%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Portsmouth, NHBoston, MAUnited States
 Age 0 to 44.98%5.31%6.36%
 Age 5 to 94.45%4.36%6.51%
 Age 10 to 143.85%4.20%6.59%
 Age 15 to 172.64%2.79%4.03%
 Age 18 to 202.60%8.12%4.35%
 Age 21 to 245.46%9.40%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3417.37%22.04%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4414.05%12.50%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5414.76%11.33%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.90%5.02%6.57%
 Age 60 to 647.32%4.54%5.72%
 Age 65 to 748.71%5.59%7.64%
 Age 75 to 844.96%3.24%4.26%
 Age 85 and over2.96%1.58%1.85%
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 RACE
 Portsmouth, NHBoston, MAUnited States
 White88.07%46.03%62.77%
 Black1.96%22.69%12.24%
 Asian4.13%9.08%4.95%
 Native American0.00%0.19%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.00%0.01%0.16%
 Other0.15%1.31%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.48%2.31%2.13%
 Hispanic3.21%18.37%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic96.79%81.63%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Portsmouth, NHBoston, MAUnited States
 Households10,325251,212116,211,000
 Family Households4,770119,71876,958,100
 Non Family Households5,555131,49439,253,000
 Household Size22.362.63
 Married Population45.50%31.50%50.58%
 Single Population54.50%68.50%49.42%
 Now Married43.45%28.64%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.05%2.86%2.17%
 Never Married36.15%56.53%32.55%
 Widowed6.44%4.15%5.95%
 Divorced11.91%7.82%10.92%
 Married, w/children35.72%22.36%31.68%
 Married, no children45.33%33.09%41.44%
 Single, w/children11.05%27.08%16.94%
 Single, no children7.90%17.47%9.95%

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