Portsmouth (zip 23703), Virginia 

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Population

25,422

+0.1% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

8.5%

Median Income

$61,623

Median Home Price

$242,800

Median Age

36.4

Comfort Index (Climate)

6.5 / 6.8

summer / winter


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Best Places to Live in Portsmouth (zip 23703), Virginia

Large-city complex - Southeast Virginia coast. May, October and September are the most pleasant months in the 23703 zip code, while July and January are the least comfortable months.
Zip Codes: Portsmouth (zip 23703)
Cost of Living: -5.2% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 30 ft above sea level

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Portsmouth, Va Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Pros
Nearby water recreation
Educated population
Stable economy
Cons
Growth and sprawl
Rising costs
Air service

What Bert Has To Say About Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Metro Area

This complex area straddles the waterway known as Hampton Roads, a large bay that empties into the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. It is the largest metropolitan area in the state in terms of population, and offers an interesting mix of urban, suburban, waterfront and inland environments. The cities of Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth are to the south of the waterway, with the large and rapidly growing Virginia Beach located a few miles to the east along the Atlantic Shore. Hampton and Newport News lie to the north across a long bridge-tunnel connection. The natural harbor makes for one of the best ports on the East Coast, and shipping and shipbuilding activity are paramount, along with fishing and seaport-related commerce.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Portsmouth (zip 23703) is 8.5% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Portsmouth (zip 23703) jobs have increased by 1.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Portsmouth (zip 23703)'s cost of living is 5.2% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Portsmouth (zip 23703)'s Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
May, October and September are the most pleasant months in the 23703 zip code, while July and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Portsmouth city county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 69.4% to 28.6%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Portsmouth (zip 23703)'s population is 25,422 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 0.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Portsmouth (zip 23703) is Real Estate: $242,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.8%.

SCHOOLS
Portsmouth (zip 23703) public schools spend $11,188 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in Portsmouth (zip 23703). More Education



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Housing Market in Portsmouth

It's a good time to buy in Portsmouth. Home Appreciation is up 15.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Portsmouth is $242,800.
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Reviews for Portsmouth   2 Reviews
Schools - 11/11/2008
The schools here are horrible. The worst I have ever seen. The schools are never making the state... Read More

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Great place to live.....except for schools. - 6/22/2006
I've read a few comments about the Hampton Roads area as a whole saying what a horrible place it is to live. I grew up in central NJ and I disagree. Yes....the cost of... Read More


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