Portsmouth, NH

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Population

21,644

0.867% growth

Poverty Rate

6.9%


Median Age

40.8


Median Household Income

$72,384

3.9% growth

Number of Employees

12,324

1.54% decline

Median Property Value

$373,000

3.32% growth

About

In 2017, Portsmouth, NH had a population of 21.6k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $72,384. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Portsmouth, NH grew from 21,458 to 21,644, a 0.867% increase and its median household income grew from $69,664 to $72,384, a 3.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Portsmouth, NH are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.98%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.07%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.7%), and White (Hispanic) (1.86%). N/A% of the people in Portsmouth, NH speak a non-English language, and 95.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Portsmouth, NH are Great Bay Community College (329 degrees awarded in 2017), Empire Beauty School-Portsmouth (38 degrees), and Paul Mitchell the School-Portsmouth (26 degrees).

The median property value in Portsmouth, NH is $373,000, and the homeownership rate is 50.5%. Most people in Portsmouth, NH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Portsmouth, NH is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Portsmouth, NH employs 12.3k people. The largest industries in Portsmouth, NH are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,558 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,429 people), and Retail Trade (1,402 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($97,361), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,656), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,270).

Median household income in Portsmouth, NH is $72,384. Males in Portsmouth, NH have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,292. The income inequality in Portsmouth, NH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$72,384

2017 value

± $4,716

3.9%

1 Year Growth

± 8.1%

Households in Portsmouth, NH have a median annual income of $72,384, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $69,664 in 2016, which represents a 3.9% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,929

Average Male Salary

± $3,049

$52,292

Average Female Salary

± $2,191

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Hampshire made 1.39 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $62,821 ± $14,027

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $58,194 ± $95,882

  3. White

    $53,561 ± $1,737

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Hampshire workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Portsmouth, NH is from New Hampshire.

0.463

2017 Wage GINI

0.463

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Hampshire was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.132% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Hampshire was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Hampshire in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Hampshire across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 697

  2. Census Tract 693

  3. Census Tract 1074

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Portsmouth, NH was Census Tract 697 with a value of $94,477, followed by Census Tract 693 and Census Tract 1074, with respective values of $91,200 and $84,688.

The following map shows all of the places in Portsmouth, NH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Portsmouth, NH (1.43k out of 20.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 65 - 74.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,242 ± 248

  2. Hispanic

    140 ± 125

  3. Two Or More

    91 ± 109

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Portsmouth, NH is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

12.3k

2017 Value

± 669

-1.54%

1 Year decline

± 8.03%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Portsmouth, NH declined at a rate of -1.54%, from 12.5k employees to 12.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Portsmouth, NH, are Management Occupations (1,826 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,563 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,108 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Portsmouth, NH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Portsmouth, NH, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,826 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,563 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,108 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Portsmouth, NH has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.41 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (1.93 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.85 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Portsmouth, NH, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($84,042), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($79,674), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($68,841).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.3k

2017 Value

± 669

-1.54%

1 Year decline

± 8.03%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Portsmouth, NH declined at a rate of -1.54%, from 12.5k employees to 12.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Portsmouth, NH, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,558 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,429 people), and Retail Trade (1,402 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Portsmouth, NH, though some of these residents may live in Portsmouth, NH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Portsmouth, NH, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,558 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,429 people), and Retail Trade (1,402 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Portsmouth, NH has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.76 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.81 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.73 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Portsmouth, NH, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($97,361), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,656), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,270).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Hampshire to other states, or from other states to New Hampshire.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $10.4B

  2. $4.84B

  3. $3.85B

In 2015, the top outbound New Hampshire product (by dollars) was Electronics with $10.4B, followed by Fuel oils ($4.84B) and Machinery ($3.85B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Hampshire products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$50B

2020 Value

$75.6B

Projected 2045 Value

51% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Hampshire trade was $50B. This is expected to increase 51% to $75.6B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Hampshire trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Hampshire to other states, or from other states to New Hampshire.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $6.4B

  2. $2.77B

  3. $2.19B

In 2015, the top outbound New Hampshire domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $6.4B, followed by Maine with $2.77B and New York and $2.19B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Hampshire shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.4% of the population of Portsmouth, NH has health coverage, with 57.6% on employee plans, 7.28% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 0.807% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Portsmouth, NH was $9,589 in 2014. This is a 2.35% increase from the previous year ($9,369).

Primary care physicians in Portsmouth, NH see 1257 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.14% increase from the previous year (1207 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1397 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 493 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Coos County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.5%). Additionally, Belknap County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (30.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,257 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Rockingham County, NH see an average of 1,257 patients per year. This represents a 4.14% increase from the previous year (1,207 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Rockingham County, NH in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,589

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,880

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,129

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,397

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Hampshire (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.35%, from $9,369 to $9,589.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.58%

Uninsured

57.6%

Employer Coverage

7.28%

Medicaid

13%

Medicare

15.8%

Non-Group

0.807%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Portsmouth, NH declined by 14.4% from 6.52% to 5.58%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Portsmouth, NH changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.5% prevalence

  2. 10.6% prevalence

  3. 10.1% prevalence

Coos County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Hampshire, at 11.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Hampshire by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Portsmouth, NH is home to a population of 21.6k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.59% of Portsmouth, NH residents were born outside of the country (1.43k people).

In 2017, there were 17.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.7k people) in Portsmouth, NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.08k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 664 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.6

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Portsmouth, NH was 40.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Portsmouth, NH are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Portsmouth, NH residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.59%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.43k people

6.88%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.48k people

As of 2017, 6.59% of Portsmouth, NH residents (1.43k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Portsmouth, NH was 6.88%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    9,523 ± 2,387 people

  2. India

    7,906 ± 2,177 people

  3. Dominican Republic

    3,486 ± 1,448 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Hampshire was Canada, the natal country of 9,523 New Hampshire residents, followed by India with 7,906 and Dominican Republic with 3,486.

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Citizenship

95.5%

2017 Citizenship

96.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.5% of Portsmouth, NH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Portsmouth, NH was 96.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Portsmouth, NH

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    18.7k ± 448

  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    1.08k ± 212

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    664 ± 204

In 2017, there were 17.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.7k people) in Portsmouth, NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.08k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 664 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Portsmouth, NH as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    657 ± 155

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    212 ± 104

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    123 ± 79

Portsmouth, NH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Portsmouth, NH awarded 393 degrees. The student population of Portsmouth, NH is skewed towards women, with 734 male students and 1,250 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Portsmouth, NH are White (320 and 81.4%), followed by Unknown (29 and 7.38%), Asian (19 and 4.83%), and Hispanic or Latino (11 and 2.8%).

The largest universities in Portsmouth, NH by number of degrees awarded are Great Bay Community College (329 and 83.7%), Empire Beauty School-Portsmouth (38 and 9.67%), and Paul Mitchell the School-Portsmouth (26 and 6.62%).

The most popular majors in Portsmouth, NH are Liberal Arts & Sciences (62 and 15.8%), Registered Nursing (48 and 12.2%), and General Cosmetology (45 and 11.5%).

The median tuition costs in Portsmouth, NH are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 62 degrees awarded

  2. 48 degrees awarded

  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Portsmouth, NH was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 62 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Portsmouth, NH according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 329 degrees awarded

  2. 38 degrees awarded

  3. 26 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Portsmouth, NH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Great Bay Community College with 329 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

134

Degrees Awarded to Men

259

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 134 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Portsmouth, NH, which is 0.517 times less than the 259 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Portsmouth, NH by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    320 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    29 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    19 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Portsmouth, NH were to White students. These 320 degrees mean that there were 11 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 29 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Portsmouth, NH was $373,000 in 2017, which is 1.62 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $361,000 to $373,000, a 3.32% increase. The homeownership rate in Portsmouth, NH is 50.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Portsmouth, NH have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Portsmouth, NH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$373,000

2017 Median

± $10,639

$361,000

2016 Median

± $9,275

In 2017, the median property value in Portsmouth, NH grew to to $373,000 from the previous year's value of $361,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Portsmouth, NH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Portsmouth, NH the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$72,384

Median Household Income

± $4,716

10.2k

Number of Households

± 615

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.2k households in Portsmouth, NH grew to $72,384 from the previous year's value of $69,664.

The following chart displays the households in Portsmouth, NH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Portsmouth, NH distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Portsmouth, NH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

50.5%

2017 Homeownership

51.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 50.5% of the housing units in Portsmouth, NH were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 51.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Portsmouth, NH compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Portsmouth, NH have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.74% of the workforce in Portsmouth, NH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76%

  2. Worked At Home

    7.73%

  3. Carpooled

    7.12%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Portsmouth, NH was Drove Alone (76%), followed by those who Worked At Home (7.73%) and those who Carpooled (7.12%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Portsmouth, NH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Portsmouth, NH have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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