Portsmouth, VA Population by Age

The median age in Portsmouth, VA is 35.5, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 19.99% were under the age of 15, 21.08% aged 15 to 29, 44.12% aged 30 to 64, 12.97% aged 65 to 84, and 1.84% were 85 years of age and older.
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Updated Sep 17, 2023

Portsmouth, VA population age distribution

A complete breakdown of Portsmouth's age demographics from 0 to 85 years, distributed across 18 age groups is listed in the table below.

Age Group Population % of Total Population
Under 5 years 7,157 7.34%
5 to 9 years 6,125 6.29%
10 to 14 years 6,200 6.36%
15 to 19 years 5,412 5.55%
20 to 24 years 6,944 7.13%
25 to 29 years 8,191 8.4%
30 to 34 years 7,868 8.07%
35 to 39 years 6,139 6.3%
40 to 44 years 5,864 6.02%
45 to 49 years 5,260 5.4%
50 to 54 years 5,650 5.8%
55 to 59 years 6,422 6.59%
60 to 64 years 5,798 5.95%
65 to 69 years 4,986 5.12%
70 to 74 years 3,732 3.83%
75 to 79 years 2,125 2.18%
80 to 84 years 1,792 1.84%
85 years and over 1,789 1.84%
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Portsmouth, VA population by age group

Key stats
31,838
Population under 25 years
28,062
Population aged 25-44
23,130
Population aged 45-64
14,424
Population aged 65+

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS) 2021

The graph shows Portsmouth's population by age group, with age group on x-axis and the respective age group's percent of the total population on y-axis
Portsmouth, VA population by age group. The largest age group was 25-29 years with a poulation of 8,191 (8.40% of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

The largest age group in Portsmouth, VA was for the group of age 25-29 years with a population of 8,191 (8.40%), according to the 2021 American Community Survey.

At the same time, the smallest age group in Portsmouth, VA was the 85+ years with a population of 1,789 (1.84%).

Portsmouth, VA population by age cohort

To better understand the age distribution of Portsmouth, VA's population, we divided it into the following 3 cohorts:

  • Children : Under the age of 18 years
  • Adults (working population): Between the age of 18 and 64 years
  • Seniors: 65 years and above
The pie chart shows Portsmouth's population divided into segments, with each segment representing an age cohort. The area of each segment is in the same proportion of a circle as the population of the cohort is of the total population.
Portsmouth, VA population by age cohorts (Children: Under 18 years; Working population: 18-64 years; Senior population: 65 years or more). The largest age group was 18 - 64 years with a poulation of 60,210 (61.78% of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Here's the population for each of the three cohorts.

Age Group Population % of Total Population
Under 18 years 22,820 23.42%
18 to 64 years 60,210 61.78%
85 years and over 14,424 14.8%
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Key stats for each age cohort as per our analysis of U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey:

  • Portsmouth's population under 18 was 23.42%, compared to the 22.51% nationwide.
  • Portsmouth's working population (between 18 and 64) was 61.78%, compared to 61.45% nationwide.
  • Portsmouth's elderly or the senior population (over 65 age) was 14.80% as compared to 16.04% nationwide.

Portsmouth, VA population pyramid

Population pyramid for Portsmouth, VA is charted below using the estimates from U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey 5-Year estimates. A wide base suggests population increase, narrow base indicates declining birth rates.

Key stats from our analysis of the Portsmouth's population pyramid:

  • Youth dependency ratio, which is the number of children aged 0-14 per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Portsmouth, VA, is 30.7.
  • Old-age dependency ratio, which is the number of persons aged 65 or over per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Portsmouth, VA, is 22.7.
  • Total dependency ratio for Portsmouth, VA is 53.4.
  • Potential support ratio, which is the number of youth (working age population) per elderly, for Portsmouth, VA is 4.4.
The graph shows Portsmouth's population across different age group and gender, with population on x-axis and population y-axis. The male population is plotted on the left in blue color whereas the female population is plotted on the right in pink color.
Portsmouth, VA population pyramid i.e. Portsmouth population distrubution across age and gender. Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Here's the Portsmouth, VA's male and female population across different age groups:

Age Group Population(Male) Population(Female) Total Population
Under 5 years 3,843 3,314 7,157
5 to 9 years 3,120 3,005 6,125
10 to 14 years 3,034 3,166 6,200
15 to 19 years 2,691 2,721 5,412
20 to 24 years 3,706 3,238 6,944
25 to 29 years 4,169 4,022 8,191
30 to 34 years 3,876 3,992 7,868
35 to 39 years 3,128 3,011 6,139
40 to 44 years 2,732 3,132 5,864
45 to 49 years 2,586 2,674 5,260
50 to 54 years 2,544 3,106 5,650
55 to 59 years 2,932 3,490 6,422
60 to 64 years 2,793 3,005 5,798
65 to 69 years 2,336 2,650 4,986
70 to 74 years 1,518 2,214 3,732
75 to 79 years 752 1,373 2,125
80 to 84 years 632 1,160 1,792
85 years and over 743 1,046 1,789
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Things to know

What is the population of Portsmouth, VA under 18?

Portsmouth's population under the age of 18 is 22,820, as per the latest U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey estimates. This population is 23.42% of the total resident population of Portsmouth, VA.

What is the aging population in Portsmouth, VA?

Portsmouth's population aged 65 years and above was 14,424. As per the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, this population is 14.80% of the entire population.

References

Datasets

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2023
Portsmouth, VA Age Group Population Dataset: A complete breakdown of Portsmouth age demographics from 0 to 85 years, distributed across 18 age groups
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the Portsmouth population distribution across 18 age groups. It lists the population in each age group along with the percentage population relative of the total population for Portsmouth. The dataset can be utilized to understand the population distribution of Portsmouth by age. For example, using this dataset, we can identify the largest age group in Portsmouth.

Key observations

The largest age group in Portsmouth, VA was for the group of age 25-29 years with a population of 8,191 (8.40%), according to the 2021 American Community Survey. At the same time, the smallest age group in Portsmouth, VA was the 85+ years with a population of 1,789 (1.84%). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Portsmouth population by age group

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age groups:

  • Under 5 years
  • 5 to 9 years
  • 10 to 14 years
  • 15 to 19 years
  • 20 to 24 years
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • 40 to 44 years
  • 45 to 49 years
  • 50 to 54 years
  • 55 to 59 years
  • 60 to 64 years
  • 65 to 69 years
  • 70 to 74 years
  • 75 to 79 years
  • 80 to 84 years
  • 85 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age group in consideration
  • Population: The population for the specific age group in the Portsmouth is shown in this column.
  • % of Total Population: This column displays the population of each age group as a proportion of Portsmouth total population. Please note that the sum of all percentages may not equal one due to rounding of values.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Portsmouth Population by Age. You can refer the same here

Portsmouth, VA Age Cohorts Dataset: Children, Working Adults, and Seniors in Portsmouth - Population and Percentage Analysis
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the Portsmouth population by age cohorts (Children: Under 18 years; Working population: 18-64 years; Senior population: 65 years or more). It lists the population in each age cohort group along with its percentage relative to the total population of Portsmouth. The dataset can be utilized to understand the population distribution across children, working population and senior population for dependency ratio, housing requirements, ageing, migration patterns etc.

Key observations

The largest age group was $b3_v1 with a poulation of $b3_v2 ($b3_v3 of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Portsmouth population by age cohort

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age cohorts:

  • Under 18 years
  • 18 to 64 years
  • 65 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age cohort for the Portsmouth population analysis. Total expected values are 3 groups ( Children, Working Population and Senior Population).
  • Population: The population for the age cohort in Portsmouth is shown in the following column.
  • Percent of Total Population: The population as a percent of total population of the Portsmouth is shown in the following column.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Portsmouth Population by Age. You can refer the same here

Portsmouth, VA Population Pyramid Dataset: Age Groups, Male and Female Population, and Total Population for Demographics Analysis
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the data for the Portsmouth, VA population pyramid, which represents the Portsmouth population distribution across age and gender, using estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-Year estimates. It lists the male and female population for each age group, along with the total population for those age groups. Higher numbers at the bottom of the table suggest population growth, whereas higher numbers at the top indicate declining birth rates. Furthermore, the dataset can be utilized to understand the youth dependency ratio, old-age dependency ratio, total dependency ratio, and potential support ratio.

Key observations

  • Youth dependency ratio, which is the number of children aged 0-14 per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Portsmouth, VA, is 30.7.
  • Old-age dependency ratio, which is the number of persons aged 65 or over per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Portsmouth, VA, is 22.7.
  • Total dependency ratio for Portsmouth, VA is 53.4.
  • Potential support ratio, which is the number of youth (working age population) per elderly, for Portsmouth, VA is 4.4.

Portsmouth population pyramid

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age groups:

  • Under 5 years
  • 5 to 9 years
  • 10 to 14 years
  • 15 to 19 years
  • 20 to 24 years
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • 40 to 44 years
  • 45 to 49 years
  • 50 to 54 years
  • 55 to 59 years
  • 60 to 64 years
  • 65 to 69 years
  • 70 to 74 years
  • 75 to 79 years
  • 80 to 84 years
  • 85 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age group for the Portsmouth population analysis. Total expected values are 18 and are define above in the age groups section.
  • Population (Male): The male population in the Portsmouth for the selected age group is shown in the following column.
  • Population (Female): The female population in the Portsmouth for the selected age group is shown in the following column.
  • Total Population: The total population of the Portsmouth for the selected age group is shown in the following column.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Portsmouth Population by Age. You can refer the same here

If you're looking for datasets from another year, please feel free to contact us at research@neilsberg.com and we'll be happy to assist you further.

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