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Portsmouth, RI

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Portsmouth's Livability

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    Diversity
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About Portsmouth, RI

Portsmouth, RI is located in Newport County in the state of Rhode Island.

The total City Population for Portsmouth is about 17,802 with about 291 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $408,405, which is roughly 33% higher than the Average Home Value of $272,097 for the state of Rhode Island, and roughly 54% higher than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $104,073, which is roughly 27% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $76,344 for the state of Rhode Island, and roughly 45% higher higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Portsmouth Population 17,802
Average Home Value $408,405
Median Household Income $104,073
Median Age 48.4
Unemployment Rate 3.4%
Politics 63.89% Democratic

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.45
Male Population Estimate: 50.6%
Female Population Estimate: 49.4%
Median Age: 48.4
Male Median Age: 43.4
Female Median Age: 45.6

Racial Demographic Estimates

White:92.4%
Hispanic:5.3%
Black:1.4%
Asian:0.7%
Indian:0.6%
Other:0.2%
Hawaiian:0.1%

Voting

Newport County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Jack Reed
U.S. Senator
Jack Reed
Democratic Party
Sheldon Whitehouse
U.S. Senator
Sheldon Whitehouse
Democratic Party
Dan McKee
State governor
Dan McKee
Democratic Party

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 63.89%
Republican: 34.07%
Libertarian: 1.09%
Other: 0.94%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Portsmouth specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Newport County: About 1.72997 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Newport County: About 163.813 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Newport County is about 56% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 43% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Portsmouth is about 3.4%.

Rhode Island is ranked #15 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 62.36 out of 100.

15th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 54.85

The average living wage for the state of Rhode Island is $31.74/hr, while the states minimum wage is $11.50/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Rhode Island a minimum wage score of 74.72 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $3.89/hr, which gives Rhode Island a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 14.7 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Rhode Island is $260.23, resulting in a UI benefit score of 74.97 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
Rhode Island does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
Rhode Island does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Rhode Island does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Rhode Island does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Rhode Island does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
Rhode Island does provide some form of paid family leave.
Rhode Island does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Rhode Island does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
Rhode Island does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Rhode Island does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Rhode Island does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Rhode Island does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
Rhode Island does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Rhode Island does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
Rhode Island does not have a "right-to-work" law.
Rhode Island does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Rhode Island does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Rhode Island does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Rhode Island does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Rhode Island does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 02871, 02872 (2 Total Zip Codes)
Latitude: 41.592200
Longitude: -71.274500
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: Northeast
Average Elevation: 217.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 401