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Population and Income 2000

2000 Population by age:

5 and under

1,009

6 to 19

2,864

20 to 34

5,189

35 to 59

7,497

60 to 74

2,470

75 and over

2,243

Income

Per Capita Income: (1996)

$21,000

Median Household Income: 2001

$56,100

Average Weekly Wage: 1999

$672

Demographics/Population

Year

Community

County

2000

20,784

277,359

1990

25,925

245,845

1980

26,254

190,345

1970

25,717

138,951

Labor Force (Aug. 2001)

Total Number of Employees:

13,840

Total Workers Employed:

13,510

Labor Force Participation Rate

Male:

78.7%

Female:

64.5%

Labor Force Educational Levels

High School & Higher Graduates:

88.8%

Bachelor’s Degree and Higher

26.6%

Employment by Occupational Group

(1990)

Executive/Administrative/Managerial:

1,880

Professional Specialty:

2,002

Technician/Related Support:

505

Sales Workers:

1,982

Administrative Support/Clerical:

1,821

Private Household:

32

Protective Service:

226

Services, other:

1,595

Farming/Forestry/Fishing:

114

Precision Production/Craft Repair:

1,052

Machine Operators/Assemblers:

530

Transportation/Material Moving:

331

Handlers/Helpers/Laborers:

331

Largest Employers and # of Employees 2001

Liberty Mutual

1,800

HCA Portsmouth Hospital & Pavilion

1,000

Flextronics

500

Lonza Biologics

391

Erie Scientific/Sybron Lab Products

350

Aprisma

350

Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc.

320

Home Depot

320

National Sea Products

250

Bottomline Technology

210

Pan American Airlines

200

US Dept of State, National Passport Cen

188

Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center

187

US Dept of State , National Visa Center

169

Commuting patterns (1990)Commuting

Mean Travel Time to Work (minutes):

15.52

Percent of Residents Working in Community:

50.7%

Percent of Residents Commuting Elsewhere:

49.3%

Percent of Nonresidents Commuting in:

67.9%

Municipal Services

City Hall Hours

M-F 8:30 – 5:00

Type of Government

City Manager & Council

Fiscal year

2000

Budget (Annual):

$54,000,000

Expenditure/Capita:

$2,600

Planning Board

Appointed

Industrial Plans reviewed by:

Planning Department

Zoning:

2001

Master Plan:

1993

Capital Improvement Plan:

1995

Full-Time Police Department:

Yes

Full-Time Fire Department:

Yes

Town Fire Insurance Rating:

4

2000 Local property tax rate:

$28.17

2000 Assessment Ratio:

0.60

Full-Value Property Tax (per thousand)

1998 Valuation

Residential:

55.9%

Commercial:

Other:

39%

5.5%

Housing

(1999)

Single-Family Units:

3,969

Number of Building Permits:

50

Multi-Family Units:

583

Number of Building Permits:

4

Mobile Homes:

273

Median Gross Rent:

$950

 

Utilities

Electric Supplier:

PSNH

Natural Gas Supplier:

Northern Utilities

Water Supplier:

Portsmouth Water Works

Water Source:

Bellamy Res./GP Well

Average Usage (mil.gal/day):

4.3

Excess Capacity (mil. gal/day):

2.5

Sanitation: Sewer

Municipal

Coverage:

85.

Municipal Treatment Plant

Treatment Plant Type:

Aerated Lagoon

Capacity (million gal/day):

4.80

Load (percent of capacity)

93.50%

Telephone Company:

Verizon/NYNEX

Telephone Switching:

Digital

Cellular Phone Access:

Yes

Cable Television:

Yes

Educational Facilities

Facilities

Schools

Grades

Enrollment

Elementary

3

P-5

1032

Middle/Jr. High

1

6-8

544

High School

1

9-12

1081

Private/Parochial

3

K-12

525

If No Schools, District Students Attend: Nearest Technical College: Stratham Comm/Tech College

Nearest College/University: UNH/McIntosh/Antioch

Southern NH, NE College/Hesser College/Franklin Pierce

Number of Daycare Facilities: 18 Total Capacity: 806

Medical & Health

Nearest Hospital:

Columbia HCA

Distance: Local

Beds: 179

Total Number of Doctors Working In Town: 130

Transportation Access

Road Access: Federal Routes:

1,4

State Routes:

33,1A

Nearest Interstate:

I-95, Exit 3-7

Distance:

Local Access

Railroad:

Boston & Maine

Public Transportation:

Bus/Trolley

Nearest Airport:

Pease International Tradeport

Runway:

11,000feet

Lighted:

Yes

Navigational Aids:

Yes

Community Services & Recreation

Protestant Churches:

27

Catholic Churches:

3

Synagogues:

1

Hotels/Motels:

14

Bed/Breakfast Estab:

4

Total Overnight Rooms:

1,319

Shopping Centers/Malls:

12

Cinemas:

2

Live Theatre:

5

Museums:

5

Other:

8

Library:

Portsmouth Public

Municipal Parks:

21

YMCA/YWCA:

1

Indoor/Outdoor Swimming:

2

Indoor Skating Rinks:

3

Tennis Courts:

16

Golf Courses:

1

Bowling Centers:

2

Nearest Ski Areas:

Gunstock

Other Recreation:

Rec. Center, sailing, biking, fishing, yachting, kayaking

Other Information

CID Number:

830

County:

Rockingham

Labor Market Area:

Portsmouth-Rochester

Distance To:

Manchester, NH

50 Miles

Boston, MA

50 Miles

New York, NY

Montreal, Canada

258 Miles

294 Miles

Elevation

200 Feet

Temperature (° F)

Annual Average

46.0°

January Average

35.0°

July Average

72.0°

Precipitation

Annual Average

45.0 inches

For More Information Contact

Portsmouth Economic Commission

Nancy Carmer, Economic Development Coordinator

1 Junkins Avenue

Portsmouth, NH 03801

Telephone: (603) 431-2000

Fax Number: (603) 427-1593

 



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