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Portsmouth is a town in Newport County, in the Providence-New Bedford metro area.
The community was named for Portsmouth, England.
The latitude of Portsmouth is 41.602N. The longitude is -71.25W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 203 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 17,149.
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10% of Portsmouth residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Portsmouth ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Portsmouth was $28,161, compared with $21,587 nationally.
43% of Portsmouth residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Portsmouth, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $618. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,427.
Libraries in Portsmouth include Portsmouth Free Public Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Portsmouth workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Portsmouth between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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