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Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community was named for Portsmouth, England.
The latitude of Portsmouth is 43.071N. The longitude is -70.763W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 21,002.
Paul Revere sped here in 1774 to warn that the British were coming
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9% of Portsmouth residents report German ancestry, and 18% 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 $27,540, compared with $21,587 nationally.
42% of Portsmouth residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Portsmouth include Strawbery Banke Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Portsmouth, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $661. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,354.
Libraries in Portsmouth include Portsmouth Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Portsmouth include Portsmouth Herald
Rockingham County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Portsmouth political report.
Portsmouth restaurants taking online reservations include Jumpin Jays Fish Cafe, Pesce Blue, The Dunaway ... View restaurants
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 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Portsmouth include Achorage Motor Inn, Best Inn Portsmouth, Best Western Wynwood Hotel & Suites, Comfort Inn Portsmouth, Fairfield Inn, Holiday Inn, Marriott Courtyard Portsmouth, Marriott Residence Inn, Motel 6 Portsmouth, Sheraton Harborside Hotel Portsmouth ... More hotels.
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