Portsmouth, Ohio

Portsmouth: City in Ohio


Portsmouth is a city located in the county of Scioto in the U.S. state of Ohio. Its population at the 2010 census was 20,226 and a population density of 705 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 19,744 inhabitants.

The city was created 221 years ago in 1802.

Portsmouth locator map
Location of Portsmouth on Ohio map.

Quick Facts about Portsmouth

Population : 19,744 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Ohio (United States)
County : Scioto County
Postal code : 45662–45663
Phone Area Codes : 740
Area : 28.68 km2
Altitude : 531 feet / 162 meters
Capital city : Portsmouth is capital of Scioto County
Establishment : January 01, 1803 (221 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 00:24:33 (14th April 2024)
Density : 689 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.44% (2010-2020)
Portsmouth  Ohio City Building image
Portsmouth Ohio City Building
Portsmouth  Ohio City Building image


Portsmouth is located at 38°43'54"N 82°59'52"W (38.7317400, -82.9976700).

Portsmouth map


According to census records, the population of Portsmouth decreased by 2.44% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 20,226 - census
2011 20,378 0.75% estimation process
2012 20,340 -0.19% estimation process
2013 20,297 -0.21% estimation process
2014 20,288 -0.04% estimation process
2015 20,329 0.2% estimation process
2016 20,330 0% estimation process
2017 20,385 0.27% estimation process
2018 20,265 -0.59% estimation process
2019 20,158 -0.53% estimation process
2020 19,744 -2.1% estimation process

Portsmouth zip code is 45662. County name: Scioto, County fips: 39145

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People born in Portsmouth (56)

People born in Portsmouth, including opera singer Kathleen Battle, politician Bill Sali, basketball player Brett Roberts, .


  • Steve Anderson (American hurdler) he was born in 10/04/1906
  • Stuff Smith (American musician) he was born in 14/08/1909
  • Mike Schuler (American basketball coach) he was born in 22/09/1940
  • Liza Johnson (American film editor and film director) she was born in 13/12/1970
  • Thomas H. Carter (American politician) he was born in 30/10/1854
  • Don Williams (American poker player) he was born in 02/05/1942
  • Al Oliver (American baseball player) he was born in 14/10/1946
  • William Wintersole (American actor (1931-2019)) he was born in 30/07/1931
  • James J. Nance (American businessman) he was born in 19/02/1900
  • Bill Harsha (American lawyer and politician) he was born in 01/01/1921
  • Bob Sowards (professional golfer) he was born in 09/06/1968
  • Bob White (American footballer) he was born in 22/08/1938
  • Cal Withrow (American football center (1945-2011)) he was born in 04/07/1945
  • Chuck Ealey (American football player) he was born in 06/01/1950
  • David Ladd (US Commissioner of Patents and Registrar of Copyrights) he was born in 18/09/1926
  • Del Rice (American baseball player and coach) he was born in 27/10/1922
  • Earl Thomas Conley (American country music singer-songwriter) he was born in 17/10/1941
  • Emma M. Cramer (American politician) she was born in 21/06/1859

Schools in Portsmouth

College & universities near Portsmouth, OH

Code Name City ZIP
205443 Shawnee State University Portsmouth (OH) 45662

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Portsmouth, OH

Code Name Address Type
SPM South Portsmouth–South Shore station Main St & US 23 RAIL
AKY Ashland Transportation Center 99 15th Street RAIL
HUN Huntington 1050 8th Avenue RAIL
MAY Maysville West Front St & Rosemary Clooney St RAIL

Post offices near Portsmouth

Post Office Name City ZIP
Portsmouth Post Office Portsmouth (OH) 45662

Other places with the same name (5)

  • Portsmouth , Virginia The most populous city in Portsmouth, Virginia. It is located on the Elizabeth River in southeastern Virginia. Portsmouth is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites with a population of 95,094 people.
  • Portsmouth , New Hampshire city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States with a population of 21,557 people.
  • Portsmouth , Rhode Island town in Newport County, Rhode Island, USA with a population of 17,108 people.
  • Portsmouth , Iowa human settlement in Shelby County, Iowa, United States of America with a population of 176 people.

Other cities in Scioto County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Scioto County , OH.

City Name Population Title
Wheelersburg 6,437 Census-designated place in Scioto County, Ohio
West Portsmouth 3,149 Census-designated place in Scioto County, Ohio
Lucasville 2,757 Census-designated place in Scioto County, Ohio
New Boston 2,123 City in Scioto County, Ohio, United States of America
Franklin Furnace 1,660 Borough in Sussex Co.
South Webster 796 City in Scioto County, Ohio, United States of America
Alexandria 545 Human settlement in United States of America
Rarden 144 Township in Scioto County, Ohio
Otway 79 Human settlement in Scioto County, Ohio, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Portsmouth distances to largest Ohio cities