Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Portsmouth: Town in Newport County, Rhode Island, USA


Portsmouth is a town located in the county of Newport in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. Its population at the 2010 census was 17,389 and a population density of 293 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 17,108 inhabitants.

The town was created 386 years ago in 1638.

Portsmouth locator map
Location of Portsmouth on Rhode Island map.

Quick Facts about Portsmouth

Population : 17,108 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Rhode Island (United States)
County : Newport County
Postal code : 02871
Phone Area Codes : 401
Area : 59.3 km2
Altitude : 203 feet / 62 meters
Establishment : March 03, 1638 (386 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 14:50:53 (15th June 2024)
Density : 288 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -1.64% (2010-2020)
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Portsmouth is located at 41°36'8"N 71°15'1"W (41.6023200, -71.2503300).

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According to census records, the population of Portsmouth decreased by 1.64% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 17,389 - census
2011 17,389 0% estimation process
2012 17,385 -0.02% estimation process
2013 17,446 0.35% estimation process
2014 17,457 0.06% estimation process
2015 17,416 -0.24% estimation process
2016 17,431 0.09% estimation process
2017 17,433 0.01% estimation process
2018 17,311 -0.7% estimation process
2019 17,226 -0.49% estimation process
2020 17,108 -0.69% estimation process

Portsmouth zip code is 02871. County name: Newport, County fips: 44005

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People born in Portsmouth (10)

People born in Portsmouth, including soccer player Billy Gonsalves, football player Bobby Sewall, United States federal judge George Moulton Carpenter, Jr., .


  • Gideon Cornell (Chief Justice of Rhode Island) he was born in 05/07/1710
  • Joseph Sheffield (Colonial Rhode Island Attorney General) he was born in 22/08/1661
  • Preserved Fish (New York City shipping merchant) he was born in 01/01/1766
  • Frank P. Crandon (U.S. company tax commissioner) he was born in 28/10/1834
  • Anthony Harkness he was born in 10/07/1793
  • Andrew Chrabascz (American basketball player) he was born in 14/06/1994
  • Brian D'Urso (physicist)

Schools in Portsmouth

College & universities near Portsmouth, RI

Code Name City ZIP
217518 Roger Williams University Bristol (RI) 02809-2921

Stations (16)

Amtrak & bus stations near Portsmouth, RI

Code Name Address Type
PVD Providence station 100 Gaspee Street RAIL
KIN Kingston station 1 Railroad Avenue RAIL
WLY Westerly station 14 Railroad Avenue RAIL
FOX Foxwoods Casino, Connecticut 39 Norwich Westerley Rd. BUS
MYS Mystic station 2 Roosevelt Avenue RAIL

Post offices near Portsmouth

Post Office Name City ZIP
Portsmouth Post Office Portsmouth (RI) 02871

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 , Ohio city in Ohio with a population of 19,744 people.
  • Portsmouth , Iowa human settlement in Shelby County, Iowa, United States of America with a population of 176 people.

Other cities in Newport County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Newport County , RI.

City Name Population Title
Newport 24,412 City in and county seat of Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
Middletown 15,803 Town in Rhode Island
Tiverton 15,569 Town in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
Jamestown 5,482 Town in Rhode Island, United States
Little Compton 3,462 Town in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Portsmouth distances to largest Rhode Island cities