Portsmouth Ecomonic Department
 Economic Development Department, 1 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, Phone: (603) 610-7220


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Portsmouth Business Vitality:
Economic Indicators and Characteristics for
Portsmouth and New Hampshire


For more information on where New Hampshire ranks relative to other US states see the NH Office of State Planning and Energy Programs (OSPEP) pages.
http://www.state.nh.us/osp/sdc/rank.htm

For information on State to State Comparisons from the State of New Hampshire's Office of Business and Industrial Development. Click Here

The New Hampshire Economic Review is another source of Economic Data on the State of New Hampshire. It is produced by Public Service Company of New Hampshire (PSNH).
Contact Mr. Pat McDermott at PSNH (603) 634-2386 to request a copy.

Population and Income (per 2000 U.S. Census)

2000 Population by age:

 

4 and under

1,009

5 to 19

2,864

20 to 34

5,189

35 to 54

6,476

55 to 64

1,862

65 and over

3,384

 

 

Income

(1999)

Per Capita Income:

27,540

Median Household Income:

45,195

Average Weekly Wage:

1,075

Median earnings (Male)

41,966

Median earnings (Female)

29,024

Demographics/Population

Year

Community

County

2005

20,674

295,076

2000

20,784

277,359

1999

23,112

269,746

1990

25,925

245,845

1980

26,254

190,345

1970

25,717

138,951

Labor Force (2000 Census)


Total Number of Employers:

1,217

Total Workers Employed:

12,686

 

 

Labor Force Participation Rate                                    Male:
                Female:

 

53%
47%

Labor Force Educational Levels


High School & Higher Graduates:
Bachelor’s Degree and Higher

91.4%
41.9%

Employment by Occupational Group

(2000)

Executive/Administrative/Managerial:

5,157

Professional Specialty:

1,566

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
(2010)


Portsmouth Regional Hospital

1,100

Liberty Mutual

837

City of Portsmouth

937

US Dept of State, National Passport Center

900

National VISA Center

721

Lonza Biologics

650

John Hancock

400

Thermo Fischer

350

Bottomline Technologies

278

Alpha Flying

250

Direct Capital

326

Newmarket International

252

 

Municipal Services (2010)

City Hall Hours

M-F 8:00 – 4:30

Type of Government

City Manager & Council

Fiscal year

2011

Budget (Annual):

$86,304,454

Planning Board

Appointed

Industrial Plans reviewed by:

Planning Department

Zoning:

2002

Master Plan:

2005

Capital Improvement Plan:

Yes

Full-Time Police Department:

Yes

Full-Time Fire Department:

Yes

Town Fire Insurance Rating:

4

Full-Value Property Tax (per thousand)

$17.71

2006 Valuation

 

Residential:

90%

Commercial:

90%

Median Gross Rent:

$1,220

Median Housing Costs:

$318,000

% owner occupied/renter

50%/50%

 

 

 

Utilities (2008)

Electric Supplier:

PSNH

Natural Gas Supplier:

Northern Utilities

Water Supplier:

Portsmouth Water Works

Water Source:

Bellamy Res./GP Well

Average Use (mil. gal/day):

4.3

Excess Capacity (mil. gal/day):

2.5

Sanitation: Sewer

Municipal

                Coverage:

85.

Mandatory Recycling Program

Yes

Municipal Treatment Plant

 

Treatment Plant Type:

Aerated Lagoon

Capacity (million gal/day):

4.8

Load (percent of capacity)

93.5%

Telephone Company:

Verizon

Telephone Switching:

Digital

Cellular Phone Access:

Yes

Cable Television:

Yes

Educational Facilities (2008)

Facilities

Schools

Grades

Enrollment

Elementary

4

P-5

1,052

Middle/Jr. High

1

6-8

558

High School

1

9-12

1,100

Private/Parochial

3

K-12

180

If No Schools, District Students Attend:  Nearest Technical Center:  Portsmouth High School

Nearest College/University:                  UNH/McIntosh

Number of Daycare Facilities: 17  Total Capacity:  936

Medical & Health (2008)

Nearest Hospital:

 

                Portsmouth Regional

 

                Distance: Local

Beds: 185

Total Number of Doctors Working In Town:  130

Transportation Access (2008)

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:

11,321 feet

                Lighted:

Yes

                Navigational Aids:

Yes

 

Community Services & Recreation (2008)

Protestant Churches:

27

Catholic Churches:

3

Synagogues:

1

Hotels/Motels:

16

Bed/Breakfast Estab:

4

Total Overnight Rooms:

1,719

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 (2008)

CID Number:

830

County:

Rockingham

Labor Market Area:

Portsmouth-Rochester

Distance To:

 

Manchester, NH

44 Miles

Boston, MA

56 Miles

New York, NY
Montreal, Canada

264 Miles
300 Miles

Elevation

200 Feet

Temperature (°F)

 

Annual Average

46.0°

January Average

35.0°

July Average

72.0°

Precipitation

 

Annual Average

45.0 inches



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Contact Information

Nancy Carmer
Economic Development Program Manager
City of Portsmouth, 1 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone: (603) 610 - 7220
Fax: (603) 427-1593