Portsmouth, NH Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 10,183 housing units in Portsmouth. This represents a 10.4% decline from 11,369 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 10,106 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 77 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Portsmouth is about 49.9%. Portsmouth's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 3%. Average household size is 2.04 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Portsmouth were built after 1952.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type3.50%
One Bedroom19%
Two Bedrooms38.30%
Three Bedrooms28.60%
Four Bedrooms9%
Five Bedrooms or more1.50%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.33
Median year structure was built1950
Median Value of occupied units$168,600
Median Price asked for vacant units$48,000

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size1.75
Median year structure was built1957
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$563

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.20%
Second Mortgage6.60%
Home Equity Loan8.90%
Simple Mortgage52.40%
Debt Free31.90%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs20.9%