Portsmouth, RI 02871 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02871: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Portsmouth, RI 02871

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 551
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,084
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 302
  • County: Newport County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.578, Longitude -71.266
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Portsmouth, RI 02871 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,115
Population in Households 16,822
Population in Familes 14,091
Population in Group Qrtrs 293
Population Density1 968
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 6,967
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 4,846
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,000 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,066 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,901 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,033 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $378,896
Average Home Value $434,228


Median Household Income $81,631
Average Household Income $114,598
Per Capita Income $46,949
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% 0.06%
Households 0.21% 0.21%
Families 0.21% 0.22%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Portsmouth, RI 02871 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02871 to the other 79 ZIP Codes in Rhode Island by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 29 65th
Population Density1 # 39 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 42 48th
Median Household Income # 19 77th
Per Capita Income # 12 86th

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