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
  • County: Newport County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.578, Longitude -71.266
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 542
  • PO Box Addresses: 388
  • Residential Addresses: 7,514
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 301
    • Single Family Addresses: 7,213

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Portsmouth, RI 02871 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,338
Daytime Population: Workers 5,228
Daytime Population: Residents 8,944
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,172
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 17,032
Population in Familes 14,220
Population in Group Qrtrs 306
Population Density2 985
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $85,002
Average Household Income $118,290
Per Capita Income $48,265


Total Housing Units 8,063 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,071 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,958 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,034 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $372,592
Average Home Value $431,784


Total Households 7,029
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 4,852
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.13% 0.22%
Households 0.3% 0.32%
Families 0.2% 0.25%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

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, 2017 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 # 28 66th
Population Density # 40 51st
Diversity Index # 39 52nd
Median Household Income # 16 81st
Per Capita Income # 12 86th

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