Portsmouth NH

Portsmouth Demographics

  • Population: 22,166
  • Median Age: 41.6
  • Median Household Income: $66,541
  • Median Home Value $442,000
  • Median Rent: $2,125
  • Housing Units: 10,639
  • Education: 62% College graduate or professional degree

Portsmouth New Hampshire - Technology, History and Family Fun

Live on the New Hampshire Coast

Portsmouth, a port city on the Piscataqua River, is one of the important tech hubs in New Hampshire. Portsmouth is part of NH/ME Metropolitan region, just 50 miles from Portland, Maine to the north and Boston Massachusetts to the south. In addition to a vibrant technology hub, it’s a location that has something for everyone. A historic downtown, restaurants, attractions and both local shopping opportunities and major malls. Portsmouth is located on the Maine border. Do you like the beach? Like to fish? Then this is the place for you. Wallis Sands State Beach within 10 minutes from downtown. Portsmouth is also closely located near many different beaches in Maine and New Hampshire, which are also home for fishing, whale watching, and charter boats. Odiorne Point State Park, an oceanside recreation area with 135 acres of trails along the rocky shoreline, plus a science center, is a great place to hike with friend and family. Prescott Park has riverside gardens and boat docks. Northwest, former research submarine USS Albacore is in a park, alongside a visitor center.

Portsmouth's Historic Downtown

Downtown Portsmouth is a quaint area full of local restaurants, local shopping opportunities and many different lodging options all within walking distance. Portsmouth has been known for craft breweries for more than 100 years. Today breweries such as Liar’s Bench Beer Co., Portsmouth Brewery, and Cisco Brewery are making some of the best beer on market. For a full list of breweries around the Portsmouth area take a look at www.goportsmouthnh.com/where-to-eat/craft-breweries/

The art scene in Portsmouth has already been very vibrant. With more than a dozen galleries in the local area and many others within a few minutes drive, there is something for everyone. Check out Art ‘Round Town for a full list of galleries in the area to explore.

Great Place for Families

Portsmouth has some of the best-rated schools in the state of New Hampshire. There are 7 schools in the area, including the Career Technical Education Center.


Portsmouth Middle School

Little Harbour School

Portsmouth High School

New Franklin School

Career Technical Education Center

Dondero School

Robert J. Lister Academy