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ZIP Code 23704

Primary City:Portsmouth, VA (View All Cities)
County: Portsmouth City
Timezone: Eastern (7:25pm)
Area code: 757 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.83, -76.32
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 23704

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 23704. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 23704. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 23704, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Portsmouth, VA

Stats and Demographics for the 23704 ZIP Code

ZIP code 23704 is located in southeast Virginia and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 23704 are primarily black or African American. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also an extremely small number of families and an extremely large number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 23704 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 18,716
Population Density 3,699 people per sq mi
Housing Units 8,682
Median Home Value $160,300
Land Area 5.06 sq mi
Water Area 0.76 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 7,464
Median Household Income $34,072

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 35Male Median Age: 33Female Median Age: 36

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male736647624702723678616517487636645611422280214171127120
Female680638587669713762682489566634700622511375328273231300
Total1,4161,2851,2111,3711,4361,4401,2981,0061,0531,2701,3451,233933655542444358420

Gender

 Male 8,956 48%
 Female 9,760 52%
Gender

Race

 White 4,009 21.4%
 Black Or African American 14,057 75.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 71 0.4%
 Asian 91 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 11 0.1%
 Other Race 98 0.5%
 Two Or More Races 379 2.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner44379393574680449384186
Renter4231,002720844673394207112
Total4671,3811,1131,4181,353843591298

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,893 25%
 Single Guardian 2,326 31%
 Singles 2,731 37%
 Singles With Roommate 514 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 5,242 70%
 Households with Kids 2,222 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male153158139133145150112115125126135110123130163135127144133143
Female128148134130122121139120136124118114101130134143154138100148
Total281306273263267271251235261250253224224260297278281282233291

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 23704 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 23704 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1940s. Looking at 23704 real estate data, the median home value of $160,300 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 23704 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 23704 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 23704 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 17,706 95%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 473 3%
 Juvenile Facilities 202 1%
 Nursing Facilities 168 1%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 167 1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,329 27%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 760 9%
 Renter Occupied Households 4,375 50%
 Households Vacant 1,218 14%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 553 45%
 Rented & Unoccupied 13 1%
 For Sale Only 191 16%
 Sold & Unoccupied 15 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 57 5%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 389 32%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 309 7%
 1 Bedroom 1,077 25%
 2 Bedroom 1,701 39%
 3+ Bedroom 1,239 29%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $34,072 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 23704 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Residents in ZIP code 23704 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 23704 can expect to fall in that range. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 4,972 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,343 23%
 No Earnings 5,961 42%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 4,972 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,343 23%
 No Earnings 5,961 42%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 5,772 82.4%
 Public transportation 386 5.5%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 4 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 651 9.3%
 Worked at Home 192 2.7%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,362 25.1%
 High School Graduate 2,938 54.1%
 Associate's degree 260 4.8%
 Bachelor's degree 459 8.5%
 Master's degree 200 3.7%
 Professional school degree 185 3.4%
 Doctorate degree 25 0.5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,358 80.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 329 7.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 464 11.2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 23704

ZIP Code 23704 is in the Portsmouth City Public Schools. There are 6 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 23704.

Emily Spong Preschool Center
2200 Piedmont Ave
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Portsmouth City Public Schools
Park View Elementary
260 Elm Ave
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Portsmouth City Public Schools
Brighton Elementary
1100 Portsmouth Blvd
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Portsmouth City Public Schools
I.C. Norcom High School
1801 London Blvd
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Portsmouth City Public Schools
Court Street Academy
447 Court St
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
St Mark Christian Academy
2714 Frederick Blvd
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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