Search by ZIP, address, city, or county:

ZIP Code 23701

Primary City:Portsmouth, VA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Array
County: Portsmouth (City)
Timezone: Eastern (6:07pm)
Area code: 757 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.82, -76.37
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 23701

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 23701. 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 23701. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 23701, 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 23701 ZIP Code

ZIP code 23701 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 23701 are primarily black or African American. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 23701 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 25,161
Population Density 3,328 people per sq mi
Housing Units 10,336
Median Home Value $167,100
Land Area 7.56 sq mi
Water Area 0.73 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 9,636
Median Household Income $47,245

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 44


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 57377041,441
5-96567071,363
10-146816491,330
15-197916741,465
20-249297651,694
25-291,0658611,926
30-349308141,744
35-397636781,441
40-448107121,522
45-499129071,819
50-548969911,887
55-597879041,691
60-646127951,407
65-695086311,139
70-744276211,048
75-79348536884
80-84270437707
85 Plus204449653

Gender

 Male 12,326 49%
 Female 12,835 51%
Gender

Race

 White 10,738 42.7%
 Black Or African American 13,208 52.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 105 0.4%
 Asian 202 0.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 42 0.2%
 Other Race 350 1.4%
 Two Or More Races 516 2.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2471274345
25-347206901,410
35-448075071,314
45-541,1556231,778
55-641,3224371,759
65-741,1582271,385
75-841,0161551,171
85 Plus38490474

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,854 40%
 Single Guardian 2,597 27%
 Singles 2,641 27%
 Singles With Roommate 544 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 6,735 70%
 Households with Kids 2,901 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1147143290
2144127271
3149143292
4156138294
5134136270
6138145283
7143135278
8126135261
9115156271
10170137307
11124123247
12126131257
13129128257
14132130262
15150119269
16153149302
17154138292
18153130283
19181138319
20171152323

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 23701 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 23701 were primarily built in the 1960s or the 1950s. Looking at 23701 real estate data, the median home value of $167,100 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 23701 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 23701 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 23701 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 23,634 93.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 1,369 5.4%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 120 0.5%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 38 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,851 47%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,782 17%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,003 29%
 Households Vacant 700 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 219 31%
 Rented & Unoccupied 12 2%
 For Sale Only 179 26%
 Sold & Unoccupied 16 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 24 3%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 250 36%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 474 17%
 2 Bedroom 1,411 50%
 3+ Bedroom 957 34%
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 $47,245 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 23701 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 23701 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 7,668 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,574 23%
 No Earnings 7,355 38%
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 7,668 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,574 23%
 No Earnings 7,355 38%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 10,282 94.6%
 Public transportation 102 0.9%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 35 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 182 1.7%
 Worked at Home 268 2.5%
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 1,576 19.4%
 High School Graduate 4,840 59.7%
 Associate's degree 486 6.0%
 Bachelor's degree 945 11.7%
 Master's degree 197 2.4%
 Professional school degree 40 0.5%
 Doctorate degree 20 0.2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,953 75.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 427 11.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 514 13.2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 23701

ZIP Code 23701 is in the Portsmouth City Public Schools. There are 13 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 23701.

Douglass Park Elementary
34 Grand St
Portsmouth, VA 23701
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Portsmouth City Public Schools
Hodges Manor Elementary
1201 Cherokee Rd
Portsmouth, VA 23701
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Portsmouth City Public Schools
Lakeview Elementary
1300 Horne Ave
Portsmouth, VA 23701
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Portsmouth City Public Schools
Simonsdale Elementary
4841 Clifford St
Portsmouth, VA 23701
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Portsmouth City Public Schools
Victory Elementary
2828 Greenwood Dr
Portsmouth, VA 23701
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Portsmouth City Public Schools
Olive Branch Preschool Center
415 Mimosa Rd
Portsmouth, VA 23701
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Portsmouth City Public Schools
Woodrow Wilson High School
1401 Elmhurst Ln
Portsmouth, VA 23701
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Portsmouth City Public Schools
Wm. E. Waters Middle School
600 Roosevelt Blvd
Portsmouth, VA 23701
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Portsmouth City Public Schools
Portsmouth Catholic Regional School
2301 Oregon Ave
Portsmouth, VA 23701
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Alliance Christian Schools
5809 Portsmouth Blvd
Portsmouth, VA 23701
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Central Christian Academy
1200 Hodges Ferry Rd
Portsmouth, VA 23701
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Tinker Bell Daycare
21 Mohican Dr
Portsmouth, VA 23701
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Joyous Sound Education & Enrichment Center
205 Gust Ln
Portsmouth, VA 23701
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

Nearby ZIP Codes