Zip Code 23704 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NamePortsmouth
Zip Code StateVirginia
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: City of Portsmouth
Area Code757
Current Population:18716
Racial Majority:African American 73.99%
Public School Racial Majority:Black 91.7%
Unemployment Rate:9.3%
Median Household Income$31496
Average Adjusted Gross Income$38330
School Test Performance:Below Average
Average Commute Time23.3 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range3 - 7 ft.
Area5 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)36.82567500, -76.31277800

Zip Code 23704 Description

Zip Code 23704 is located in the state of Virginia in the Norfolk - Newport News - Virginia Beach metro area. Zip code 23704 is primarily located in City of Portsmouth County. The official US Postal Service name for 23704 is PORTSMOUTH, Virginia. Portions of zip code 23704 are contained within or border the city limits of Portsmouth, VA, Chesapeake, VA, and Norfolk, VA. The area code for zip code 23704 is 757. 23704 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Virginia.

The current unemployment level in 23704 is 9.3% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 6.2% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 5.4% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 6.0%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 23704 decreased to 18716 from 19166 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 23704 is African American while the majority ethnicity attending 23704 public schools is Black. 74.8% of students in 23704 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 3729 20.48% 3873 -4%
 Black Or African American 13472 73.99% 13915 -3%
 Hispanic 407 2.24% 430 -5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 78 0.43% 63 +24%
 Asian 151 0.83% 88 +72%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 36 0.2% 10 +260%
 Other Race 13 0.65% 13 +808%
 Two Or More Races 324 1.19% 324 -33%

Zip Code 23704 Race/Ethnicity

 White 3.9%
 Black Or African American 91.7%
 Hispanic 1.6%
 Asian 0.4%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.3%
 Two or More Races 1.9%

Zip Code 23704 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population1871619166
Male Population47.90%
Female Population52.10%
Total Households7464
Test Score PerformanceBelow Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$31496
Income Under $50K Per Year70.10%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year22.30%
Income Above $100K Per Year7.60%
23704 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Virginia District 3Bobby ScottDemocrat
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$136353
Average Real Estate Sale Price$138010
Current Unemployment Level 9.3%
Previous Month Unemployment Level9.7%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago4.5%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 7b: 5F to 10F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 63b - Chesapeake-Pamlico Lowlands and Tidal Marshes
Average First Frost DatesNovember 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesMarch 21 - 31

Zip Code 23704 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)32334047576671696452433551
Avg Max Temp (°F)48515867758387858070615368
Avg Precip (In.)4.123.444.253.333.893.735.124.874.373.533.063.2146.92
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
CBSA Type23704
CBSA Population1683465
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours
Park View
Shea Terrace
Olde Towne
West Park View