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Portsmouth County, VA Public Records

Circuit Court
PO Drawer 1217
Portsmouth, VA 23705 www.courts.state.va.us/courts/cir...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 757-393-8671
F: 757-399-4826
Couriers: 601 Crawford St
Portsmouth, VA 23705
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Actions over $4,500, Probate
Restricted Records: No juvenile, sealed records released
3rd General District Court
PO Box 129
Portsmouth, VA 23705 www.courts.state.va.us/courts/gd/...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
F: 757-393-8634
Couriers: 1345 Court St, #104
Portsmouth, VA 23705
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,001, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Traffic Division: 757-393-8506; fax-757-393-8010.

Portsmouth County, VA Vital Records

Contact the Portsmouth City Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Portsmouth City
Clerk of Circuit Court
1345 Court St, #101
Portsmouth, VA 23705 www.portsmouthva.gov/circuitcourt...
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 757-393-8671
Fax: 757-399-4826
Real Estate

Portsmouth County Vital Certificates

Portsmouth County Vital Certificates

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Portsmouth County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 33.16 sq mi
Population (2009): 99,321
  • Females: 51.5%
  • White: 43.7%
  • Black/African American: 53.0%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 2.6%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 41.9%
Population Change (2000-2009): -1,245
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.6%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 4.6%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 17.9%
High School Graduates (2000): 75.2%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 13.8%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.51
Housing Units (2000): 41,605
Homeownership Rate (2000): 58.6%
Migration Flow to Portsmouth County, VA from (2007-2008):

Portsmouth County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $3,263,436
  • Construction: $157,302
  • Retail Trade: $88,966
  • Professional and Technical Services: $81,437
  • Healthcare: $273,147
  • Banking: $29,991
  • Retail Trade: $88,966
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $41,039
  • Manufacturing: $134,199
  • Farms: $0
  • Government: $1,959,061
Employed (2000): 40,353
Unemployed (2000): 3,352
Unemployment Rate (2009): 8.3%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $30,029
Local Government Employment (2007): 5,035
Local Government Revenue (2007): $327,738 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $282,943 (thou. dol.)

Portsmouth County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 1,644
  • Per 1,000 population: 16.2
Deaths (2007): 1,097
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.8
Infant Deaths (2007): 12
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.3

Portsmouth County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 723
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 16
  • Forcible rape: 60
  • Robbery: 349
  • Aggravated Assault: 298
Property Crimes (2008): 5,669
  • Burglary: 1,123
  • Larceny-Theft: 4,196
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 350

Portsmouth County Genealogy Records