Portsmouth Jobs

  • Horizontal Construction Engineers - Part-Time

    Army National Guard - Portsmouth, OH

    Airfields. Roads. Dams. Buildings. Name the project, and the Army National Guard builds it. And to do it, they need to move tons of earth, debris, and building materials. That's...

    from Army National Guard - 4 days ago
  • Nursing Home Administrator(Lexington, KY - Relocation)

    Signature Healthcare - Portsmouth, OH

    Administrator (Job-017723) Looking for a little more creativity, challenge, and growth opportunity in your workday? Didn’t think it was possible? Might be time to reconsider. At...

    from Signature HealthCARE LLC - 12 days ago
  • Experienced Class A CDL Truck Driver

    USA Truck - Portsmouth, OH

    We’ve completed our transformation from a company famous for CDL Training to one that’s perfect for Experienced Drivers, too. We’ve upgraded our pay, driver-support teams,...

    from USA Truck - 6 days ago
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Portsmouth, Ohio

Portsmouth is a city in Scioto County, Ohio, United States. Portsmouth is located on the northern banks of the Ohio River and east of the Scioto River in Southern Ohio. The population was 20,909 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Scioto County .

Portsmouth Economy

Portsmouth was a city focused on industry and manufacturing until the 1970s when a number of companies closed down their factories over labor issues and foreign influences. Since the closure of these factories, Portsmouth has suffered a loss of jobs and revenue. The city is currently trying to promote service businesses, with the Southern Ohio Medicial Center currently being the biggest employer in the city of Portsmouth. Portsmouth is also home to the newest state university in Ohio, Shawnee State University. Shawnee State enrolls between 3,300 and 4,000 students, and grants Associate and Baccalaureate degrees. The school also issues a very limited number of Master’s Degrees. Much of the recent economic growth and change is based on service to SOMC and Shawnee State University. In November of 2002, the Portsmouth Uranium Enrichment Plant in nearby Piketon, Ohio was recognized as an ANS Nuclear Historic Landmark by the American Nuclear Society. It had served a military...more

Portsmouth Careers

Among the most common occupations in Portsmouth are Management, professional, and related occupations, 26%; Sales and office occupations, 22%; and Service occupations, 19%. Approximately 69 percent of workers in Portsmouth, Ohio work for companies, 16 percent work for the government and 5 percent are self-employed.

Portsmouth Industries

The leading industries in Portsmouth, Ohio are Educational, health and social services, 24%; Retail trade, 11%; and Manufacturing, 11%. Simply Hired's Portsmouth job listings indicate that the following industries in Portsmouth are hiring the most workers:

Portsmouth Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Portsmouth, Ohio is $26,208, and the median income of households in Portsmouth was $23,004.

Average Salaries in Portsmouth, OH

Portsmouth, OH


According to our Portsmouth Trends data, the number of Portsmouth, Ohio jobs has increased by 54% since September 2013.
Portsmouth job trends

Portsmouth Employment Statistics

Population of Portsmouth
Total population 20,909
Male 45.59%
Female 54.41%
Median age 38.2
Portsmouth Housing
Owner-occupied homes 53.2%
Median cost of a home $52,800
Median mortgage payment $408
Renter-occupied homes 46.8%
Vacant housing 11.0%
Median monthly rent $367
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $31,521
Median for all female full-time $20,896
Household Income
Less than $10,000 23%
$10,000 to $14,999 11%
$15,000 to $24,999 19%
$25,000 to $34,999 15%
$35,000 to $49,999 14%
$50,000 to $74,999 11%
$75,000 to $99,999 5%
$100,000 to $149,999 2%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 1%
Less than 9th grade 10%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 16%
High school graduate 35%
Some college, no degree 21%
Associate's degree 6%
Bachelor's degree 7%
Graduate degree 5%
Marital Status
Never married 24%
Currently married 46%
Separated 3%
Widowed 12%
Divorced 15%
White 93%
Black or African American 5%
Asian 1%
Other 1%
Portsmouth Commute
Carpool 12.1%
Public transportation 1.4%
Average travel time 20 minutes