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A Taste of Portsmouth, Virginia

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT PORTSMOUTH?

  1. Portsmouth is located in the Hampton Roads metropolitan areas of the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia. As of 2010, the city had a total population of 95,535.

  2. Historic sites:  The Olde Towne section features one of the largest collections of historically significant homes between Alexandria, Virginia and Charleston, South Carolina. Also located in Olde Towne is Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), which was built by slaves and free men and is the second-oldest building in Portsmouth and the city's oldest black church.

  3. The city contains a number of historic buildings including the Pass House which was built in 1841 by Judge James Murdaugh and occupied by Union troops from 1862 to 1865. Federal forces required Portsmouth residents to obtain a written pass to travel across the Elizabeth River and beyond. These passes were issued from the English basement and thus the name "Pass House" was derived.

  4. The median income for a household in the city was $36,742. Males had a median income of $30,122 versus $23,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,507. About 13.3% of families and 16.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.7% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

  5. Climate: Portsmouth's mild humid subtropical climate means outdoor activities can be enjoyed year round. The weather in Portsmouth is temperate and seasonal. Summers are hot and humid with warm evenings. The mean annual temperature is 65 F, with an average annual snowfall of 3 inches and an average annual rainfall of 47 inches. No measurable snow fell in 1999. The wettest seasons are the spring and summer, although rainfall is fairly constant all year round. The highest recorded temperature was 105.0F in 1980. The lowest recorded temperature was -3.0F on January 21, 1985.

Radio Stations
WHOV 88.1 FM Hampton, VA Variety
WJLZ 88.5 FM Virginia Beach, VA
WNSB 91.1 FM Norfolk, VA Hip Hop
WKSA 92.1 FM Moyock, NC Urban Contemporary
WVKL 95.7 FM Norfolk, VA Urban Contemporary
WVHT 100.5 FM Norfolk, VA Top-40
WOWI 102.9 FM Norfolk, VA Hip Hop
WNVZ 104.5 FM Norfolk, VA Hip Hop
WMOV 107.7 FM Norfolk, VA Urban Contemporary
WXTG 1490 AM Hampton, VA Sports
WTJZ 1270 AM Newport News, VA Gospel Music
WGH 1310 AM Newport News, VA Gospel Music
WGPL 1350 AM Portsmouth, VA Gospel Music

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Demographics of Portsmouth, Virginia

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

41.6%

53.3%

0.4%

1.1%

3.1%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Portsmouth, Virginia

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Businesses in Portsmouth, Virginia


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Creative Touch Hair Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  105 Aylwin Road Portsmouth, VA 23702-3002 (757) 485-3638

  2. Enhancing Beauty Hair Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  3620 Western Branch Blvd. Portsmouth, VA 23707 (757) 399-5700

  3. Genesis 2 Unisex Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  6079 High Street West Portsmouth, VA 23703 (757) 638-1183

  4. Hampton Roads Black Hair -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  1117 Chisholm Circle Portsmouth, VA 23704-4103 (757) 397-0658

  5. Heavenly Touch Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  2830 Airline Blvd Ste. E Portsmouth, VA (757) 967-8292 - (visit website)

  6. The Dreadlock Spot -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  71 Afton Parkway Portsmouth, VA 23702 (757) 292-6615

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. American Tech Support Heating & Cooling -  Category: Heating/Cooling -  We are a local HVAC contractor that specializes in Replacement, Repair and Servicing of residential and light commercial central heating and cooling systems.  - 1810 Lyontine Lane, Portsmouth, Virginia (757) 673-6789  - (visit website)

  2. Fisher Funeral Home -  Category: Funeral Home -   1520 Effingham Street, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704 (757) 399-6366  - (visit website)

  3. Novadic Concept -  Category: Website and Graphics Design -  Novadic Concept is a website and graphics design agency located in Portsmouth, VA serving the entire Hampton Roads area. Our services include website design, website development, facebook fanpage creation, logo creation, and the development of other forms of graphics. Welcome to the Novadic Concept of Website and Graphics Design where we design and develop within your budget.   - 603 Stratford Street, Portsmouth, Virginia (757) 777-0885  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Alice Mae's Soul Food Cafe -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   515 Washington Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3507 (757) 399-7091   - (visit website)

  2. Breon's Sub & Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  3221 Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23701 (757) 397-1177   - (reviews)

  3. Ellen's Homestyle & BBQ Express -  Category: BBQ -   4206 Portsmouth Boulevard, Portsmouth, VA 23701 (757) 606-1220   - (reviews)

  4. Moseberth's Chicken Place -  Category: Soul Food, Chicken Wings -  1505 Airline Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23707 (757) 393-1721   - (reviews)

  5. Roger Brown's Restaurant & Sports Bar -  Category: American -   316 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704 (757) 399-5377   - (visit website)

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


September 19-21 at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion. A world of things to do. A continent of things to feel. Umoja Festival Portsmouth Virginia.

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CHURCHES



  1. Ebenezer Baptist Church -  728 Effingham Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3434 (757) 393-1662

  2. Emanuel AME Church -  637 North Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704 (757) 393-2259

  3. New Community Temple Church -  3615 Tyre Neck Road, Portsmouth, VA 23703-3125 (757) 484-8903  - (visit website)

  4. Park View United Church -  1131 Crawford Parkway, Portsmouth, VA 23704 POB 1027 (757) 487-9431

  5. St Paul Ame Church -  2400 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704-6506 (757) 399-4375

  6. Zion Baptist Church -  225 Hatton Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704-2223 POB 1027 (757) 397-1671  - (visit website)

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Baron's Pub -  Category: Blues Music -   500 High St., Portsmouth, VA 23704, (757) 399-4840

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Umoja Festival Portsmouth, Virginia
    (September)   Location: nTelos Wireless Pavilion & Festival Park - Portsmouth, Virginia   - (visit website)

    Umoja means Unity. Come celebrate it at Portsmouth's Annual African-American Culture and Heritage Festival promoting Cultural Diversity and Unity.


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