From Ohio History Central
Despite these new businesses, Portsmouth has faced a continuous decline in population ever since the 1950s. In 1950, more than thirty-six thousand people lived in the city. Fifty years later that number has declined to twenty-two thousand. Today, Portsmouth is home to Shawnee State University. In addition, Portsmouth is also known for a series of murals painted along its Ohio River floodwalls. These murals depict the community's history from prehistoric times to modern day.
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