Living in New Bedford, MA

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Updated: 2020-03-11

New Bedford SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
5
Commute
7

New Bedford, MA Crime Report

3,028
Total Crimes
3,183.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
23.96%
Above National Average

New Bedford, MA Cost Of Living

110
New Bedford's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average

New Bedford, Massachusetts Info Snack

New Bedford is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 95,072, making it the sixth-largest city in Massachusetts. New Bedford is nicknamed "The Whaling City" because during the 19th century, the city was one of the most important, if not the most important, whaling ports in the world, along with Nantucket, Massachusetts and New London, Connecticut. The city, along with Fall River and Taunton, make up the three largest cities in the South Coast region of Massachusetts.
Population
95,117
Unemployment
7.2%
Poverty
21.1%
Median Home
$218,100
Median Income
$43,989
Median Rent
$819

New Bedford, MA Photos

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Rankings for New Bedford in Massachusetts

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1

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Population 18,207

2

Bliss Corner, MA
Population 5,137

3

Smith Mills, MA
Population 4,717

4

Tiverton, RI
Population 7,757

5

6

Taunton, MA
Population 56,963

7

Fall River, MA
Population 89,339

Map Of New Bedford, MA

Population over time in New Bedford

Year Population % Change
2017 95,117 -0.0%
2016 95,125 0.1%
2015 94,988 0.1%
2014 94,909 0.0%
2013 94,873 -0.1%
2012 94,927 -0.0%
2011 94,952 -0.1%
2010 95,006 0.1%
2009 94,945 -
Crime/100k New Bedford MA USA
Violent Crime 634.0 338.1 368.9
Murder 3.2 2.0 5.0
Robbery 174.5 60.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 409.0 241.2 246.8
Property Crime 2549.8 1263.3 2199.5
Burglary 516.3 200.8 376.0
Larceny 1843.2 966.8 1594.6
Car Theft 190.3 95.7 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in New Bedford

White
62.0% (58,943)
African American
5.9% (5,633)
American Indian
0.1% (56)
Asian
1.5% (1,421)
Hawaiian
0.0% (15)
Other
6.9% (6,594)
Two Or More
3.5% (3,303)
Hispanic
20.1% (19,152)
Race New Bedford MA USA
White 62.0% 72.2% 61.1%
African American 5.9% 6.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 1.5% 6.4% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 6.9% 0.8% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.5% 2.1% 2.4%
Hispanic 20.1% 11.6% 17.8%

Household Income For New Bedford, Massachusetts

Less than $10,000
9.0% (853,682)
$10,000 to $14,999
9.6% (917,429)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.0% (1,235,924)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.1% (958,635)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.0% (1,236,894)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.6% (1,574,537)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.8% (1,119,579)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.6% (1,100,915)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.7% (356,549)
$200,000 or more
1.7% (157,550)
Income New Bedford MA USA
Less than $10,000 9.0% 5.4% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 9.6% 4.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.0% 7.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.1% 7.0% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.0% 9.6% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.6% 14.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.8% 12.0% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.6% 17.8% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.7% 9.5% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.7% 12.0% 7.0%

Gender in New Bedford

Female
52.2% (49,659)
Male
47.8% (45,457)
Gender New Bedford MA USA
Female 52.2% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 47.8% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in New Bedford for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
15.0% (14,267)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (9,511)
High School / GED
34.0% (32,339)
Some College
16.0% (15,218)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (7,609)
Bachelor's Degree
11.0% (10,462)
Master's Degree
4.0% (3,804)
Professional Degree
1.0% (951)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (951)
Education New Bedford MA USA
< 9th Grade 15.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 34.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 16.0% 16.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 11.0% 24.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 4.0% 13.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 3.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About New Bedford

Overall User Rating
4.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

I would rather live in New Bedford or Fall River any day.

Oh and by the way New Bedford has 8% unemployment, yeah I know 92% employment s***s.

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