New Bedford, Massachusetts Population 2018

New Bedford, Massachusetts's estimated population is 95,120 according to the most recent United States census estimates. New Bedford, Massachusetts is the 7th largest city in Massachusetts based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 4756.71 people/mi² (1836.57 people/km²), with a household density of 834.64 people/km² (2161.72 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 37.3 years, 36.3 years for males, and 38.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.8 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 43,228 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.7%, with a median rent of $777/month. The median house has 5.2 rooms, and has a value of $204,100.

The median income for households in New Bedford, Massachusetts is $38,178, while the mean household income is $51,113. The per capita income is $, and % of families and % of individuals are below the federal poverty line. % of those under 18 are in poverty, and % of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201795,120-23-0.02%
201695,143-23-0.02%
201595,16670.01%
201495,159560.06%
201395,103930.10%
201295,0101140.12%
201194,896-156-0.16%
201095,0521,2840.14%
200093,768-6,154-0.63%
199099,9221,4440.15%
198098,478-3,299-0.33%
1970101,777-700-0.07%
1960102,477-6,712-0.63%
1950109,189-1,152-0.10%
1940110,341-2,256-0.20%
1930112,597-8,620-0.73%
1920121,21724,5652.29%
191096,65234,2104.47%
190062,44221,7094.36%
189040,73313,8884.26%
188026,8455,5252.33%
187021,320-980-0.45%
186022,3005,8573.09%
185016,4434,3563.13%
184012,0874,4954.76%
18307,5923,6456.76%
18203,947-1,704-3.53%
18105,6511,2902.63%
18004,3610.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White66,505
Some Other Race16,674
Black or African American6,358
Two or More Races3,722
Asian1,316
American Indian and Alaska Native388
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander25

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

New Bedford Ma Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

New Bedford Ma Median Age

37.3


Total

36.3


Male

38.2


Female

New Bedford Ma Adults

There are 73,616 adults, (14,533 of which are seniors) in New Bedford Ma.

New Bedford Ma Age Dependency

60.9

Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

New Bedford Ma Sex Ratio

Female

50,300

52.95%

Male

44,688

47.05%

New Bedford Ma Households and Families

New Bedford Ma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

New Bedford Ma Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.7%34.3%
All41.7%58.3%
Non Family32%68%
Male31.3%68.8%
Female25.8%74.2%

41.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

New Bedford Ma Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All39,2542.3741.7
Non Family16,3221.2332
Married12,7203.1765.7
Female7,8923.2225.8
Male2,3203.131.3

3.04

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

8.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

New Bedford Ma Households

New Bedford Ma Education

New Bedford Ma Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10,90616.84%
9th to 12th Grade6,81310.52%
High School Graduate20,90032.28%
Some College11,05117.07%
Associates Degree4,8457.48%
Bachelors Degree6,67010.30%
Graduate Degree3,5655.51%

New Bedford Ma Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White46,61735,2388,053
Other Race9,3315,643604
Hispanic8,9085,184635
Black3,9112,899752
Multiple Races1,6561,144212
Asian758557331
Native American24717539

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 75.59%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 43.67%.

New Bedford Ma Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,012$37,499$28,350
Less Than High School$26,322$29,730$23,194
High School Grad$30,586$36,782$25,264
Some College$32,275$42,125$28,402
Bachelors Degree$42,410$44,457$42,124
Graduate Degree$52,141$55,540$50,172

$32,012

Average Earnings

$37,499

Average Male

$28,350

Average Female

New Bedford Ma Language

New Bedford Ma Language by Age

New Bedford Ma Language

62.94% of New Bedford Ma residents speak only English, while 37.06% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 22.39% of the population.

New Bedford Ma Poverty

New Bedford Ma Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White60,56510,24816.92%
Hispanic17,8407,62242.72%
Other16,5346,46339.09%
Black6,2661,76728.20%
Multiple3,6181,14631.67%
Asian1,31627921.20%
Native3889323.97%
Islander2525100.00%

23.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.17%

Male Poverty Rate

25.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in New Bedford Ma

The race most likely to be in poverty in New Bedford Ma is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in New Bedford Ma is White, with 16.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.42%.

New Bedford Ma Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.12%
High School19.10%
Some College16.13%
Bachelors or Greater8.63%

New Bedford Ma Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed50.43%
Male Unemployed32.75%
Female Employed11.46%
Male Employed7.79%

New Bedford Ma Income

New Bedford Ma Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,178$51,113
Families$47,727$59,664
Married Families$66,672$77,247
Non Families$23,131$35,044

New Bedford Ma Marital Status

New Bedford Ma Marital Status

Marriage Rates

36.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.6%

Male Marriage Rate

33.6%

Female Marriage Rate

New Bedford Ma Married by Age and Sex

New Bedford Ma Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

New Bedford Ma Marital Status by Race

New Bedford Ma Veterans

New Bedford Ma Veterans by War

4,295

Number of Veterans

4,090

Male Veterans

205

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,309
Korea558
First Gulf War547
Second Gulf War533
World War II394

New Bedford Ma Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+1,251
65 to 74966
35 to 54966
55 to 64785
18 to 34327

New Bedford Ma Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,5546.52%
Other3813.42%
Black2184.72%
Hispanic2031.86%
2 or More1055.19%
Indian3714.02%

New Bedford Ma Veterans by Education

12.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

New Bedford Ma Employment Status

New Bedford Ma Employment by Age

62.3%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

10.3%

Unemployment Rate

New Bedford Ma Employment by Race

New Bedford Ma Employment by Education

New Bedford Ma Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

64.01%

Born in Massachusetts

79.54%

Native Born

20.46%

Foreign Born

8.94%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

79.54% of New Bedford Ma residents were born in the United States, with 64.01% having been born in Massachusetts. 8.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.