New Bedford, Massachusetts Population 2019

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
White63,899
Some Other Race19,756
Black or African American5,829
Two or More Races3,835
Asian1,533
American Indian and Alaska Native256
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander17

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

New Bedford Ma Population Pyramid 2019

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

New Bedford Ma Median Age

37.5


Total

36.1


Male

39.2


Female

New Bedford Ma Adults

There are 74,043 adults, (14,366 of whom are seniors) in New Bedford Ma.

New Bedford Ma Age Dependency

59.4

Age Dependency Ratio

24.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

New Bedford Ma Sex Ratio

Female

50,157

52.73%

Male

44,968

47.27%

New Bedford Ma Households and Families

New Bedford Ma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

New Bedford Ma Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married64.8%35.2%
All41%59%
Non Family31.5%68.5%
Male29.9%70.1%
Female26.3%73.7%

41.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

New Bedford Ma Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All39,4912.3641
Non Family16,1721.2431.5
Married12,6763.1464.8
Female8,1223.1526.3
Male2,5213.0629.9

3

Average Family Size

2.36

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 Grade10,32315.88%
9th to 12th Grade6,60110.15%
High School Graduate21,01332.32%
Some College11,08817.05%
Associates Degree4,8987.53%
Bachelors Degree7,30011.23%
Graduate Degree3,7975.84%

New Bedford Ma Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White45,46234,8898,629
Other Race11,2166,852683
Hispanic9,6545,799693
Black3,8193,137830
Multiple Races1,6171,261242
Asian877685438
Native American1489732

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 82.14%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 49.94%.

New Bedford Ma Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,555$39,344$29,441
Less Than High School$26,957$31,106$22,770
High School Grad$31,317$37,898$25,151
Some College$34,624$43,912$30,062
Bachelors Degree$46,101$47,379$45,211
Graduate Degree$57,100$56,958$57,313

$33,555

Average Earnings

$39,344

Average Male

$29,441

Average Female

New Bedford Ma Language

New Bedford Ma Language by Age

New Bedford Ma Language

62.56% of New Bedford Ma residents speak only English, while 37.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 21.83% of the population.

New Bedford Ma Poverty

New Bedford Ma Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White58,9159,77616.59%
Hispanic18,8747,76841.16%
Other19,6127,48338.16%
Black5,7211,50326.27%
Multiple3,7471,00926.93%
Asian1,52638024.90%
Native25611243.75%
Islander1717100.00%

23.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.11%

Male Poverty Rate

24.85%

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 16.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.97%.

New Bedford Ma Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.88%
High School19.00%
Some College16.85%
Bachelors or Greater7.67%

New Bedford Ma Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.11%
Male Unemployed31.91%
Female Employed10.76%
Male Employed7.78%

New Bedford Ma Income

New Bedford Ma Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,626$55,531
Families$51,529$64,516
Married Families$71,591$85,021
Non Families$24,947$38,044

New Bedford Ma Marital Status

New Bedford Ma Marital Status

Marriage Rates

35.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.8%

Male Marriage Rate

33.0%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

New Bedford Ma Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

New Bedford Ma Veterans

New Bedford Ma Veterans by War

3,844

Number of Veterans

3,653

Male Veterans

191

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,130
Second Gulf War550
First Gulf War545
Korea457
World War II295

New Bedford Ma Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+1,057
35 to 54930
65 to 74801
55 to 64743
18 to 34313

New Bedford Ma Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,0885.85%
Other3202.40%
Black2966.63%
Hispanic2261.94%
2 or More1205.81%
Indian2012.74%

New Bedford Ma Veterans by Education

12.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

New Bedford Ma Employment Status

New Bedford Ma Employment by Age

62.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.6%

Employment Rate

9.1%

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

63.09%

Born in Massachusetts

79.15%

Native Born

20.85%

Foreign Born

9.30%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

79.15% of New Bedford Ma residents were born in the United States, with 63.09% having been born in Massachusetts. 9.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.