New Bedford, Massachusetts Population 2019

New Bedford, Massachusetts's estimated population is 95,315 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 4766.46 people/mi² (1840.33 people/km²).

The overall median age is 37.5 years, 36.1 years for males, and 39.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.7 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.36 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in New Bedford, Massachusetts is $40,626, while the mean household income is $55,531.

New Bedford Ma Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of New Bedford Ma was:

  • White: 67.17%
  • Other race: 20.77%
  • Black or African American: 6.13%
  • Two or more races: 4.03%
  • Asian: 1.61%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%

How Many People Live in New Bedford, Massachusetts?

95,315
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201895,3153250.34%
201794,990-80-0.08%
201695,070-41-0.04%
201595,111-21-0.02%
201495,132590.06%
201395,073760.08%
201294,9971110.12%
201194,886-170-0.18%
201095,0561,2880.14%
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

New Bedford Ma Population Pyramid 2019

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

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

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 Education

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 asian people with a rate of 49.94%.

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%.

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

New Bedford Ma Veterans

3,844

Number of Veterans

3,653

Male Veterans

191

Female Veterans

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

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

62.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.6%

Employment Rate

9.1%

Unemployment Rate

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.