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 2.37 people per household. The vacancy rate was 9.2%, 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 $22,056, and 19.6% of families and 23.5% of individuals are below the federal poverty line. 34.8% of those under 18 are in poverty, and 17.5% of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth 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%
201095,0521,2841.37%
200093,768-6,154-6.16%
199099,9221,4441.47%
198098,478-3,299-3.24%
1970101,777-700-0.68%
1960102,477-6,712-6.15%
1950109,189-1,152-1.04%
1940110,341-2,256-2.00%
1930112,597-8,620-7.11%
1920121,21724,56525.42%
191096,65234,21054.79%
190062,44221,70953.30%
189040,73313,88851.73%
188026,8455,52525.91%
187021,320-980-4.39%
186022,3005,85735.62%
185016,4434,35636.04%
184012,0874,49559.21%
18307,5923,64592.35%
18203,947-1,704-30.15%
18105,6511,29029.58%
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

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New Bedford Ma Median Age

37.3


Total

36.3


Male

38.2


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 73,718 adults 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 Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.2
Houses Without Mortgage
6,199
Houses With Mortgage
10,152
Vacancy Rate
9.2
Median Rent
777
Median Home Value
204,100
Renter-Occupied Units
22,903
Owner-Occupied Units
16,351
Total Housing Units
43,228

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in New Bedford Ma for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 6.4% and the labor force participation rate is 62.3%.

New Bedford Ma Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.37
Average Family Size
3.04
Total Households
39254
Married Couple Households
12720
Male Householder (no wife) Families
2320
Female Householder (no husband) Families
7892
Non Family Households
16322
Total Families
22932
Households With Own Children
10544
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
8.8
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.4

New Bedford Ma Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
4,040
$10,000 to $14,999
4,449
$15,000 to $24,999
5,329
$25,000 to $34,999
4,405
$35,000 to $49,999
5,501
$50,000 to $74,999
6,503
$75,000 to $99,999
4,067
$100,000 to $149,999
3,614
$150,000 to $199,999
941
Over $200,000
405

New Bedford Ma Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

New Bedford Ma

Massachusetts

$38,178

$70,954

$51,113

$97,295

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New Bedford Ma Education Data

New Bedford Ma Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
10,90616.84%
9th to 12th Grade
6,81310.52%
High School Graduate
20,90032.28%
Some College
11,05117.07%
Associates Degree
4,8457.48%
Bachelors Degree
6,67010.30%
Graduate Degree
3,5655.51%