Living in New Bedford, MA

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30

New Bedford, Massachusetts Info Snack

Population
95,239
Unemployment
6.4%
Poverty
20.3%
Median Home
$226,900
Median Income
$46,321
Median Rent
$847

New Bedford SnackAbility

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

New Bedford, MA Crime Report

2,755
Total Crimes
2,911.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
17.57%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
New Bedford
/ 100k People
Massachusetts
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 2,755 2,911.9 1,507.4 2,476.7
Violent Crime 628 663.8 327.6 366.7
Murder 3 3.2 2.2 5.0
Robbery 176 186.0 52.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 383 404.8 241.0 250.2
Property Crime 2,127 2,248.1 1,179.8 2,109.9
Burglary 465 491.5 179.0 340.5
Larceny 1,513 1,599.1 911.8 1,549.5
Car Theft 149 157.5 89.0 219.9

New Bedford, MA Cost Of Living

110
New Bedford's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense New Bedford Massachusetts National Average
Overall 110 131 100
Services 115 122 100
Groceries 105 109 100
Health 107 121 100
Housing 102 165 100
Transportation 110 107 100
Utilities 124 114 100

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Map Of New Bedford, MA

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Population over time in New Bedford

Year Population % Change
2019 95,239 0.1%
2018 95,117 -0.0%
2017 95,125 0.1%
2016 94,988 0.1%
2015 94,909 0.0%
2014 94,873 -0.1%
2013 94,927 -0.0%
2012 94,952 -0.1%
2011 95,006 0.1%
2010 94,945 -

Race / Ethnicity in New Bedford

White
60.5% (57,575)
African American
6.4% (6,051)
American Indian
0.0% (27)
Asian
1.5% (1,476)
Hawaiian
0.0% (25)
Other
7.2% (6,820)
Two Or More
3.6% (3,439)
Hispanic
20.8% (19,826)
Race New Bedford MA USA
White 60.5% 71.6% 60.7%
African American 6.4% 6.9% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 1.5% 6.6% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 7.2% 0.8% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.6% 2.1% 2.4%
Hispanic 20.8% 11.8% 18.0%

Gender in New Bedford

Female
51.8% (49,331)
Male
48.2% (45,908)
Gender New Bedford MA USA
Female 51.8% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 48.2% 48.5% 49.2%

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

< 9th Grade
12.0% (11,428)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (9,523)
High School / GED
35.0% (33,333)
Some College
17.0% (16,190)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (7,619)
Bachelor's Degree
12.0% (11,428)
Master's Degree
4.0% (3,809)
Professional Degree
1.0% (952)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (952)
Education New Bedford MA USA
< 9th Grade 12.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 35.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 17.0% 15.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 12.0% 24.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 4.0% 14.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 3.0% 1.0%

Household Income For New Bedford, Massachusetts

Less than $10,000
8.8% (834,149)
$10,000 to $14,999
8.6% (819,699)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.9% (1,137,832)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.6% (1,010,726)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.2% (1,258,326)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.3% (1,548,539)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.5% (1,185,834)
$100,000 to $149,999
12.2% (1,162,813)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.1% (388,665)
$200,000 or more
1.9% (177,311)
Income New Bedford MA USA
Less than $10,000 8.8% 5.2% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 8.6% 4.2% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.9% 7.2% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.6% 6.7% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.2% 9.3% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.3% 14.2% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.5% 12.1% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 12.2% 17.8% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.1% 10.2% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 1.9% 13.2% 7.7%

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