New Bedford, MA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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New Bedford, Massachusetts Info Snack

Population
95,355
Unemployment
7.3%
Poverty
18.6%
Median Home
$239,000
Median Income
$48,999
Median Rent
$869

New Bedford SnackAbility

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

New Bedford, MA Crime Report

2,280
Total Crimes
2,402.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
2.42%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
New Bedford
/ 100k People
Massachusetts
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 2,280 2,402.9 1,362.0 2,346.0
Violent Crime 596 628.1 308.8 387.8
Murder 4 4.2 2.3 6.5
Robbery 106 111.7 43.7 73.9
Aggravated Assault 435 458.4 235.9 279.7
Property Crime 1,684 1,774.8 1,053.2 1,958.2
Burglary 285 300.4 149.7 314.2
Larceny 1,223 1,288.9 804.3 1,398.0
Car Theft 176 185.5 99.2 246.0

New Bedford, MA Cost Of Living

114
New Bedford's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense New Bedford Massachusetts National Average
Overall 114 132 100
Services 121 119 100
Groceries 110 112 100
Health 107 123 100
Housing 101 164 100
Transportation 104 109 100
Utilities 127 116 100

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Rankings for New Bedford in Massachusetts

Map Of New Bedford, MA

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Population over time in New Bedford

Year Population % Change
2020 95,355 0.3%
2019 95,117 -0.0%
2018 95,125 0.1%
2017 94,988 0.1%
2016 94,909 0.0%
2015 94,873 -0.1%
2014 94,927 -0.0%
2013 94,952 -0.1%
2012 95,006 0.1%
2011 94,945 -

Race / Ethnicity in New Bedford

White
59.1% (56,384)
African American
6.2% (5,923)
American Indian
0.1% (77)
Asian
1.6% (1,537)
Hawaiian
0.0% (18)
Other
6.0% (5,676)
Two Or More
5.1% (4,890)
Hispanic
21.9% (20,850)
Race New Bedford MA USA
White 59.1% 70.8% 60.1%
African American 6.2% 6.8% 12.2%
American Indian 0.1% 0.1% 0.6%
Asian 1.6% 6.7% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 6.0% 0.8% 0.3%
Two Or More 5.1% 2.7% 2.8%
Hispanic 21.9% 12.0% 18.2%

Gender in New Bedford

Female
51.1% (48,684)
Male
48.9% (46,671)
Gender New Bedford MA USA
Female 51.1% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 48.9% 48.5% 49.2%

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

< 9th Grade
11.0% (10,489)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (9,535)
High School / GED
35.0% (33,374)
Some College
17.0% (16,210)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (8,581)
Bachelor's Degree
12.0% (11,442)
Master's Degree
4.0% (3,814)
Professional Degree
1.0% (953)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (953)
Education New Bedford MA USA
< 9th Grade 11.0% 3.0% 5.0%
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 9.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 12.0% 25.0% 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
8.5% (807,828)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.8% (739,960)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.6% (1,110,794)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.1% (962,851)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.0% (1,240,672)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.9% (1,519,469)
$75,000 to $99,999
13.0% (1,237,010)
$100,000 to $149,999
13.2% (1,260,690)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.6% (443,097)
$200,000 or more
2.2% (213,126)
Income New Bedford MA USA
Less than $10,000 8.5% 5.0% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.8% 4.1% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.6% 6.8% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.1% 6.4% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.0% 9.0% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.9% 13.9% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 13.0% 12.0% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 13.2% 18.0% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.6% 10.6% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 2.2% 14.3% 8.3%

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