Latest Data (2018)
Population 95,315
Nationwide Rank 334

Quick Facts

New Bedford, Massachusetts is the 334th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

New Bedford, Massachusetts is a city.

New Bedford, Massachusetts is currently 21.4% smaller than it was in 1920, the year of its peak recorded population.

New Bedford, Massachusetts's growth is extremely below average. 86% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

New Bedford, Massachusetts Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
324 Federal Way, Washington 97,044 13.9%
325 Sandy, Utah 96,901 8.8%
326 San Marcos, California 96,847 73.3%
327 Compton, California 96,617 3.1%
328 Longmont, Colorado 96,577 33.6%
329 Erie, Pennsylvania 96,471 -6.9%
330 Nampa, Idaho 96,252 75.7%
331 Flint, Michigan 95,943 -23.0%
332 Brockton, Massachusetts 95,777 1.3%
333 Sunrise, Florida 95,458 10.9%
334 New Bedford, Massachusetts 95,315 1.5%
335 Hesperia, California 95,274 51.1%
336 Mission Viejo, California 95,202 1.7%
337 Chico, California 94,776 22.9%
338 Lynn, Massachusetts 94,654 6.1%
339 Roswell, Georgia 94,650 15.9%
340 Portsmouth, Virginia 94,632 -5.7%
341 Quincy, Massachusetts 94,580 7.0%
342 South Gate, California 94,443 -2.1%
343 Dearborn, Michigan 94,333 -3.5%
344 Plantation, Florida 94,288 13.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In Massachusetts

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
136 Worcester 185,877 7.7%
166 Springfield 155,032 2.0%
237 Cambridge 118,977 17.0%
266 Lowell 111,670 6.1%
332 Brockton 95,777 1.3%
334 New Bedford 95,315 1.5%
338 Lynn 94,654 6.1%
341 Quincy 94,580 7.0%
369 Fall River 89,661 -2.6%
374 Newton 88,904 6.1%
425 Somerville 81,562 5.2%
434 Lawrence 80,376 11.3%
493 Framingham 73,123
587 Haverhill 64,041 8.3%
598 Waltham 62,962 6.3%
615 Malden 61,036 8.4%
658 Medford 57,765 3.7%
660 Weymouth Town 57,719
668 Taunton 57,296 2.0%
688 Chicopee 55,582 1.5%
725 Revere 53,821 13.5%
733 Peabody 53,278 10.1%
764 Methuen 50,698 15.3%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 95,315 334
2017 95,120 329
2016 95,032 329
2015 94,958 323
2014 94,845 318
2013 95,078 315
2012 94,929 315
2011 94,885 307
2010 95,072 302
2009 91,053 317
2008 90,996 313
2007 91,150 303
2006 91,433 297
2005 92,067 290
2004 93,060 285
2003 93,685 277
2002 93,835 272
2001 93,831 269
2000 93,896 263
1990 98,476 208
1950 109,189 97
1940 110,341 80
1930 112,597 75
1920 121,217 53
1910 96,652 53
1900 62,442 58
1890 40,733 72
1880 26,845 75
1870 21,320 62
1860 22,300 40
1850 16,443 42
1840 12,087 31