Latest Data (2017)
Population 95,120
Nationwide Rank 329

Quick Facts

New Bedford, Massachusetts is the 329th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

New Bedford, Massachusetts is a city.

New Bedford, Massachusetts is currently 21.5% smaller than it was in 1920, the year of its peak recorded population.

New Bedford, Massachusetts's growth is extremely below average. 87% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

New Bedford, Massachusetts Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
319 Lawrence, Kansas 96,892 20.2%
320 Federal Way, Washington 96,690 13.5%
321 Flint, Michigan 96,448 -22.6%
322 San Marcos, California 96,198 72.1%
323 Rio Rancho, New Mexico 96,159 82.4%
324 Sandy, Utah 96,145 8.0%
325 Mission Viejo, California 96,016 2.5%
326 Brockton, Massachusetts 95,672 1.2%
327 Yuma, Arizona 95,502 20.7%
328 South Gate, California 95,430 -1.1%
329 New Bedford, Massachusetts 95,120 1.3%
330 Hesperia, California 94,859 50.4%
331 Roswell, Georgia 94,786 16.1%
332 Portsmouth, Virginia 94,572 -5.8%
333 Bend, Oregon 94,520 79.6%
334 Dearborn, Michigan 94,491 -3.4%
335 Longmont, Colorado 94,341 30.5%
336 Sunrise, Florida 94,323 9.5%
337 Quincy, Massachusetts 94,166 6.5%
338 Livonia, Michigan 94,105 -6.5%
339 Lynn, Massachusetts 94,063 5.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In Massachusetts

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
132 Worcester 185,677 7.6%
165 Springfield 154,758 1.8%
252 Cambridge 113,630 11.7%
262 Lowell 111,346 5.8%
326 Brockton 95,672 1.2%
329 New Bedford 95,120 1.3%
337 Quincy 94,166 6.5%
339 Lynn 94,063 5.4%
366 Fall River 89,420 -2.9%
369 Newton 88,994 6.2%
417 Somerville 81,360 4.9%
428 Lawrence 80,162 11.0%
580 Haverhill 63,639 7.6%
594 Waltham 62,442 5.4%
607 Malden 61,246 8.7%
654 Medford 57,797 3.8%
660 Taunton 57,139 1.8%
667 Weymouth Town 56,664
682 Chicopee 55,515 1.4%
712 Revere 53,993 13.9%
729 Peabody 52,987 9.5%
762 Methuen 50,259 14.3%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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