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Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of New Bedford is 100,941. New Bedford, Massachusetts is the 323rd largest city in the US.
New Bedford is located entirely in Bristol County.
The peak population of New Bedford was in 1920, when its population was 121,217. In 1920, New Bedford was the 53rd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 323rd largest city in the US. New Bedford is currently 16.7% smaller than it was in 1920.
New Bedford has grown 7.5% since the 2000. New Bedford, Massachusetts's growth is below average. 75% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
New Bedford has a population density of 4,754.3 people per square mile.
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The total voting age population of New Bedford, Massachusetts, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 66,356. The voting age population is 46.4% male and 53.6% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 15.1% of the residents of New Bedford are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of New Bedford are 63.5% White, 22.7% Other, 7.0% Black, 5.2% Two or more races, 1.5% Asian and 0.1% American Indian. Additionally, 20.8% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In New Bedford, 20.3% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 30.3%. On a per-household basis, 15.8% of families are below the poverty line in New Bedford.
Among those aged 16 and older, 61.9% of New Bedford residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 76.4% of New Bedford residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 17.0% have a bachelor's degree and 5.4% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among New Bedford residents aged 5 and older, 36.8% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 15.3% of residents speak Spanish at home, 20.2% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.9% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in New Bedford is 6.4%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In New Bedford, 9.5% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in New Bedford is $46,321.
In New Bedford, 40.2% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 59.8% of housing units in New Bedford.
Of all the housing units in New Bedford, 50.9% of them were build before 1940.
In New Bedford, 4.6% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 2,000 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in New Bedford is $847.
In New Bedford, 76.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.