Latest Data (2016)
Population 95,032
Nationwide Rank 329

Quick Facts

New Bedford, Massachusetts is the 329th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

New Bedford, Massachusetts is a city.

New Bedford, Massachusetts is currently 21.6% smaller than it was in 1920, the year of its peak recorded population.

New Bedford, Massachusetts's growth is extremely below average. 89% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

New Bedford, Massachusetts Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
319 Boca Raton, Florida 96,114 15.5%
320 Lee's Summit, Missouri 96,076 35.3%
321 Rio Rancho, New Mexico 96,028 82.1%
322 Sandy, Utah 95,836 7.6%
323 Brockton, Massachusetts 95,630 1.2%
324 Meridian, Idaho 95,623 160.3%
325 South Gate, California 95,538 -1.0%
326 Lawrence, Kansas 95,358 18.3%
327 San Marcos, California 95,261 70.5%
328 Portsmouth, Virginia 95,252 -5.1%
329 New Bedford, Massachusetts 95,032 1.2%
330 Yuma, Arizona 94,906 19.9%
331 Lawton, Oklahoma 94,653 2.2%
332 Roswell, Georgia 94,598 15.9%
333 Dearborn, Michigan 94,444 -3.4%
334 Livonia, Michigan 94,041 -6.5%
335 Yakima, Washington 93,986 12.5%
336 Sunrise, Florida 93,734 8.9%
337 Hesperia, California 93,724 48.6%
338 Quincy, Massachusetts 93,688 6.0%
339 Longmont, Colorado 92,858 28.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In Massachusetts

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
131 Worcester 184,508 6.9%
165 Springfield 154,074 1.4%
262 Cambridge 110,651 8.8%
263 Lowell 110,558 5.1%
323 Brockton 95,630 1.2%
329 New Bedford 95,032 1.2%
338 Quincy 93,688 6.0%
342 Lynn 92,697 3.9%
362 Newton 89,045 6.2%
363 Fall River 88,930 -3.4%
415 Somerville 81,322 4.9%
425 Lawrence 80,209 11.1%
579 Waltham 63,002 6.3%
581 Haverhill 62,873 6.3%
605 Malden 60,840 8.0%
655 Medford 57,213 2.7%
659 Taunton 56,843 1.2%
669 Chicopee 55,991 2.2%
670 Weymouth Town 55,972
713 Revere 53,157 12.1%
725 Peabody 52,491 8.5%
758 Methuen 49,917 13.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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