New Bedford is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of New Bedford.
The formal boundaries for the City of New Bedford (see map) encompass a land area of 20 sq. miles and a water area of 4.14 sq. miles.
Alternate Unofficial Names for New Bedford: Achushena, Acushnet Village.Photos of the local New Bedford, MA area
|Population in Households||95,211|
|Population in Familes||71,719|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||2,041|
|Average Household Size||2.39|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||44,074 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||16,932 (38.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||22,848 (51.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||4,294 ( 9.7%)|
|Median Home Value||$202,166|
|Average Home Value||$210,211|
|Median Household Income||$34,887|
|Average Household Income||$45,853|
|Per Capita Income||$18,812|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.95%|
|Per Capita Income||2.36%|
The table below compares New Bedford to the other 244 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 6||98th|
|Population Density1||# 22||91st|
|Diversity Index2||# 15||94th|
|Median Household Income||# 236||4th|
|Per Capita Income||# 234||5th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.