The City of New Bedford is the 6th largest city in Massachusetts with a population of 98,293 as of July 1, 2015. New Bedford ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for New Bedford is located at latitude 41.6613 and longitude -70.9379 in Bristol County. The formal boundaries for the City of New Bedford (see map below) encompass a land area of 20 sq. miles and a water area of 4.14 sq. miles. Bristol County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.
The City of New Bedford has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with New Bedford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.
Alternate Unofficial Names for New Bedford: Achushena, Acushnet Village.
|Population in Households||96,232|
|Population in Familes||72,372|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||2,061|
|Average Household Size||2.39|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||44,259 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||17,130 (38.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||23,103 (52.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||4,026 ( 9.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$203,664|
|Average Home Value||$214,399|
|Median Household Income||$35,041|
|Average Household Income||$47,887|
|Per Capita Income||$19,657|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.48%|
|Per Capita Income||2.04%|
The table below compares New Bedford to the other 244 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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.