New Bedford, MA 02744 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02744: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
New Bedford, MA 02744

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 321
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,284
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 889
  • County: Bristol County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.612, Longitude -70.915
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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New Bedford, MA 02744 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,455
Population in Households 12,444
Population in Familes 9,510
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 9,145
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 4,931
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 3,037
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,552 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,644 (29.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,287 (59.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 621 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $226,160
Average Home Value $246,548


Median Household Income $34,457
Average Household Income $46,958
Per Capita Income $18,609
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.45%
Households 0.4% 0.43%
Families 0.33% 0.39%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   0.78%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

New Bedford, MA 02744 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02744 to the other 515 ZIP Codes in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 210 59th
Population Density1 # 46 91st
Diversity Index2 # 51 90th
Median Household Income # 493 4th
Per Capita Income # 495 4th

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