New Bedford, MA 02740 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02740: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
New Bedford, MA 02740

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Bristol County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.636, Longitude -70.942
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,324
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 16,614
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,737
    • Single Family Addresses: 12,877

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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New Bedford, MA 02740 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 44,646
Population in Households 43,252
Population in Familes 32,176
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,394
Population Density2 7,481
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $38,539
Average Household Income $54,317
Per Capita Income $23,069


Total Housing Units 20,608 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,457 (36.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,004 (53.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,147 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $227,991
Average Home Value $266,156


Total Households 18,461
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 10,552
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.42% 0.41%
Households 0.39% 0.41%
Families 0.28% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   3.08%

New Bedford, MA 02740 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02740 to the other 521 ZIP Codes in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 16 97th
Population Density # 63 88th
Diversity Index # 47 91st
Median Household Income # 494 5th
Per Capita Income # 485 7th

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