New BedfordMassachusetts

New Bedford Population Demographics

According to US population projections for 2022, the estimated population of New Bedford is 100,947. 24.89% is under 18, while 16.69% is over 65.

A closer look at the age demography reveals that 6.73% of the population was five years old or younger, 24.89% were 18 years or younger and 27.61% were aged 65 years and over. The gender split in the state was nearly even, with 49.48% female and 50.52% male.

New Bedford Housing

According to the US Census, New Bedford has 44,717 housing units. The average owner-occupied housing unit rate in New Bedford was 95.59%. At the same time, the city's median value of owner-occupied homes was $305,600

New Bedford Racial Demographics

In 2020, the US Census estimated that White Alone and Some Other Race Alone constitute 75.63% of New Bedford's population. Residents of the city who were Black Or African American Alone, made up 5.80% of the total population.

Other racial groups include American Indian And Alaska Native Alone, constituting 1.35% of the city's population and Asian Alone at 1.03%

White Alone60.76%
Some Other Race Alone14.87%
Black Or African American Alone5.80%
American Indian And Alaska Native Alone1.35%
Asian Alone1.03%
White Black Or African American0.97%

How Educated is New Bedford

According to Census estimates, in 2021, 12.8% of New Bedford residents had a bachelor's degree, while 4.9% had a graduate or professional degree.

Overall, 17.70% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Education Attainment (Population 25 Years and Older) in New Bedford CityPercentage
High School Graduate Or Higher61.9%
High School Graduate Includes Equivalency32.9%
Some College Or Associates Degree28.8%
Bachelors Degree Or Higher17.5%
Some College No Degree16.1%
Less Than 9th Grade14.7%

Average Income in New Bedford

The median household income in New Bedford is $49,237. This figure is significantly (approximately 0.00%) less than the state average of $49,237.

Estimates by family type revealed that families earned an average of $52,348 per year, while married-couple families earned an average of $69,870.

A closer examination of the income groups of New Bedford households revealed that the largest income group consisted of households with an annual income between $50,000 and $74,999. Other groups with yearly high household incomes include those between $100,000 and $149,999 (14.7%) and those with incomes exceeding $200,000 (2.4%). 8.5% of households in the City of Angels had an annual income of less than $10,000.

Median Income by Type of Family

Type of FamilyIncome
Married-couple families$69,870
Nonfamily households$36,986