New Bedford, MA

94,959 Population
20 square miles 4,743.5 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.4%
was 1.4%
Ranked 7th Highest in MA
Population Density
4,743.5
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
49.5%
was 51.1%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
20.0%
was 23.0%
Ranked 11th Highest in MA
Percent Under 18
21.3%
was 22.0%
Ranked 7th Highest in MA
Percent 65 and Over
15.7%
was 15.9%
Ranked 3rd Highest in MA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
7.3
was 8.8
Ranked 31st Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
22.6%
was 29.2%
Ranked 12th Lowest in MA
Median Household Income
$36,808
was $33,098
Ranked 14th Highest in MA
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.1
47.2
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
6.3
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
1,091.9
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,612.0
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
43,438
was 44,962
Ranked 6th Highest in MA
Median Rent
$807
was $757
Ranked 12th Highest in MA
Total Building Permits
7
was 21
 
Occupied Housing Units
38,826
was 41,489
 
Homeownership Rate
39.2%
was 41.0%
Ranked 8th Highest in MA
Single Family Building Permits
7
was 21
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
2,172.2
was 2,248.5
Ranked 8th Highest in MA
Rental Vacancy Rate
16.3%
was 12.4%
Ranked 5th Highest in MA
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.2
Ranked 10th Highest in MA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.2
was 0.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.1
was 0.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.6%
was 96.4%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
94.6%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.2%
was 99.6%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
73.0%
was 70.7%
Ranked 13th Highest in MA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
17.3%
was 15.0%
Ranked 12th Highest in MA

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
46.0%
was 47.0%
Ranked 154th Highest in MA
Debt Service Ratio
7.7%
was 7.5%
Ranked 57th Highest in MA
Revenue
 
$273,124,273
$268,531,997
Ranked 9th Highest in MA
Expenditure
 
$236,491,164
$231,806,549
Ranked 10th Highest in MA
Revenue per Capita
$2,879
was $2,824
Ranked 131st Highest in MA
Expenditure per Capita
$2,493
was $2,438
Ranked 142nd Highest in MA

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