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-Depressed areas

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Providence is the capital and primary commercial, industrial, and residential area for this small New England state. Established as an enclave of religious tolerance and resident American rights in pre-Revolutionary times, it remains a center of liberal intellectual thought. It’s also an old manufacturing and typically New-England style old textile milling center, and the area and surrounding communities of New Bedford and Fall River have borne the brunt of considerable economic dislocation. The metro area covers the state of Rhode Island and spreads eastward into Bristol County, Massachusetts (where New Bedford and Fall River are located).

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Quick Facts About New Bedford

    The unemployment rate in New Bedford is 6.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. New Bedford jobs have Increased by 1.62 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, New Bedford's cost of living is 14.60% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, New Bedford's population is 94,958 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -4.97 percent.
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in New Bedford is $200,300. Home appreciation the last year has been -22.06 percent.
    New Bedford public schools spend $21,909 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.6 students per teacher in New Bedford.

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re: New Bedford, MA - 6/22/2009
Yes , all the stabbings and shootings, a recent drive by shooting to close to home! Cost of living is very high and the public school system is failing our kids. Ugh, I... (read more)
It is what you make it
While unemployment is always a problem here, this city is no worse than any other old Northeastern city. Yes, we do have crime and bad areas, just as any other city... (read more)
New Bedford, MA
It's sad to say, but New Bedford has become what Angel said... "a low end dangerous place". Unemployment is high, gangs seem to be prevalent throughout the city, and the... (read more)
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