New Bedford, Massachusetts 

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Population

94,958

5% Decline

Unemployment Rate

6.8%

Median Income

$36,813

Avg. Home Price

$226,800

Best Places to Live in New Bedford, Massachusetts

Capital-city complex - Eastern edge of Rhode Island at the head of Narragansett Bay
Pros
-Educated population
-Arts and culture
-Attractive downtown
Cons
-Cost of living and housing
-Economy
-Depressed areas

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What Bert Has To Say About Providence-Warwick Metro Area

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).


QUICK FACTS

City: New Bedford
Zip Codes: 02740 02745 02746 02744
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 51 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in New Bedford is 6.8% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. New Bedford jobs have increased by 1.62%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, New Bedford's cost of living is 14.60% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare New Bedford's Cost of Living
POPULATION
New Bedford's population is 94,958 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -4.97%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in New Bedford is $226,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.57%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in New Bedford

It's a good time to buy in New Bedford. Home Appreciation is up 4.6% in the last 12 months. Browse New Bedford Real Estate.

The median home price in New Bedford is $226,800. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for New Bedford   4 Reviews
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It is what you make it - 1/25/2010
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 - 6/22/2009
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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ZIP CODES IN NEW BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS
02740 02745 02746 02744
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