New Bedford, Massachusetts 

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Population

95,125

+0.2% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.8%

Median Income

$36,813

Median Home Price

$242,800

Best Places to Live in New Bedford, Massachusetts

Capital-city complex - Eastern edge of Rhode Island at the head of Narragansett Bay. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in New Bedford, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Pros
Educated population
Arts and culture
Attractive downtown
Cons
Cost of living and housing
Economy
Depressed areas
 $275,000 
861A Ashley Blvd
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 1377 SqFt
 $399,900 
N/A
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 1804 SqFt
 $1,195,000 
6 N Shore Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 4 | 3784 SqFt

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).


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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 4.8% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. New Bedford jobs have increased by 3.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, New Bedford's cost of living is 0.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare New Bedford's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in New Bedford, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Bristol county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
New Bedford's population is 95,125 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 0.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in New Bedford is $242,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.7%. 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. More Education



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Housing Market in New Bedford

It's a good time to buy in New Bedford. Home Appreciation is up 5.7% in the last 12 months. Browse New Bedford Real Estate

The median home price in New Bedford is $242,800. Browse Homes in this Range.


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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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02740 02745 02746 02744

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NEW LISTINGS IN NEW BEDFORD
$275,000
861A Ashley Blvd
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$399,900
N/A
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$1,195,000
6 N Shore Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$419,900
189 Tarkiln Pl
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$260,000
66 Willow St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$374,000
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Bed 3 | Bath 3

$339,000
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Bed 3 | Bath 2

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