New Bedford employment information

IndexNew BedfordMassachusettsNational
Income per capita$21,181$36,441$28,555
Median household income$36,813$67,846$53,482
Median income owner occupied$56,609$91,408$68,142
Median income renter occupied$25,872$37,165$33,219
Median earnings male$31,528$44,611$36,116
Median earnings female$23,473$31,498$25,692
Unemployment rate7.6%5.7%5.8%
Poverty level24.0%11.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in New Bedford is 26% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in New Bedford is 31% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in New Bedford is 30% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in New Bedford is 54% higher than the national average.

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New Bedford median earnings by income bracket

New Bedford employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry15.7%0.5%
Manufacturing sector15.6%2.0%
Financial & insurance services1.9%3.5%
Wholesale & retail services18.6%13.8%
Public administration5.3%3.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.0%2.2%
Education, health & social services12.1%42.2%
Other23.9%23.1%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
North Westport, MA4,540$77,25944%
Mattapoisett Center, MA3,199$75,96642%
Somerset, MA18,262$72,55836%
Tiverton, RI7,300$69,23229%
Marion Center, MA1,176$68,08627%
New Bedford, MA94,873$36,81331%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Mission Viejo, CA95,246$98,15784%
Renton, WA95,479$65,22322%
Brockton, MA94,267$48,5699%
South Gate, CA95,515$43,52619%
Greeley, CO95,677$47,34211%
New Bedford, MA94,873$36,81331%
Source: The New Bedford, MA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.