New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts

New Bedford: City in Bristol County, Massachusetts


New Bedford is a city located in the county of Bristol in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Its population at the 2010 census was 95,072 and a population density of 1,521 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 95,517 inhabitants.

The city was created 383 years ago in 1639.

Quick Facts about New Bedford

Population : 95,517 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Massachusetts (United States)
County : Bristol County
Different from : Bedford
Area : 62.5 km2
Altitude : 49 feet / 15 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1640 (383 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 13:21:04 (2nd February 2023)
Postal code : 02740
Density : 1,528 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.47% (2010-2020)
New Bedford locator map
Location of New Bedford on Massachusetts map.
New Bedford  Massachusetts-view from harbor. image
New Bedford Massachusetts-view from harbor.
New Bedford  Massachusetts-view from harbor. image


New Bedford is located at 41°38'7"N 70°55'37"W (41.6352600, -70.9270100).

New Bedford map

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The population of New Bedford increased by 0.47% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 95,072 - census
2011 94,896 -0.19% estimation process
2012 94,998 0.11% estimation process
2013 95,065 0.07% estimation process
2014 95,121 0.06% estimation process
2015 95,128 0.01% estimation process
2016 95,135 0.01% estimation process
2017 95,083 -0.05% estimation process
2018 95,371 0.3% estimation process
2019 95,363 -0.01% estimation process
2020 95,517 0.16% estimation process

New Bedford zip code is 02740. County name: Bristol, County fips: 25005

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People born in New Bedford (150)

People born in New Bedford, including merchant Warren Delano, female pop singer Tynisha Keli, artist, author, sailor, and knot expert Clifford Warren Ashley, .


Schools in New Bedford

College & universities near New Bedford, MA

Code Name City ZIP
167039 Rob Roy Academy-New Bedford New Bedford (MA) 02720-3445
167987 University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth North Dartmouth (MA) 02747-2300
165608 Diman Regional Technical Institute Fall River (MA) 02723
165033 Bristol Community College Fall River (MA) 02720-7395
165750 Rob Roy Academy-Fall River Fall River (MA) 02720-3445

Stations (13)

Amtrak & bus stations near New Bedford, MA

Code Name Address Type
PVD Providence station 100 Gaspee Street RAIL
KIN Kingston station 1 Railroad Avenue RAIL
RTE Route 128 station 50 University Ave RAIL
WLY Westerly station 14 Railroad Avenue RAIL
BOS South Station 2 South Station RAIL

Post offices near New Bedford

Post Office Name City ZIP
New Bedford Post Office New Bedford (MA) 02740
Fairhaven Post Office Fairhaven (MA) 02719
Orchard Str Post Office New Bedford (MA) 02744
North Post Office New Bedford (MA) 02746
Fairhaven Carrier Annex Post Office Fairhaven (MA) 02719

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Bristol County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Bristol County , MA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Fall River 89,792 City in Massachusetts
Taunton 57,675 City in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
City of Taunton 55,874 City in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Attleboro 45,444 City in Bristol Country, Massachusetts
Easton 25,116 Town in the U.
Mansfield 24,539 Town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Norton 19,983 City in Massachusetts
Somerset 18,144 Town in Massachusetts, United States
Swansea 17,000 Town in Bristol County in southeastern Massachusetts
Fairhaven 16,103 Town in Massachusetts
Westport 16,097 Town of the United States
Seekonk 15,851 Town in the United States
Head of Westport 14,809 City in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Raynham 14,560 Town in Massachusetts
Oxford 13,941 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Rehoboth 12,503 Town in Massachusetts, United States

Distance to Other Cities

New Bedford distances to largest Massachusetts cities