New Bedford by the Numbers

Good planning and decision making starts with having access to relevant and current data. On this page you will find what you need regarding New Bedford’s general community statistics, regional information, and workforce data sets. We can also generate reports for specific industry sectors as a first step for those interested in relocation or expansion projects.

The City

  • 20 square miles with 3 miles of coastline
  • Growing population of 95, 072 (2010 census) &38% Portuguese ancestry38% Portuguese ancestry
  • A Community Preservation Act city with over 300 cultural events and festivals per year
  • More than 70 parks, playgrounds, and recreational areas


  • Electric: EverSource
  • Gas: EverSource
  • Telecom: Verizon DSL, Comcast High Speed, AT&T


  • I-195, Route 140, and Route 18 highway access
  • New Bedford Regional Airport year round service to Martha’s Vineyard,  Nantucket and Florida
  • Fast Ferry service providing 125,000 annual trips to the islands


  • Daily capacity: 45 million gallons
  • Ground storage: 75 million gallons
  • Elevated storage: 350,000 gallons
  • Average daily consumption: 12 million gallons
  • Peak daily consumption: 14 million gallons
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