Our People

As a whaling port that rose to global prominence in the 1800s, New Bedford attracted immigrants from all over the world including Cape Verde, Portugal, and other European nations. Today, we are proud to add citizens from Puerto Rico and Central America to a community tapestry that continues to value a strong work ethic, inclusion, and diversity of every kind.

101,079 Population

51.8% Female, 48.2% Male

Median Age 36.6

34% Portuguese Ancestry

One out of five residents in New Bedford was born abroad

Additional Population Data Sources

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