New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA

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2019 Population
111,284
0.127% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
38
1.81% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
18.4%
3.87% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$48,885
4.81% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$239,100
3.78% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
50,107
1.21% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA had a population of 111k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $48,885. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA grew from 111,143 to 111,284, a 0.127% increase and its median household income grew from $46,640 to $48,885, a 4.81% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (64.8%), Other (Hispanic) (13.4%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (6.46%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.54%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.21%). 33.2% of the households in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

92.4% of the residents in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bristol County (South)--New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA are Rob Roy Academy-New Bedford (14 degrees awarded in 2019).

In 2019, the median property value in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA was $239,100, and the homeownership rate was 45.2%. Most people in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.2 minutes. The average car ownership in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA is home to a population of 111k people, from which 92.4% are citizens. As of 2019, 36.2% of New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA residents were born outside of the country (40.3k people).

In 2019, there were 4.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (72.1k people) in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.9k Other (Hispanic) and 7.19k Other (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA are Portuguese (15,645 speakers), Spanish (13,951 speakers), and Haitian (1,943 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    72.1k ± 1.44k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    14.9k ± 1.06k
  3. Other (Non-Hispanic)
    7.19k ± 998
18.1%
Hispanic Population
20.2k people

In 2019, there were 4.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (72.1k people) in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.9k Other (Hispanic) and 7.19k Other (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.1% of the people in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA are hispanic (20.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Portuguese
    15,645 speakers (15%)
  2. Spanish
    13,951 speakers (13.4%)
  3. Haitian
    1,943 speakers (1.86%)

33.2% of New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA was Portuguese. 15% of the overall population of New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA are native Portuguese speakers. 13.4% speak Spanish and 1.86% speak Haitian, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

36.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
40.3k people
19.5%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
21.7k people

As of 2019, 36.2% of New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA residents (40.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA was 19.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

35
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.9
49
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.6

In 2019, the median age of all people in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA was 38. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA residents was 39.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Portugal
    7,691 ± 2,077 people
  2. Cabo Verde
    2,110 ± 1,117 people
  3. Guatemala
    1,643 ± 988 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA was Portugal, the natal country of 7,691 New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA residents, followed by Cabo Verde with 2,110 and Guatemala with 1,643.

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Citizenship

92.4%
2019 Citizenship
92.4%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 92.4% of New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA was 92.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,426 ± 198
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    694 ± 174
  3. Korea
    571 ± 125

New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Massachusetts, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Massachusetts (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Massachusetts.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Massachusetts across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA is $48,885. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA was Norfolk (Northeast) & Middlesex (Southeast) Counties (West of Boston City) PUMA, MA with a value of $203,673, followed by Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA and Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, with respective values of $152,587 and $141,568.

Males in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA have an average income that is 1.19 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,189. The income inequality in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.402, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA employs 50.1k people. The largest industries in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA are Construction (4,160 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,843 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,299 people), and the highest paying industries are Scientific research & development services ($90,184), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($89,208), and Not specified retail trade ($88,716).

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,885
2019 value
± $1,809
4.81%
1 Year Growth
± 4.93%

Households in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA have a median annual income of $48,885, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,640 in 2018, which represents a 4.81% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$56,362
Average Male Salary in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA
± $7,604
$47,189
Average Female Salary in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA
± $5,782

In 2019, full-time male employees in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA made 1.19 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA
  1. Asian
    $69,109 ± $105,110
  2. White
    $45,187 ± $4,584
  3. Black
    $38,899 ± $14,507

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.53 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA.

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Wage Distribution

0.402
2019 Wage GINI in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA
0.403
2018 Wage GINI in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA

In 2019, the income inequality in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA was 0.402 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.415% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA was Norfolk (Northeast) & Middlesex (Southeast) Counties (West of Boston City) PUMA, MA with a value of $203,673, followed by Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA and Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, with respective values of $152,587 and $141,568.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA (20.1k out of 109k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    9,899 ± 715
  2. Hispanic
    6,962 ± 597
  3. Other
    6,729 ± 628

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

50.1k
2019 Value
1.21%
1 Year growth
± 1.21%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 1.21%, from 49.5k employees to 50.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA, are Nursing assistants (1,516 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,504 people), and Cashiers (1,460 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Nursing assistants (1,516 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,504 people), and Cashiers (1,460 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Fishing and hunting workers (67.5 times higher than expected), Graders & sorters, agricultural products (13 times), and Sewing machine operators (8.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Physicians ($399,389), Computer programmers ($105,667), and Human resources managers ($96,096).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

50.1k
2019 Value
1.21%
1 Year growth
± 1.21%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 1.21%, from 49.5k employees to 50.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA, are Construction (4,160 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,843 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,299 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA, though some of these residents may live in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Construction (4,160 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,843 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,299 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of Fishing, hunting & trapping (52.8 times higher than expected), Sporting & athletic goods, & doll, toy & game manufacturing (26.1 times), and Cut and sew, and apparel accessories and other apparel manufacturing (9.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Scientific research & development services ($90,184), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($89,208), and Not specified retail trade ($88,716).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $33.2B
  2. $30.5B
  3. $29.4B

In 2018, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $33.2B, followed by Mixed freight ($30.5B) and Electronics ($29.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Massachusetts products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$277B
2018 Value in Massachusetts
$573B
Projected 2045 Value in Massachusetts
107% growth

In 2018, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $277B. This is expected to increase 107% to $573B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Massachusetts trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $23.6B
  2. $17.6B
  3. $13B

In 2018, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $23.6B, followed by New Hampshire with $17.6B and Connecticut and $13B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Massachusetts shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Massachusetts went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 59.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (32.3%), followed by Gary Johnson (4.08%). The most partisan county was Suffolk County, MA with 79.6% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing the state of Massachusetts. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Massachusetts
59.1% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Massachusetts
  1. 79.6% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 73% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 67.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Massachusetts was Suffolk County, MA with 79.6% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Massachusetts colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Massachusetts

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Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ed Markey
Senator from Massachusetts2
Assumed office on July 16, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Mo Cowan, who had been appointed to replace John Kerry, who had become Secretary of State.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing Massachusetts.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Massachusetts over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Massachusetts have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Bristol County (South)--New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA awarded 14 degrees. The student population of Bristol County (South)--New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA is skewed towards women, with 0 male students and 11 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bristol County (South)--New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA are White (9 and 64.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (3 and 21.4%), Black or African American (2 and 14.3%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Bristol County (South)--New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA by number of degrees awarded are Rob Roy Academy-New Bedford (14 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bristol County (South)--New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA are General Cosmetology (14 and 100%).

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 14 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Bristol County (South)--New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA was General Cosmetology with 14 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Bristol County (South)--New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
14 degrees awarded

In 2019, the Bristol County (South)--New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rob Roy Academy-New Bedford with 14 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

0
Degrees Awarded to Men
14
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 0 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bristol County (South)--New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA, which is 0 times less than the 14 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Bristol County (South)--New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    9 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    2 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Bristol County (South)--New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA was White students. These 9 degrees mean that there were 3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 3 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA was $239,100 in 2019, which is 0.994 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $230,400 to $239,100, a 3.78% increase. The homeownership rate in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA is 45.2%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA have an average commute time of 25.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$239,100
2019 Median
± $3,664
$230,400
2018 Median
± $3,123

In 2019, the median property value in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA grew to to $239,100 from the previous year's value of $230,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$48,885
Median Household Income
± $1,809
45.3k
Number of Households
± 1,290

In 2019, the median household income of the 45.3k households in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA grew to $48,885 from the previous year's value of $46,640.

The following chart displays the households in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

45.2%
2019 Homeownership
45.5%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 45.2% of the housing units in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 45.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA have a shorter commute time (25.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 4.18% of the workforce in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (75.3%)
  2. Carpooled (14.1%)
  3. Walked (4.57%)

In 2019, 75.3% of workers in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.1%) and those who walked to work (4.57%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

95.7% of the population of New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA has health coverage, with 36.6% on employee plans, 38.9% on Medicaid, 9.65% on Medicare, 9.6% on non-group plans, and 0.937% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Massachusetts was $10,559 in 2014. This is a 2.78% increase from the previous year ($10,273).

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see 968 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (968 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 930 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 153 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Plymouth County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.1%). Additionally, Hampden County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (30.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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968 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Massachusetts

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see an average of 968 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (968 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Massachusetts in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Massachusetts.
$10,559
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Massachusetts
$5,302
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$8,922
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,899
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Massachusetts (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.78%, from $10,273 to $10,559.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.26%
Uninsured
36.6%
Employer Coverage
38.9%
Medicaid
9.65%
Medicare
9.6%
Non-Group
0.937%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA declined by 2.19% from 4.36% to 4.26%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 11.1% prevalence
  2. 10.7% prevalence
  3. 10.6% prevalence

Plymouth County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts, at 11.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts by county over multiple years.

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