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Living In New Bedford, MA

New Bedford, a town in Massachusetts, has a population of approximately 95,000. The city's residents, at an average age of just under 39, are younger than most cities in Massachusetts. Homeowners tend to be in the minority in the city, and 59% of residents rent their homes, driven in part by a relatively low average rent that is $409 a month less than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in New Bedford will save around $4,900 compared to the state average.

Many New Bedford residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, retail, and manufacturing. Together, these industries account for 22% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in transportation, making it the top field in the city. New Bedford workers take home an average annual income of just over $54,000, less than the state average. New Bedford's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average, New Bedford has a relatively large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (22%). In addition, 12% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.

New Bedford has an average commute time of about 27 minutes, quicker than the Massachusetts average of about 31 minutes. Many residents (40%) drive themselves to work, while public transit isn't used extensively. Walking (2%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number is greater than the national average.

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The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in New Bedford is $1,575

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