New Bedford –  Welcome to the Whaling City, New Bedford. It was one of the most important whaling ports in the world in the 19th century and still today shows many signs of the rich sea faring heritage. Primarily, it is the relatives of the Portuguese fishermen that still inhabit the area. New Bedford is a city with many faces from the port, to the parks, beaches, universities, to multi-family high rises, tri-level flats and single-family homes. Less than 10 percent of the population holds a college degree.

Ministry Match

Note on geography: Because New Bedford is situated outside the 495 Loop,  it is in the region of the Massachusetts Baptist Association, Ray Allen, DOM. We want to encourage you – if you have interest in learning more about the New Bedford area – to connect with Ray at the MBA offices in Northboro, MA: Ray Allen | 617.851.5216 |

Census Highlights
  • Population – 91,339
  • Household mean income – $54,257
  • Median age – 36.3
  • College degree – 9.4 percent
  • White – 78.3 percent
  • Other – 8.3 percent, Black – 8.1 (highest projected growth)
  • Single parent homes – 37-to-58 percent by zip code
Get the US Census Data
  • Community Facts – Use this US Census search to find a number of different demographic reports that should be very useful
PreceptGroup Reports

Church-specific research from PreceptGroup reflecting People and PlaceFaces of DiversityCommunity Issues, and Faith Preferences.

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Moving to New Bedford