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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataMassachusetts

Economic Statistics

New Bedford, Massachusetts

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over73,287100.0
In labor force42,30857.7
Civilian labor force
42,16957.5
Employed
38,48252.5
Unemployed
3,6875.0
Percent of civilian labor force
8.7(X)
Armed Forces
1390.2
Not in labor force30,97942.3
Females 16 years and over39,660100.0
In labor force20,67052.1
Civilian labor force
20,63952.0
Employed
19,03348.0
Own children under 6 years7,051100.0
All parents in family in labor force4,51764.1
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over37,537100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone27,83074.1
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled6,04916.1
Public transportation (including taxicab)1,0412.8
Walked1,5774.2
Other means5901.6
Worked at home4501.2
Mean travel time to work (minutes)22.9(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over38,482100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations7,99520.8
Service occupations7,61019.8
Sales and office occupations9,06723.6
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations3791.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations3,7789.8
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations9,65325.1
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining4071.1
Construction2,7497.1
Manufacturing7,98320.7
Wholesale trade1,7094.4
Retail trade4,66312.1
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities1,4173.7
Information8972.3
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing1,5924.1
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services2,2835.9
Educational, health and social services8,04120.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services2,8567.4
Other services (except public administration)1,9505.1
Public administration1,9355.0
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers31,91882.9
Government workers5,03013.1
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business1,4853.9
Unpaid family workers490.1
INCOME IN 1999
Households38,240100.0
Less than $10,0007,14418.7
$10,000 to $14,9994,10510.7
$15,000 to $24,9996,41116.8
$25,000 to $34,9994,60612.0
$35,000 to $49,9996,12516.0
$50,000 to $74,9995,94815.6
$75,000 to $99,9992,2846.0
$100,000 to $149,9991,2353.2
$150,000 to $199,9991460.4
$200,000 or more2360.6
Median household income (dollars)27,569(X)
With earnings26,47969.2
Mean earnings (dollars)
41,237(X)
With Social Security income12,13331.7
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
9,216(X)
With Supplemental Security Income4,03510.6
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
5,966(X)
With public assistance income2,7037.1
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
3,586(X)
With retirement income6,65917.4
Mean retirement income (dollars)
12,080(X)
Families24,266100.0
Less than $10,0002,77611.4
$10,000 to $14,9992,1919.0
$15,000 to $24,9993,81415.7
$25,000 to $34,9993,07412.7
$35,000 to $49,9994,52018.6
$50,000 to $74,9994,68819.3
$75,000 to $99,9991,8627.7
$100,000 to $149,9991,0354.3
$150,000 to $199,9991330.5
$200,000 or more1730.7
Median family income (dollars)35,708(X)
Per capita income (dollars)15,602(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers31,388(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers22,278(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families4,206(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)17.3
With related children under 18 years3,365(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)25.3
With related children under 5 years
1,786(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)34.9
Families with female householder, no husband present2,716(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)38.9
With related children under 18 years2,547(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)49.6
With related children under 5 years
1,403(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)68.0
Individuals18,553(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)20.2
18 years and over11,859(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)17.2
65 years and over
2,296(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)15.7
Related children under 18 years6,550(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)29.1
Related children 5 to 17 years
4,395(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)26.7
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over5,690(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)30.3
(X) Not applicable.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P30, P32, P33, P43, P46, P49, P50, P51, P52, P53, P58, P62, P63, P64, P65, P67, P71, P72, P73, P74, P76, P77, P82, P87, P90, PCT47, PCT52, and PCT53

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