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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataMassachusetts

Social Statistics

New Bedford, Massachusetts,

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school22,944100.0
Nursery school, preschool1,6707.3
Kindergarten1,2455.4
Elementary school (grades 1-8)10,76046.9
High school (grades 9-12)5,67324.7
College or graduate school3,59615.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over61,709100.0
Less than 9th grade15,00024.3
9th to 12th grade, no diploma11,14918.1
High school graduate (includes equivalency)17,08127.7
Some college, no degree8,58013.9
Associate degree3,2865.3
Bachelor's degree4,6217.5
Graduate or professional degree1,9923.2
Percent high school graduate or higher57.6(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher10.7(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over74,542100.0
Never married23,20131.1
Now married, except separated34,00245.6
Separated2,4643.3
Widowed6,8279.2
Female
5,7797.8
Divorced8,04810.8
Female
4,6196.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years1,906100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren78040.9
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over70,484100.0
Civilian veterans7,21910.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years20,782100.0
With a disability2,44711.8
Population 21 to 64 years50,641100.0
With a disability13,35226.4
Percent employed
46.3(X)
No disability37,28973.6
Percent employed
74.4(X)
Population 65 years and over14,609100.0
With a disability6,69745.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over87,592100.0
Same house in 199550,57057.7
Different house in the U.S. in 199534,07538.9
Same county
28,47632.5
Different county
5,5996.4
Same state
3,0933.5
Different state
2,5062.9
Elsewhere in 19952,9473.4
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population93,768100.0
Native75,37680.4
Born in United States
71,06075.8
State of residence
63,57067.8
Different state
7,4908.0
Born outside United States
4,3164.6
Foreign born18,39219.6
Entered 1990 to March 2000
3,3813.6
Naturalized citizen
9,72610.4
Not a citizen
8,6669.2
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)18,392100.0
Europe13,66774.3
Asia7233.9
Africa1,7699.6
Oceania00.0
Latin America1,97210.7
Northern America2611.4
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over87,592100.0
English only54,48762.2
Language other than English33,10537.8
Speak English less than 'very well
15,18017.3
Spanish
6,9257.9
Speak English less than "very well"
3,7844.3
Other Indo-European languages
25,34928.9
Speak English less than "very well"
10,91512.5
Asian and Pacific Island languages
5550.6
Speak English less than "very well"
3970.5
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population93,768100.0

Total ancestries reported

99,081105.7
Arab5280.6
Czech1900.1
Danish320.0
Dutch2270.2
English6,8637.3
French (except Basque)18,5299.1
French Canadian15,5615.9
German1,5411.6
Greek3520.4
Hungarian520.1
Irish17,4127.9
Italian2,7072.9
Lithuanian1260.1
Norwegian3950.4
Polish3,1343.3
Portuguese36,23938.6
Russian1830.2
Scotch-Irish4480.5
Scottish4030.4
Slovak270.0
Subsaharan African7,7268.2
Swedish2930.3
Swiss120.0
Ukrainian320.0
United States or American2,7522.9
Welsh640.1
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)2610.3
Other ancestries13,09214.0
(X) Not applicable.
1 The data represent a combination of two ancestries shown separately in Summary File 3. Czech includes Czechoslovakian. French includes Alsatian. French Canadian includes Acadian/Cajun. Irish includes Celtic.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P18, P19, P21, P22, P24, P36, P37, P39, P42, PCT8, PCT16, PCT17, and PCT19

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