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New Bedford is a city in Bristol County, in the Providence-New Bedford metro area.
The latitude of New Bedford is 41.636N. The longitude is -70.934W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 95 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 94,112.
With the discovery of oil in Pennsylvania, whaling declined; textile manufacturing took its place in the local economy.
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2% of New Bedford residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the New Bedford ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in New Bedford was $15,602, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of New Bedford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in New Bedford include Acushnet Heights Historic District, Buttonwood Park Historic District, Central New Bedford Historic District, County Street Historic District, New Bedford Historic District, North Bedford Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in New Bedford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $373. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,017.
Libraries in New Bedford include Casa Da Saudade, Francis J. Lawler Branch Library, Howland Green Library, New Bedford Free Public Library, Wilks Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in New Bedford include Standard-Times
TV stations in New Bedford include WLNE, WLWC.
The average commute time for New Bedford workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 23 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in New Bedford between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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