Zip Code 02740 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameNew Bedford
Zip Code StateMassachusetts
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Bristol
Area Code508 / 774
Current Population:43087
Racial Majority:White 62.1%
Public School Racial Majority:White 42.2%
Unemployment Rate:24.4%
Median Household Income$33679
Average Adjusted Gross Income$39740
School Test Performance:Below Average
Average Commute Time23.3 Minutes
Current Time:
EDT
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range20 - 52 ft.
Area5 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)41.63254929, -70.93704224

Zip Code 02740 Description

Zip Code 02740 is located in the state of Massachusetts in the Providence metro area. Zip code 02740 is primarily located in Bristol County. The official US Postal Service name for 02740 is NEW BEDFORD, Massachusetts. Portions of zip code 02740 are contained within or border the city limits of New Bedford, MA, Bliss Corner, MA, and Smith Mills, MA. Zip code 02740 is within area code 774 and area code 508. 02740 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Massachusetts.

The current unemployment level in 02740 is 24.4% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 4.7% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 15.9% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 13.3%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 02740 decreased to 43087 from 43391 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 02740 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 02740 public schools is White. 75.6% of students in 02740 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 27020 62.1% 27264 -1%
 Black Or African American 3639 8.36% 3125 +16%
 Hispanic 7128 16.38% 6812 +5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 131 0.3% 226 -42%
 Asian 654 1.5% 434 +51%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 9 -100%
 Other Race 2711 7% 2711 +12%
 Two Or More Races 2506 4.36% 2506 -24%

Zip Code 02740 Race/Ethnicity

 White 42.2%
 Black Or African American 14.5%
 Hispanic 34.8%
 Asian 1%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.6%
 Two or More Races 6.4%

Zip Code 02740 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population4308743391
Male Population47.30%
Female Population52.70%
Total Households17884
Test Score PerformanceBelow Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
75.6%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
100.0%
Median Household Income$33679
Income Under $50K Per Year66.50%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year25.00%
Income Above $100K Per Year8.60%
02740 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Massachusetts District 9Bill KeatingDemocrat
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02740 Massachusetts State House of Representatives Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
77Christopher MarkeyDemocrat
81Antonio CabralDemocrat
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02740 Massachusetts State Senate Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
3Mark MontignyDemocrat
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$174730
Average Real Estate Sale Price$134719
Current Unemployment Level 24.4%
Previous Month Unemployment Level5.3%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago4.8%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 7a: 0F to 5F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfa - Humid Continental Hot Summers
Ecoregion 59e - Narragansett/Bristol Lowland
Average First Frost DatesNovember 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesApril 11 - 20

Zip Code 02740 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)20212938485864645645362642
Avg Max Temp (°F)37394656677783817463524260
Avg Precip (In.)4.653.934.624.373.683.813.524.493.893.974.64.7150.25
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA
CBSA Type02740
CBSA Population1610368
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours