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Fall River, MA
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Fall River profile

Living in Fall River

Fall River is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 93,682 people and 26 associated neighborhoods, Fall River is the tenth largest community in Massachusetts. Much of the housing stock in Fall River was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

The percentage of adults in Fall River with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.84% of adults in Fall River have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fall River in 2018 was $30,591, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,364 for a family of four. However, Fall River contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fall River is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fall River home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fall River residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fall River also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.32% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fall River include Portuguese, Irish, French, English, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Fall River's cultural character, accounting for 22.10% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Fall River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.