Fall River is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 88,777 people and 25 constituent neighborhoods, Fall River is the tenth largest community in Massachusetts. Fall River has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities, Fall River isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Fall River are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fall River is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fall River who work in office and administrative support (14.55%), sales jobs (9.62%), and food service (6.82%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Fall River rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.77% of adults 25 and older in Fall River have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Fall River in 2010 was $21,201, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,804 for a family of four. However, Fall River contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fall River is a somewhat 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. Important ancestries of people in Fall River include French , Irish, English, and Italian.
Fall River also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.15%.
The most common language spoken in Fall River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.