Fall River is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 94,000 people and 26 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fall River is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (11.47%), sales jobs (8.20%), and healthcare suport services (7.65%).
Also of interest is that Fall River has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The percentage of adults in Fall River with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.93% of adults in Fall River have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Fall River in 2018 was $26,906, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,624 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 10.84% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fall River include Portuguese, Irish, French, English, and Italian.
Fall River also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.28%.
The most common language spoken in Fall River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.