Fall River, MA
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Fall River is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 89,661 people and 25 constituent 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.

Fall River is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (11.62%), sales jobs (8.48%), and healthcare suport services (7.05%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Fall River rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.05% 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 $24,600, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,400 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 10.42% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fall River include Portuguese, French, Irish, English, and Italian.

Fall River also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.82%.

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