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. 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 (11.62%), sales jobs (8.48%), and healthcare suport services (7.05%).

The percentage of adults in Fall River with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.05% of adults in Fall River have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

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.

In addition, Fall River has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.82%).

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