Fall River, MA

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 89,541 people and 25 constituent neighborhoods, Fall River is the tenth largest community in Massachusetts. Fall River has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

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 (11.61%), sales jobs (8.99%), and healthcare suport services (7.45%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Fall River rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.41% 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 2018 was $25,661, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,644 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 10.54% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fall River include Portuguese, Irish, French, English, and Italian.

In addition, Fall River has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.97%).

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