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 88,777 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.

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 (13.93%), sales jobs (9.67%), and food service (6.80%).

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 $21,718, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,872 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Fall River's cultural character, accounting for 18.96% of the city’s population.

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