Statewide Claims to Fame

Fall River is 6th in Massachusetts out of 116 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Fall River is 7th in Massachusetts out of 116 other cities in Housing units

Fall River is 8th in Massachusetts out of 116 other cities in Households

Fall River is 8th in Massachusetts out of 116 other cities in Size in square miles

Fall River is 9th in Massachusetts out of 116 other cities in Income below poverty line

Fall River is 10th in Massachusetts out of 53 other cities in Current population (2012)

Fall River is 12th in Massachusetts out of 42 other cities in Retail sales

Fall River is 13th in Massachusetts out of 38 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Fall River is 14th in Massachusetts out of 42 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Fall River Rank Massachusetts US
Current population (2012) 88,945 10th 6,646,144 313,914,040
Size in square miles 33.1 8th 7,800.1 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,681.9 46th 839.4 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Fall River Rank Massachusetts US
Residents younger than 5 6.5% 25th 5.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 21.5% 62nd 21.1% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 15.1% 53rd 14.4% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Fall River Rank Massachusetts US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 68.0% 113th 88.9% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 14.1% 112th 38.7% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Fall River Rank Massachusetts US
Race - White 87.0% 67th 83.7% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 3.9% 36th 7.9% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 30th 0.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 2.6% 61st 5.8% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 28th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.8% 33rd 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 7.4% 32nd 10.1% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 83.4% 70th 75.8% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Fall River Rank Massachusetts US
Female residents 52.5% 36th 51.5% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 19.1% 27th 14.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Fall River Rank Massachusetts US
Housing units 42,750 7th 2,818,940 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 75.6% 6th 41.8% 25.9%
Households 38,245 8th 2,522,409 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 37.5% 110th 63.6% 66.1%
Home median value $252,900 91st $343,500 $186,200
People per household 2.3 89th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Fall River Rank Massachusetts US
Income per capita $21,118 109th $35,051 $27,915
Income per household $34,789 113th $65,981 $52,762
Income below poverty line 21.4% 9th 10.7% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Fall River Rank Massachusetts US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 4,808 14th 596,790 27,092,908
Retail sales $931,222 12th $88,082,966 $3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $10,263 31st $13,553 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $105,514 13th $14,917,210 $613,795,732

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