Fall River, MA

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2022 Population
93,638
0.32% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.2
0.508% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
19.7%
3.96% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$52,734
6.29% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$328,100
16.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
42,720
1.57% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Fall River, MA had a population of 93.6k people with a median age of 39.2 and a median household income of $52,734. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fall River, MA grew from 93,339 to 93,638, a 0.32% increase and its median household income grew from $49,613 to $52,734, a 6.29% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fall River, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.59%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.52%), Other (Hispanic) (4.7%), and White (Hispanic) (3.53%).

None of the households in Fall River, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

90.6% of the residents in Fall River, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fall River, MA are Bristol Community College (1,055 degrees awarded in 2022), Rob Roy Academy-Fall River (42 degrees), and Diman Regional Technical Institute (165608) (29 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Fall River, MA was $328,100, and the homeownership rate was 35.9%.

Most people in Fall River, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Fall River, MA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Fall River, MA is home to a population of 93.6k people, from which 90.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 26.6% of Fall River, MA residents were born outside of the country (24.9k people).

In 2022, there were 9.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (66.1k people) in Fall River, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.11k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 5.17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.6%
2022 Citizenship
90.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 90.6% of Fall River, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fall River, MA was 90.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fall River, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    66.1k ± 1.61k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    7.11k ± 1.28k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.17k ± 982
12.3%
Hispanic Population
11.5k people

In 2022, there were 9.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (66.1k people) in Fall River, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.11k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 5.17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.3% of the people in Fall River, MA are hispanic (11.5k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. China
    102,973 ± 7,820 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    99,956 ± 7,706 people
  3. Brazil
    93,519 ± 7,457 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 102,973 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 99,956 and Brazil with 93,519.

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Foreign-Born Population

26.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
24.9k people
27.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
25.7k people

As of 2022, 26.6% of Fall River, MA residents (24.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fall River, MA was 27.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    928 ± 191
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    605 ± 188
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    422 ± 159

Fall River, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fall River, MA employs 42.7k people. The largest industries in Fall River, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,208 people), Retail Trade (5,240 people), and Manufacturing (4,825 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($98,540), Information ($67,625), and Public Administration ($66,689).

Males in Massachusetts have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $81,902. The income inequality in Massachusetts (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

42.7k
2022 Value
± 1,748
1.57%
1 Year growth
± 5.78%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fall River, MA grew at a rate of 1.57%, from 42.1k employees to 42.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fall River, MA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,797 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,755 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (3,491 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fall River, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

42.7k
2022 Value
± 1,748
1.57%
1 Year growth
± 5.78%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fall River, MA grew at a rate of 1.57%, from 42.1k employees to 42.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fall River, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,208 people), Retail Trade (5,240 people), and Manufacturing (4,825 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fall River, MA, though some of these residents may live in Fall River, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,363
Median earning men ± $3,073
$35,900
Median earning women ± $1,712

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($78,626), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,442), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($54,524).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($100,667), Public Administration ($59,063), and Wholesale Trade ($51,354).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.61%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.67M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 2.61% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Massachusetts.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Massachusetts went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.29%).

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing the state of Massachusetts. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Massachusetts

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Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ed Markey
Senator from Massachusetts2
Assumed office on July 16, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Mo Cowan, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of John Kerry, who had become Secretary of State.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing Massachusetts.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Massachusetts have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Fall River, MA awarded 1,126 degrees. The student population of Fall River, MA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,981 male students and 3,917 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fall River, MA are White (789 and 70.1%), followed by Black or African American (95 and 8.44%), Hispanic or Latino (94 and 8.35%), and Unknown (66 and 5.86%).

The largest universities in Fall River, MA by number of degrees awarded are Bristol Community College (1,055 and 93.7%), Rob Roy Academy-Fall River (42 and 3.73%), and Diman Regional Technical Institute (165608) (29 and 2.58%).

The most popular majors in Fall River, MA are General Studies (223 and 19.8%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (124 and 11%), and Registered Nursing (70 and 6.22%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2022 in Fall River, MA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 100%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 100%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,898 (33.6% men and 66.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 5,898 students enrolled in Fall River, MA, 33.6% men and 66.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,419 records, of which 65.8% were women and 34.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 223 degrees awarded
  2. 124 degrees awarded
  3. 70 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Fall River, MA was General Studies with 223 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Fall River, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,055 degrees awarded
  2. 42 degrees awarded
  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bristol Community College with 1,055 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 311 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fall River, MA, which is 0.382 times less than the 815 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 789 degrees mean that there were 8.31 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 95 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($576) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($4,704) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.17% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.24% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.35M), High School or Equivalent (1.34M), and Graduate Degree (1.03M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fall River, MA was $328,100 in 2022, which is 1.16 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $282,500 to $328,100, a 16.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Fall River, MA is 35.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fall River, MA have an average commute time of 25.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fall River, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Fall River, MA is $52,734. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Fall River, MA was Census Tract 6423 with a value of $113,667, followed by Census Tract 6425 and Census Tract 6407, with respective values of $95,345 and $77,333.

Property

$328,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,184
$14,755
Median Property Taxes
±$890

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Rent vs Own

35.9%
Homeownership
2022
63.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 35.9% of the housing units in Fall River, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 36.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6423
  2. Census Tract 6425
  3. Census Tract 6407

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fall River, MA was Census Tract 6423 with a value of $113,667, followed by Census Tract 6425 and Census Tract 6407, with respective values of $95,345 and $77,333.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$52,734
Median Household Income
± $3,611
41.1k
Number of Households
± 1,716

In 2022, the median household income of the 41.1k households in Fall River, MA grew to $52,734 from the previous year's value of $49,613.

The following chart displays the households in Fall River, MA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fall River, MA is from Massachusetts.
0.48
2022 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.48
2021 Wage GINI in Massachusetts

In 2022, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.047% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.5%)
  2. Carpooled (13.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.95%)

In 2022, 74.5% of workers in Fall River, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.7%) and those who worked at home (5.95%).

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Commute Time

25.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fall River, MA have a shorter commute time (25.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.78% of the workforce in Fall River, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fall River, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fall River, MA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fall River, MA (18.2k out of 92.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fall River, MA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.2% of the population of Fall River, MA has health coverage, with 34.1% on employee plans, 38.3% on Medicaid, 9.91% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 0.508% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Bristol County, MA see 1910 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.898% increase from the previous year (1893 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1428 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 188 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,910 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bristol County, MA

Primary care physicians in Bristol County, MA see an average of 1,910 patients per year. This represents a 0.898% increase from the previous year (1,893 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bristol County, MA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.8% under 18 years, 22.5% between 18 and 34 years, 40.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.78%
Uninsured
34.1%
Employer Coverage
38.3%
Medicaid
9.91%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
0.508%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fall River, MA grew by 1.03% from 4.73% to 4.78%.

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