Fall River, Massachusetts Population 2019

Fall River, Massachusetts's estimated population is 89,661 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Fall River, Massachusetts is the 10th largest city in Massachusetts based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 2707.52 people/mi² (1045.37 people/km²).

The overall median age is 39.4 years, 36.9 years for males, and 41.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.6 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 43,426 households in the city, with an average size of 2.27 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.1%, with a median rent of $757/month. The median house has 5 rooms, and has a value of $231,300.

The median income for households in Fall River, Massachusetts is $39,328, while the mean household income is $52,969.

Fall River Ma Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fall River Ma was:

  • White: 80.97%
  • Other race: 6.54%
  • Black or African American: 5.70%
  • Two or more races: 4.57%
  • Asian: 1.95%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.19%
  • Native American: 0.08%
LatLng(41.7015, -71.1551)
Rank in State10th
StateMassachusetts
CountyBristol County
Time ZoneEastern Time Zone
Land Area (km²)85.77 (33.12 mi²)
Water Area (km²)18.42 (7.11 mi²)
TypeCity
GEOID2523000
Density (km²)1,045.37
Density (mi²)2,707.52
Area Code(s)508 / 774
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201889,6613870.43%
201789,274-14-0.02%
201689,288-25-0.03%
201589,3131600.18%
201489,1531600.18%
201388,9931510.17%
201288,842300.03%
201188,812-62-0.07%
201088,874-3,064-0.34%
200091,938-765-0.08%
199092,7031290.01%
198092,574-4,324-0.46%
197096,898-3,044-0.31%
196099,942-12,021-1.13%
1950111,963-3,465-0.30%
1940115,4281540.01%
1930115,274-5,211-0.44%
1920120,4851,1900.10%
1910119,29514,4321.30%
1900104,86330,4653.49%
189074,39825,4374.27%
188048,96122,1956.22%
187026,76612,7406.68%
186014,0262,5021.98%
185011,5244,7865.51%
18406,7382,5804.95%
18304,1580.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White72,270
Some Other Race5,837
Black or African American5,089
Two or More Races4,083
Asian1,744
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander166
American Indian and Alaska Native69

Fall River Ma Population Pyramid 2019

Fall River Ma Median Age

39.4


Total

36.9


Male

41.3


Female

Fall River Ma Adults

There are 70,997 adults, (14,602 of whom are seniors) in Fall River Ma.

Fall River Ma Age Dependency

58.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Fall River Ma Sex Ratio

Female

47,082

52.75%

Male

42,176

47.25%

Fall River Ma Households and Families

Fall River Ma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fall River Ma Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married59.2%40.8%
Male37.1%62.9%
All36.2%63.8%
Non Family24.7%75.3%
Female20.4%79.6%

36.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All38,6112.2736.2
Non Family16,3771.2224.7
Married13,0293.1559.2
Female7,1182.9820.4
Male2,0872.6637.1

2.94

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

7.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fall River Ma Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9,53115.35%
9th to 12th Grade7,37411.88%
High School Graduate20,95533.76%
Some College10,19416.42%
Associates Degree4,9237.93%
Bachelors Degree5,9739.62%
Graduate Degree3,1285.04%

Fall River Ma Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White52,33438,2868,081
Hispanic4,0952,472194
Other Race3,0171,53392
Black2,6052,173283
Multiple Races1,7221,405288
Asian1,090844227
Native American4521
Islander14

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 83.42%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 20.83%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,757$41,732$30,359
Less Than High School$27,917$33,672$19,846
High School Grad$31,725$39,984$24,942
Some College$37,280$44,098$31,964
Bachelors Degree$47,688$60,833$40,706
Graduate Degree$56,398$68,846$55,049

$35,757

Average Earnings

$41,732

Average Male

$30,359

Average Female

Fall River Ma Language

Fall River Ma Language by Age

Fall River Ma Language

65.24% of Fall River Ma residents speak only English, while 34.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 26.01% of the population.

Fall River Ma Poverty

Fall River Ma Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White68,40810,85315.87%
Hispanic8,7004,42350.84%
Other5,7242,80549.00%
Black4,9891,22124.47%
Multiple4,0351,12227.81%
Asian1,73747727.46%
Islander1663822.89%
Native6911.45%

20.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.49%

Male Poverty Rate

21.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fall River Ma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fall River Ma is Hispanic, with 50.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fall River Ma is Native, with 1.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.83%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.26%
High School16.33%
Some College15.49%
Bachelors or Greater4.07%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.58%
Male Unemployed38.76%
Female Employed10.47%
Male Employed5.37%

Fall River Ma Income

Fall River Ma Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,328$52,969
Families$48,078$62,211
Married Families$67,383$79,253
Non Families$24,803$37,045

Fall River Ma Marital Status

Fall River Ma Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.9%

Male Marriage Rate

35.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Fall River Ma Married by Age and Sex

Fall River Ma Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Fall River Ma Marital Status by Race

Fall River Ma Veterans

4,570

Number of Veterans

4,206

Male Veterans

364

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,469
First Gulf War616
Second Gulf War586
Korea458
World War II288
Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,115
65 to 741,110
75+1,082
55 to 64909
18 to 34354

Fall River Ma Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,1386.89%
Black2387.50%
2 or More1406.45%
Hispanic771.38%
Other431.06%
Asian100.74%
Indian12.22%

Fall River Ma Veterans by Education

10.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fall River Ma Employment Status

59.6%

Labor Force Participation

53.5%

Employment Rate

10.2%

Unemployment Rate

Fall River Ma Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

64.78%

Born in Massachusetts

80.40%

Native Born

19.60%

Foreign Born

8.11%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

80.40% of Fall River Ma residents were born in the United States, with 64.78% having been born in Massachusetts. 8.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.