Fall River, Massachusetts Population 2020

89,633

Fall River is a city located in Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 89,633, it is the 10th largest city in Massachusetts and the 377th largest city in the United States. Fall River is currently declining at a rate of -0.02% annually but its population has increased by 0.87% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 88,857 in 2010. Fall River reached it's highest population of 120,485 in 1920. Spanning over 40 miles, Fall River has a population density of 2,707 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fall River is $55,021 with a poverty rate of 19.41%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $783 per month, and the median house value is $238,100. The median age in Fall River is 39.5 years, 36.8 years for males, and 41.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.4 males.

Fall River Demographics

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

  • White: 79.83%
  • Other race: 7.58%
  • Black or African American: 5.74%
  • Two or more races: 4.45%
  • Asian: 2.26%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Fall River, Massachusetts is 89,633, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 89,661.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 88,857.

Fall River, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White71,31579.83%
Some Other Race6,7757.58%
Black or African American5,1315.74%
Two or More Races3,9804.45%
Asian2,0212.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native760.09%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander410.05%

Fall River Population Pyramid 2020

Fall River Median Age

39.5


Total

36.8


Male

41.6


Female

Fall River Adults

There are 71,026 adults, (14,706 of whom are seniors) in Fall River.

Fall River Age Dependency

58.6

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Fall River Sex Ratio

Female

46,428

51.97%

Male

42,911

48.03%

Fall River Households and Families

Fall River Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fall River Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married57.5%42.5%
Male42.2%57.8%
All35.3%64.7%
Non Family23.8%76.2%
Female18.6%81.4%

35.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All38,6602.2735.3
Non Family16,2551.2123.8
Married13,1793.1157.5
Female7,1142.9718.6
Male2,1122.8742.2

2.93

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

6.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fall River Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9,50415.22%
9th to 12th Grade7,21111.55%
High School Graduate20,68333.12%
Some College10,78017.26%
Associates Degree4,8707.80%
Bachelors Degree6,41710.28%
Graduate Degree2,9824.78%

Fall River Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White51,75838,0668,156
Hispanic4,5542,843237
Other Race3,6282,055131
Black2,7772,374427
Multiple Races1,7261,518318
Asian1,232778220
Native American5433
Islander14

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 87.95%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 18.42%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,648$43,618$31,068
Less Than High School$28,863$34,990$20,907
High School Grad$32,289$40,548$26,213
Some College$38,557$48,166$32,901
Bachelors Degree$51,191$60,915$41,762
Graduate Degree$54,484$66,875$53,642

$36,648

Average Earnings

$43,618

Average Male

$31,068

Average Female

Fall River Language

Fall River Language by Age

Fall River Language

63.45% of Fall River residents speak only English, while 36.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 26.81% of the population.

Fall River Poverty

Fall River Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White67,51110,35415.34%
Hispanic9,2134,21445.74%
Other6,6932,97144.39%
Black5,0301,11022.07%
Multiple3,8861,02126.27%
Asian2,01356528.07%
Islander4141100.00%
Native7611.32%

19.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.52%

Male Poverty Rate

20.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fall River

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fall River is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fall River is Native, with 1.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.00%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.17%
High School15.48%
Some College14.80%
Bachelors or Greater4.26%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.43%
Male Unemployed33.63%
Female Employed10.34%
Male Employed5.75%

Fall River Income

Fall River Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,585$55,021
Families$51,819$64,635
Married Families$70,307$81,214
Non Families$25,758$38,318

Fall River Marital Status

Fall River Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.7%

Male Marriage Rate

37.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Fall River Married by Age and Sex

Fall River Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Fall River Marital Status by Race

Fall River Veterans

4,659

Number of Veterans

4,262

Male Veterans

397

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,495
Second Gulf War651
First Gulf War610
Korea508
World War II201
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,185
75+1,144
35 to 541,111
55 to 64884
18 to 34335
Name Veterans % of Total
White4,2047.11%
Black2708.01%
2 or More1426.64%
Hispanic1061.77%
Other320.67%
Asian100.63%
Indian11.85%

$Fall River Veterans by Education

11.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fall River Employment Status

59.9%

Labor Force Participation

54.7%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Fall River 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

63.63%

Born in Massachusetts

79.18%

Native Born

20.82%

Foreign Born

8.79%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

79.18% of Fall River residents were born in the United States, with 63.63% having been born in Massachusetts. 8.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202089,633-14-0.02%
201989,647-14-0.02%
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%