Fall River, MA

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2020 Population
89,618
0.257% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2018 Median Age
39.5
0.254% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
18.3%
6.99% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$46,007
5.76% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$256,200
5.78% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
39,848
0.922% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Fall River, MA had a population of 89.6k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $46,007. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Fall River, MA grew from 89,388 to 89,618, a 0.257% increase and its median household income grew from $43,503 to $46,007, a 5.76% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fall River, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.58%), Other (Hispanic) (5.45%), and White (Hispanic) (2.96%).

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.

91.8% of the residents in Fall River, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fall River, MA are Bristol Community College (1,310 degrees awarded in 2020), Diman Regional Technical Institute (32 degrees), and Rob Roy Academy-Fall River (22 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Fall River, MA was $256,200, and the homeownership rate was 36.8%.

Most people in Fall River, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Fall River, MA was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Fall River, MA is home to a population of 89.6k people, from which 91.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 26.9% of Fall River, MA residents were born outside of the country (24.1k people).

In 2020, there were 12.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (66.4k people) in Fall River, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.29k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.8%
2020 Citizenship
91.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 91.8% of Fall River, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Fall River, MA was 91.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fall River, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    66.4k ± 1.49k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5.29k ± 1.14k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5k ± 1.05k
10.8%
Hispanic Population
9.72k people

In 2020, there were 12.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (66.4k people) in Fall River, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.29k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.8% of the people in Fall River, MA are hispanic (9.72k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. China
    98,663 ± 7,656 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    90,760 ± 7,347 people
  3. Brazil
    81,000 ± 6,946 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 98,663 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 90,760 and Brazil with 81,000.

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Foreign-Born Population

26.9%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
24.1k people
26.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
23.4k people

As of 2020, 26.9% of Fall River, MA residents (24.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fall River, MA was 26.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,420 ± 221
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    611 ± 215
  3. Korea
    518 ± 230

Fall River, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Fall River, MA employs 39.8k people. The largest industries in Fall River, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,015 people), Retail Trade (4,655 people), and Manufacturing (4,411 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($88,137), Public Administration ($59,474), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,248).

Males in Massachusetts have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,870. The income inequality in Massachusetts (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

39.8k
2020 Value
± 1,668
0.922%
1 Year growth
± 5.55%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Fall River, MA grew at a rate of 0.922%, from 39.5k employees to 39.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fall River, MA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,570 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (3,376 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,269 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

39.8k
2020 Value
± 1,668
0.922%
1 Year growth
± 5.55%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Fall River, MA grew at a rate of 0.922%, from 39.5k employees to 39.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fall River, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,015 people), Retail Trade (4,655 people), and Manufacturing (4,411 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

$44,194
Median earning men ± $1,989
$31,411
Median earning women ± $1,428

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($69,639), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,592), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($87,759), Public Administration ($52,058), and Wholesale Trade ($46,224).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $37.4B
  2. $29.6B
  3. $28.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $37.4B, followed by Electronics ($29.6B) and Mixed freight ($28.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Massachusetts products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$314B
2020 Value in Massachusetts
$627B
Projected 2050 Value in Massachusetts
99.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $314B. This is expected to increase 99.9% to $627B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Massachusetts trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $31B
  2. $23.4B
  3. $14.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $31B, followed by New Hampshire with $23.4B and Connecticut and $14.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Massachusetts shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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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In 2020, universities in Fall River, MA awarded 1,364 degrees. The student population of Fall River, MA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,122 male students and 4,266 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fall River, MA are White (1,041 and 76.3%), followed by Black or African American (118 and 8.65%), Hispanic or Latino (90 and 6.6%), and Two or More Races (44 and 3.23%).

The largest universities in Fall River, MA by number of degrees awarded are Bristol Community College (1,310 and 96%), Diman Regional Technical Institute (32 and 2.35%), and Rob Roy Academy-Fall River (22 and 1.61%).

The most popular majors in Fall River, MA are General Studies (271 and 19.9%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (189 and 13.9%), and General Business Administration & Management (103 and 7.55%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Fall River, MA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 95.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 10.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 6,388 (33.2% men and 66.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 6,388 students enrolled in Fall River, MA, 33.2% men and 66.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,109 records, of which 65.7% were women and 34.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 271 degree-majors awarded
  2. 189 degree-majors awarded
  3. 103 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Fall River, MA was General Studies with 271 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. 1,310 degrees awarded
  2. 32 degrees awarded
  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bristol Community College with 1,310 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 444 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fall River, MA, which is 0.483 times less than the 920 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,041 degrees mean that there were 8.82 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 118 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 2020.

Public, 2-year ($4,560) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

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 2020, 0.959% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.04% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.34M), Bachelors Degree (1.3M), and Some college (1.02M).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Fall River, MA was $256,200 in 2020, which is 1.11 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $242,200 to $256,200, a 5.78% increase. The homeownership rate in Fall River, MA is 36.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Fall River, MA have an average commute time of 25.1 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 $46,007. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Fall River, MA was Census Tract 6423 with a value of $100,093, followed by Census Tract 6424 and Census Tract 6425, with respective values of $79,048 and $73,854.

Property

$256,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,877
$14,257
Median Property Taxes
±$768

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fall River, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Fall River, MA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

36.8%
Homeownership
2020
62.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 36.8% of the housing units in Fall River, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew 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 6424
  3. Census Tract 6425

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fall River, MA was Census Tract 6423 with a value of $100,093, followed by Census Tract 6424 and Census Tract 6425, with respective values of $79,048 and $73,854.

The following map shows all of the places in Fall River, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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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.
$46,007
Median Household Income
± $1,871
38.7k
Number of Households
± 1,622

In 2020, the median household income of the 38.7k households in Fall River, MA grew to $46,007 from the previous year's value of $43,503.

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 $10k - $15k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fall River, MA is from Massachusetts.
0.48
2020 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.483
2019 Wage GINI in Massachusetts

In 2020, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.544% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (78.7%)
  2. Carpooled (11.4%)
  3. Walked (3.68%)

In 2020, 78.7% of workers in Fall River, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.4%) and those who walked to work (3.68%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fall River, MA have a shorter commute time (25.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.36% 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

18.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fall River, MA (16.2k out of 88.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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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95.9% of the population of Fall River, MA has health coverage, with 35.2% on employee plans, 38.3% on Medicaid, 9.97% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 0.807% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Massachusetts was $10,559 in 2014. This is a 2.78% increase from the previous year ($10,273).

Primary care physicians in Bristol County, MA see 1893 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.799% increase from the previous year (1878 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1457 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 197 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Massachusetts, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,893 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bristol County, MA

Primary care physicians in Bristol County, MA see an average of 1,893 patients per year. This represents a 0.799% increase from the previous year (1,878 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Massachusetts across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.1% under 18 years, 22.3% between 18 and 34 years, 39.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.08%
Uninsured
35.2%
Employer Coverage
38.3%
Medicaid
9.97%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
0.807%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fall River, MA declined by 5.4% from 4.32% to 4.08%.

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