Fall River, Massachusetts

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Population in 2017: 89,420 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.7%
 
Males: 42,021  (47.0%)
Females: 47,399  (53.0%)
Median resident age:

40.4 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 02720, 02721, 02723, 02724, 02790.

Fall River Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,235 (it was $29,014 in 2000)
Fall River:

$43,235
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,880 (it was $16,118 in 2000)

Fall River city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $249,300 (it was $133,900 in 2000)
Fall River:

$249,300
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $243,642; detached houses: $235,277; townhouses or other attached units: $189,801; in 2-unit structures: $251,318; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $324,227; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $268,921

Median gross rent in 2017: $758.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fall River: 134.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.1%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.6% for Black residents, 52.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.7% for American Indian residents, 25.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 50.9% for other race residents, 31.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Fall River, MA (2010)
    • 74,10783.4%White alone
    • 6,5627.4%Hispanic
    • 3,0163.4%Black alone
    • 2,2492.5%Asian alone
    • 1,9632.2%Two or more races
    • 7870.9%Other race alone
    • 1630.2%American Indian alone
    • 100.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Fall River detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 137 registered sex offenders living in Fall River, Massachusetts as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fall River is 649 to 1.


Crime rates in Fall River by year

Type

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(3.3)
4
(4.4)
5
(5.6)
2
(2.2)
2
(2.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.1)
2
(2.3)
1
(1.1)
3
(3.4)
1
(1.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
65
(71.6)
46
(50.1)
52
(57.9)
52
(58.2)
52
(57.9)
73
(81.8)
80
(90.0)
60
(67.6)
67
(75.8)
53
(59.5)
76
(84.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
240
(264.4)
273
(297.1)
252
(280.8)
274
(306.5)
262
(291.9)
225
(252.2)
221
(248.6)
175
(197.3)
190
(215.0)
187
(210.1)
118
(131.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
780
(859.4)
763
(830.2)
778
(866.9)
761
(851.2)
638
(710.8)
646
(724.1)
734
(825.5)
775
(873.6)
708
(801.2)
637
(715.6)
713
(796.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
842
(927.7)
775
(843.3)
940
(1,047)
863
(965.3)
774
(862.4)
698
(782.3)
527
(592.7)
440
(496.0)
485
(548.8)
426
(478.6)
388
(433.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,337
(2,575)
2,144
(2,333)
2,006
(2,235)
2,027
(2,267)
1,659
(1,848)
1,443
(1,617)
1,462
(1,644)
1,148
(1,294)
944
(1,068)
909
(1,021)
764
(853.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
349
(384.5)
393
(427.6)
351
(391.1)
297
(332.2)
273
(304.2)
223
(249.9)
198
(222.7)
179
(201.8)
237
(268.2)
229
(257.3)
209
(233.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
37
(40.8)
44
(47.9)
35
(39.0)
35
(39.2)
27
(30.1)
32
(35.9)
35
(39.4)
23
(25.9)
49
(55.4)
29
(32.6)
20
(22.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)513.8490.5509.2498.0439.2425.4439.0395.1390.3355.5352.3

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City-data.com crime index in Fall River, MA

Crime rate in Fall River detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 289 (229 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.56
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Fall River, MA City Guides:

Ancestries: Portuguese (48.4%), French (5.4%), Irish (3.8%), French Canadian (3.6%), Brazilian (2.5%), American (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 200 feet

Land area: 31.0 square miles.

Population density: 2,882 people per square mile   (average).

Fall River, Massachusetts map

17,830 residents are foreign born (13.0% Europe, 4.2% Latin America).

This city:

19.8%
Massachusetts:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,033 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,671 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (43.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (153.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Somerset, MA (1.9 miles ),
Ocean Grove, MA (2.0 miles ),
North Westport, MA (2.0 miles ),
Tiverton, RI (2.0 miles ),
Swansea, MA (2.1 miles ),
Bristol, RI (2.5 miles ),
Warren, RI (2.6 miles ),
Westport, MA (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 41.70 N, Longitude: 71.15 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,953 (-3.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 17,348 (45.6%)

Area codes: 508, 774

Distribution of median household income in Fall River, MA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Fall River, MA in 2017

Property values in Fall River, MA

Fall River satellite photo by USGS

Fall River tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 118 buildings, average cost: $59,300
  • 1998: 130 buildings, average cost: $59,200
  • 1999: 131 buildings, average cost: $59,300
  • 2000: 119 buildings, average cost: $59,300
  • 2001: 108 buildings, average cost: $59,300
  • 2002: 104 buildings, average cost: $62,000
  • 2003: 103 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 2004: 148 buildings, average cost: $85,800
  • 2005: 203 buildings, average cost: $96,500
  • 2006: 133 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2007: 133 buildings, average cost: $105,900
  • 2008: 42 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2009: 46 buildings, average cost: $105,400
  • 2010: 48 buildings, average cost: $102,600
  • 2011: 39 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2012: 45 buildings, average cost: $89,100
  • 2013: 62 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 2014: 38 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2015: 46 buildings, average cost: $118,700
  • 2016: 52 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 2017: 82 buildings, average cost: $112,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Fall River, MA residents
Average permit cost in Fall River, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.3%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Fall River, MA
Historical housing units in Fall River, MA
Most common industries in Fall River, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.7%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Health care (5.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
  • Educational services (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.5%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.3%)
  • Apparel (5.1%)
  • Social assistance (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Fall River, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Construction laborers (3.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (2.9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (2.8%)
  • Cashiers (2.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Construction laborers (8.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Carpenters (3.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.8%)

Average climate in Fall River, Massachusetts

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Fall River, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.3. This is about average.

City:

76.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.203. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.203
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2017 was 8.78. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.78
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.272. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.272
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.71. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.71
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.0156. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0156
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Fall River-area historical tornado activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 24.5 miles away from the Fall River city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 45.8 miles away from the city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fall River-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 224.9 miles away from Fall River center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 126.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 232.5 miles away from Fall River center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 184.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 73.4 miles away from Fall River center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 272.1 miles away from Fall River center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bristol County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 11

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 5, Snows: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fall River topographic map

Main business address for: QUAKER FABRIC CORP /DE/ (BROADWOVEN FABRIC MILS, MAN MADE FIBER & SILK).

Hospitals in Fall River:

  • DR JOHN C CORRIGAN MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (49 HILLSIDE STREET)
  • HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE (502 BEDFORD STREET)
  • HOSPICE OUTREACH (795 MIDDLE STREET)
  • SAINT ANNE'S HOSPITAL (Proprietary, 795 MIDDLE STREET)
  • SAME DAY SURGICLINIC (272 STANLEY STREET)
  • SOUTHCOAST HOSPITAL GROUP, INC (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 363 HIGHLAND AVENUE)

Nursing Homes in Fall River:

  • CATHOLIC MEMORIAL HOME (2446 HIGHLAND AVENUE)
  • CLIFF GABLES NURSING HOME (423 MIDDLE ST)
  • CLIFF LAWN NURSING HOME (851 HIGHLAND AVE)
  • FALL RIVER JEWISH HOME, INC (538 ROBESON STREET)
  • FALL RIVER NURSING HOME (1748 HIGHLAND AVE)
  • KIMWELL (495 NEW BOSTON ROAD)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-CRAWFORD (273 OAK GROVE AVENUE)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-HIGHLANDER (1748 HIGHLAND AVENUE)
  • SARAH BRAYTON NURSING CARE CTR (4901 NORTH MAIN STREET)
  • ST ANNE'S HOSPITAL TCU (795 MIDDLE STREET - 3RD FL)
  • SUNBRIDGE CARE AND REHAB-FALL RIVER (170 OAK GROVE AVENUE)

Dialysis Facilities in Fall River:

  • DIALYSIS CENTER OF FALL RIVER (221-223 WEAVER STREET)
  • FALL RIVER KIDNEY CENTER LLC (48 WEAVER STREET)

Home Health Centers in Fall River:

  • CAPITOL HOME HEALTH, INC. (56 NORTH MAIN STREET ROOM 302)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (275 MARTINE STREET, SUITE 104)
  • REHAB AT HOME (ONE FATHER DEVALLES BLVD, SUITE 401)
  • VNA OF SOUTHEASTERN MA INC (502 BEDFORD STREET)

Heliports located in Fall River:

Amtrak station near Fall River:

  • 17 miles: PROVIDENCE (100 GASPEE ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Fall River:

  • Bristol Community College (Full-time enrollment: 5,707; Location: 777 Elsbree St; Public; Website: bristolcc.edu/)
  • Salter School-Fall River (Full-time enrollment: 401; Location: 82 Hartwell Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.salterschool.com)
  • Rob Roy Academy-Fall River (Full-time enrollment: 95; Location: 260 S Main St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.rob-roy.com)
  • Diman Regional Technical Institute (Full-time enrollment: 84; Location: 251 Stonehaven Rd; Public; Website: dimanregional.org)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Fall River:

  • Roger Williams University (about 7 miles; Bristol, RI; Full-time enrollment: 4,375)
  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (about 9 miles; North Dartmouth, MA; FT enrollment: 7,545)
  • Brown University (about 17 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 8,458)
  • Rhode Island School of Design (about 17 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 2,714)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Providence (about 17 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 10,898)
  • Community College of Rhode Island (about 18 miles; Warwick, RI; FT enrollment: 10,500)
  • Salve Regina University (about 18 miles; Newport, RI; FT enrollment: 2,349)

Public high schools in Fall River:

  • B M C DURFEE HIGH (Students: 2,721, Location: 360 ELSBREE STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • ATLANTIS CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 691, Location: 2501 SOUTH MAIN STREET, Grades: KG-9, Charter school)
  • RESILIENCY PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Location: 290 ROCK STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • DIMAN REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL HIGH (Location: 251 STONEHAVEN RD, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Fall River:

  • BISHOP CONNOLLY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 277, Location: 373 ELSBREE ST, Grades: 8-12)
  • EAST GATE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 50, Location: 397 BAY ST, Grades: PK-9)
  • FALL RIVER DEACONESS HOME SCHOOL (Students: 24, Location: 603 ROCK ST, Grades: 7-12, Girls only)
  • ST VINCENT SCHOOL (Students: 22, Location: 2425 HIGHLAND AVE, Grades: 7-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Fall River:

  • MORTON MIDDLE (Students: 691, Location: 1135 NORTH MAIN STREET, Grades: 6-8)
  • WILLIAM S GREENE (Students: 574, Location: 409 CAMBRIDGE STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • NORTH END ELEMENTARY (Students: 556, Location: 1899 MERIDAN STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • MATTHEW J KUSS MIDDLE (Students: 495, Location: 52 GLOBE MILLS AVENUE, Grades: 6-8)
  • JOHN J DORAN (Students: 490, Location: 101 FOUNTAIN STREET, Grades: PK-8)
  • SPENCER BORDEN (Students: 458, Location: 1400 PRESIDENT AVENUE, Grades: PK-5)
  • JAMES TANSEY (Students: 281, Location: 711 RAY STREET, Grades: KG-5)
  • SAMUEL WATSON (Students: 224, Location: 935 EASTERN AVENUE, Grades: KG-5)
  • LETOURNEAU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 171, Location: 323 ANTHONY STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • TALBOT INNOVATION SCHOOL (Location: 124 MELROSE STREET, Grades: 6-8)

Private elementary/middle schools in Fall River:

  • HOLY TRINITY SCHOOL (Students: 238, Location: 64 LAMPHOR ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • HOLY NAME SCHOOL (Students: 234, Location: 850 PEARCE ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ESPIRITO SANTO PAROCHIAL SCHOOL (Students: 205, Location: 143 EVERETT ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST MICHAEL SCHOOL (Students: 204, Location: 209 ESSEX ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST STANISLAUS SCHOOL (Students: 190, Location: 37 ROCKLAND ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ANTIOCH SCHOOL (Students: 84, Location: 618 ROCK ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • SETON ACADEMY FOR GIRLS (Students: 51, Location: 1262 N HIGH ST, Grades: PK-8, Girls only)
See full list of schools located in Fall River

Library in Fall River:

  • FALL RIVER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,194,301; Location: 104 NORTH MAIN ST.; 175,799 books; 523 e-books; 5,259 audio materials; 5,994 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 213 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Fall River: Alumni Field (A), Tecumseh Mill Number One (B), Durfee Union Millplace (C), Fall River Center (D), South Main Marketplace (E), Globe Wharf (F), Union Mills (G), Davol Mills (H), American Linen Company Row Houses (I), Durfee Mills (J), Church-Tory House (K), Remington-Borden House (L), Borden-Jennings House (M), Lafayette-Durfee House (N), William C Davol, Junior House (O), Academy Building (P), Pocasset Firehouse Number Seven (Q), Andrew J Borden House (R), Fall River Public Library (S), Carr-Osborn House (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: New Harbour Mall Shopping Center (1), Somerset Mall (2), Country Club Shopping Center (3), Harbour Mall (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Fall River: QUAKER FABRIC CORP /DE/ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Fall River include: Saint Marys Cathedral (A), Santo Christo Church (B), Church of the Ascension (C), First Congregational Church (D), Saint Jean the Baptist (E), Saint Williams Church (F), Saint Elizabeth Church (G), Notre Dame Cathedral (H), Quarry Street Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Beth El Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2), Polish Cemetery (3), Jewish Cemetery (4), Oak Grove Cemetery (5), Notre Dame Cemetery (6), Oak Tree Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Cook Pond (A), Watuppa Pond (B), Cook Pond (C), Firestone Pond (D), Copicut Reservoir (E), Bleachery Ponds (F), King Phillips Swamp (G), Pond Swamp (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Quequechan River (A), Queen Gutter Brook (B), Miller Brook (C), King Philip Brook (D), Quiquechan River (E), Blossom Brook (F), Steep Brook (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Fall River include: Maplewood Park (1), Lafayette Park (2), Pulaski Park (3), Abbott Playground (4), Chew Playground (5), Ruggles Park (6), North Park (7), Buffington Park (8), Kennedy Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Fall River Historical Society (Museums; 451 Rock Street) (1), Mass Commonwealth - Superior Court- Trial Court- Fall River Law Lib (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 441 North Main Street) (2), Marine Museum of Fall River (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 70 Water Street) (3), Video-Link (Amusement & Theme Parks; 371 Lake Avenue) (4), Tri-Star Vending (Amusement & Theme Parks; 371 Lake Avenue) (5), Millennium Fun Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 374 William S Canning Boulevard) (6), Bigtop Kiddie Playland & Restaurant (Amusement & Theme Parks; 35 Mariano Bishop Boulevard) (7), Lazer Gate (Arcades & Amusements; 288 Plymouth Avenue) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Leisure Travel (260 Eastern Ave.) (1), Best Western Fall River (360 Airport Rd) (2), 1873 House Bed and Breakfast (621 Second Street) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Mass Commonwealth - Trial Court- Southeastern Housing Court (289 Rock Street) (1), Mass Commonwealth - Trial Court- Superior Court- Clerk Of Courts Ofc (441 North Main Street) (2), Mass Commonwealth - Trial Court- Superior Court- Custodians Ofc (441 North Main Street) (3), Mass Commonwealth - Trial Court- Superior Court- Superior Court Probation (441 North Main Street) (4), Bristol County - Second District Court- District Attorney's Ofc (38 Rock Street) (5), Bristol County Second District Court (45 Rock Street) (6), Mass Commonwealth - Trial Court- Bristol Juvenile Court at Fall River (289 Rock Street) (7), Mass Commonwealth - Trial Court- Bristol Probate and Family Court at Fall R (289 Rock Street) (8), Mass Commonwealth - Trial Court- Bristol Probate And Family Court At Fall River- Interpretor Ser (289 Rock Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Joe Raposo - Composer, Thomas J. Hudner, Jr. - Navy Medal of Honor recipient, Luke Urban - Football player and coach, Bob Doyle (inventor) - Inventor, Greg Gagne (baseball) - Baseball player, Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf - Entertainer, Ira Sharkansky - Political scientist, Emeril Lagasse - (born 1959), Chef, Jack Brennan - Nixon post-presidential chief of staff, Bert Patenaude - Soccer player.

Bristol County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fall River and their reported violations in the past:

FALL RIVER WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 94,000, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-21-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-21-2014)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-25-2008), St Compliance achieved (NOV-25-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-20-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-20-2007)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-20-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-20-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-20-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-20-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-30-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - In JAN-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - In JAN-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-10-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-12-2013)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-19-2007)
  • Notification, Public - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-20-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-20-2007)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
WESTPORT SENIOR VILLAGE (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-28-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-31-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-28-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2011)
  • 3 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
BRANTALS RESTAURANT AND CATERING (Serves RI, Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
SSTAR OF RHODE ISLAND (Serves RI, Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2012), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-14-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-14-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-11-2012)
M.A.M.O. LLC (Address: 657 PLEASANT STREET , Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-04-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-04-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-01-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-01-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-01-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-31-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2012)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-27-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-23-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-31-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2012)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-25-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2012)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.2%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.0%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Fall River in 2010:

  • 994 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 347 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 133 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 79 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 65 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 54 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 36 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 17 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 4 people in college/university student housing

People in group quarters in Fall River in 2000:

  • 1,351 people in nursing homes
  • 108 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 93 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 93 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 76 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 53 people in religious group quarters
  • 48 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 39 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 17 people in other group homes
  • 13 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children

Banks with most branches in Fall River (2011 data):

  • BayCoast Bank: Robeson Street Branch, Stafford Road Branch, Union Branch, Baycoast Bank, Pleasant Street Branch, Troy Street Branch. Info updated 2012/02/03: Bank assets: $909.2 mil, Deposits: $730.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Narragansett Financial Corp
  • BankFive: North Branch, Bankfive, Main Street Branch, Pleasant Street Branch, President Avenue Branch, Thirteenth Street Branch. Info updated 2011/11/15: Bank assets: $720.6 mil, Deposits: $613.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Bankfive, Mhc
  • Bank of America, National Association: Fall River Main Branch, Stafford Square Branch, Fall River - Mariano Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Harbour Mall Branch at 430 William Canning Boulevard, branch established on 1970/10/28; North Main Street Branch at 141 North Main Street, branch established on 1828/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Fall River Stop & Shop Rodma at 501 Rodman Street, branch established on 2002/03/27; Fall River Stop & Shop Branch at 333 Mariano Bishop Boulevard, branch established on 2002/06/19. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Webster Bank, National Association: 1450 Plymouth Avenue Branch at 1450 Plymouth Avenue, branch established on 1946/07/08; First Fed Sav Bank Of America Branch at 33 Sullivan Drive, branch established on 1946/07/08. Info updated 2008/12/23: Bank assets: $18,674.3 mil, Deposits: $13,861.5 mil, headquarters in Waterbury, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 167 total offices, Holding Company: Webster Financial Corporation
  • Rockland Trust Company: Brayton Avenue Branch at 855 Brayton Avenue, branch established on 1981/11/05; Fall River Branch at 249 Linden St, branch established on 1975/05/22. Info updated 2009/05/20: Bank assets: $4,974.4 mil, Deposits: $3,903.9 mil, headquarters in Rockland, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 67 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Bank Corp.
  • Mechanics' Co-operative Bank: Lafayette Federal Savings Bank Branc at 60 Bedford Street, branch established on 1894/01/01. Info updated 2011/09/20: Bank assets: $386.4 mil, Deposits: $340.4 mil, headquarters in Taunton, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Mechanics Bancorp, Mhc
  • Admirals Bank: Pleasant Street-Fall River North Bra at 215 Pleasant Street, branch established on 2004/05/24. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $518.7 mil, Deposits: $462.0 mil, headquarters in Cranston, RI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Fall River:

Marital status in Fall River, MA
  • Never married: 39.4%
  • Now married: 40.4%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

For population 25 years and over in Fall River:

  • High school or higher: 77.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.7
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Fall River
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Religion statistics for Fall River, MA (based on Bristol County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic286,11372
Evangelical Protestant18,765128
Mainline Protestant18,24683
Other7,80733
Orthodox1,5654
Black Protestant5115
None215,278-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 109
Bristol County:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 105
Bristol County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 128
Bristol County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 447
Bristol County:

8.20 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Bristol County:

9.5%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.9%
State:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.4%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Fall River:

48.8%
Massachusetts:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.6%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Massachusetts:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fall River:

21.6%
Massachusetts:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.1%
Massachusetts:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Massachusetts:

6.8

Overweight people:
Fall River:

33.6%
State:

33.4%

General health condition:
Here:

54.8%
Massachusetts:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Fall River:

77.3%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fall River, MA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 1,112$6,228,553$67,215223$193,905
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 449$1,206,976$32,25832$7,314
Police Protection - Officers 232$1,953,210$101,0280$0
Firefighters 176$1,057,840$72,1250$0
Streets and Highways 90$355,174$47,3576$7,283
Other Government Administration 55$118,018$25,7490$0
Police - Other 48$180,914$45,22927$12,940
Water Supply 46$172,612$45,0290$0
Other and Unallocable 36$155,357$51,7861$841
Financial Administration 33$132,505$48,1840$0
Local Libraries 15$55,424$44,3393$4,256
Parks and Recreation 12$33,562$33,5620$0
Health 9$36,624$48,8321$1,659
Welfare 6$20,318$40,63610$7,676
Judicial and Legal 5$24,445$58,6680$0
Sewerage 5$28,031$67,2744$517
Fire - Other 4$14,094$42,2822$2,791
Totals for Government 2,333$11,773,657$60,559309$239,182

Fall River government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $7,024,000 ($78.55)
    Water Utilities: $5,617,000 ($62.82)
    Regular Highways: $2,547,000 ($28.48)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $158,742,000 ($1775.24)
    General - Other: $50,629,000 ($566.19)
    Police Protection: $20,377,000 ($227.88)
    Local Fire Protection: $14,129,000 ($158.01)
    Sewerage: $12,090,000 ($135.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,589,000 ($107.24)
    Regular Highways: $7,733,000 ($86.48)
    Housing and Community Development: $6,515,000 ($72.86)
    Health - Other: $6,065,000 ($67.83)
    Water Utilities: $3,963,000 ($44.32)
    Financial Administration: $2,663,000 ($29.78)
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,637,000 ($29.49)
    General Public Buildings: $1,850,000 ($20.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,284,000 ($14.36)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,005,000 ($11.24)
    Libraries: $965,000 ($10.79)
    Central Staff Services: $876,000 ($9.80)
    Parking Facilities: $522,000 ($5.84)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $403,000 ($4.51)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $287,000 ($3.21)
  • Employee Retirement - Other Investments - Other: $228,548,000 ($2555.89)
    Benefit Payments: $33,914,000 ($379.27)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $9,882,000 ($110.51)
    Withdrawals: $1,235,000 ($13.81)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,278,000 ($70.21)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,974,000 ($66.81)
    Other - Health - Other: $126,000 ($1.41)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Transit Utilities: $995,000 ($11.13)
    General - Other: $299,000 ($3.34)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,756,000 ($42.00)
    General - Other: $3,516,000 ($39.32)
    Sewerage: $1,832,000 ($20.49)
    General Public Building: $221,000 ($2.47)
    Local Fire Protection: $25,000 ($0.28)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($0.18)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $122,899,000 ($1374.40)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $928,000 ($10.38)

Fall River government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $18,082,000 ($202.21)
    Other: $7,468,000 ($83.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,102,000 ($68.24)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,629,000 ($29.40)
    Parking Facilities: $1,099,000 ($12.29)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $252,000 ($2.82)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $34,000 ($0.38)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $25,000 ($0.28)
  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $7,075,000 ($79.12)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $3,388,000 ($37.89)
    From Other Governments: $1,065,000 ($11.91)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $5,487,000 ($61.36)
    Other: $4,041,000 ($45.19)
    Sewerage: $1,680,000 ($18.79)
    Highways: $806,000 ($9.01)
    Education: $204,000 ($2.28)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $132,000 ($1.48)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,475,000 ($72.41)
    Interest Earnings: $160,000 ($1.79)
    Fines and Forfeits: $16,000 ($0.18)
    Donations From Private Sources: $8,000 ($0.09)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,767,000 ($120.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $130,364,000 ($1457.88)
    General Local Government Support: $22,763,000 ($254.56)
    Other: $10,225,000 ($114.35)
    Highways: $2,605,000 ($29.13)
    Public Welfare: $1,891,000 ($21.15)
    Housing and Community Development: $788,000 ($8.81)
    Sewerage: $216,000 ($2.42)
    Water Utilities: $48,000 ($0.54)
  • Tax - Property: $95,592,000 ($1069.02)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,250,000 ($36.35)
    Other License: $2,526,000 ($28.25)

Fall River government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $254,928,000 ($2850.91)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $250,465,000 ($2801.00)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,078,000 ($213.35)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,616,000 ($163.45)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $13,576,000 ($151.82)
    End of Fiscal Year: $9,804,000 ($109.64)

Fall River government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,855,000 ($166.13)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,872,000 ($289.33)

4.18% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($56,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.18%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($345 average AGI)
Bristol County:

0.02%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Plymouth County, MA  0.89% ($49,456 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.73% ($66,201)
from Providence County, RI  0.50% ($58,774)


4.24% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($69,191 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.24%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($331 average AGI)
Bristol County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Plymouth County, MA  0.73% ($54,989 average AGI)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.57% ($73,250)
to Providence County, RI  0.45% ($56,129)
Businesses in Fall River, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2MasterBrand Cabinets3
AT&T1McDonald's4
Ace Hardware2New Balance1
Advance Auto Parts2Nike7
Applebee's1Papa John's Pizza2
Audi1Payless1
AutoZone2Penske1
Burger King3Popeyes1
Burlington Coat Factory1RadioShack2
CVS4Rite Aid7
Comfort Inn1Sears1
Curves1Shaw's2
Domino's Pizza3Sprint Nextel1
Dunkin Donuts17Staples1
FedEx10Stop & Shop2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Subway6
Ford1T-Mobile2
GNC2Taco Bell1
GameStop1U-Haul4
H&R Block3UPS13
Hyundai1Vans1
Jones New York1Volkswagen1
KFC1Walgreens2
Kmart1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's2
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Fall River:

  • WHTB (1400 AM; 1 kW; FALL RIVER, MA; Owner: SNE BROADCASTING, LTD.(A MASS. CORP))
  • WSAR (1480 AM; 5 kW; FALL RIVER, MA; Owner: BRISTOL COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WHJJ (920 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSKO (790 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBSM (1420 AM; 5 kW; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRNI (1290 AM; 10 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WRNI FOUNDATION)
  • WPMZ (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: VIDEO MUNDO B/CASTING CO., LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fall River:

  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSMU-FM (91.1 FM; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WCTK (98.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJFD-FM (97.3 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: EDMUND DINIS, TRUSTEE)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFHN (107.1 FM; FAIRHAVEN, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Fall River:

  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Fall River: Michael O'Regan, Thomas Jerome, Jr. Hudner.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Fall River fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 66Number of bridges
  • 1,526ft / 465mTotal length
  • $466,035,000Total costs
  • 1,491,684Total average daily traffic
  • 108,029Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Fall River, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 3Before 1900
  • 61900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 21930-1939
  • 91950-1959
  • 291960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 112010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Fall River, MA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fall River)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 50 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Fall River, MA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 218 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fall River)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Fall River)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 25 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED192$191,688297$145,7851,003$174,629124$90,69445$250,88981$132,0371$176,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$191,00015$129,80077$183,74010$100,4002$189,5004$115,7500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED52$167,34680$104,563397$196,89248$78,00011$228,18235$133,6570$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN23$189,82629$135,276184$195,9137$129,5715$525,8009$144,4441$140,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS13$158,9236$123,16765$199,8623$125,0001$162,0006$121,0000$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 25 tracts in Fall River, MA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 21 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$200,18827$213,1111$166,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$168,87513$203,2310$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$171,0007$221,2860$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$177,0004$205,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$285,0000$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Fall River, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Fall River, MA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 501. The highest number of fires - 652 took place in 2002, and the least - 361 in 2014. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Fall River, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (49.8%), and Outside Fires (32.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Fall River, MA
    • 4,23949.8%Structure Fires
    • 2,78032.7%Outside Fires
    • 1,16313.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 3303.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fall River, MA
Most common first names in Fall River, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2,14081.5 years
Joseph1,48275.4 years
John1,42074.9 years
Manuel1,31675.5 years
Maria1,02279.6 years
William63774.7 years
James49673.3 years
Alice41979.8 years
George41973.7 years
Margaret41880.9 years
Most common last names in Fall River, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Medeiros57475.4 years
Souza41875.8 years
Cabral36075.6 years
Mello35475.9 years
Ferreira34274.3 years
Oliveira29875.8 years
Costa28674.4 years
Silvia28375.4 years
Pacheco23574.8 years
Moniz22876.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fall River, MA
  • 80.5%Utility gas
  • 13.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.3%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fall River, MA
  • 82.0%Utility gas
  • 12.1%Electricity
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel


Fall River compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of workers working at home, population 50,000+"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 50,000+)"
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  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest precipitation differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest house values disparities (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest cost per building permit (population 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Europe (population 500+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health care and social assistance (population 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of one, detached housing units in structures (20,000+ housing units)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: accommodation and food services (population 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #9 (02724) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Portuguese first ancestries"
  • #72 (02723) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest charity contributions deductions as a percentage of AGI in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
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