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Population (year 2000): 91,938. Estimated population in July 2005: 91,802 (-0.1% change)
Males: 42,953 (46.7%), Females: 48,985 (53.3%)

Zip codes: .

Median resident age: 35.7 years
Median household income: $29,014 (year 2000)
Median house value: $132,900 (year 2000)

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Races in Fall River:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.5%)
  • Hispanic (3.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
  • Black (2.5%)
  • Other Asian (1.5%)
  • Other race (1.4%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: Portuguese (47.0%), French (13.4%), Irish (9.8%), English (6.6%), French Canadian (5.9%), Italian (3.6%).

New! River, Massachusetts forum

Elevation: 200 feet

Land area: 31.0 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Fall River

  • High school or higher: 56.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fall River city

  • Never married: 31.1%
  • Now married: 45.5%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

19.8% Foreign born (16.2% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -935 (-1.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (43.3 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (202.4 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (3.5 miles Somerset, MA (4.6 miles Swansea, RI Tiverton, (4.8 miles Grove, MA (4.8 miles Ocean Westport, MA (4.8 miles North MA (8.2 miles Dighton,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 115 buildings, average cost: $59,200
  • 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

Latitude: 41.70 N, Longitude: 71.15 W

Area codes: 508, 774


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (24.3%), Educational,health and social services (20.8%), Retail trade (12.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,884 (+2.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 20,524 (52.8%)


 

Crime in Fall River by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 5 0 3 3 3 1
    per 100,000 5.4 0.0 3.3 3.3 3.3 1.1
Rapes 23 39 43 48 77 81
    per 100,000 25.0 42.4 46.8 52.2 83.8 88.1
Robberies 137 149 192 233 270 229
    per 100,000 149.0 162.1 208.8 253.4 293.7 249.1
Assaults 412 360 398 642 717 802
    per 100,000 448.1 391.6 432.9 698.3 779.9 872.3
Burglaries 734 782 624 738 1,260 1,334
    per 100,000 798.4 850.6 678.7 802.7 1370.5 1451.0
Thefts 2,221 1,854 2,090 2,620 1,664 1,492
    per 100,000 2415.8 2016.6 2273.3 2849.7 1809.9 1622.8
Auto thefts 495 443 541 585 553 536
    per 100,000 538.4 481.8 588.4 636.3 601.5 583.0
345.4 322.7 356.7 460.9 497.3 498.6


Average climate in Fall River, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Fall River-area historical tornado activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 24.6 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 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 48.9 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.


Birthplace of: Emeril Lagasse - (born 1959), Chef.


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


Hospitals/medical centers in Fall River:
  • DR JOHN C CORRIGAN MENTAL HEALTH CTR (49 HILLSIDE ST)
  • SOUTHCOAST HOSPITAL GROUP INC (363 HIGHLAND AVENUE)
  • ST ANNES HOSPITAL CORPORATION (795 MIDDLE ST)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fall River:
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 19 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
  • MARTHAS VINEYARD (about 44 miles; VINEYARD HAVEN, MA; ID: MVY)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 46 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Fall River:
  • MYRICKS (about 13 miles; BERKLEY, MA; ID: 1M8)
  • NEW BEDFORD REGIONAL (about 14 miles; NEW BEDFORD, MA; ID: EWB)
  • NEWPORT STATE (about 15 miles; NEWPORT, RI; ID: UUU)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 37 $117,991 $38,267 0 $0
Other Government Administration 45 $73,996 $19,732 11 $11,391
Judicial and Legal 5 $14,933 $35,839 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 225 $1,135,964 $60,584 0 $0
Police - Other 56 $162,764 $34,878 61 $18,963
Firefighters 244 $880,878 $43,321 0 $0
Fire - Other 6 $21,208 $42,416 0 $0
Streets and Highways 107 $264,905 $29,708 0 $0
Welfare 18 $33,907 $22,604 0 $0
Health 23 $58,445 $30,493 0 $0
Sewerage 3 $14,468 $57,872 5 $642
Parks and Recreation 17 $40,467 $28,564 0 $0
Natural Resources 1 $3,892 $46,704 0 $0
Water Supply 53 $160,464 $36,331 0 $0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 1364 $3,919,481 $34,482 101 $64,618
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 375 $1,495,451 $47,854 698 $215,230
Local Libraries 19 $43,764 $27,640 5 $1,793
Other and Unallocable 35 $91,230 $31,278 0 $0
Totals for Government 2633 $8,534,210 $38,894 881 $312,637


Colleges/Universities in Fall River:
  • BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,497; Location: 777 ELSBREE ST; Public; Website: www.bristol.mass.edu)
  • DIMAN REGIONAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 58; Location: STONEHAVEN RD; Public)
  • FALL RIVER ACADEMY OF BEAUTY CULTURE (FT enrollment: 29; Location: 260 S MAIN ST; Private, for-profit)
  • SER-JOBS FOR PROGRESS BUSINESS SCHOOL (Location: 164 BEDFORD ST; Private, not-for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Fall River:
  • ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; BRISTOL, RI; Full-time enrollment: 3,007)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-DARTMOUTH (about 12 miles; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; FT enrollment: 6,071)
  • BROWN UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 7,460)
  • JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 8,218)
  • RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (about 21 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND (about 22 miles; WARWICK, RI; FT enrollment: 8,650)
  • NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 22 miles; WARWICK, RI; FT enrollment: 2,419)
Public high schools in Fall River:
  • B M C DURFEE HIGH (Students: 2,885; Location: 360 ELSBREE STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • DIMAN REG VOC TECH HIGH (Students: 1,196; Location: 251 STONEHAVEN RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Fall River:
  • BISHOP CONNOLLY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 382; Location: 373 ELSBREE STREET; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • ST VINCENT SCHOOL (Students: 84; Location: 2425 HIGHLAND AVE; Grades: KG - 12)
  • DEACONESS HOME (Students: 28; Location: P O BOX 2118; Grades: 7 - 12; Girls only)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Fall River:
  • MORTON MIDDLE (Students: 807; Location: 376 PRESIDENT AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • EDMOND P TALBOT MIDDLE (Students: 753; Location: 124 MELROSE STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HENRY LORD MIDDLE (Students: 715; Location: 151 AMITY STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ATLANTIS CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 693; Location: 2501 SOUTH MAIN STREET; Grades: KG - 08)
  • MATTHEW J KUSS MIDDLE (Students: 626; Location: 290 ROCK STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WILLIAM S GREENE (Students: 616; Location: 409 CAMBRIDGE STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SPENCER BORDEN (Students: 429; Location: 1400 PRESIDENT AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • JOHN J DORAN (Students: 404; Location: 101 FOUNTAIN STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • JAMES TANSEY (Students: 346; Location: 711 RAY STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CHARLES V CARROLL (Students: 346; Location: 117 HOOD STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Fall River:
  • ST ANNE SCHOOL (Students: 448; Location: 240 FOREST STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ESPIRITO SANTO ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 230; Location: 143 EVERETT STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • HOLY NAME SCHOOL (Students: 217; Location: 850 PEARCE ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • SAINTS PETER AND PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 216; Location: 240 DOVER STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST. JEAN BAPTISTE SCHOOL (Students: 214; Location: 64 LAMPHOR STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • NOTRE DAME SCHOOL (Students: 201; Location: 34 ST JOSEPH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MICHAEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 195; Location: 209 ESSEX ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST. STANISLAUS SCHOOL (Students: 191; Location: 37 ROCKLAND ST. P.O. BOX 217; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ANTIOCH SCHOOL (Students: 67; Location: 618 ROCK ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • NOAH'S ARK PRESCHOOL (Students: 27; Location: 4321 NORTH MAIN STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Fall River:
  • FALL RIVER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,524,987; Location: 104 NORTH MAIN ST.; 223,716 books; 3,233 audio materials; 4,349 video materials; 282 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Fall River: Alumni Field (A), American Linen Company Row Houses (B), South Main Marketplace (C), Tecumseh Mill Number One (D), Union Mills (E), Davol Mills (F), Durfee Mills (G), Durfee Union Millplace (H), Fall River Center (I), Globe Wharf (J), Academy Building (K), Andrew J Borden House (L), Andrew Robeson House (M), Arnold B Sanford House (N), Stafford-Cummings House (O), Lafayette-Durfee House (P), Borden-Jennings House (Q), Border City Mill Number Two (R), Pocasset Firehouse Number Seven (S), William C Davol, Junior House (T).

Shopping Centers: Somerset Mall (1), Country Club Shopping Center (2), Harbour Mall (3).

Churches in Fall River include: Central Congregational Church (A), Church of the Ascension (B), Saint Elizabeth Church (C), Santo Christo Church (D), Saint Williams Church (E), Saint Stephens Church (F), Saint Marys Cathedral (G), Saint Lukes Church (H).

Cemeteries: Saint Johns Cemetery (1), Polish Cemetery (2), North Burial Ground (3), Saint Marys Cemetery (4), Notre Dame Cemetery (5), Saint Patricks Cemetery (6), Jewish Cemetery (7).

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Cook Pond (A), Firestone Pond (B), Copicut Reservoir (C), Bleachery Ponds (D), King Phillips Swamp (E), Copicut Swamp (F), Pond Swamp (G).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Steep Brook (A), King Philip Brook (B), Stony Brook (C), Sucker Brook (D), Quiquechan River (E), Miller Brook (F), Quequechan River (G), Queen Gutter Brook (H), Blossom Brook (I).

Parks in Fall River include: Abbott Playground (1), Kennedy Park (2), Kelly Park (3), Buffington Park (4), Watuppa Reservation (5), Camp Interlocken (6), Pulaski Park (7), North Park (8), Maplewood Park (9).


Fall River compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHJJ (920 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSKO (790 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WDDZ (550 AM; 5 kW; PAWTUCKET, RI; Owner: ABC, INC.)

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.)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJFD-FM (97.3 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: EDMUND DINIS, TRUSTEE)
  • WFHN (107.1 FM; FAIRHAVEN, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)

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