Fall River demographics profile

StatisticFall RiverMassachusettsNational
Population density (sq mi)2,68563091
Median age39.439.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%53%55%
Speak English67%77%79%
Speak Spanish7%9%13%
Fall River, MA has a population of 88,902 and is the 365th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,685 per sq mi which is 326% higher than the Massachusetts average and 2863% higher than the national average. The median age in Fall River is 39 which is approximately equal to the Massachusetts average of 39. In Fall River, 47% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 67% speak English and 7% speak Spanish. 66% of Fall River residents were born in Massachusetts, 13% were born out of state, 3% were born outside of the United States and 18% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Fall River is 326% higher than Massachusetts.
  • The median age in Fall River is equal to Massachusetts.
  • In Fall River 82.53% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Fall River 4.62% of the population is African American.
  • In Fall River 1.99% of the population is Asian.

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Fall River population breakdown by race

RaceFall RiverMassachusettsNational
African American4.62%7.26%12.63%
American Indian0.11%0.21%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.18%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race4.21%3.01%3.06%
Other race6.35%4.13%4.75%
In Fall River, 10.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Fall River age breakdown

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Source: The Fall River, MA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).