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Welcome to Fall River ...

The city of Fall River is located in Bristol County.

A typical abbreviation for Fall River: Fall Riv.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Fall River has a population of 88,930 people<1> (see below for details).

Fall River was settled in 1656.

The community of Fall River is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Fall River lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Fall River: (508) and (774)<3>

The ZIP codes for Fall River: 02720-02724<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fall River had a population of 88,857 people (which is 16.21% of the total population of Bristol County). This makes Fall River the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Fall River represents 1.36% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 88,857 people, the population of Fall River decreased 3.35% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 91,938 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Fall River had an population of 88,930 people (or a decrease of 3.27% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fall River.

Communities near Fall River ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2016
Attleboro   [Map]   44,434   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Dartmouth   [Map]   34,718   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Middleborough   [Map]   24,782   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
New Bedford   [Map]   95,032   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Taunton   [Map]   56,843   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cranston (RI)   [Map]   81,034   W   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Fall River.

Communities Also Named Fall River ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Fall River - they are located in Colorado, Kansas, Nova Scotia, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Fall River.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fall River. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fall River. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fall River. Our list includes 69 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Fall River:

Websites for Fall River ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fall River ...

Looking for more information about Fall River? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Fall River? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Fall River, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Fall River.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Fall River. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fall River.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fall River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Fall River.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Fall River). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fall River or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Fall River includes: 02720, 2721, 2722, 2723 & 02724.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Fall River. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fall River) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fall River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fall River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fall River. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7120, Longitude: -71.1037     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fall River have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fall River.