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Welcome to Fall River ...

The city of Fall River is located in Bristol County<1>.



Fall River was settled in 1656.

A typical abbreviation for Fall River: Fall Riv.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fall River has a population of 89,653 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Fall River is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Fall River: (508) and (774)<4>

The ZIP codes for Fall River: 02720-02724<5>

Websites for Fall River ...

Official Website:   www.fallriverma.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.fallriverchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fall River had an population of 89,653 people. This is an increase of 0.9% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.49% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fall River had a population of 88,857 people (or 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 (with a count of 91,938 people).

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

Communities Also Named Fall River ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

Communities near Fall River ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fall River.

  • Providence
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
    • Providence is located in Providence County (RI)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
  • New Bedford
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Bedford
    • New Bedford is located in Bristol County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,517 people
  • Warwick
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warwick
    • Warwick is located in Kent County (RI)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
  • Cranston
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranston
    • Cranston is located in Providence County (RI)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
  • Pawtucket
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawtucket
    • Pawtucket is located in Providence County (RI)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
  • Taunton
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taunton
    • Taunton is located in Bristol County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,675 people
  • East Providence
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Providence
    • East Providence is located in Providence County (RI)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
  • Attleboro
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attleboro
    • Attleboro is located in Bristol County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
  • Dartmouth
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dartmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dartmouth
    • Dartmouth is located in Bristol County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,926 people
  • North Providence
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Providence
    • North Providence is located in Providence County (RI)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,507 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fall River. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fall River.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fall River.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fall River. Our list includes 69 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fall River.

Adding Fall River to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fall River in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Fall River was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Fall River in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Fall River.

The official website for Fall River: www.fallriverma.org/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Bristol, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fall River.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fall River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<5>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.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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