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Fall River, Massachusetts
Welcome to Fall River ...
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).
Fall River was settled in 1656.
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 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 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.
Communities near Fall River ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fall River.
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.
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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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 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.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Fall River was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).
We also found Fall River in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fall River on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Fall River: www.fallriverma.org/
The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/
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This page was last modified: 11 Sep 2022