Fall River –  Fall River had quite a hey day in the late 1800s through 1920, and is still today a proud, blue collar city. Fall River and New Bedford are the southernmost and the largest cities of the South Shore. And because of their proximity to each other (13 miles), the target ministry area can reach potentially 200,000+ people. Fall River, with  90,000 residents, shares some other commonalities with New Bedford. Of the towns in our study, only Lawrence (in the North Shore) reflects lower income and college graduate statistics. Yet, Fall River stands apart from the Lawrence and Lynn and New Bedford in that while it is a densely populated city with a  distinct inner core, Fall River is still almost 90 percent white. Interestingly, some studies show that 47 percent of the residents of Fall River claim some kind of Portuguese heritage. This is the highest percentage in the country.

Ministry Match 

Note on geography: Because Fall River is situated outside the 495 Loop,  it is in the region of the Massachusetts Baptist Association, Ray Allen, DOM. We want to encourage you – if you have interest in learning more about the Fall River area – to connect with Ray at the MBA offices in Northboro, MA: Ray Allen | 617.851.5216 | massbaptist508@gmail.com

Census Highlights
  • Population – 90,853
  • Household mean income – $52,392
  • Median age – 37
  • College degree – 9.2 percent
  • White – 89.2 percent
  • Asian – 2.9 percent, Black – 2.4
Get the US Census Data
  • Community Facts – Use this US Census search to find a number of different demographic reports that should be very useful
PreceptGroup Reports

Church-specific research from PreceptGroup reflecting People and PlaceFaces of DiversityCommunity Issues, and Faith Preferences.

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