Fall River, MA 02720 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02720: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Fall River, MA 02720

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,035
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,657
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,425
  • County: Bristol County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.716, Longitude -71.138
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Fall River, MA 02720 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 30,190
Population in Households 28,800
Population in Familes 21,319
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,390
Population Density1 1,527
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 13,004
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 7,375
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,586 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,275 (36.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,729 (53.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,582 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $262,011
Average Home Value $283,853


Median Household Income $47,321
Average Household Income $62,825
Per Capita Income $27,989
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% 0.15%
Households -0.03% 0.14%
Families -0.09% 0.11%
Median Household Income   -0.7%
Per Capita Income   1.14%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fall River, MA 02720 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02720 to the other 515 ZIP Codes in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 54 90th
Population Density1 # 175 66th
Diversity Index2 # 182 65th
Median Household Income # 454 12th
Per Capita Income # 432 16th

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