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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
About Fall River...
Population
88,902

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$227,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$734
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%
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Fall River Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    801
    283
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    68
    41
  • Robbery
    215
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    549
    500
  • Theft
    1,068
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    268
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$36,798
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    28%
    13%
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Fall river isn't as bad as people make it out to be, but it could be improved in many ways. Starting with the streets, literally, the pot holes alone will cost you in fixing your car more than it would to fill all of them. The violence rate could be improved by giving the community things to do and ways to come together. I believe if the schools started you out on the path towards success within bettering where you live as well as yourself, the community would be better off. If everyone who collected unemployment checks for reasons like social anxiety walked around picking up trash alone may eventually clean up the city, as well as possibly overcome their illness. Fall river isn't a bad place to live as long as the people your around aren't bad.
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Fall River can be a nice place depending on where you live. The Highlands is the most expensive area however it is also the nicest area in regards to safety, schools, and overall community standards. The flint area is cheap for renting but not as nice apartments, some drug activity on the streets late at night and there have been a few shootings. The forth and fifth street area are the worst with crappy apartments, slum lords and quite a bit of drug activity. There isn't much gang activity or school violence. The biggest problem this city faces is drugs and homelessness.
What I like about Fall River is the diversity. I'm lucky to have been brought up with all kinds of people in the school system. I find it important to realize that just because a statistic may point out views of other ethics, don't mean that it has to apply to everyone. Biased opinions make for small minded people. Unfortunately, on the other hand, our crime rate is high in comparison to surrounding cities and towns. Although there are some beautiful sides of the city, there parts that are run down and have a bad reputation.