Niagara Falls, New York

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Population in 2013: 49,468 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.0%
 
Males: 23,523  (47.6%)
Females: 25,945  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  39.8 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 14301, 14302, 14303, 14304, 14305.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,832 (it was $26,800 in 2000)
Niagara Falls:

$33,832
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,154 (it was $15,721 in 2000)

Niagara Falls city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $70,970 (it was $59,300 in 2000)
Niagara Falls:

$70,970
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $94,939; Detached houses: $86,040; Townhouses or other attached units: $72,757; In 2-unit structures: $224,924; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $144,665; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $146,279; Mobile homes: $53,981

Median gross rent in 2012: $629.

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  • White alone - 35,898 (71.5%)
  • Black alone - 10,819 (21.5%)
  • Two or more races - 1,215 (2.4%)
  • Hispanic - 1,176 (2.3%)
  • Asian alone - 560 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 364 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 182 (0.4%)

Races in Niagara Falls detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Niagara Falls: 102.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Italian (21.4%), German (13.4%), Irish (10.4%), English (9.0%), Polish (7.2%), United States (4.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1892

Elevation: 618 feet

Land area: 14.1 square miles.

Population density: 3,520 people per square mile   (average).

Niagara Falls,NY real estate house value index trend

Niagara Falls, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Niagara Falls:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Niagara Falls city:

  • Never married: 38.3%
  • Now married: 36.8%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

2,629 residents are foreign born (1.3% North America, 1.0% Latin America, 1.0% Europe, 0.6% Asia).

This city:  5.3%
New York:  22.6%



According to our research of New York and other state lists there were 176 registered sex offenders living in Niagara Falls, New York as of May 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Niagara Falls to the number of sex offenders is 283 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,433 (3.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,768 (2.8%)

Niagara Falls satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (15.6 miles , pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (293.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Niagara, NY (1.4 miles ), Lewiston, NY (2.4 miles ), Wheatfield, NY (2.5 miles ), Grand Island, NY (2.5 miles ), Sanborn, NY (2.7 miles ), Grandyle Village, NY (2.7 miles ), North Tonawanda, NY (2.9 miles ), Tonawanda, NY (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $67,700
  • 1998: 23 buildings, average cost: $67,700
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $157,300
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $153,800
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $93,200
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $142,200
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $55,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $154,800
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $191,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.09 N, Longitude: 79.02 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Cataract City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +524 (+1.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,784 (46.5%)

Area code: 716

Niagara Falls household income distribution Niagara Falls home values distribution

Crime rates in Niagara Falls by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 243444336543
per 100,000 3.47.25.37.47.47.55.85.911.89.97.96.0
Rapes 272630282435382428233126
per 100,000 46.346.753.551.844.666.073.246.955.045.761.551.6
Robberies 150168167187242201134171166185174171
per 100,000 257.2301.6297.6345.7449.9379.2258.2334.0326.1367.6345.1339.6
Assaults 307291359416415403326364409397372419
per 100,000 526.4522.5639.7769.0771.6760.3628.2711.0803.4788.9737.8832.1
Burglaries 707795827732703791668827805956849750
per 100,000 1212.21427.41473.51353.21307.11492.21287.21615.51581.31899.81683.91489.4
Thefts 1,7121,9472,0781,9421,7281,8021,7961,7591,8771,8341,9042,083
per 100,000 2935.33495.83702.63590.13212.83399.53460.73436.13687.03644.63776.44136.5
Auto thefts 281368383297256195212161128134188130
per 100,000 481.8660.7682.4549.1476.0367.9408.5314.5251.4266.3372.9258.2
Arson 3534N/AN/AN/A37362937181834
per 100,000 60.061.0N/AN/AN/A69.869.456.672.735.835.767.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.4) 462.4533.9570.7590.0591.9597.5529.1561.6598.3618.3608.7605.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Niagara Falls detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 171 (153 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.03
New York average:

3.17

Niagara Falls tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.8%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -6,438 (-10.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Niagara Falls: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Niagara Falls, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Niagara Falls-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 131.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 150.5 miles away from Niagara Falls center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 241.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 121.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 281.5 miles away from Niagara Falls center
On 11/26/1999 at 22:33:01, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 42.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Niagara County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Snowstorms: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Chemical Waste: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Niagara Falls topographic map

Birthplace of: Kerry Von Erich - Professional wrestler, Rashad Evans - Martial artist, Benny Bengough - Baseball player and coach, Jonny Flynn - Basketball player, Adam Clendening - Ice hockey defenceman, John P. Bobo - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Julie Gregg - Film actor, Barbara Frum - (1937-1992), journalist, Bobby Previte - Jazz bandleader, Pat E. Johnson - Karateka.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Niagara Falls: John P. Bobo.

Main business address for: Seneca Gaming Corp (SERVICES-MISCELLANEOUS AMUSEMENT & RECREATION).

Hospitals in Niagara Falls:

  • NIAGARA COUNTY CHAPTER NYS ARC, INC (6821 SY RD)
  • NIAGARA FALLS MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 621 TENTH STREET)
  • UCPA OF NIAGARA COUNTY (9155 LOCKPORT RD)
  • UCPA OF NIAGARA COUNTY (1016 17TH STREET)

Dialysis Facilities in Niagara Falls:

  • NIAGARA FALLS KIDNEY CARE CENTER (621 10TH STREET)
  • NIAGARA RENAL CENTER INC (3018 MILITARY ROAD)

Nursing Homes in Niagara Falls:

  • ELDERWOOD HEALTH CARE AT CRESTWOOD (2600 NIAGARA FALLS BOULEVARD)
  • MT ST MARYS LONG TERM CARE FACILITY, INC. (2600 MAIN STREET)
  • NIAGARA REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (822 CEDAR AVENUE)
  • SCHOELLKOPF HEALTH CENTER (621 TENTH STREET)
  • ST MARYS MANOR (515 6TH STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Niagara Falls:

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Amtrak station:

NIAGARA FALLS (27TH & LOCKPORT RD.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

College/University in Niagara Falls:

  • Cheryl Fells School of Business (Full-time enrollment: 63; Location: 2541 Military Road; Private, for-profit; Website: www.cherylfell.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Niagara Falls:

  • Niagara University (about 4 miles; Niagara University, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,677)
  • Niagara County Community College (about 8 miles; Sanborn, NY; FT enrollment: 4,757)
  • Buffalo State SUNY (about 14 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 10,439)
  • University at Buffalo (about 14 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 25,415)
  • Medaille College (about 15 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,361)
  • Canisius College (about 15 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 4,376)
  • Daemen College (about 15 miles; Amherst, NY; FT enrollment: 2,365)

Public high schools in Niagara Falls:

Private high school in Niagara Falls:

  • NIAGARA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 172; Location: 520 66TH ST; Grades: 9 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Niagara Falls:

Private elementary/middle schools in Niagara Falls:

  • PRINCE OF PEACE SCHOOL (Students: 205; Location: 1055 N MILITARY RD; Grades: PK - 5)
  • ST DOMINIC SAVIO MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 160; Location: 504 66TH ST; Grades: 6 - 8)
  • HOLY GHOST LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 118; Location: 6630 LUTHER ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Niagara Falls

Library in Niagara Falls:

  • NIAGARA FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,906,657; Location: 1425 MAIN STREET; 309,380 books; 10,103 audio materials; 13,951 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 17 other licensed databases; 242 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Niagara Falls: Hyde Park Municipal Golf Course (A), Niagara Falls City Wastewater Treatment Plant (B), Niagara Falls Fire Department (C), Niagara Falls Public Library (D), Niagara Falls Public Library LaSalle Branch (E), Heritage Manor of Niagara (F), Niagara Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (G), Schoellkopf Health Center (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Niagara Falls: Seneca Gaming Corp (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Niagara Falls include: Alliance Church (A), Bacon Memorial Presbyterian Church (B), Calvary Baptist Church (C), Calvary Lutheran Church (D), Christ Redemption Tabernacle (E), First Church of Christ Scientist (F), Church of the Holy Saviour (G), Church on the Rock (H), Crossriver Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Josephs Cemetery (1), Oakwood Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Gill Creek (A), Black Creek (B), Chippawa Channel Niagara River (C), Bergholtz Creek (D), Cayuga Creek (E), Little River (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Niagara Falls include: Jayne Park (1), Hyde Park (2), Hennepin Park (3), Nintyfirst Street Park (4), New York State Reservation (5), Griffon Park (6), Gluck Park (7), Gill Creek Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Blackwinds Pet Supply (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2494 Military Road) (1), Econo Lodge Niagara Falls (7708 Niagara Falls Boulevard) (2), Bedore Tours Inc (Tours & Charters; 454 Main Street) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Caravan Motel (6730 Niagara Falls Boulevard) (1), Country Kitchen Restaurant & Pub (114 Buffalo Avenue) (2), 3 Star Motel (9505 Niagara Falls Boulevard) (3), Anchor Motel (2332 River Road) (4), Comfort Inn the Point (1 Prospect Pointe) (5), Best Western Summit Inn (9500 Niagara Falls Boulevard) (6), Budget Inns (492 Main) (7), Budget Host Inn (9401 Niagara Falls Boulevard) (8), Angel Rose Bed And Breakfast (699 Chilton Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Niagara Falls-City - City Court- Public Defender (520 Hyde Park Boulevard) (1), Niagara Falls-City - City Court- Chief City Court Judge (Public Safety Building) (2), Niagara Falls-City - City Court- City Court Judge (Public Safety Building) (3), Niagara County - Supreme Court- Hon Ralph A Boniello Iii (Third Cedar Avenue) (4), Niagara County - Family Court (3rd & Cedar Avenue) (5), Niagara Falls-City - City Court- Parking Violations Bureau (520 Hyde Park Boulevard) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Niagara County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 75.6. This is about average.

City:

75.6
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.238. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.238
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.48. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.48
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.47. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.47
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 16.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.08. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.08
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00542. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00542
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.8%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.3% for Black residents, 39.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.7% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 59.8% for other race residents, 33.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.3%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.4%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Niagara Falls in 2010:

  • 157 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 66 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 63 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 47 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 41 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Niagara Falls in 2000:

  • 505 people in nursing homes
  • 136 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 128 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 19 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Niagara Falls, New York environmental map by EPA

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Niagara Falls compared to New York state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Banks with branches in Niagara Falls (2011 data):

  • HSBC Bank USA, National Association: Military Road Drive- In Branch, Lasalle Branch, Power City Branch, Haeberle Plaza Branch, Drive-In Branch. Info updated 2010/11/30: Bank assets: $206,009.7 mil, Deposits: $149,026.8 mil, headquarters in Mc Lean, VA, positive income, 474 total offices, Holding Company: Hsbc Holdings Plc
  • Bank of America, National Association: Summit Park Branch, Lasalle Branch, Third Street Branch, Pine Avenue Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Niagara Falls Blvd./Tops Branch, Portage Road/Tops Branch, Niagara Falls Branch. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Main Cedar Branch, Military Road Branch, Summit Park Branch. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • KeyBank National Association: Dent-Niagara Branch at 800 Main Street, branch established on 1978/01/01; Military Road Branch at 2429 Military Road, branch established on 1978/01/01. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Woodforest National Bank: Ny Niagara Falls Branch at 1540 Military Road, branch established on 2009/07/15. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • First Niagara Bank, National Association: Niagara Falls Branch at 7350 Niagara Falls Boulevard, branch established on 1993/03/20. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $32,750.6 mil, Deposits: $19,595.4 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 351 total offices, Holding Company: First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Niagara Falls, New York:

  • Budget Host Inn, 219 Fourth St And Rainbow, Niagara Falls, NY 14303 , Phone: (716) 282-1734, Fax: (716) 282-1881
  • Econo Lodge, 7708 Niagara FLS Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304 , Phone: (716) 283-0621, Fax: (716) 283-0621
  • Falls Motel, 5850 Buffalo Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14304 , Phone: (716) 283-3239
  • Holiday Inn Convention Center, 231 Third St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303 , Phone: (716) 282-2211, Fax: (716) 282-2748
  • Howard Johnson Lodge At The Falls, 454 Main St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301 , Phone: (716) 285-5261, Fax: (716) 285-8536
  • Howard Johnson Lodge East, 6505 Niagara FLS Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304 , Phone: (716) 283-8791, Fax: (716) 283-9313
  • Quality Hotel & Suites, 240 Rainbow Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY 14303 , Phone: (716) 282-1212, Fax: (716) 282-0051
  • Niagara Falls Campground And Motel, 2405 Niagara FLS Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY 14302 , Phone: (716) 731-3434
  • 16 other hotels and motels
All 24 fire-safe hotels and motels in Niagara Falls, New York

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Niagara Falls travel time to work - commute Niagara Falls mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Niagara Falls city (based on Niagara County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.25%
Here: 56.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents63.5%9.1%6.2%4.2%3.5%
Congregations19.2%10.4%11.0%7.7%7.1%
NameEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Church of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.5%2.0%1.7%1.2%6.1%
Congregations6.0%5.5%4.9%3.8%24.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 33
Niagara County:

1.54 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 27
Niagara County:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 64
Niagara County:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 172
Here:

8.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Niagara County:

26.6%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.2%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 30$114,397$45,75955$39,921
Police Protection - Officers 147$933,482$76,2030$0
Firefighters 143$777,327$65,2300$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 56$207,892$44,54819$20,371
Totals for Government 376$2,033,098$64,88674$60,292

Niagara Falls government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,845,000 ($97.94)
    Parks & Recreation: $949,000 ($19.18)
    General: $10,000 ($0.20)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $13,519,000 ($273.29)
    Police Protection: $12,267,000 ($247.98)
    Fire Protection: $10,212,000 ($206.44)
    Sewerage: $9,197,000 ($185.92)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,781,000 ($177.51)
    Water Utilities: $4,177,000 ($84.44)
    Housing & Community Development: $3,405,000 ($68.83)
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $3,288,000 ($66.47)
    Regular Highways: $2,730,000 ($55.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,668,000 ($53.93)
    Financial Administration: $1,716,000 ($34.69)
    Libraries: $1,497,000 ($30.26)
    Central Staff Services: $1,128,000 ($22.80)
    General Public Buildings: $1,083,000 ($21.89)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $668,000 ($13.50)
    Parking Facilities: $556,000 ($11.24)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $406,000 ($8.21)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,827,000 ($57.15)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Financial Administration: $700,000 ($14.15)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $225,000 ($4.55)
    Sewerage: $155,000 ($3.13)
    General - Other: $118,000 ($2.39)
    Water Utilities: $55,000 ($1.11)
    Parks & Recreation: $50,000 ($1.01)
    Fire Protection: $32,000 ($0.65)
    Regular Highways: $24,000 ($0.49)
    Housing & Community Development: $12,000 ($0.24)
    Welfare - Other: $8,000 ($0.16)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($0.08)
    Central Staff: $3,000 ($0.06)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($0.04)
    General Public Building: $1,000 ($0.02)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $34,465,000 ($696.71)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,293,000 ($86.78)

Niagara Falls government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $11,424,000 ($230.94)
    All Other: $1,698,000 ($34.33)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,435,000 ($29.01)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,217,000 ($24.60)
    Parking Facilities: $433,000 ($8.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $40,000 ($0.81)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,680,000 ($155.25)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,180,000 ($165.36)
    General Support: $6,908,000 ($139.65)
    Highways: $402,000 ($8.13)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,599,000 ($72.75)
    Interest Earnings: $731,000 ($14.78)
    Property Sale Other: $209,000 ($4.22)
    Special Assessments: $10,000 ($0.20)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,465,000 ($150.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,811,000 ($137.68)
    General Support: $4,930,000 ($99.66)
    Highways: $634,000 ($12.82)
  • Tax - Property: $24,837,000 ($502.08)
    Other Selective Sales: $6,929,000 ($140.07)
    Public Utilities: $1,890,000 ($38.21)
    NEC: $635,000 ($12.84)

Niagara Falls government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $71,548,000 ($1446.35)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $47,124,000 ($952.62)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $558,000 ($11.28)
    Water Utilities: $47,000 ($0.95)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $67,362,000 ($1361.73)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $42,172,000 ($852.51)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $5,510,000 ($111.39)
    Water Utilities: $4,233,000 ($85.57)

Niagara Falls government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $11,035,000 ($223.07)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $20,735,000 ($419.16)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $5,273,000 ($106.59)

3.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,152 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.64%
New York average:

5.06%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($515 average AGI)
Niagara County:

0.04%
New York average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Erie County, NY  1.96% ($38,661 average AGI)
from Orleans County, NY  0.10% ($32,311)
from Monroe County, NY  0.07% ($29,016)


4.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,083 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.08%
New York average:

5.46%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($616 average AGI)
Niagara County:

0.05%
New York average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Erie County, NY  1.94% ($36,008 average AGI)
to Monroe County, NY  0.11% ($27,867)
to Orleans County, NY  0.10% ($31,897)

Strongest AM radio stations in Niagara Falls:

  • WJJL (1440 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: M.J. PHILLIPS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTOR (770 AM; daytime; 9 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, NY; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBEN (930 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGR (550 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNED (970 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY)
  • WXRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, NY; Owner: DOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHLD (1270 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUFO (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; AMHERST, NY)
  • WWWS (1400 AM; 1 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WECK (1230 AM; 1 kW; CHEEKTOWAGA, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLVL (1340 AM; 1 kW; LOCKPORT, NY; Owner: CULVER COMMUNICATIONS CORP., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Niagara Falls:

  • WKSE (98.5 FM; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGRF (96.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBLK (93.7 FM; DEPEW, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJYE (96.1 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WYRK (106.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • W207BG (89.3 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEDG (103.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W284AP (104.7 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBFO (88.7 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WHTT-FM (104.1 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNED-FM (94.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/C ASSOC.)
  • WDCX (99.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WBUF (92.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBNY (91.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)

TV broadcast stations around Niagara Falls:

  • WUTV (Channel 29; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WUTV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNED-TV (Channel 17; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NY PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOC.)
  • WNLO (Channel 23; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBNF-CA (Channel 15; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDTB-LP (Channel 39; HAMBURG, NY; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WFHW-LP (Channel 58; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITIZENS TELEVISION SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBXZ-LP (Channel 56; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WKBW-TV (Channel 7; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WKBW-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WGRZ-TV (Channel 2; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: MULTIMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • WNYO-TV (Channel 49; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: NEW YORK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WIVB-TV (Channel 4; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Niagara Falls fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 92
Total length: 573 meters (1,880ft)
Total costs: $244,078,000
Total average daily traffic: 997,180
Total average daily truck traffic: 49,534

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 2
  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 3
  • 1920-1929: 3
  • 1930-1939: 4
  • 1940-1949: 3
  • 1950-1959: 5
  • 1960-1969: 37
  • 1970-1979: 22
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 8
  • 2000-2009: 0
  • 2010-2012: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Niagara Falls, NY
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Niagara Falls)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 50 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Niagara Falls, NY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 54 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 149 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Niagara Falls)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 38 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Niagara Falls)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 20 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED197$67,19890$66,533126$75,45236$22,9173$1,383,66720$48,7000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$65,5835$56,60015$75,9334$49,5000$03$29,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED23$62,21718$51,500127$76,03177$20,4161$200,00019$57,0531$67,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$67,3006$65,33349$71,2456$72,5000$05$32,2000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$69,0001$10,00026$67,3083$39,6670$01$35,0000$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 20 tracts in Niagara Falls, NY

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 15 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED24$67,4173$105,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$46,4290$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$53,6002$72,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$53,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 494
  • Hazardous Condition: 249
  • Service Call: 57
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Niagara Falls

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Niagara Falls, NY
Most common first names in Niagara Falls, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,07974.1 years
Mary1,02080.2 years
Joseph79775.1 years
William73672.9 years
James54469.7 years
Frank46275.7 years
Robert44169.2 years
Charles41473.9 years
Helen38878.2 years
George37074.9 years
Most common last names in Niagara Falls, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith22373.7 years
Williams13174.0 years
Brown12973.6 years
Miller10976.3 years
Johnson10573.5 years
Wilson9475.4 years
Martin8473.8 years
Jones8371.2 years
Davis8073.2 years
Lewis6673.1 years
Businesses in Niagara Falls, NY
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1IZOD1
ALDI1J.Crew1
ALDO1Jones New York4
AT&T5Journeys1
Ace Hardware1Juicy Couture1
Advance Auto Parts1KFC2
Aeropostale1Kmart1
Ann Taylor1Knights Inn2
Applebee's1La-Z-Boy2
Arby's2Lane Furniture2
AutoZone2Marshalls1
Avenue1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Banana Republic1McDonald's2
Bath & Body Works1Motel 61
Ben & Jerry's1Nike6
Best Western1OfficeMax1
Blockbuster1Old Navy1
Brooks Brothers1Olive Garden1
Budget Car Rental1Pac Sun1
Burger King3Payless2
Carson Pirie Scott1Penske1
Casual Male XL1Pizza Hut1
Charlotte Russe1Quality2
Chevrolet1RadioShack2
Chico's1Raymour & Flanigan1
Cold Stone Creamery1Rite Aid6
Comfort Inn1Rodeway Inn2
Cricket Wireless4Rue211
Curves1Sam's Club1
Dairy Queen2Sears1
Days Inn2Sheraton1
Deb1Skechers USA1
Dennys2Sprint Nextel1
DressBarn2Starbucks1
Dressbarn2Super 82
Dunkin Donuts3T-Mobile4
Econo Lodge2T.G.I. Driday's1
Eddie Bauer1Taco Bell1
Famous Footwear1Target1
Fashion Bug1Tim Hortons6
FedEx7Travelodge1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1True Value1
GNC2U-Haul2
GameStop2UPS10
Gap1Vans2
Gymboree1Verizon Wireless1
H&R Block3Walmart1
Hilton1Wendy's2
Hobby Lobby1World Gym1
Holiday Inn3YMCA1
Home Depot1

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  • #73 (14301) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ugandan first ancestries"
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