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Population in 2010: 8,378. Population change since 2000: -6.7%
 

Males: 4,016  (47.9%)
Females: 4,362  (52.1%)

Median resident age:  43.4 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 14304.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,436 (it was $37,327 in 2000)
Niagara:

$47,436
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,769

Niagara town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $99,088 (it was $74,500 in 2000)
Niagara:

$99,088
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $101,136; Detached houses: $106,623; Townhouses or other attached units: $84,524; In 2-unit structures: $96,221; Mobile homes: $87,693

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Niagara races chart
  • White alone - 7,591 (90.6%)
  • Black alone - 279 (3.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 151 (1.8%)
  • Hispanic - 146 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 129 (1.5%)
  • Asian alone - 74 (0.9%)
  • Other race alone - 8 (0.10%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Niagara: 156.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: Italian (24.5%), German (22.0%), Irish (15.2%), English (11.4%), Polish (10.5%), French (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 9.39 square miles.

Population density: 892 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Niagara:

  • High school or higher: 79.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Niagara town:

  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 52.2%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

319 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe, 1.4% North America).

This town:  3.6%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Niagara town:  2.7% ($2,018)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Niagara Falls, NY (2.1 miles , pop. 55,593).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (16.2 miles , pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (293.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Niagara Falls, NY (1.4 miles ), Lewiston, NY (2.2 miles ), Wheatfield, NY (2.2 miles ), Sanborn, NY (2.3 miles ), Grand Island, NY (2.7 miles ), North Tonawanda, NY (2.8 miles ), Grandyle Village, NY (2.9 miles ), Cambria, NY (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $94,600
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $105,100
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $70,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.12 N, Longitude: 78.99 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 716

Niagara household income distribution Niagara home values distribution

Crime rates in Niagara (2001):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 4 robberies (44.5 per 100,000)
  • 1 assault (11.1 per 100,000)
  • 50 burglaries (555.9 per 100,000)
  • 386 thefts (4291.3 per 100,000)
  • 25 auto thefts (277.9 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 253.0 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 5 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.48
New York average:

3.23
Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Chemicals (4%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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

 
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Tornado activity:

Niagara-area historical tornado activity is below New York state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/19/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 31.3 miles away from the Niagara town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/7/1961, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 8.3 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Niagara-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 41.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 60.9 miles away from Niagara center
On 12/25/1998 at 13:30:26, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 11.2 mi) earthquake occurred 72.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/25/1995 at 14:22:32, a magnitude 3.0 (2.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 11.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2004 at 23:55:26, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MW, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.4 miles away from Niagara center
On 7/19/2007 at 17:07:58, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD), 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: Snowstorms: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Chemical Waste: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: James Madison (Medal of Honor) - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Niagara: Dennis T. Kirby, James Madison.


Hospitals/medical centers near Niagara:

  • UCPA OF NIAGARA COUNTY (Hospital, about 2 miles away; NIAGARA FALLS, NY)
  • NIAGARA RENAL CENTER INC (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; NIAGARA FALLS, NY)
  • UCPA OF NIAGARA COUNTY (Hospital, about 3 miles away; NIAGARA FALLS, NY)

Amtrak stations near Niagara:

  • 3 miles: 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.
  • 5 miles: NIAGARA FALLS (4267 BRIDGE ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.
  • 13 miles: ST. CATHARINES (ST. CATHERINES, 5 GREAT WESTERN AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Local government website: WWW.TOWNOFNIAGARA.COM

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Niagara:

  • Niagara University (about 3 miles; Niagara University, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,574)
  • Niagara County Community College (about 7 miles; Sanborn, NY; FT enrollment: 4,647)
  • SUNY College at Buffalo (about 14 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 9,410)
  • University at Buffalo (about 14 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 24,102)
  • Daemen College (about 15 miles; Amherst, NY; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Medaille College (about 15 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,594)
  • Canisius College (about 15 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 3,849)

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Notable locations in Niagara: Falcon Manor (A), Allied Waste Niagara Falls Landfill (B), Niagara Active Fire Company (C), Niagara Town Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Niagara include: Saint Leos Church (A), Hope Church (B), Colonial Village Presbyterian Church (C), Niagara Presbyterian Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Niagara: Reservoir Park (1). Display/hide its location 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.7. This is about average.
City:

30.7
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.300. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.300
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.59. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.59
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

28.7
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.77. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.77
U.S.:

9.59
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00542. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00542
U.S.:

0.05378


Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  62.4%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.8%
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: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

9.3%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.3%
Whole state:

7.4%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Niagara, NY

16 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
4 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

Niagara compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Niagara (2011 data):

  • HSBC Bank USA, National Association: Town Of Niagara Branch at 4381 Military Road, branch established on 1964/06/29. 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Niagara town (based on Niagara County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.25%
Here56.3%
USA50.2%

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%

3.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,910 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.89%
New York average:

5.41%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($521 average AGI)
Niagara County:

0.07%
New York average:

0.24%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Erie County, NY  2.19% ($38,108 average AGI)
from Orleans County, NY  0.14% ($28,549)
from Monroe County, NY  0.09% ($37,676)


4.55% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,257 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.55%
New York average:

6.26%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($453 average AGI)
Niagara County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Erie County, NY  2.00% ($37,162 average AGI)
to Monroe County, NY  0.12% ($29,510)
to Orleans County, NY  0.10% ($30,341)

Strongest AM radio stations in Niagara:

  • 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)
  • WLVL (1340 AM; 1 kW; LOCKPORT, NY; Owner: CULVER COMMUNICATIONS CORP., INC.)
  • WWWS (1400 AM; 1 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WECK (1230 AM; 1 kW; CHEEKTOWAGA, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Niagara:

  • WGRF (96.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKSE (98.5 FM; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBLK (93.7 FM; DEPEW, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJYE (96.1 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WYRK (106.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • W207BG (89.3 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEDG (103.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFO (88.7 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • W284AP (104.7 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WBNY (91.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)

TV broadcast stations around Niagara:

  • WNED-TV (Channel 17; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NY PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOC.)
  • WUTV (Channel 29; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WUTV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • 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)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 21
Total length: 85 meters (279ft)
Total costs: $11,391,000
Total average daily traffic: 266,266
Total average daily truck traffic: 12,112

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 18
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Niagara, NY


Businesses in Niagara, NY

  • Tim Hortons: 1

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