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Niagara County, New York (NY)

County population in 2016: 211,758 (78% urban, 22% rural); it was 219,846 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 39,627
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 22,989
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 61,394
Renter-occupied apartments: 27,940 (it was 26,452 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

47%

Land area: 523 sq. mi.

Water area: 616.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 405 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Niagara County: 101.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.3%), Educational, health and social services (17.9%), Manufacturing (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Niagara County, New York:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (85.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.8%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.0%)
  • Asian alone (1.0%)
Median resident age:  43.4 years
New York median age:  38.4 years
Males: 103,889  (49.1%)
Females: 107,869  (50.9%)
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Niagara County,NY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Niagara County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $50,233 ($38,136 in 1999)

This county:

$50,233
New York:

$62,909

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $545 (lower quartile is $409, upper quartile is $684)
This county:

$545
State:

$1086


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $122,900 (it was $80,900 in 2000)
Niagara:

$122,900
New York:

$302,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $78,100 - $183,400

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $143,768
Here:

$143,768
State:

$357,272

Townhouses or other attached units: $209,998
Here:

$209,998
State:

$568,104

In 2-unit structures: $148,352
Here:

$148,352
State:

$561,049

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $176,872
Here:

$176,872
State:

$650,258

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $297,076
Here:

$297,076
State:

$816,667

Mobile homes: $36,247
Here:

$36,247
State:

$72,941

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $33,808
Here:

$33,808
State:

$283,363
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,231
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $491

Institutionalized population: 2,091

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 21
  • Robberies: 26
  • Assaults: 65
  • Burglaries: 318
  • Thefts: 906
  • Auto thefts: 67

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 19
  • Assaults: 84
  • Burglaries: 337
  • Thefts: 1056
  • Auto thefts: 92
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 321 buildings, average cost: $157,900
  • 2008: 237 buildings, average cost: $180,800
  • 2009: 231 buildings, average cost: $153,500
  • 2010: 213 buildings, average cost: $185,100
  • 2011: 147 buildings, average cost: $178,800
  • 2012: 197 buildings, average cost: $215,300
  • 2013: 203 buildings, average cost: $217,500
  • 2014: 158 buildings, average cost: $207,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $4,037 (2.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,892 (2.9%)

Niagara County household income distribution in 2009 Niagara County home values distribution Niagara County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.4%
Niagara County:

12.4%
New York:

14.7%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.5% for Black residents, 27.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.4% for American Indian residents, 18.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 30.5% for other race residents, 29.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 43.4 years old
(Males: 41.3 years old, Females: 45.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.7 years old, Black residents: 38.7 years old, American Indian residents: 36.8 years old, Asian residents: 33.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.4 years old, Other race residents: 41.3 years old)

Area name: Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Niagara County is $488 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $586 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $725 a month.

Cities in this county include: Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda, Lockport, Wheatfield, Niagara, South Lockport, Royalton, Porter, Pendleton, Cambria.

Niagara County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
City or TownHomes measuredLiving AreaBasement
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Cambria town2332 - 41914 - 24
Hartland town821 - 41611 - 22
Lewiston town1131.41.0 - 2.01110 - 13
Lockport city360.80.3 - 1.496 - 12
Lockport town281.60.9 - 2.61310 - 17
Newfane town161.40.8 - 2.4118 - 16
Niagara town221.20.7 - 2.1118 - 15
Niagara Falls city1850.30.2 - 0.643 - 5
North Tonawanda city1260.90.6 - 1.486 - 10
Pendleton town211.10.6 - 2.096 - 13
Porter town541.20.7 - 1.9119 - 15
Royalton town211.81.1 - 2.91410 - 18
Somerset town71.00.4 - 2.0106 - 15
Tonawanda Reservation121 - 41510 - 23
Tuscarora Reservation121 - 51711 - 26
Wheatfield town420.60.3 - 1.053 - 7
Wilson town160.80.4 - 1.685 - 11
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2012 air pollution in Niagara County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.210 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.003 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Above U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Niagara County: Craig Hill Country Club (A), Chili Country Club (B), Cartersville Guard Gate (C), Broklea Country Club (D), Braemar Country Club (E), Industry (F), Brockport Yacht Club (G), Brockport Waterworks Pumping Station (H), Bounty Marina (I), Braddock Bay Marina (J), Thunder Ridge Country Club (K), Zarpentine Farms (L), Shore Acres Golf Course (M), Shadow Pines Country Club (N), Shadow Lake Golf and Raquet Club (O), Salmon Creek Country Club (P), Saint John Fisher College Golf Course (Q), Riverton Oaks Golf Course (R), Pinewood Country Club (S), Perinton Golf Club (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Northgate Shopping Center (1), Westmar Plaza Shopping Center (2), Webster Square Shopping Center (3), Webster Plaza Shopping Center (4), Towne Plaza Shopping Center (5), The Commons Shopping Center (6), Suburban Plaza Shopping Center (7), Street of Shoppes Plaza Shopping Center (8), Stoneridge Plaza Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Niagara County include: Carmelite Monastery (A), Saint Andrews Church (B), Saint Christophers Church (C), Saint Johns Church (D), Christ Clarion Church (E), Christ View Church (F), Church of the Epiphany (G), Church of the Holy Spirit (H), Church of the Incarnation (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: River View Cemetery (1), Saint Felicia Cemetery (2), Quaker Cemetery (3), Bushman Cemetery (4), Webster Rural Cemetery (5), Blossom Cemetery (6), Mount Oliver Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Kettle Lake (A), Lake Lacoma (B), Lilly Pond (C), Little Pond (D), Long Pond (E), Lost Pond (F), Quaker Pond (G), Round Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Paddy Hill Creek (A), Thousand Acre Brook (B), Cross Canal Brook (C), Yanty Creek (D), Slater Creek (E), Smith Creek (F), White Brook (G), Fleming Creek (H), Brush Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Niagara County include: Kreag Road Park (1), Braddock Bay Fish and Wildlife Management Area (2), Webster Park (3), Sawyer Park (4), Powder Mill Park (5), Perinton Park (6), Oatka Creek Park (7), Northampton Park (8), Hamlin Beach State Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bennett County, South Dakota , Jackson County, Oregon , Monroe County , Montgomery County , St. Clair County, Michigan .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
New York:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 12,165
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,671 (73.0% naturalized citizens)

Niagara County:

3.6%
Whole state:

23.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 1,279
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,889
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,325
  • 1980 to 1989: 756
  • 1970 to 1979: 974
  • Before 1970: 4,799
Note: State values scaled to Niagara County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 66.2%

Niagara County marital status for males Niagara County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 69,240
  • One, attached: 1,705
  • Two: 8,712
  • 3 or 4: 5,757
  • 5 to 9: 3,969
  • 10 to 19: 2,053
  • 20 to 49: 1,748
  • 50 or more: 2,200
  • Mobile homes: 3,558
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 180

Housing units in Niagara County with a mortgage: 34,708 (453 second mortgage, 5,211 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 26,731

Here:

56.7% with mortgage
State:

61.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Niagara County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic51,94830
Mainline Protestant18,83671
Evangelical Protestant17,17478
Other3,15717
Black Protestant1,89511
Orthodox8105
None122,649-
Niagara County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 33
Niagara County:

1.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 27
This 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.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 172
This county:

8.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Niagara County:

8.4%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Niagara County:

26.6%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.2%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Niagara County:

Average size of farms: 185 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $74,789
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $417.11
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.10%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.62%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $67,165
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 64.39%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.48%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $101,356
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.26%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.88
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 37.84%
Corn for grain: 24988 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 8532 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 7145 harvested acres
Vegetables: 6,681 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 6,857 acres

Tornado activity:

Niagara County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below New York state average. It is 112885659.5 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Niagara County-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 139.2 miles away from Niagara County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 159.2 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 232.7 miles away from the county 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 272.3 miles away from the county 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 129.8 miles away from Niagara County 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 39.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2013 to July 11, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4129: July 12, 2013, FEMA Id: 4129, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3351: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3351, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 26, 2011 to May 08, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1993: June 10, 2011, FEMA Id: 1993, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 12, 2006 to October 25, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1665: October 24, 2006, FEMA Id: 1665, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Snowstorm, Incident Period: October 12, 2006 to October 25, 2006, Emergency Declared EM-3268: October 15, 2006, FEMA Id: 3268, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • New York Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3262: September 30, 2005, FEMA Id: 3262, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 02, 2005 to April 04, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1589: April 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 1589, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 13, 2004 to September 16, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1564: October 01, 2004, FEMA Id: 1564, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Power Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 16, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3186: August 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 3186, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • New York Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 24, 2001 to December 29, 2001, Emergency Declared EM-3170: December 31, 2001, FEMA Id: 3170, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Niagara County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Snowstorms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Chemical Waste: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (23%)
  • Italy (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Jamaica (6%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • India (3%)
  • England (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Niagara County (%):

  • American (21%)
  • German (14%)
  • Italian (13%)
  • Polish (8%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (4%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Niagara County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 61,122 (83.2%)
  • Carpooled: 6,132 (8.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 988 (1.3%)
  • Subway or elevated: 5 (0.0%)
  • Railroad: 260 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 397 (0.5%)
  • Bicycle: 419 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 1,918 (2.6%)
  • Worked at home: 2,198 (3.0%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Niagara County, New York in 2000:

  • 1,780 people in nursing homes
  • 1,332 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 358 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 232 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 133 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 129 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 85 people in religious group quarters
  • 57 people in halfway houses
  • 42 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 29 people in other group homes
  • 25 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 5 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Niagara County, New York in 2010:

  • 1,570 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,499 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 501 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 313 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 158 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 79 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 67 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 48 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 41 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 32 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,683.

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%

2.50% relocated from other counties in New York ($25,678 average AGI)
1.10% relocated from other states ($9,960 average AGI)
Niagara County:

1.10%
New York average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Genesee County, NY  0.03% ($43,423)
from Pinellas County, FL  0.03% ($25,625)
from Chautauqua County, NY  0.03% ($29,833)
from Onondaga County, NY  0.03% ($24,522)


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%

2.52% relocated to other counties in New York ($21,804 average AGI)
1.51% relocated to other states ($14,663 average AGI)
Niagara County:

1.51%
New York average:

2.38%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.04% ($21,263)
to Genesee County, NY  0.04% ($27,879)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.03% ($35,483)
to Onondaga County, NY  0.03% ($32,577)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.2

Births per 1000 population in Niagara County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Niagara County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Niagara County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Niagara County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Niagara County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 41,102 (32,949 aged, 8,153 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,338 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Niagara County, New York in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (4,757)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (3,830)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,624)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,650)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,076)
  • Congestive heart failure (918)
  • Unspecified dementia (902)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (687)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (652)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (594)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.83
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,969
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 296
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 43,527

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,018
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,056
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 45
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 80

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 38.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 18.4
  • Other - 19.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 71.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 33.6
  • Suffocation - 18.4
  • Other - 19.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 211,758
  • In family households: 169,163 (27,723 male householders, 26,463 female householders)
    38,643 spouses, 59,953 children (56,050 natural, 1,737 adopted, 2,166 stepchildren), 4,980 grandchildren, 1,707 brothers or sisters, 2,576 parents, 2,202 other relatives, 4,916 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 38,599 (14,644 male householders (12,173 living alone)), 17,956 female householders (16,059 living alone)), 5,999 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,996

Size of family households: 25,281 2-persons, 13,408 3-persons, 9,377 4-persons, 3,908 5-persons, 1,806 6-persons, 406 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 28,232 1-person, 3,805 2-persons, 502 3-persons, 61 4-persons.

23,854 married couples with children.
14,741 single-parent households (3,296 men, 11,445 women).

95.2% of residents of Niagara speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (34% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,300,310,000 ($5,963 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $86,981,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $602,492,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $288,030,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,656,000
Federal grants: $276,016,000
Federal procurement contracts: $42,622,000 ($33,870,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $83,494,000 ($39,979,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,769,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $70,943,000
Federal Government insurance: $74,599,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 12,713
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 12,418
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +897
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -3,807
Here -18 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Niagara County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 45.91 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 617
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,237
  • 2000 to 2009: 5,566
  • 1990 to 1999: 8,117
  • 1980 to 1989: 6,866
  • 1970 to 1979: 9,786
  • 1960 to 1969: 10,389
  • 1950 to 1959: 17,125
  • 1940 to 1949: 8,412
  • 1939 or earlier: 31,007
Note: State values scaled to Niagara population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Niagara County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Niagara County population
  • 1 room: 160
  • 2 rooms: 30
  • 3 rooms: 348
  • 4 rooms: 4,525
  • 5 rooms: 9,822
  • 6 rooms: 15,371
  • 7 rooms: 12,923
  • 8 rooms: 9,314
  • 9+ rooms: 8,946
  • 1 room: 700
  • 2 rooms: 1,767
  • 3 rooms: 4,629
  • 4 rooms: 7,373
  • 5 rooms: 5,118
  • 6 rooms: 2,406
  • 7 rooms: 1,430
  • 8 rooms: 1,093
  • 9+ rooms: 831
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Niagara County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Niagara County population
  • no bedroom: 160
  • 1 bedroom: 724
  • 2 bedrooms: 10,641
  • 3 bedrooms: 33,159
  • 4 bedrooms: 13,697
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3,058
  • no bedroom: 823
  • 1 bedroom: 6,954
  • 2 bedrooms: 10,611
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,399
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,352
  • 5+ bedrooms: 208
Cars and other vehicles available in Niagara County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Niagara County population
  • no vehicle: 2,318
  • 1 vehicle: 20,511
  • 2 vehicles: 25,877
  • 3 vehicles: 10,010
  • 4 vehicles: 1,909
  • 5+ vehicles: 814
  • no vehicle: 5,856
  • 1 vehicle: 13,278
  • 2 vehicles: 4,646
  • 3 vehicles: 1,420
  • 4 vehicles: 147
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

91% of Niagara County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in New York.

Niagara County:

91.2%
State average:

89.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 178,480
  • Other state: 23,458
  • Northeast: 8,224
  • Midwest: 4,282
  • South: 7,703
  • West: 3,249

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Niagara County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (80.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.2%)
  • Electricity (4.0%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Coal or coke (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (69.5%)
  • Electricity (22.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,264
Here:

12.0%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 790
Here:

7.0%
New York:

13.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,713
Here:

34.8%
New York:

34.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Niagara County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $11,722,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $5,866,000
  • Construction - Other Higher Education: $2,568,000
    Sewerage: $2,185,000
    General - Other: $2,169,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,077,000
    Water Utilities: $843,000
    Health - Other: $529,000
    Solid Waste Management: $250,000
    Parks and Recreation: $92,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $55,974,000
    Other Higher Education: $41,794,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $35,933,000
    Health - Other: $28,519,000
    Correctional Institutions: $13,365,000
    Police Protection: $12,966,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $11,885,000
    Regular Highways: $6,683,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,641,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $5,597,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,115,000
    Water Utilities: $4,319,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,241,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,380,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,269,000
    Sewerage: $3,012,000
    Financial Administration: $1,889,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $584,000
    Housing and Community Development: $452,000
    Transit Utilities: $443,000
    Solid Waste Management: $307,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $248,000
    Local Fire Protection: $155,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,114,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $36,959,000
    Financial Administration: $104,000
    Other Higher Education: $0
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $41,877,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,348,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,886,000
    Police Protection: $1,230,000
    General - Other: $307,000
    Water Utilities: $157,000
    Correctional Institutions: $143,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $143,000
    Central Staff Services: $74,000
    Sewerage: $74,000
    Other Higher Education: $69,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $63,000
    Health - Other: $48,000
    Parks and Recreation: $38,000
    General Public Building: $10,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $66,540,000

Niagara County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $41,086,000
    Higher Education - Other: $18,977,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,616,000
    Parks and Recreation: $570,000
    Solid Waste Management: $507,000
    Sewerage: $252,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,873,000
    All Other: $917,000
    Health and Hospitals: $159,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,075,000
    Education: $1,080,000
    Health and Hospitals: $14,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $35,986,000
    Interest Earnings: $16,651,000
    Rents: $476,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $451,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,357,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $46,960,000
    All Other: $20,976,000
    Education: $14,318,000
    Health and Hospitals: $10,622,000
    Highways: $3,237,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $85,933,000
    Property: $81,525,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,219,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $835,000
    Other Selective Sales: $804,000

Niagara County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $199,507,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $181,288,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $54,210,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,702,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,697,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $18,219,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,190,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $9,125,000
    Beginning: $6,581,000

Niagara County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,027,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $42,615,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $181,288,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5,312
  • Number of aged recipients: 433
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,879
  • Number of recipients under 18: 713
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,734
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 865
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,164
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,620
Niagara County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Niagara County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 58 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 ORIGINATED911$102,738703$115,1851,743$116,779191$30,29810$974,300100$76,72013$27,538
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED45$98,02242$114,810247$121,74926$45,1540$019$86,3689$39,556
APPLICATIONS DENIED116$103,172104$79,702841$113,910309$22,0362$270,00061$75,59030$40,700
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN45$110,53345$114,111521$119,01724$57,5420$016$103,6880$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$78,41724$68,333192$112,11511$29,8180$014$73,6432$28,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 50 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED167$131,401103$159,1460$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED42$129,02431$153,3554$99,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED29$99,89736$172,3610$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN17$124,4715$169,4000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$121,6673$156,0003$91,333

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Niagara County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2,35274.0 years
Mary2,22880.2 years
William1,77774.2 years
Joseph1,47475.1 years
Robert1,17670.4 years
James1,16170.7 years
Helen1,01679.8 years
George1,00875.8 years
Charles97775.2 years
Frank91876.2 years
Most common last names in Niagara County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith62175.7 years
Miller35976.6 years
Brown30573.9 years
Wilson27777.3 years
Johnson24574.2 years
Williams23174.7 years
Martin18775.5 years
Jones18274.6 years
Schultz17877.3 years
Clark16176.3 years
Businesses in Niagara County, NY
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Jones New York6
ALDI1Journeys1
ALDO1Just Tires1
AT&T8KFC3
Ace Hardware3Kmart1
Advance Auto Parts3Knights Inn2
Aeropostale1La-Z-Boy3
Ann Taylor2Lane Furniture4
Applebee's2Levi Strauss & Co.1
Arby's3Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone4Marshalls1
Avenue1MasterBrand Cabinets16
Banana Republic1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's5
Ben & Jerry's1Motel 61
Best Western1New Balance1
Blockbuster4Nike13
Brooks Brothers1Nissan1
Budget Car Rental1OfficeMax2
Burger King5Old Navy1
CVS3Olive Garden1
Carson Pirie Scott2Pac Sun1
Casual Male XL1Panera Bread1
Charlotte Russe1Payless4
Chevrolet3Penske2
Chico's1Pizza Hut2
Cold Stone Creamery2Quality2
Comfort Inn2RadioShack4
Cricket Wireless5Raymour & Flanigan1
Curves4Rite Aid17
Dairy Queen2Rodeway Inn2
Days Inn2Rue211
Deb1Sam's Club1
Decora Cabinetry2Sears2
Dennys3Sheraton1
DressBarn2Skechers USA1
Dressbarn2Sprint Nextel1
Dunkin Donuts7Starbucks1
Econo Lodge2Subway1
Eddie Bauer1Super 82
Famous Footwear1T-Mobile7
Fashion Bug3T.G.I. Driday's1
FedEx17Taco Bell2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Target1
Foot Locker1Tim Hortons19
Ford1Toyota1
GNC6Travelodge1
GameStop2True Value3
Gap1U-Haul8
Gymboree1UPS25
H&R Block7Vans2
Hilton1Verizon Wireless1
Hobby Lobby1Walgreens2
Holiday Inn4Walmart2
Home Depot2Wendy's3
Honda1World Gym1
IZOD1YMCA2
J.Crew1

Niagara County on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"