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Niagara Falls, New York (NY) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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27.5% of Niagara Falls, NY residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 48.9% greater than the poverty level of 14.1% across the entire state of New York. Taking into account residents not living in families, 23.6% of high school graduates and 39.7% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 21.8% among disabled males and 26.8% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 78.1%. For comparison, it was 34.0% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Niagara Falls, NY

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Niagara Falls:

27.5%
Whole state:

14.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Niagara Falls:

11.6%
Whole state:

6.4%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Niagara Falls:

21.8%
New York:

18.1%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 23.1% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Niagara Falls:

33.6%
New York:

29.6%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Niagara Falls:

26.8%
New York:

23.0%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 23.5% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Niagara Falls:

34.0%
New York:

31.0%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

78.1%
Residents above poverty level:

34.0%

Poverty by age in Niagara Falls, NY

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Niagara Falls
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Niagara Falls,NY (percentage below poverty level)
  • 34.2%Under 5 years
  • 24.3%5 years
  • 55.9%6 to 11 years
  • 21.8%12 to 14 years
  • 47.3%15 years
  • 36.3%16 and 17 years
  • 38.6%18 to 24 years
  • 20.6%25 to 34 years
  • 27.4%35 to 44 years
  • 19.3%45 to 54 years
  • 21.2%55 to 64 years
  • 11.0%65 to 74 years
  • 10.6%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Niagara Falls
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Niagara Falls,NY (percentage below poverty level)
  • 42.5%Under 5 years
  • 20.2%5 years
  • 39.5%6 to 11 years
  • 38.8%12 to 14 years
  • 18.1%15 years
  • 1.1%16 and 17 years
  • 37.0%18 to 24 years
  • 24.5%25 to 34 years
  • 26.3%35 to 44 years
  • 24.5%45 to 54 years
  • 14.8%55 to 64 years
  • 9.3%65 to 74 years
  • 11.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Niagara Falls, NY
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Niagara Falls,NY (% below half of poverty level)
  • 20.1%Under 5 years
  • 19.2%5 years
  • 17.2%6 to 11 years
  • 13.5%12 to 14 years
  • 7.7%15 years
  • 9.3%16 and 17 years
  • 12.5%18 to 24 years
  • 10.6%25 to 34 years
  • 7.2%35 to 44 years
  • 6.7%45 to 54 years
  • 5.6%55 to 64 years
  • 3.2%65 to 74 years
  • 3.0%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Niagara Falls, NY

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Niagara Falls, NY
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Niagara Falls, NY (%)
  • 17.1%White
  • 39.0%Black
  • 53.6%American Indian
  • 24.3%Asian
  • 91.3%Native Hawaiian
  • 43.3%Other race
  • 41.8%2+ races
  • 52.3%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Niagara Falls, NY
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Niagara Falls, NY (absolute numbers)
  • 5,471White
  • 4,503Black
  • 378American Indian
  • 119Asian
  • 34Native Hawaiian
  • 167Other race
  • 9112+ races
  • 891Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 25.2%Below poverty level
  • 74.8%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 26.0%Below poverty level
  • 74.0%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Niagara Falls, NY

Children below poverty level:
Niagara Falls, New York:

37.5%
State:

19.4%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Niagara Falls:

23.6%
New York:

18.3%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Niagara Falls:

39.7%
New York:

44.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 19.9%Married-couple family
  • 21.9%Male, no wife present
  • 58.2%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Niagara Falls not in families by work experience
  • 2.5%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 27.3%Worked part-time
  • 70.2%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 3.1%One full-time, other part-time
  • 9.0%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 11.6%Both worked part-time
  • 29.5%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 46.8%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 0.0%1995 to 1998
  • 0.0%1990 to 1994
  • 0.6%1980 to 1989
  • 1.8%1970 to 1979
  • 6.3%1960 to 1969
  • 20.9%1950 to 1959
  • 24.2%1940 to 1949
  • 46.1%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.1%1999 to 2000
  • 0.5%1995 to 1998
  • 0.6%1990 to 1994
  • 1.2%1980 to 1989
  • 4.6%1970 to 1979
  • 5.4%1960 to 1969
  • 28.5%1950 to 1959
  • 19.9%1940 to 1949
  • 39.2%1939 or earlier
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