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


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28.2% of Niagara Falls, NY residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 53.9% greater than the poverty level of 13.0% 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 2019:
Niagara Falls:

28.2%
Whole state:

13.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Niagara Falls:

12.9%
Whole state:

6.0%

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)
  • 42.9%Under 5 years
  • 29.5%5 years
  • 52.2%6 to 11 years
  • 38.4%12 to 14 years
  • 44.7%15 years
  • 30.0%16 and 17 years
  • 32.9%18 to 24 years
  • 20.1%25 to 34 years
  • 21.9%35 to 44 years
  • 20.1%45 to 54 years
  • 18.4%55 to 64 years
  • 16.1%65 to 74 years
  • 7.6%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)
  • 49.8%Under 5 years
  • 32.7%5 years
  • 44.4%6 to 11 years
  • 38.4%12 to 14 years
  • 27.5%15 years
  • 28.3%16 and 17 years
  • 26.3%18 to 24 years
  • 30.4%25 to 34 years
  • 27.1%35 to 44 years
  • 25.2%45 to 54 years
  • 16.4%55 to 64 years
  • 17.5%65 to 74 years
  • 16.7%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 (%)
  • 20.0%White
  • 42.0%Black
  • 38.0%American Indian
  • 21.0%Asian
  • 100.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 47.0%Other race
  • 54.0%2+ races
  • 54.0%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)
  • 6,016White
  • 4,429Black
  • 177American Indian
  • 170Asian
  • 32Native Hawaiian
  • 193Other race
  • 1,5462+ races
  • 1,262Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 26.3%Below poverty level
  • 73.7%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 31.3%Below poverty level
  • 68.7%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Niagara Falls, NY

Children below poverty level:
Niagara Falls, New York:

39.2%
State:

17.7%
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
  • 16.6%Married-couple family
  • 25.8%Male, no wife present
  • 57.6%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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