Niagara Falls, NY Profile: Facts & Data

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Niagara Falls, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Niagara Falls had a population of 48,516 as of July 1, 2019. Niagara Falls ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Niagara Falls is located at latitude 43.0945 and longitude -79.0567 in Niagara County. The formal boundaries for the City of Niagara Falls encompass a land area of 14.09 sq. miles and a water area of 2.74 sq. miles. Niagara County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.

The City of Niagara Falls (GNIS ID: 979276) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Niagara Falls: Manchester, OhniĆ :kara.

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Niagara Falls, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Niagara Falls, NY Housing Affordability Index is 178
State of New York Housing Affordability Index is 85
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Niagara Falls, NY Wealth Index is 48
State of New York Wealth Index is 109
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 48,516
Population in Households 48,163
Population in Familes 34,806
Population in Group Qrtrs 353
Population Density 3,444
Diversity Index1 54
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,369
Average Household Income $53,290
Per Capita Income $24,112
Wealth Index3 48

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 26,339 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,789 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,152 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,398 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $75,267
Housing Affordability Index2 178
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 21,941
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 11,908
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.37% -0.48%
Households -0.32% -0.47%
Families -0.52% -0.57%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Niagara Falls, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Niagara Falls to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 19 98th
Population Density # 232 81st
Diversity Index # 219 82nd
Median Household Income # 1149 4th
Per Capita Income # 998 17th

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