Niagara Falls, New York Population 2019

48,144

Niagara Falls is located in Ontario, Canada. It is located across the river from another Niagara Falls – the city in New York. The city has a population of 48,144 according to the latest estimates.

City Size and Population Density

The total land area is almost 81 square miles, making the overall population density 1,088 people per square mile. The urban area has a much larger population. With over 308,000 people, the urban population is ranked 12th in the country. The greater metro area has a population of over 390,000.

Niagra Falls City Population Statistics and Diversity

Almost 20% of the population of Niagara Falls is under the age of 18, but overall the city’s population is older the nation’s average. Approximately 10% of the total population are visible minorities, including but not limited to Chinese and Filipino residents.

The majority (almost 84%) identify as being Christian, with most following the Catholic religion.

The area has lower crime rates than some of the surrounding communities, but still maintains

Population Growth

Breaking down the population in Niagra Falls by decade shows that the city has mostly experienced growth except for the period between 1951 and 1961 when the population dropped by 2.3%. However, Niagara Falls immediately bounced back over the next ten years, when the population grew by a staggering 200%. Between 2011 and 2016, the population rose 6.1%, showing that the city is going to continue to grow in the coming years to soon hit that 100,000 resident milestone.

Niagara Falls, New York's estimated population is 48,144 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Niagara Falls, New York is the 14th largest city in New York based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 3417.87 people/mi² (1319.64 people/km²).

The overall median age is 38.6 years, 38 years for males, and 39.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.7 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 26,220 households in the city, with an average size of 2.28 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 12.4%, with a median rent of $645/month. The median house has 5.4 rooms, and has a value of $69,900.

The median income for households in Niagara Falls, New York is $33,965, while the mean household income is $47,744.

Niagara Falls Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Niagara Falls was:

  • White: 69.46%
  • Black or African American: 22.60%
  • Two or more races: 4.55%
  • Native American: 1.50%
  • Asian: 1.01%
  • Other race: 0.80%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%

How Many People Live in Niagara Falls, New York?

48,144
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201848,144-230-0.48%
201748,374-269-0.55%
201648,643-253-0.52%
201548,896-319-0.65%
201449,215-244-0.49%
201349,459-200-0.40%
201249,659-234-0.47%
201149,893-245-0.49%
201050,138-5,455-1.03%
200055,593-6,247-1.06%
199061,840-9,544-1.42%
198071,384-14,231-1.80%
197085,615-16,779-1.77%
1960102,39411,5221.20%
195090,87212,8431.54%
194078,0292,5690.34%
193075,46024,7004.04%
192050,76020,3155.24%
191030,44510,9884.58%
190019,45713,95513.46%
18905,5022,1825.18%
18803,3203141.00%
18703,0060.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20181,130,1524920.04%
20171,129,660-353-0.03%
20161,130,013-2,896-0.26%
20151,132,909-2,207-0.19%
20141,135,1161230.01%
20131,134,9934030.04%
20121,134,590-866-0.08%
20111,135,456-166-0.01%
20101,135,6220.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White34,01869.46%
Black or African American11,07022.60%
Two or More Races2,2304.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native7361.50%
Asian4951.01%
Some Other Race3910.80%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander360.07%

Niagara Falls Population Pyramid 2019

Niagara Falls Median Age

38.6


Total

38


Male

39.4


Female

Niagara Falls Adults

There are 38,051 adults, (7,528 of whom are seniors) in Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls Age Dependency

60.5

Age Dependency Ratio

24.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Niagara Falls Sex Ratio

Female

25,816

52.71%

Male

23,160

47.29%

Niagara Falls Households and Families

Niagara Falls Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Niagara Falls Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.3%16.7%
All57.2%42.8%
Male53.3%46.7%
Non Family48.1%51.9%
Female38.4%61.6%

57.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,2992.2857.2
Non Family9,5921.2148.1
Married6,5523.0783.3
Female4,2073.2638.4
Male9483.3753.3

3.04

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Niagara Falls Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0673.20%
9th to 12th Grade3,0179.04%
High School Graduate13,24839.69%
Some College6,65419.94%
Associates Degree3,56310.68%
Bachelors Degree3,45910.36%
Graduate Degree2,3687.09%

Niagara Falls Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White24,93522,3394,569
Black6,4125,457841
Hispanic834630132
Multiple Races554415151
Native American41229686
Asian408276120
Other Race22818615
Islander1533

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.59%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 29.41%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,823$35,671$27,994
Less Than High School$18,869$20,852$18,214
High School Grad$26,668$31,931$23,896
Some College$32,931$37,255$30,852
Bachelors Degree$36,431$42,261$31,980
Graduate Degree$55,841$58,269$52,448

$30,823

Average Earnings

$35,671

Average Male

$27,994

Average Female

Niagara Falls Language

Niagara Falls Language by Age

Niagara Falls Language

94.97% of Niagara Falls residents speak only English, while 5.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.03% of the population.

Niagara Falls Poverty

Niagara Falls Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White32,7626,30219.24%
Black11,0274,81343.65%
Multiple2,2221,01945.86%
Hispanic1,74497455.85%
Native69435451.01%
Other39118647.57%
Asian47512626.53%
Islander363391.67%

27.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.78%

Male Poverty Rate

28.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Niagara Falls

The race most likely to be in poverty in Niagara Falls is Islander, with 91.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Niagara Falls is White, with 19.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.18%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.60%
Some College21.76%
High School20.04%
Bachelors or Greater10.65%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed48.00%
Female Unemployed38.18%
Female Employed15.34%
Male Employed9.74%

Niagara Falls Income

Niagara Falls Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,965$47,744
Families$46,964$57,732
Married Families$66,574$76,354
Non Families$24,218$33,067

Niagara Falls Marital Status

Niagara Falls Marital Status

Marriage Rates

36.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.5%

Male Marriage Rate

34.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Niagara Falls Married by Age and Sex

Niagara Falls Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Niagara Falls Marital Status by Race

Niagara Falls Veterans

3,224

Number of Veterans

2,980

Male Veterans

244

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam962
Second Gulf War514
First Gulf War364
Korea330
World War II148
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54833
65 to 74701
55 to 64668
75+659
18 to 34363

Niagara Falls Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,7989.91%
Black3644.70%
Hispanic414.19%
2 or More404.46%
Indian102.10%
Asian71.61%
Other52.14%

Niagara Falls Veterans by Education

14.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Niagara Falls Employment Status

58.9%

Labor Force Participation

53.3%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

Niagara Falls Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

82.26%

Born in New York

95.20%

Native Born

4.80%

Foreign Born

2.01%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.20% of Niagara Falls residents were born in the United States, with 82.26% having been born in New York. 2.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.