Niagara Falls, New York Population 2019

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 just over 88,000 according to 2016 data. The total land area is almost 81 square miles, making the total 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.

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. Breaking down the population by decade shows that the city has mostly experienced growth with the exception of the period between 1951 and 1961, when the population dropped by 2.3%. However, Niagara Falls immediately bounced back over the next 10 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201748,460-227-0.47%
201648,687-254-0.52%
201548,941-311-0.63%
201449,252-238-0.48%
201349,490-187-0.38%
201249,677-225-0.45%
201149,902-237-0.47%
201050,139-5,454-1.03%
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%

Niagara Falls Population in 2018Source: By No machine-readable author provided. Mav assumed (based on copyright claims). [CC BY-SA 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White34,018
Black or African American11,070
Two or More Races2,230
American Indian and Alaska Native736
Asian495
Some Other Race391
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander36

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Niagara Falls Population Pyramid 2019

5001,0001,5002,000 Male Population5001,0001,5002,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

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

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

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

Niagara Falls Households by Type

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 Households

Niagara Falls Education

Niagara Falls Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

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 white people with a rate of 29.41%.

Niagara Falls Earnings by Educational Attainment

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 largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, 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%.

Niagara Falls Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.60%
Some College21.76%
High School20.04%
Bachelors or Greater10.65%

Niagara Falls Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Niagara Falls Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Niagara Falls Veterans

Niagara Falls Veterans by War

3,224

Number of Veterans

2,980

Male Veterans

244

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam962
Second Gulf War514
First Gulf War364
Korea330
World War II148

Niagara Falls Veterans by Age

Name 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

Niagara Falls Employment by Age

58.9%

Labor Force Participation

53.3%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

Niagara Falls Employment by Race

Niagara Falls Employment by Education

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.