Niagara Falls, New York Population 2018

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
White34,267
Black or African American10,969
Two or More Races2,252
American Indian and Alaska Native803
Asian496
Some Other Race376
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander17

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Niagara Falls Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Niagara Falls Median Age

39


Total

38.3


Male

40


Female

Niagara Falls Adults

There are 38,065 adults, (7,475 of which are seniors) in Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls Age Dependency

60.6

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Niagara Falls Sex Ratio

Female

26,004

52.88%

Male

23,176

47.12%

Niagara Falls Households and Families

Niagara Falls Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Niagara Falls Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.8%17.2%
All55.8%44.2%
Non Family47.5%52.5%
Male47.2%52.8%
Female33%67%

55.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Niagara Falls Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,1452.3155.8
Non Family9,4321.1947.5
Married6,6593.1482.8
Female4,1013.3233
Male9533.2447.2

3.08

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Niagara Falls Households

Niagara Falls Education

Niagara Falls Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1093.33%
9th to 12th Grade3,49310.47%
High School Graduate13,02239.04%
Some College6,83920.50%
Associates Degree3,2069.61%
Bachelors Degree3,3149.94%
Graduate Degree2,3707.11%

Niagara Falls Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White25,14422,0144,498
Black6,2895,294806
Hispanic709521107
Multiple Races582432100
Native American431355129
Asian34022292
Other Race21420624
Islander711

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 96.26%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 29.93%.

Niagara Falls Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,768$33,691$26,750
Less Than High School$17,019$19,545$16,111
High School Grad$25,372$28,676$22,530
Some College$32,048$40,431$30,273
Bachelors Degree$36,575$45,000$30,909
Graduate Degree$54,744$55,750$54,297

$29,768

Average Earnings

$33,691

Average Male

$26,750

Average Female

Niagara Falls Language

Niagara Falls Language by Age

Niagara Falls Language

95.13% of Niagara Falls residents speak only English, while 4.87% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 2.40% of the population.

Niagara Falls Poverty

Niagara Falls Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White33,2296,14518.49%
Black10,9335,00645.79%
Multiple2,2441,00244.65%
Hispanic1,61688354.64%
Native75740653.63%
Other37517646.93%
Asian49616833.87%
Islander171694.12%

27.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.89%

Male Poverty Rate

28.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Niagara Falls

The race most likely to be in poverty in Niagara Falls is Islander, with 94.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Niagara Falls is White, with 18.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.76%.

Niagara Falls Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.71%
Some College20.46%
High School20.15%
Bachelors or Greater11.30%

Niagara Falls Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.26%
Male Unemployed41.40%
Female Employed16.02%
Male Employed9.10%

Niagara Falls Income

Niagara Falls Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$32,322$46,066
Families$44,568$55,808
Married Families$62,705$
Non Families$22,538$31,487

Niagara Falls Marital Status

Niagara Falls Marital Status

Marriage Rates

35.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.4%

Male Marriage Rate

33.8%

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 35To44.

Niagara Falls Marital Status by Race

Niagara Falls Veterans

Niagara Falls Veterans by War

3,370

Number of Veterans

3,128

Male Veterans

242

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,023
Second Gulf War393
Korea381
First Gulf War380
World War II174

Niagara Falls Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 54910
75+732
55 to 64707
65 to 74705
18 to 34316

Niagara Falls Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,88010.17%
Black4155.43%
2 or More343.72%
Indian213.96%
Asian204.83%
Hispanic182.19%

Niagara Falls Veterans by Education

11.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Niagara Falls Employment Status

Niagara Falls Employment by Age

58.4%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

10.2%

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

82.22%

Born in New York

94.97%

Native Born

5.03%

Foreign Born

2.04%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.97% of Niagara Falls residents were born in the United States, with 82.22% having been born in New York. 2.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.