Niagara Falls, New York Population 2024

47,466

Niagara Falls is a city located in Niagara County New York. Niagara Falls has a 2024 population of 47,466. Niagara Falls is currently declining at a rate of -0.55% annually and its population has decreased by -2.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 48,520 in 2020.

The average household income in Niagara Falls is $62,833 with a poverty rate of 25.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Niagara Falls is 40.3 years, 39.5 years for males, and 40.8 years for females.

Niagara Falls is located in Ontario, Canada. It is located across the river from another Niagara Falls – the city in New York.

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 Demographics

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

  • White: 66.68%
  • Black or African American: 17.87%
  • Two or more races: 9.88%
  • Other race: 2.42%
  • Asian: 2.15%
  • Native American: 0.97%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
Land Area (mi²)
14.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,370.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.17% (-1,054)
The current population of Niagara Falls, New York is 47,466 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 48,520.

Niagara Falls, New York Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White32,34366.68%
Black or African American8,66717.87%
Two or more races4,7909.88%
Other race1,1752.42%
Asian1,0452.15%
Native American4700.97%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander120.02%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Niagara Falls Population by Race

Niagara Falls Population Pyramid 2024

Niagara Falls Median Age

40.3

Total

39.5

Male

40.8

Female

Niagara Falls Adults

There are 38,174 adults, (8,796 of whom are seniors) in Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls Age Dependency

65.1

Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Niagara Falls Sex Ratio

Female24,80951.15%
Male23,69348.85%

Niagara Falls Population by Age

Niagara Falls Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All22,4282.145644
Non Family10,7241.247.252.8
Married6,3842.9783.616.4
Female3,9593.0937.962.1
Male1,3612.9748.151.9

2.88

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

56.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Niagara Falls Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2573.67%
9th to 12th Grade3,0768.99%
High School Graduate12,11635.41%
Some College6,38518.66%
Associates Degree3,86311.29%
Bachelors Degree4,42912.94%
Graduate Degree3,0899.03%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Niagara Falls Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Niagara Falls Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White24,52721,7515,718
Black5,6904,788865
Hispanic1,7571,468271
2+ Races1,5671,332392
Other Race867710142
Asian591439235
Native American39734631
Islander12120

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 39.76%.

Niagara Falls Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$37,600$44,170$34,521
Less Than 9th Grade$29,886$39,316$21,483
High School Graduate$31,827$35,493$28,533
Some College$36,025$42,014$34,452
Bachelors Degree$52,733$58,750$42,457
Graduate Degree$66,151$69,758$63,406

$37,600

Average Earnings

$44,170

Average Male

$34,521

Average Female

Niagara Falls Earnings by Educational Attainment

Niagara Falls Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Niagara Falls Language

93.14% of Niagara Falls residents speak only English, while 6.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.25% of the population.

Niagara Falls Language

Niagara Falls Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White30,8205,13716.67%
Black8,6493,14036.3%
Multiple4,7672,31148.48%
Hispanic3,4651,16733.68%
Other1,17551744%
Asian1,00050050%
Native46416735.99%

25.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.91%

Male Poverty Rate

27.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Niagara Falls

The race most likely to be in poverty in Niagara Falls is Asian, with 50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Niagara Falls is White, with 16.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.47%.

Niagara Falls Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.53%
High School25.49%
Some College17.13%
Bachelors or Greater8.83%

Niagara Falls Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed57.89%
Male Unemployed34.65%
Female Employed11.24%
Male Employed7.42%

Niagara Falls Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Niagara Falls Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$45,932$62,833
Families$61,708$74,287
Married Families$81,232$-999,999,999
Non Families$30,467$47,351

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Niagara Falls Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.3%

Male Marriage Rate

32.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Niagara Falls Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Niagara Falls Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Niagara Falls Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Niagara Falls Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,506

Number of Veterans

2,363

Male Veterans

143

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam999
First Gulf War395
Second Gulf War267
Korea239
World War II68

Niagara Falls Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+798
65 to 74651
55 to 64544
35 to 54400
18 to 34113

Niagara Falls Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2,0107.3%
Black3164.76%
2+ Races1025.2%
Other Race535.28%
Hispanic532.33%
Asian152.37%
Native American102.52%

Niagara Falls Veterans by Race

Niagara Falls Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Niagara Falls Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.6%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

9.1%

Unemployment Rate

Niagara Falls Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Niagara Falls Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Niagara Falls Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

80.97%

Born in Niagara Falls

95.56%

Native Born

4.44%

Foreign Born

1.94%

Non Citizen

2.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.56% of Niagara Falls residents were born in the United States, with 80.97% having been born in New York. 1.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Niagara Falls Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202946,148-264-0.57%
202846,412-263-0.56%
202746,675-264-0.56%
202646,939-263-0.56%
202547,202-264-0.56%
202447,466-263-0.55%
202347,729-264-0.55%
202247,993-354-0.73%
202148,347-173-0.36%
202048,5207721.62%
201947,748-279-0.58%
201848,027-232-0.48%
201748,259-263-0.54%
201648,522-252-0.52%
201548,774-313-0.64%
201449,087-243-0.49%
201349,330-198-0.4%
201249,528-233-0.47%
201149,761-235-0.47%
201049,996-5,597-10.07%
200055,593-6,247-10.1%
199061,840-9,544-13.37%
198071,384-14,231-16.62%
197085,615-16,779-16.39%
1960102,39411,52212.68%
195090,87212,84316.46%
194078,0292,5693.4%
193075,46024,70048.66%
192050,76020,31566.73%
191030,44510,98856.47%
190019,45713,955253.64%
18905,5022,18265.72%
18803,32031410.45%
18703,00600%
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Niagara Falls Population by Year