Niagara Falls, NY

Niagara Falls profile

Living in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 47,720 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Niagara Falls is the 19th largest community in New York. Niagara Falls has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Niagara Falls is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Niagara Falls is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Niagara Falls who work in office and administrative support (14.94%), sales jobs (9.94%), and food service (8.20%).

The education level of Niagara Falls citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.66% of adults 25 and older in Niagara Falls have a college degree.

The per capita income in Niagara Falls in 2018 was $24,071, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,284 for a family of four. However, Niagara Falls contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Niagara Falls is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Niagara Falls home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Niagara Falls residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Niagara Falls include Italian, German, Irish, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Niagara Falls is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.