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Overview

Introduction to Niagara Falls, New York

Niagara Falls, New York, in Niagara county, is 17 miles NW of Buffalo, New York. The city is located in the Buffalo- Niagara Falls metropolitan area.

Niagara Falls History

This area had its first European settlers sometime during the 19th century. These early settlers were mostly explorers and missionaries. The influx of new people instigated the already antagonistic natives and led to war in the contest for fur trade. The area started developing industrially, and by the end of 19th century, it was heavily industrialized. Niagara Falls was incorporated as a city in March of 1892.

Niagara Falls and nearby Attractions

  • Aquarium of Niagara
  • Wintergarden Botanical Garden
  • Daredevil Museum
  • Niagara Gorge Discovery Center
  • Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
  • Devil's Hole

Things To Do In Niagara Falls

The most popular attraction is the area is obviously the breathtaking Niagara Falls, which attracts people from all over the world. River cruises are also available. There are some excellent parks in the city as well, which have amenities for a variety of games and sports. The nearby museums are also great places to spend a few exciting hours.

Niagara Falls Transportation

Niagara Falls International Airport is nearby.

Niagara Falls Higher Education

Niagara County Community College, SUNY College at Buffalo, D'youville College and Canisius College provide facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 49,435
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 20,235
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 36.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.4%
Median Earnings25+ $28,527
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,653
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,769

Wealth

Median Family Income $44,334
% Above Poverty Level 73.3%
% Below Poverty Level 26.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation 4%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.1%
Median Gross Rent $638
Median House Value $67,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.9%
US/American 0.5%
English 6.5%
Irish 12.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Niagara Falls Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 17 miles NW of Buffalo, New York
County Niagara
Metro Area Buffalo - Niagara Falls
Standard Zip Codes 14301, 14303, 14304, 14305
P.O. Box Zip Codes 14302
Phone Area Codes 716
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.094
Longitude -79.056

Niagara Falls Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NIAGARA FALLS INT'L AP
Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches
Station LOCKPORT 3 S
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Station LOCKPORT 4 NE
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 60 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Niagara Falls, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Wheatfield (14304)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Lewiston 16,072 $84,332

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Niagara Falls Public Libraries

Library
Niagara Falls Public Library
1425 MAIN STREET
Niagara Falls, New York
(716) 286-4911
Library Web Site

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Niagara Falls Hospitals

NIAGARA FALLS MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
621 TENTH STREET
(716) 278-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Niagara Falls High Schools

NIAGARA FALLS HS
4455 PORTER RD
716-278-5800
A Title I School.
Serves 2,487 students.

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Historic Niagara Falls

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Power houses between 1900 and 1910

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Power houses between 1900 and 1910

Niagara Falls from Clifton Hotel. between 1900 and 1915

Public library between 1900 and 1910

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