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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population49,180
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens15.2%
Employed Population 16+20,016
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married35.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17%
Median Earnings25+$29,768
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,019
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,372

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,568
% Above Poverty Level72.8%
% Below Poverty Level27.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.4%
% Using Public Transportation3.5%

Housing

People Living Alone38.6%
Median Gross Rent$648
Median House Value$69,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.5%
Italian19.4%
Irish11.9%
Polish7.8%
English5.5%
French Except Basque2.5%
Scottish1.5%
West Indian1.2%
Canadian0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Jamaican0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Arab0.7%
African0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Lebanese0.5%
US/American0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Russian0.4%
British0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Danishn0.1%
Czech0.1%
Austrian0.1%
German0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Niagara Falls Almanac

CategoryValue
County Niagara County
Standard Zip Codes14301, 14303, 14304, 14305
P.O. Box Zip Codes14302
Phone Area Codes716
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.1
Approximate Longitude-79.04

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)

StationNIAGARA FALLS INT'L AP
Distance5.4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp35 to 55 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 60 F
Annual Precip33.9 inches
StationLOCKPORT 3 S
Distance19.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp35 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationLOCKPORT 4 NE
Distance22.6 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 55 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp41 to 60 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Grand Island20,735$92,627
Lewiston16,047$84,713
North Tonawanda30,935$66,466
Ransomville1,644$70,694
Tonawanda14,991$69,298
Youngstown1,862$75,833

Niagara Falls Public Libraries

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

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Niagara Falls Hospitals

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
(Non-profit)
621 10th St
(716) 275-3351

Niagara Falls Public Schools

Gaskill Preparatory School
910 Hyde Park Blvd
ZIP: 14301
(716) 278-5820
Middle
Total Enrollment 561
Niagara Street School
2513 Niagara St
ZIP: 14303
(716) 278-5860
Primary
Total Enrollment 577
Cataract Elementary School
6431 Girard Ave
ZIP: 14304
(716) 278-9120
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
Geraldine J Mann School
1330 95th St
ZIP: 14304
(716) 278-7940
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
Lasalle Preparatory School
7436 Buffalo Ave
ZIP: 14304
(716) 278-5880
Middle
Total Enrollment 547
Niagara Charter School
2077 Lockport Rd
ZIP: 14304
(716) 297-4520
Primary
Total Enrollment 349
Seventy Ninth Street School
551 79th St
ZIP: 14304
(716) 278-7900
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Colonial Village Elementary School
1456 Saunders Stlmnt Rd
ZIP: 14305
(716) 215-3270
Primary
Total Enrollment 400
Harry F Abate Elementary School
1625 Lockport St
ZIP: 14305
(716) 278-7960
Primary
Total Enrollment 617
Henry J Kalfas Magnet School
1880 Beech Ave
ZIP: 14305
(716) 278-9180
Primary
Total Enrollment 399
Hyde Park School
1620 Hyde Park Blvd
ZIP: 14305
(716) 278-7980
Primary
Total Enrollment 417
Maple Avenue School
952 Maple Ave
ZIP: 14305
(716) 278-9140
Primary
Total Enrollment 346
Niagara Falls High School
4455 Porter Rd
ZIP: 14305
(716) 278-5800
High
Total Enrollment 1905

Niagara Falls Private Schools

Catholic Academy Of Niagara Falls - Elementary
1055 N Military Rd
ZIP: 14304
Elementary
Total Enrollment 94
Niagara Catholic High School
520 66th St
ZIP: 14304
Secondary
Total Enrollment 133
St Dominic Savio Middle School
504 66th St
ZIP: 14304
Elementary
Total Enrollment 114
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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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