Niagara County, NY

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2022 Population
212,230
0.272% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.1
0.462% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
13%
4.28% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$65,882
8.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$163,100
16.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
100,397
0.0647% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Niagara County, NY had a population of 212k people with a median age of 43.1 and a median household income of $65,882. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Niagara County, NY declined from 212,808 to 212,230, a −0.272% decrease and its median household income grew from $60,834 to $65,882, a 8.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Niagara County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.39%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.43%), White (Hispanic) (1.33%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.17%).

None of the households in Niagara County, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.4% of the residents in Niagara County, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Niagara County, NY are Niagara University (1,138 degrees awarded in 2022), Niagara County Community College (824 degrees), and Orleans Niagara BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (441593) (9 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Niagara County, NY was $163,100, and the homeownership rate was 70.9%.

Most people in Niagara County, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Niagara County, NY was 2 cars per household.

Niagara County, NY borders Erie County, NY, Genesee County, NY, and Orleans County, NY.

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Population & Diversity

Niagara County, NY is home to a population of 212k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.91% of Niagara County, NY residents were born outside of the country (8.3k people).

In 2022, there were 13.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (177k people) in Niagara County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.4k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Niagara County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Niagara County, NY was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Niagara County, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    177k ± 466
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    13.6k ± 645
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    9.4k ± 812
3.55%
Hispanic Population
7.54k people

In 2022, there were 13.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (177k people) in Niagara County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.4k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.55% of the people in Niagara County, NY are hispanic (7.54k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Niagara County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    505,872 ± 17,239 people
  2. China
    415,960 ± 15,668 people
  3. Jamaica
    230,433 ± 11,717 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,872 New York residents, followed by China with 415,960 and Jamaica with 230,433.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.91%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8.3k people
3.64%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.75k people

As of 2022, 3.91% of Niagara County, NY residents (8.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Niagara County, NY was 3.64%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,940 ± 443
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,289 ± 347
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,642 ± 298

Niagara County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Niagara County, NY employs 100k people. The largest industries in Niagara County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,655 people), Manufacturing (13,946 people), and Retail Trade (12,850 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($105,278), Utilities ($72,750), and Public Administration ($69,518).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,694. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

100k
2022 Value
± 2,303
−0.0647%
1 Year decline
± 3.22%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Niagara County, NY declined at a rate of −0.0647%, from 100k employees to 100k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Niagara County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,080 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,922 people), and Management Occupations (9,332 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Niagara County, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

100k
2022 Value
± 2,303
−0.0647%
1 Year decline
± 3.22%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Niagara County, NY declined at a rate of −0.0647%, from 100k employees to 100k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Niagara County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,655 people), Manufacturing (13,946 people), and Retail Trade (12,850 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Niagara County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Niagara County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,679
Median earning men ± $1,619
$37,250
Median earning women ± $946

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($76,250), Manufacturing ($61,399), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($59,892).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($58,703), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,058), and Construction ($48,342).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,698
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,246
    Manufacturing
  3. 1,026
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Niagara County, NY went to Donald J. Trump with 53.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.9%), followed by Other (1.56%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Niagara County, NY awarded 1,971 degrees. The student population of Niagara County, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,875 male students and 4,833 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Niagara County, NY are White (1,330 and 80.9%), followed by Black or African American (104 and 6.32%), Hispanic or Latino (82 and 4.98%), and Two or More Races (68 and 4.13%).

The largest universities in Niagara County, NY by number of degrees awarded are Niagara University (1,138 and 57.7%), Niagara County Community College (824 and 41.8%), and Orleans Niagara BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (441593) (9 and 0.457%).

The most popular majors in Niagara County, NY are Registered Nursing (167 and 8.47%), General Education (137 and 6.95%), and General Business Administration & Management (126 and 6.39%).

The median tuition cost in Niagara County, NY for private four year colleges is $35,400.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Niagara County, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 89.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 7,708 (37.3% men and 62.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 7,708 students enrolled in Niagara County, NY, 37.3% men and 62.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,249 records, of which 62.3% were women and 37.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 137 degrees awarded
  2. 88 degrees awarded
  3. 61 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Niagara County, NY was General Education with 137 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Niagara County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,138 degrees awarded
  2. 824 degrees awarded
  3. 9 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Niagara University with 1,138 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 679 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Niagara County, NY, which is 0.526 times less than the 1,292 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,330 degrees mean that there were 12.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 104 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($35,400) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,780) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.75% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.04M), Bachelors Degree (3.33M), and Some college (2.79M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Niagara County, NY was $163,100 in 2022, which is 0.579 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $140,400 to $163,100, a 16.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Niagara County, NY is 70.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Niagara County, NY have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Niagara County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Niagara County, NY is $65,882. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Niagara County, NY was Census Tract 227.02 with a value of $111,928, followed by Census Tract 243.02 and Census Tract 234.02, with respective values of $100,673 and $98,750.

In 2022, 12.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Niagara County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.47%.

Property

$163,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,452
$64,550
Median Property Taxes
±$1,571

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Niagara County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

70.9%
Homeownership
2022
61.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.9% of the housing units in Niagara County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 227.02
  2. Census Tract 243.02
  3. Census Tract 234.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Niagara County, NY was Census Tract 227.02 with a value of $111,928, followed by Census Tract 243.02 and Census Tract 234.02, with respective values of $100,673 and $98,750.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Niagara County, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$65,882
Median Household Income
± $1,757
91k
Number of Households
± 2,157

In 2022, the median household income of the 91k households in Niagara County, NY grew to $65,882 from the previous year's value of $60,834.

The following chart displays the households in Niagara County, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Niagara County, NY is from New York.
0.494
2022 Wage GINI in New York
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York

In 2022, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.81%)
  3. Carpooled (7.67%)

In 2022, 79.4% of workers in Niagara County, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.81%) and those who carpooled to work (7.67%).

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Niagara County, NY have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.23% of the workforce in Niagara County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Niagara County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.47%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Niagara County, NY (27k out of 209k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Niagara County, NY is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 14.7% of the children was living in poverty in Niagara County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 395 in Niagara County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 10.8 per 100,000 population.

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Health

97.7% of the population of Niagara County, NY has health coverage, with 48.2% on employee plans, 21% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.32% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Niagara County, NY see 2434 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.11% increase from the previous year (2338 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1948 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 719 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,434 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Niagara County, NY

Primary care physicians in Niagara County, NY see an average of 2,434 patients per year. This represents a 4.11% increase from the previous year (2,338 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Niagara County, NY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.2% under 18 years, 19.4% between 18 and 34 years, 40% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.33%
Uninsured
48.2%
Employer Coverage
21%
Medicaid
14.2%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
1.32%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Niagara County, NY declined by 13.7% from 2.71% to 2.33%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 38.2 in Niagara County, NY.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.9% in Niagara County, NY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.31% in Niagara County, NY.

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