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Income/capita 31%
Household income 42%
Unemployment 28%
IndexNiagara FallsNew YorkNational
Income per capita$20,586$34,212$29,829
Median household income$32,322$60,741$55,322
Median income owner occupied$48,700$83,277$70,586
Median income renter occupied$19,796$38,983$35,192
Median earnings male$28,282$40,464$36,919
Median earnings female$22,401$30,906$26,250
Unemployment rate6.0%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level27.2%15.5%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Niagara Falls is 31% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Niagara Falls is 42% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Niagara Falls is 28% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Niagara Falls is 80% higher than the national average

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      $Input your household income
      $21,545$32,322$64,644
      City
      $40,489$60,741$121,482
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Niagara Falls median earnings by income bracket

      Niagara Falls employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.0%0.4%
      Manufacturing sector19.1%0.7%
      Financial & insurance services1.8%3.8%
      Wholesale & retail services16.8%16.6%
      Public administration5.8%2.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.0%3.5%
      Education, health & social services11.1%39.0%
      Other28.2%24.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Grandyle Village, NY5,193$77,80241%
      Ransomville, NY1,644$73,41833%
      Eggertsville, NY16,145$67,89623%
      Williamsville, NY5,269$59,5528%
      Youngstown, NY1,862$59,3757%
      Niagara Falls, NY49,180$32,32242%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Harrisburg, PA49,160$32,68841%
      La Mirada, CA49,130$81,95648%
      Methuen Town, MA49,043$72,63131%
      Rancho Santa Margarita, CA49,038$104,55689%
      Severn, MD49,017$95,72273%
      Niagara Falls, NY49,180$32,32242%
      Source: The Niagara Falls, NY employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).