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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      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%

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      Williamsville, NY5,269$59,5528%
      Youngstown, NY1,862$59,3757%
      Niagara Falls, NY49,180$32,32242%

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      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).