Niagara County, NY

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Population

212,675

0.328% decline

Median Age

43


Median Household Income

$51,656

3.12% growth

Poverty Rate

13.4%


Number of Employees

100,990

0.467% growth

Median Property Value

$114,800

2.96% growth

About

In 2017, Niagara County, NY had a population of 213k people with a median age of 43 and a median household income of $51,656. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Niagara County, NY declined from 213,374 to 212,675, a -0.328% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,094 to $51,656, a 3.12% increase.

The population of Niagara County, NY is 86% White Alone, 7.12% Black or African American Alone, and 2.72% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Niagara County, NY speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Niagara County, NY are Niagara University (1,298 degrees awarded in 2017), Niagara County Community College (996 degrees), and Orleans Niagara BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (27 degrees).

The median property value in Niagara County, NY is $114,800, and the homeownership rate is 71.5%. Most people in Niagara County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Niagara County, NY is 2 cars per household.

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

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Economy

The economy of Niagara County, NY employs 101k people. The largest industries in Niagara County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,694 people), Manufacturing (14,033 people), and Retail Trade (12,477 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,109), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,981), and Public Administration ($59,626).

Median household income in Niagara County, NY is $51,656. Males in Niagara County, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in Niagara County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,656

2017 value

± $1,205

3.12%

1 Year Growth

± 3.55%

Households in Niagara County, NY have a median annual income of $51,656, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,094 in 2016, which represents a 3.12% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804

Average Male Salary

± $1,164

$59,246

Average Female Salary

± $829

In 2017, full-time male employees in New York made 1.3 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $65,105 ± $849

  2. Asian

    $62,456 ± $2,350

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,207 ± $3,026

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Niagara County, NY is from New York.

0.499

2017 Wage GINI

0.497

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.362% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New York across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 227.02

  2. Census Tract 228.03

  3. Census Tract 227.11

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Niagara County, NY was Census Tract 227.02 with a value of $90,570, followed by Census Tract 228.03 and Census Tract 227.11, with respective values of $90,219 and $84,029.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Niagara County, NY (28.1k out of 209k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    19,336 ± 925

  2. Black

    5,829 ± 488

  3. Hispanic

    1,624 ± 256

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

101k

2017 Value

± 2,069

0.467%

1 Year growth

± 2.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Niagara County, NY grew at a rate of 0.467%, from 101k employees to 101k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Niagara County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,562 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,852 people), and Production Occupations (8,307 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Niagara County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Niagara County, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,562 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,852 people), and Production Occupations (8,307 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Niagara County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.42 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.34 times), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1.18 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Niagara County, NY, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($73,733), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,244), and Management Occupations ($67,028).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

101k

2017 Value

± 2,069

0.467%

1 Year growth

± 2.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Niagara County, NY grew at a rate of 0.467%, from 101k employees to 101k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Niagara County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,694 people), Manufacturing (14,033 people), and Retail Trade (12,477 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Niagara County, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,694 people), Manufacturing (14,033 people), and Retail Trade (12,477 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Niagara County, NY has an unusually high number of Utilities (1.42 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.37 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Niagara County, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($67,109), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,981), and Public Administration ($59,626).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $72.7B

  2. $54.2B

  3. $50B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $72.7B, followed by Electronics ($54.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($50B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$615B

2020 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

38.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound New York trade was $615B. This is expected to increase 38.9% to $854B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $37.7B

  2. $32.1B

  3. $20.7B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $37.7B, followed by Pennsylvania with $32.1B and Connecticut and $20.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.1% of the population of Niagara County, NY has health coverage, with 51.5% on employee plans, 18.5% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.1% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Niagara County, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Niagara County, NY see 2262 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.48% decrease from the previous year (2296 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1925 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 976 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,262 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Niagara County, NY see an average of 2,262 patients per year. This represents a 1.48% decrease from the previous year (2,296 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 neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.88%

Uninsured

51.5%

Employer Coverage

18.5%

Medicaid

12.4%

Medicare

11.6%

Non-Group

1.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Niagara County, NY declined by 10.3% from 5.44% to 4.88%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Niagara County, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New York by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Niagara County, NY is home to a population of 213k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.98% of Niagara County, NY residents were born outside of the country (8.46k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Niagara County, NY is composed of 183k White Alone residents (86%), 15.2k Black or African American Alone residents (7.12%), 5.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.72%), 4.07k Two or More Races residents (1.92%), 2.19k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.03%), 2.13k Asian Alone residents (1%), 356 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.167%), and 72 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0339%).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

54

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Niagara County, NY was 43. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 54. But people in Niagara County, NY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Niagara County, NY residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.98%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.46k people

3.95%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

8.44k people

As of 2017, 3.98% of Niagara County, NY residents (8.46k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Niagara County, NY was 3.95%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,406 ± 17,230 people

  2. China

    402,542 ± 15,418 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,917 ± 11,952 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 New York residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of Niagara County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, 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

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    183k ± 110

  2. Black or African American Alone

    15.2k ± 394

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5.8k ± 584

In 2017, there were 12.1 times more White Alone residents (183k people) in Niagara County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.2k Black or African American Alone and 5.8k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Niagara County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,426 ± 331

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,856 ± 317

  3. Korea

    1,468 ± 188

Niagara County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Niagara County, NY awarded 2,332 degrees. The student population of Niagara County, NY is skewed towards women, with 3,773 male students and 5,707 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Niagara County, NY are White (1,695 and 81.9%), followed by Black or African American (162 and 7.83%), Hispanic or Latino (78 and 3.77%), and Two or More Races (52 and 2.51%).

The largest universities in Niagara County, NY by number of degrees awarded are Niagara University (1,298 and 55.7%), Niagara County Community College (996 and 42.7%), and Orleans Niagara BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (27 and 1.16%).

The most popular majors in Niagara County, NY are Registered Nursing (197 and 8.45%), General Business Administration & Management (126 and 5.4%), and General Education (109 and 4.67%).

The median tuition costs in Niagara County, NY are $30,500 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 108 degrees awarded

  2. 105 degrees awarded

  3. 73 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Niagara County, NY was Humanistic Studies with 108 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,298 degrees awarded

  2. 996 degrees awarded

  3. 27 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$30,500

Median Private

In 2017, the Niagara County, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Niagara University with 1,298 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

829

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,503

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 829 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Niagara County, NY, which is 0.552 times less than the 1,503 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Niagara County, NY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,695 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    162 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    78 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Niagara County, NY were to White students. These 1,695 degrees mean that there were 10.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 162 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Niagara County, NY was $114,800 in 2017, which is 0.5 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $111,500 to $114,800, a 2.96% increase. The homeownership rate in Niagara County, NY is 71.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Niagara County, NY have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Niagara County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$114,800

2017 Median

± $1,762

$111,500

2016 Median

± $1,751

In 2017, the median property value in Niagara County, NY grew to to $114,800 from the previous year's value of $111,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Niagara County, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Niagara County, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$51,656

Median Household Income

± $1,205

88k

Number of Households

± 1,870

In 2017, the median household income of the 88k households in Niagara County, NY grew to $51,656 from the previous year's value of $50,094.

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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Niagara County, NY 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

71.5%

2017 Homeownership

71.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.5% of the housing units in Niagara County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Niagara County, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Niagara County, NY have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.831% of the workforce in Niagara County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.9%

  2. Carpooled

    6.34%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.58%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Niagara County, NY was Drove Alone (86.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.34%) and those who Worked At Home (2.58%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Niagara County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Niagara County, NY have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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