Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY

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2022 Population
105,437
0.412% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.4
0.235% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
16.9%
2.24% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$58,945
7.66% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$145,900
22.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY had a population of 105k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $58,945. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY declined from 105,873 to 105,437, a −0.412% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,752 to $58,945, a 7.66% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.06%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.8%), White (Hispanic) (1.66%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.6%).

6.27% of the households in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, 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 (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are Cheryl Fells School of Business (11 degrees awarded in 2018).

In 2022, the median property value in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY was $145,900, and the homeownership rate was 64.9%.

Most people in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY was 2 cars per household.

Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY borders Niagara County (North & East) PUMA, NY, Erie County (Northwest) PUMA, NY, and Erie County (North Central) PUMA, NY.

Population & Diversity

Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY is home to a population of 105k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.1% of Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY residents were born outside of the country (4.32k people).

In 2022, there were 8.74 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (83.4k people) in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.55k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.07k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY are Spanish (2,536 households), Russian (573 households), and Arabic (497 households).

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, 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 (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, 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 (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    83.4k ± 908
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.55k ± 760
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5.07k ± 689
4.63%
Hispanic Population
4.88k people

In 2022, there were 8.74 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (83.4k people) in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.55k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.07k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.63% of the people in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY are hispanic (4.88k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.32k people
3.76%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.98k people

As of 2022, 4.1% of Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY residents (4.32k 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 (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY was 3.76%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    2,536 households (2.54%)
  2. Russian
    573 households (0.573%)
  3. Arabic
    497 households (0.497%)

6.27% of the households in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY was Spanish. 2.54% of the households in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,375 ± 323
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    858 ± 210
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    745 ± 181

Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY employs 47.3k people. The largest industries in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY are Elementary & secondary schools (3,544 people), Construction (2,933 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,787 people), and the highest paying industries are Nondepository credit & related activities ($343,766), Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers ($199,331), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($118,728).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
23,716
Women
49.8%
23,883
Men
50.2%

The workforce of Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY in 2020 was 47,599 people, with 49.8% woman, and 50.2% men.

The visualization shows the distribution of the workforce by gender and age in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY.

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Occupations

47.3k
2022 Value
−0.49%
1 Year decline
± −0.49%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY declined at a rate of −0.49%, from 47.5k employees to 47.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY, are Cashiers (1,641 people), Retail salespersons (1,332 people), and Customer service representatives (1,328 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

47.3k
2022 Value
−0.49%
1 Year decline
± −0.49%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY declined at a rate of −0.49%, from 47.5k employees to 47.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,544 people), Construction (2,933 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,787 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY, though some of these residents may live in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, 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

$49,371
Median earning men ± $2,298
$36,283
Median earning women ± $1,042

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($65,823), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($59,745), and Manufacturing ($57,847).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($57,348), Wholesale Trade ($53,021), and Manufacturing ($47,277).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New York.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New York went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 60.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.5%), followed by Other (0.813%).

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in New York over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from New York

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

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New York have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2018, universities in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY awarded 11 degrees. The student population of Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY in 2018 is skewed towards women, with 7 male students and 10 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY are Black or African American (9 and 81.8%), followed by White (2 and 18.2%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY by number of degrees awarded are Cheryl Fells School of Business (11 and 100%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.71% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.831% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (28.3k), Some college (16.7k), and Bachelors Degree (13.2k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY was $145,900 in 2022, which is 0.518 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $119,100 to $145,900, a 22.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY is 64.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY is $58,945. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY was NYC-Manhattan Community Districts 1 & 2--Financial District & Greenwich Village PUMA, NY with a value of $171,480, followed by Nassau County (Central)--Hempstead Town (East Central) PUMA, NY and Westchester County (Northeast) PUMA, NY, with respective values of $168,423 and $167,513.

Property

$145,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,005
$30,342
Median Property Taxes
±$1,137

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 (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

64.9%
Homeownership
2022
61.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.9% of the housing units in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.5%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY was NYC-Manhattan Community Districts 1 & 2--Financial District & Greenwich Village PUMA, NY with a value of $171,480, followed by Nassau County (Central)--Hempstead Town (East Central) PUMA, NY and Westchester County (Northeast) PUMA, NY, with respective values of $168,423 and $167,513.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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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.
$58,945
Median Household Income
± $2,236
46.8k
Number of Households
± 1,611

In 2022, the median household income of the 46.8k households in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY grew to $58,945 from the previous year's value of $54,752.

The following chart displays the households in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, 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

0.404
2022 Wage GINI in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY
0.407
2021 Wage GINI in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY

In 2022, the income inequality in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY was 0.404 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.889% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.3%)
  2. Carpooled (8.68%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.01%)

In 2022, 77.3% of workers in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.68%) and those who worked at home (8.01%).

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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Commute Time

20.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.06% of the workforce in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, 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 (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY (17.7k out of 104k 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 45 - 54 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, 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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Health

97.8% of the population of Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY has health coverage, with 45% on employee plans, 24.9% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 1.02% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in New York see 1180 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.17% decrease from the previous year (1194 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1192 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 308 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,180 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New York

Primary care physicians in New York see an average of 1,180 patients per year. This represents a 1.17% decrease from the previous year (1,194 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.8% under 18 years, 20.7% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

2.2%
Uninsured
45%
Employer Coverage
24.9%
Medicaid
13.6%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
1.02%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY declined by 16.2% from 2.62% to 2.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Niagara County (Southwest)--Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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