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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Niagara County is located in New York with a population of 212,675. Living in Niagara County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Niagara County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Niagara County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Niagara County are above average.
Population
212,675

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$114,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$669
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Niagara County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    427.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    45.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    180
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    642.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,726
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    201
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Niagara County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,656
National
$55,322

Niagara County Reviews

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I've lived in Niagara County my entire life! There is so much to see and do, no only in Niagara, but in the surrounding Western New York and Ontario Province Canada.The weather is great as we get a full 4 seasons. Winter is my favorite because of all the local cross country skiing and winter festivals. How could you not think of NIAGARA FALLS! Surely, one of the most amazing natural wonders of the world and right here in my backyard. We have hiked the gorge several times, sail into Lake Ontario from the Niagara River, ridden the Maid of the Mist boat right into the churning water beneath the falls, climbed the wild and wet stairs beside the falls, and heard it's roar through the Cave of the Winds behind the falls. Don't miss exciting aircraft shows, festivals, hometown favorites throughout the county. From farms to Falls, Niagara County is all it can be.
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Niagara County is not bad. There is things to do if you are not from around here in some areas more than others, but there is still little entertainment. It would nice to see our side built up like Canada's side.
There are great sights and activities, especially Niagara Falls and the gorges. I enjoy having all four seasons and the winters are not too severe with snowfall.