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Welcome to Niagara ...

The city of Niagara is located in Grand Forks County<1>.



Niagara was established in 1883.

When the people of Niagara refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Niagaran<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Niagara has a population of 51 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Niagara is 1,450 feet [442 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Niagara lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Niagara: (701)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Niagara had an population of 51 people. This is a decrease of 3.77% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.53% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Niagara had a population of 53 people. This makes Niagara the county's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 53 people, the population of Niagara decreased 7.02% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 57 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Niagara.

Communities Also Named Niagara ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 10 communities that are also named Niagara - they are located in British Columbia, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Niagara.

Communities near Niagara ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Niagara.

  • Larimore
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Michigan City
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Michigan City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Michigan City
    • Michigan City is located in Nelson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 260 people
  • Gilby
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilby have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilby
    • Gilby is located in Grand Forks County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 230 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilby <5>
  • Fordville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fordville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fordville
    • Fordville is located in Walsh County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 194 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fordville <5>
  • Petersburg
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
    • Petersburg is located in Nelson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 168 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg <5>
  • Inkster
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Conway
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conway have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conway
    • Conway is located in Walsh County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21 people
  • McCanna
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCanna
    • McCanna is located in Grand Forks County
  • Michigan
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Orr
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orr
    • Orr is located in Grand Forks County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Niagara. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Niagara.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Niagara. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Niagara.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Niagara. See our Newspapers Page for Niagara.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Niagara ...

Looking for more information about Niagara? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Niagara, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Niagara.

Adding Niagara to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Niagara in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Niagara was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Niagara post office opened in 1883.

We also found Niagara in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Niagara.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Niagara. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Grand Forks County: www.grandforkscountygov.com/

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Grand Forks, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Niagara refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Niagara may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Niagara.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Niagara - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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