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Welcome to Niagara Falls ...

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Niagara Falls has a population of 47,748 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls is 570 feet [174 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Niagara Falls lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Niagara Falls: (716)

The ZIP code for Niagara Falls: 14301<5>

Websites for Niagara Falls ...

Official Website: www.niagarafallsusa.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Niagara Falls had an population of 47,748 people. This is a decrease of 4.87% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.11% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Niagara Falls had a population of 50,193 people (or 23.19% of the total population of Niagara County). This makes Niagara Falls the county's most populous community.

The population of Niagara Falls represents 0.26% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 35th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 50,193 people, the population of Niagara Falls decreased 9.71% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 55,593 people).

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

Communities Also Named Niagara Falls ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Niagara Falls - it's located in Ontario.

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

Communities near Niagara Falls ...

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

  • Buffalo [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo [Erie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Niagara Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 254,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<7>
  • Saint Catharines
  • Amherst [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
    • Amherst [Erie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Niagara Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 125,967 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amherst have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
  • Cheektowaga [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheektowaga
    • Cheektowaga [Erie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Niagara Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,452 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheektowaga have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheektowaga
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tonawanda [Erie County]
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      • Tonawanda [Erie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Niagara Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,291 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonawanda have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonawanda
    • Welland
    • North Tonawanda [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tonawanda
      • North Tonawanda [Niagara County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Niagara Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,050 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Tonawanda
    • Fort Erie
    • Grand Island [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Island
      • Grand Island [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Niagara Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,767 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Island have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Island
    • Lockport [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockport
      • Lockport [Niagara County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Niagara Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,194 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lockport<7>

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 Falls. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Niagara Falls.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Niagara Falls. 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 Falls.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Niagara Falls. Our list includes 29 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Niagara Falls.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Niagara Falls ...

Looking for more information about Niagara Falls? 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 Falls, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Niagara Falls.

Adding Niagara Falls to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Niagara Falls was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Niagara Falls on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Niagara Falls on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for New York

About Niagara County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Niagara Falls: www.niagarafallsusa.org/

The official website for Niagara County: www.niagaracounty.com/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Niagara, 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 Falls 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 Falls 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 Falls.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Niagara Falls - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Niagara Falls). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Niagara Falls or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Niagara Falls) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Niagara Falls. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Niagara FallsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Niagara Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0951, Longitude: -79.0376    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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