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Welcome to Niagara ...

The Town of Niagara is located in Niagara County<1>.

The location of Niagara has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Niagara refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Niagaran<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Niagara has a population of 8,065 people<4> (see below for details).

Niagara is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Niagara is located in the (716) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Niagara had an population of 8,065 people. This is a decrease of 3.74% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.17% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Niagara had a population of 8,378 people. This makes Niagara the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Niagara represents 0.04% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 293rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,378 people, the population of Niagara decreased 6.68% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,978 people).

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

Communities Also Named Niagara ...

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

  • Buffalo [Erie County]
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    • Buffalo [Erie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Niagara
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Niagara
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 125,967 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amherst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Niagara
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,452 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheektowaga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Niagara
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,291 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonawanda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonawanda
    • Welland
    • Clarence [Erie County]
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      • Clarence [Erie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Niagara
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,026 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence
    • North Tonawanda [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tonawanda
      • North Tonawanda [Niagara County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Niagara
      • 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 south of Niagara
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Island

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Niagara, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Niagara.

Mentions & References for Niagara

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About Niagara County

About New York

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 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>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.
<3>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 community'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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Niagara.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Niagara - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Niagara) 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. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NiagaraOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Niagara. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1184, Longitude: -78.9795       In this case, the coordinates for Niagara have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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