Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY

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Population

106,114

0.446% decline

Poverty Rate

17.2%


Median Age

42.4


Median Household Income

$45,845

4.37% growth

Number of Employees

47,665

0.335% growth

Median Property Value

$97,500

1.25% growth

About

In 2017, Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY had a population of 106k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $45,845. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY declined from 106,589 to 106,114, a -0.446% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,924 to $45,845, a 4.37% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.7%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.37%), White (Hispanic) (1.9%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.07%). 4.58% of the people in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY are Cheryl Fells School of Business (11 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY is $97,500, and the homeownership rate is 65.4%. Most people in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY is 2 cars per household.

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.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY employs 47.7k people. The largest industries in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY are Elementary & secondary schools (3,504 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,249 people), and Construction (2,527 people), and the highest paying industries are Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($92,473), Animal food, grain & oilseed milling ($91,119), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($79,668).

Median household income in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY is $45,845. Males in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY have an average income that is 1.22 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,204. The income inequality in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.413, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,845

2017 value

± $1,457

4.37%

1 Year Growth

± 4.73%

Households in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY have a median annual income of $45,845, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $43,924 in 2016, which represents a 4.37% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$54,105

Average Male Salary

± $6,694

$44,204

Average Female Salary

± $6,841

In 2017, full-time male employees in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY made 1.22 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $42,340 ± $4,566

  2. Black

    $30,947 ± $8,420

  3. Other

    $30,812 ± $22,682

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY workers was White. These workers were paid 1.37 times more than Black workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

0.413

2017 Wage GINI

0.413

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY was 0.413 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0797% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY in comparison to the national average.

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

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY was Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY with a value of $148,152, followed by North Hempstead Town (North) PUMA, NY and Hempstead Town (East Central) PUMA, NY, with respective values of $146,043 and $143,303.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY (18.2k out of 105k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    11,176 ± 732

  2. Black

    5,023 ± 454

  3. Hispanic

    1,032 ± 220

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

47.7k

2017 Value

0.335%

1 Year growth

± 0.335%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY grew at a rate of 0.335%, from 47.5k employees to 47.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY, are Cashiers (1,478 people), Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,445 people), and Customer service representatives (1,444 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY, by number of employees, are Cashiers (1,478 people), Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,445 people), and Customer service representatives (1,444 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, & coffee shop (3.98 times higher than expected), Brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, & reinforcing iron & rebar workers (3.95 times), and Automotive & watercraft service attendants- (3.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY, by average salary, are Industrial production managers ($119,067), Chief executives & legislators ($118,335), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($114,931).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

47.7k

2017 Value

0.335%

1 Year growth

± 0.335%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY grew at a rate of 0.335%, from 47.5k employees to 47.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,504 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,249 people), and Construction (2,527 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY, though some of these residents may live in 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,504 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,249 people), and Construction (2,527 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY has an unusually high number of Tire manufacturing (12.8 times higher than expected), Nonferrous metal (except aluminum) production & processing (12.4 times), and Pottery, ceramics, & plumbing fixture manufacturing (8.45 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY, by average salary, are Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($92,473), Animal food, grain & oilseed milling ($91,119), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($79,668).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $72.7B

  2. $54.2B

  3. $50B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $72.7B, followed by Electronics ($54.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($50B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$615B

2020 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

38.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound New York trade was $615B. This is expected to increase 38.9% to $854B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $37.7B

  2. $32.1B

  3. $20.7B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $37.7B, followed by Pennsylvania with $32.1B and Connecticut and $20.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.5% of the population of Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY has health coverage, with 47.4% on employee plans, 21.2% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.21% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.25% increase from the previous year (1199 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1240 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 393 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New York see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.25% increase from the previous year (1,199 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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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.45%

Uninsured

47.4%

Employer Coverage

21.2%

Medicaid

12.3%

Medicare

12.4%

Non-Group

1.21%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 5.45%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New York by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY is home to a population of 106k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2016, 4.56% of Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY residents were born outside of the country (4.86k people).

In 2017, there were 6.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (85.6k people) in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.51k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY are Spanish (1,359 speakers), Italian (921 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (352 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY was 42.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.56%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4.86k people

4.47%

2015 Foreign-Born Population

4.78k people

As of 2016, 4.56% of Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY residents (4.86k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2015, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY was 4.47%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    994 ± 770 people

  2. Jamaica

    600 ± 600 people

  3. Italy

    443 ± 516 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY was Canada, the natal country of 994 Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY residents, followed by Jamaica with 600 and Italy with 443.

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Citizenship

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    85.6k ± 807

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    12.5k ± 547

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    2.51k ± 429

In 2017, there were 6.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (85.6k people) in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.51k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    1,359 speakers (1.36%)

  2. Italian

    921 speakers (0.922%)

  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    352 speakers (0.352%)

4.58% of Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY was Spanish. 1.36% of the overall population of Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY are native Spanish speakers. 0.922% speak Italian and 0.352% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,659 ± 253

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    911 ± 201

  3. Korea

    803 ± 138

Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY awarded 11 degrees. The student population of Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY is skewed towards women, with 10 male students and 20 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY are Black or African American (6 and 54.5%), followed by White (5 and 45.5%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

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

The most popular majors in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY are Medical Office Management (8 and 72.7%), Accounting (3 and 27.3%), and Medical Receptionist (0 and 0%).

The median tuition costs in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 8 degrees awarded

  2. 3 degrees awarded

  3. 0 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY was Medical Office Management with 8 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

11 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cheryl Fells School of Business with 11 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2

Degrees Awarded to Men

9

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY, which is 0.222 times less than the 9 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    6 degrees awarded

  2. White

    5 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY were to Black or African American students. These 6 degrees mean that there were 1.2 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 5 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY was $97,500 in 2017, which is 0.424 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $96,300 to $97,500, a 1.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY is 65.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY have an average commute time of 19.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$97,500

2017 Median

± $1,739

$96,300

2016 Median

± $1,913

In 2017, the median property value in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY grew to to $97,500 from the previous year's value of $96,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$45,845

Median Household Income

± $1,457

45.5k

Number of Households

± 1,335

In 2017, the median household income of the 45.5k households in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY grew to $45,845 from the previous year's value of $43,924.

The following chart displays the households in 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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65.4%

2017 Homeownership

64.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.4% of the housing units in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY have a shorter commute time (19.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.79% of the workforce in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.3%

  2. Carpooled

    7.36%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.25%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY was Drove Alone (85.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.36%) and those who Worked At Home (2.25%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in 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 Greater Niagara Falls & North Tonawanda Area PUMA, NY have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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