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Niagara Falls is a city in Niagara County, in the Buffalo-Cheektowaga metro area.
The community name derives from Iroquoian for "point of land cut in two."
The latitude of Niagara Falls is 43.094N. The longitude is -79.056W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 614 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 53,989.
One of the world's largest hydroelectric plants is located here.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Niagara Falls demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Niagara County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Buffalo-Niagara Falls area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14301 ZIP code.
15% of Niagara Falls residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Niagara Falls ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Niagara Falls was $15,721, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Niagara Falls residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Niagara Falls include Deveaux School Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Niagara Falls, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $342. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $821.
Libraries in Niagara Falls include Niagara Falls Public Library, Niagara Falls Public Library - Lasalle Branch ... View libraries
Niagara County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Niagara Falls political report.
The average commute time for Niagara Falls workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Niagara Falls between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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