Niagara County

Niagara County, New York

PO Box 461
Lockport, NY 14095
Phone: (716) 439-7022
Fax: (716) 439-7066
www.niagaracounty.com

In northwestern corner of NY on Lake Ontario; organized Mar 11, 1808 from Genesee County. Name Origin: For the Niagara River, which forms its western border

Area (sq mi):: 1139.83 (land 522.95; water 616.89) Population per square mile: 415.00
Population 2005: 217,008 State rank: 17 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.30%; 1990-2000 -0.40% Population 2000: 219,846 (White 90.00%; Black or African American 6.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.60%; Other 2.50%). Foreign born: 3.90%. Median age: 38.20
Income 2000: per capita $19,219; median household $38,136; Population below poverty level: 10.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,499-$26,033
Unemployment (2004): 6.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.40% Median travel time to work: 20.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 33.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Niagara Falls (53,708)
  • North Tonawanda (32,188)
  • Lockport County seat (21,504)

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    The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center coordinates the Niagara County Child Fatality Review Team in partnership with the Niagara County Department of Social Services.
    Apparently, Niagara County Community College President James Klyczek and his Board of Trustees see state and county taxpayer dollars as fair game in the name of academic excellence, and so far they have pretty much gotten their way no matter the cost.
    That makes for a rather good segue into a discussion of some comments made at the Pints for Progress microphone by runner-up presenter Mary Ann Hess, proprietor of Niagara's Honeymoon Sweets, an admired and highly-successful local woman-owned small business that employs 6, features an attractive web site and sells at several locations across Niagara County. A specialty chocolate purveyor, "Sweets" also does weddings and parties, corporate meetings and conventions and has been named the "Official Gourmet Chocolate" for the Academy Awards two years running.
    The Niagara County Sheriff's Department Crime Scene Investigations Unit was on the scene at the Shaw building on Upper Mountain Road Monday morning, dusting for fingerprints and collecting evidence in what was likely the illegal removal of four dumpsters worth of asbestos contaminated material and an attempt to dispose of the hazardous waste.
    I say that because the differences between the slight growth of Erie County as opposed to Niagara County's ebbing population has as much to do with bridges as it does with brains; but what Erie has that Niagara doesn't is indeed brains; and not just brains, it has the brain trust.
    She was born and raised in Niagara Falls, NY, and retired from public service as a science teacher and Niagara County employee.
    An appellate court has overturned the attempted murder conviction of a Niagara County man who allegedly plotted to have his wife and mother-in-law killed.
    CHS is a large healthcare delivery system headquartered in Buffalo, NY, with four hospitals on five campuses (Mercy Hospital of Buffalo [MHB], Sisters of Charity Hospital, Kenmore Mercy Hospital and MSM in Niagara County), primary care centers, long-term care facilities and other healthcare sites.

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