Buffalo, NY: What you need to know

On the eastern shores of Lake Erie is Buffalo, NY, a city with a robust economy thanks to strong, growing industry sectors such as biomedicine, education, finance and technology. The largest employer in Buffalo is the State of New York (15,000 employees,) and the community has two large hospitals along with three colleges. A well-regarded cuisine scene is in place as well as pro sports teams like the NFL's Buffalo Bills and the NHL's Sabres.


Buffalo, NY City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 259,517
Median Age 33
Median Household Income $31,918
Median Home Price $68,800

Buffalo, NY Rankings

Buffalo, NY Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 47.7%
  Female 52.3%

 
6.8% CIVILIAN VETERANS
in Buffalo , NY

Median Population

Median Age 33.1%
Age 18 Over 77.1%
Age 21 Over 71.4%
Age 62 Over 14.7%
Age 65 Over 11.8%

Race

  Ethnicity White 48.5%
  Ethnicity Black 37.3%
  Ethnicity Asian 4.4%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 10.8%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.4%
  Ethnicity Other 5.5%

Economics

  Median Household Income $31,918
  Median Home Price $68,800
  Homes Owned 58.5%
  Homes Rent 41.5%
  Median Property Rent $699

Language

  English Only 83.4%
  English Other 16.6%

 
COMMUTE TIME: 20.9 MINUTES
in Buffalo , NY

Commute Types

  Walked 6.1%
  Worked at Home 2.4%
  Public Transportation 11.7%
  Other Means 2.2%
  Drove Alone 66.7%
  Carpooled 11%