Erie County

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

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Buffalo, NY Demographics

Median Population in Buffalo, NY

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 in Buffalo, NY

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

Population By Gender in Buffalo, NY

  Male 47.7%
  Female 52.3%

Language in Buffalo, NY

  English Only 83.4%
  English Other 16.6%

Economics in Buffalo, NY

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

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Commute Types in Buffalo, NY

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

Total Employed Armed Forces: 79
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