Living in Buffalo, NY

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Buffalo SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
5
Affordability
7
Diversity
10
Safety
3
Amenities
10
Education
6
Commute
8.5

Buffalo, NY Crime Report

12,544
Total Crimes
4,857.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
89.14%
Above National Average

Buffalo, NY Cost Of Living

83
Buffalo's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Buffalo, New York Info Snack

Buffalo (/bflo/) is the second-largest city in the U.S. state of New York and the 81st-most populous city in the United States. As of July 2016[update], the population was 256,902, a slight decrease from the 2010 census. It is the principal municipality of the Buffalo┬ľNiagara Falls metropolitan area, a region with 1,134,210 residents in the MSA and 1,213,668 in the CSA. The city serves as the county seat of Erie County. The city also is a major gateway for commerce and travel at the Canada┬ľUnited States border, forming part of the bi-national Buffalo Niagara Region.
Population
257,518
Unemployment
7.6%
Poverty
30.3%
Median Home
$82,900
Median Income
$35,893
Median Rent
$757

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Map Of Buffalo, NY

Population over time in Buffalo

Year Population % Change
2017 257,518 -0.8%
2016 259,574 0.2%
2015 258,989 -0.2%
2014 259,517 -0.2%
2013 259,959 -0.2%
2012 260,568 -0.5%
2011 261,955 -0.7%
2010 263,914 -0.8%
2009 266,012 -
Crime/100k Buffalo NY USA
Violent Crime 1042.5 350.5 368.9
Murder 22.1 2.9 5.0
Robbery 351.3 93.1 86.2
Aggravated Assault 604.5 220.9 246.8
Property Crime 3815.4 1440.5 2199.5
Burglary 879.5 159.3 376.0
Larceny 2597.4 1214.0 1594.6
Car Theft 338.5 67.2 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Buffalo

White
43.8% (112,762)
African American
35.7% (91,978)
American Indian
0.4% (1,004)
Asian
5.5% (14,252)
Hawaiian
0.0% (114)
Other
0.2% (445)
Two Or More
2.8% (7,106)
Hispanic
11.6% (29,857)
Race Buffalo NY USA
White 43.8% 55.9% 61.1%
African American 35.7% 14.3% 12.3%
American Indian 0.4% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 5.5% 8.2% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.5% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.8% 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 11.6% 18.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Buffalo, New York

Less than $10,000
13.5% (3,485,650)
$10,000 to $14,999
10.2% (2,628,195)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.8% (3,545,667)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.5% (2,972,712)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.7% (3,538,223)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.7% (3,793,412)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.2% (2,378,588)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.2% (2,120,607)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.8% (728,348)
$200,000 or more
2.2% (560,393)
Income Buffalo NY USA
Less than $10,000 13.5% 6.7% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 10.2% 5.2% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.8% 8.8% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.5% 8.2% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.7% 10.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.7% 15.6% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.2% 11.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.2% 15.4% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.8% 7.6% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.2% 9.7% 7.0%

Gender in Buffalo

Female
52.4% (134,885)
Male
47.6% (122,633)
Gender Buffalo NY USA
Female 52.4% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 47.6% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Buffalo for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.0% (15,451)
9-12th Grade
11.0% (28,326)
High School / GED
27.0% (69,529)
Some College
20.0% (51,503)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (25,751)
Bachelor's Degree
15.0% (38,627)
Master's Degree
8.0% (20,601)
Professional Degree
2.0% (5,150)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (2,575)
Education Buffalo NY USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 6.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 11.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 27.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 20.0% 16.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 15.0% 20.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 8.0% 11.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

3 Reviews & Comments About Buffalo

Overall User Rating
3.3
/5

HomeSnacks User

I don't like buffalo NY at all it is very confusing city and very ugly with barely any jobs the transportation system is very bad.

It is a bad place to go to live and no place to raise a family


HomeSnacks User

Great time bars are open till 4 and the architecture is amazing. Frank Lloyd Wright did a lot in the city. And it's home to the best dive bar in the state, the pink!

The pink, canal side, bills game tailgating, Allen street, elmwood village


HomeSnacks User

Buffalo now has a beautiful waterfront. It is a great place to raise a family and homes are reasonably priced.

Pros: Waterfront, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Food, Affordability, NHL hockey, NFL football

Cons: We all know about the snow, but it is manageable.

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