Richest Neighborhoods In Buffalo, NY For 2020


We used science and data to determine which Buffalo neighborhoods have the richest people.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the richest neighborhoods to live in Buffalo.
Richest Neighborhoods In Buffalo

Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably aren’t made of ticky tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Buffalo has to offer. Where houses go for over 1.86x the national median and household incomes are 1.33x the national median.

But where exactly in Buffalo do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Starin Central where the median income is a cool $72,981.

Here’s a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Buffalo out of 52 for 2020.

What’s the richest neighborhood to live in Buffalo for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Starin Central looks to be the richest Buffalo neighborhood to live in.

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $619,075. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky. Continue on to find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Buffalo. Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from richest to poorest.

For more Buffalo reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Buffalo and the worst neighborhoods in Buffalo. Or, for living around Buffalo, out the best Buffalo suburbs and the worst Buffalo suburbs.

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How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In Buffalo For 2020

Every city has it’s best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live. And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we really mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we ranked every neighborhood based on income levels.

We ranked every neighborhood in Buffalo by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Starin Central, was named the richest neighborhood in Buffalo.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Cold Spring.

Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in Buffalo ranked.

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In Buffalo For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income<
1 Starin Central $72,981
2 South Abbott $69,118
3 Central Business District $67,566
4 Parkside $67,097
5 Albright $64,824
6 Park Meadow $62,593
7 North Park $57,356
8 North Delaware $56,023
9 Abbott Mckinley $54,144
10 Delaware-West Ferry $47,373
11 University $47,352
12 South Park $46,756
13 Forest $45,625
14 Waterfront $44,795
15 Cazenovia Park $44,504
16 Delaware Park $42,783
17 Allen $41,194
18 Kaisertown $41,058
19 Kensington $37,941
20 Bryant $37,936
21 Grant Ferry $37,290
22 Hamlin Park $35,402
23 Tifft $34,819
24 Triangle $33,130
25 Black Rock $33,108
26 Lasalle $32,803
27 Seneca $31,059
28 Kenfield $30,884
29 Front Park $29,248
30 Military $28,808
31 Lakeview $28,684
32 Valley $28,588
33 Grider $28,327
34 Lovejoy $28,195
35 Medical Park $28,011
36 Columbus $26,620
37 Babcock $26,499
38 South Ellicott $26,230
39 Willert Park $25,930
40 Genesee Moselle $25,572
41 Riverside Park $25,052
42 Emslie $24,727
43 Kingsley $24,422
44 Schiller Park $23,481
45 Masten Park $23,080
46 Leroy $22,734
47 Mlk Park $22,626
48 First Ward $22,075
49 Squaw Island $21,396
50 Broadway-Fillmore $19,697
51 Emerson $17,900
52 Cold Spring $0

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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