Buffalo, New York

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Population in 2017: 258,612 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -11.6%
 
Males: 123,498  (47.8%)
Females: 135,114  (52.2%)
Median resident age:

32.9 years
New York median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 14201, 14202, 14203, 14204, 14206, 14207, 14208, 14209, 14210, 14211, 14212, 14213, 14214, 14215, 14216, 14218, 14220, 14222, 14223, 14225.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,814 (it was $24,536 in 2000)
Buffalo:

$34,814
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,018 (it was $14,991 in 2000)

Buffalo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $92,700 (it was $58,800 in 2000)
Buffalo:

$92,700
NY:

$314,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $130,913; detached houses: $118,123; townhouses or other attached units: $215,092; in 2-unit structures: $126,700; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $467,932; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $237,681; mobile homes: $110,268

Median gross rent in 2017: $725.

March 2019 cost of living index in Buffalo: 101.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 29.6%
(19.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.5% for Black residents, 43.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.2% for American Indian residents, 77.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 54.9% for other race residents, 43.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Buffalo, NY (2017)
    • 111,83443.2%White alone
    • 89,55234.6%Black alone
    • 31,38112.1%Hispanic
    • 17,4426.7%Asian alone
    • 7,1592.8%Two or more races
    • 8560.3%American Indian alone
    • 3600.1%Other race alone

Races in Buffalo detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 693 registered sex offenders living in Buffalo, New York as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Buffalo is 371 to 1.


Crime rates in Buffalo by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
56
(19.8)
74
(26.4)
54
(19.7)
37
(13.7)
60
(22.3)
55
(20.7)
36
(13.7)
48
(18.3)
47
(18.2)
60
(23.2)
41
(15.9)
44
(17.1)
40
(15.6)
57
(22.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
184
(65.0)
174
(62.0)
164
(59.9)
174
(64.4)
141
(52.5)
157
(59.2)
121
(46.1)
138
(52.6)
145
(56.0)
174
(67.3)
173
(67.0)
153
(59.4)
142
(55.4)
167
(64.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1,667
(588.5)
1,708
(608.9)
1,533
(559.8)
1,539
(569.4)
1,636
(609.0)
1,466
(552.9)
1,459
(555.8)
1,388
(528.9)
1,322
(510.8)
1,277
(494.2)
1,033
(400.2)
1,049
(407.5)
857
(334.5)
907
(351.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2,031
(717.0)
2,001
(713.4)
1,739
(635.1)
1,966
(727.4)
2,083
(775.3)
1,921
(724.6)
1,634
(622.5)
1,808
(688.9)
1,735
(670.4)
1,663
(643.5)
1,640
(635.4)
1,611
(625.8)
1,572
(613.7)
1,561
(604.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4,240
(1,497)
4,447
(1,585)
4,389
(1,603)
4,112
(1,521)
3,954
(1,472)
4,296
(1,620)
4,473
(1,704)
3,976
(1,515)
3,458
(1,336)
3,119
(1,207)
2,777
(1,076)
2,631
(1,022)
2,356
(919.7)
2,271
(879.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
10,089
(3,562)
8,864
(3,160)
9,477
(3,461)
9,503
(3,516)
8,947
(3,330)
9,027
(3,405)
8,711
(3,319)
8,371
(3,190)
8,076
(3,121)
8,362
(3,236)
7,421
(2,875)
7,133
(2,771)
6,638
(2,591)
6,707
(2,597)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2,401
(847.6)
2,125
(757.6)
2,271
(829.3)
1,859
(687.8)
1,580
(588.1)
1,430
(539.4)
1,121
(427.1)
1,107
(421.8)
957
(369.8)
968
(374.6)
978
(378.9)
835
(324.3)
833
(325.2)
874
(338.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
368
(129.9)
159
(56.7)
109
(39.8)
126
(46.6)
101
(37.6)
90
(33.9)
347
(132.2)
294
(112.0)
N/AN/A173
(67.0)
228
(88.6)
192
(75.0)
157
(60.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)726.5725.7699.3697.3707.7692.4641.8642.5616.4621.1553.2537.4492.7514.7

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City-data.com crime index in Buffalo, NY

Crime rate in Buffalo detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 973 (784 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.04
New York average:

2.90
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Ancestries: Italian (6.1%), Polish (5.5%), Irish (4.4%), German (3.8%), African (1.8%), American (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1816

Land area: 40.6 square miles.

Population density: 6,368 people per square mile   (high).

Buffalo, New York map

24,809 residents are foreign born (1.7% Africa, 1.5% Latin America, 1.5% Asia, 1.0% Europe).

This city:

9.5%
New York:

22.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,682 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,025 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (278.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Sloan, NY (1.7 miles ),
Kenmore, NY (2.1 miles ),
Cheektowaga, NY (2.1 miles ),
Eggertsville, NY (2.2 miles ),
Lackawanna, NY (2.5 miles ),
West Seneca, NY (2.5 miles ),
Williamsville, NY (2.6 miles ),
University at Buffalo, NY (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 42.90 N, Longitude: 78.85 W

Buffalo nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): The City of Good Neighbors, The Nickel City, The Queen City or The Queen City of the Lakes

Daytime population change due to commuting: +50,518 (+19.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 66,649 (57.4%)

Area codes: 716, 585

Distribution of median household income in Buffalo, NY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Buffalo, NY in 2017
Buffalo satellite photo by USGS

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 67 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 1998: 71 buildings, average cost: $62,600
  • 1999: 69 buildings, average cost: $62,600
  • 2000: 64 buildings, average cost: $62,600
  • 2001: 59 buildings, average cost: $62,600
  • 2002: 123 buildings, average cost: $103,800
  • 2003: 51 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 2004: 27 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2005: 97 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $184,000
  • 2007: 81 buildings, average cost: $182,200
  • 2008: 33 buildings, average cost: $196,400
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $136,200
  • 2010: 47 buildings, average cost: $198,600
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $99,300
  • 2012: 42 buildings, average cost: $155,500
  • 2013: 32 buildings, average cost: $175,700
  • 2014: 66 buildings, average cost: $174,000
  • 2015: 45 buildings, average cost: $163,900
  • 2016: 27 buildings, average cost: $149,200
  • 2017: 30 buildings, average cost: $150,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Buffalo, NY residents
Average permit cost in Buffalo, NY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.1%
New York:

4.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Buffalo, NY
Historical housing units in Buffalo, NY
Most common industries in Buffalo, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2017
  • Health care (16.5%)
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2017
  • Accommodation & food services (10.3%)
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2017
  • Health care (23.3%)
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Social assistance (7.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Buffalo, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.1%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (2.8%)
  • Cashiers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (2.6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (2.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)

Average climate in Buffalo, New York

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Buffalo, New York environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.4. This is about average.

City:

62.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.255. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.255
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.43. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.43
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.408. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.408
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.50. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.50
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00542. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00542
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Buffalo-area historical tornado activity is below New York state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/19/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.3 miles away from the Buffalo city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/30/1987, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 4.2 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buffalo-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 125.9 miles away from Buffalo center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 148.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 237.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 119.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 278.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/26/1999 at 22:33:01, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 56.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Erie County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Snowstorms: 6, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Buffalo topographic map

Main business address for: RAND CAPITAL CORP , MOD PAC CORP (PAPERBOARD MILLS), M&T BANK CORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), COMPUTER TASK GROUP INC (SERVICES-COMPUTER PROGRAMMING SERVICES), GIBRALTAR INDUSTRIES, INC. (STEEL WORKS, BLAST FURNACES & ROLLING & FINISHING MILLS), MERCHANTS GROUP INC (FIRE, MARINE & CASUALTY INSURANCE).

Hospitals in Buffalo:

  • BRYLIN HOSP (1263 DELAWARE AVE)
  • BUFFALO COLUMBUS HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 300 NIAGARA ST)
  • CHILDRENS HOSP (provides emergency services, 219 BRYANT ST)
  • ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 462 GRIDER STREET)
  • LAFAYETTE GENERAL HOSP (provides emergency services, 113 LAFAYETTE AVE)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 565 ABBOTT ROAD)
  • ROSWELL PARK CANCER INSTITUTE (Voluntary non-profit - Private, ELM AND CARLTON STREETS)
  • SHEEHAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (425 MICHIGAN AVENUE)
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL (2787 MAIN ST)
  • UPSTATE NEW YORK VA HEALTHCARE SYSTEM - WESTERN NY (Government Federal, 3495 BAILEY AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Buffalo:

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Amtrak stations near Buffalo:

  • 3 miles: BUFFALO-EXCHANGE STREET (BUFALO, EXCHANGE BTW ELLICOTT & WASHINGTON) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 7 miles: BUFFALO-DEPEW (DEPEW, 55 DICK RD.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 18 miles: NIAGARA FALLS (27TH & LOCKPORT RD.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/Universities in Buffalo:

  • University at Buffalo (Full-time enrollment: 25,415; Location: 12 Capen Hall; Public; Website: www.buffalo.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Erie Community College (Full-time enrollment: 11,035; Location: 121 Ellicott St; Public; Website: www.ecc.edu)
  • Buffalo State SUNY (Full-time enrollment: 10,439; Location: 1300 Elmwood Ave; Public; Website: www.buffalostate.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Canisius College (Full-time enrollment: 4,376; Location: 2001 Main St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.Canisius.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • D'Youville College (Full-time enrollment: 2,398; Location: 320 Porter Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.dyc.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Medaille College (Full-time enrollment: 2,361; Location: 18 Agassiz Circle; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.medaille.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Trocaire College (Full-time enrollment: 1,082; Location: 360 Choate Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.trocaire.edu/)
  • Bryant & Stratton College-Buffalo (Full-time enrollment: 985; Location: 465 Main Street, Suite 400; Private, for-profit; Website: www.bryantstratton.edu)
  • Villa Maria College (Full-time enrollment: 352; Location: 240 Pine Ridge Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.villa.edu)
  • Continental School of Beauty Culture-Buffalo (Full-time enrollment: 132; Location: 326 Kenmore Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.continentalnow.com)
  • National Tractor Trailer School Inc-Buffalo (Full-time enrollment: 123; Location: 175 Katherine St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ntts.edu)

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Library in Buffalo:

  • BUFFALO AND ERIE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $29,897,456; Location: 1 LAFAYETTE SQUARE; 2,100,941 books; 62 e-books; 87,638 audio materials; 54,846 video materials; 67 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 5 other licensed databases; 3,608 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Buffalo is also the birthplace of "Angel and "Bones" actor David Boreanz
  • Turner Carroll High School is closed as of June 2003
  • D'Youville College is listed as offering master's degree programs. There are also doctoral programs in Education, Health Policy, and Chiropracty.
  • Home of Matt Fahey...Holder of largest sea bass caught
  • Sports are big in this city. The major league teams include the Buffalo Sabres (hockey), as well as the Buffalo Bills(football), and the Buffalo Bandits(Lacrosse), all of which are a very important part of the Buffalo Community. The Buffalo Bisons are the city's minor league baseball team which plays from April to September. added by Noj

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Buffalo: Pier 1 (A), Seaway Piers (B), Pier 2 (C), RCR Yacht Marina (D), Strawberry Island Upper Cut Range Light (E), Strawberry Island Lower Cut Range Light (F), Buffalo Psychiatric Center (G), Radio Station (H), Buffalo Yacht Club (I), Gates Circle (J), Robert Rich Senior All High Stadium (K), McClellan Circle (L), McKinley Circle (M), Grover Cleveland Golf Course (N), Delaware Park Golf Course (O), Cazenovia Golf Course (P), Central Terminal (Q), Colonial Circle (R), Black Rock Station (S), Bird Island Pier (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Buffalo include: RAND CAPITAL CORP (A), MOD PAC CORP (B), M&T BANK CORP (C), COMPUTER TASK GROUP INC (D), MERCHANTS GROUP INC (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Buffalo include: Carmelite Monastery (A), Saint Ambrose Church (B), Saint John's - Grace Episcopal Church (C), Saint John's United Church of Christ (D), Saint Josephs Cathedral (E), Christ The King Chapel (F), Saint Marks Church (G), Temple Beth Israel (H), Emmanuel Temple (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Forest Lawn Cemetery (1), Concordia Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Gala Water (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers and creeks: Buffalo River (A), Scajaquada Creek (B), Cazenovia Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Buffalo include: La Salle Park (1), La Fayette Square (2), Sperry Park (3), South Park (4), Seneca Indian Park (5), Schiller Park (6), Scheu Park (7), Roosevelt Playground (8), Riverside Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Amherst Museum (3755 Tonawanda Creek Road) (1), Cheektowaga Historical Museum (3329 Broadway Street) (2), Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences (Museums; 1020 Humboldt Parkway # 1) (3), Africana Research Museum (3065 Bailey Avenue) (4), Buffalo Fire Historical Society (Museums; 1850 William Street) (5), Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society (Museums; 25 Nottingham Court) (6), Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Museums; 1285 Elmwood Avenue) (7), Buffalo & Erie County Botanical GDNS Society Inc (Botanical Gardens; 2655 South Park Avenue) (8), Allentown Art Festival (Art Museums; 449 Franklin) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: City Fit Fitness & Racquets at the Buffalo Hilton (120 Church Street) (1), Clarion Hotel Buffalo Airport (6700 Transit Road) (2), Buffalo Comfort Lodge (1159 Main Street) (3), Comfort Inn University (1 Flint Road) (4), Buffalo South Self Storage (4344 Milestrip Road) (5), Adam's Mark Buffalo-Niagara (120 Church Street) (6), Clarion Hotel Blasdell (S-3950 McKinley Parkway) (7), Adam's Mark Hotel (120 Church St) (8), Comfort Suites Buffalo (901 Dick Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Erie-County - County Clerk- Actions & Proceedings (92 Franklin) (1), Lackawanna City Bocci Court (Madison Avenue) (2), New York State Government Offices - Court Of Claims (125 Main Street) (3), New York State Government Offices - Attorney Grievance Committees- 8th Judicial Dist (295 Main Street Suite STE) (4), US District Court (68 Court Street) (5), Williamsville Village - Village Court- Persons Living West Of Union North Of Sheridan (5565 Main Street) (6), Amherst Town - Court (400 John James Audubon P) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Dede Scozzafava - Politician, Rick James - (born 1952), musician, Neil Abercrombie - Politician, Christine Baranski - Actress, Jim Moran - Politician, Patrick Kane - Ice hockey player, John Basilone - Marine Corps Medal of Honor and Navy Cross recipient, Ani DiFranco - (born 1970), musician, Neil Bzibziak - Professional wrestler, Antoine Thompson - African- New York State Democratic politician.

Erie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Buffalo and their reported violations in the past:

BUFFALO WATER AUTHORITY (Address: City Hall, Room 602 , Population served: 276,000, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
AURORA WD #1 (Population served: 148, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
AURORA WD #235 (Population served: 99, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
ERIE COUNTY FORESTRY (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Buffalo that have no violations reported:

  • EMERALD ACRES (Population served: 600, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HEMLOCK W.W. ( MOUNTAIN MEADOWS RSD) (Population served: 66, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RACERS (Address: 162 TITUS , Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ONOVILLE GENERAL STORE (Address: 25 CENTER AVE. , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

50.8%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.3%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Buffalo in 2010:

  • 4,842 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,201 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 868 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 758 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 593 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 452 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 216 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 196 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 58 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 47 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 42 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 36 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 27 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 22 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 13 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Buffalo in 2000:

  • 4,002 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2,767 people in nursing homes
  • 1,355 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 547 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 475 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 356 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 283 people in religious group quarters
  • 264 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 260 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 231 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 197 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 175 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 128 people in other group homes
  • 91 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 89 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 63 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 44 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 30 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 24 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 4 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 3 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 2 people in institutions for the deaf

Arenas or stadiums:

  • HSBC Arena. Buffalo Sabres (NHL), Buffalo Bandits (NLL).
  • Alumni Arena, Buffalo. University at Buffalo.

Banks with most branches in Buffalo (2011 data):

  • HSBC Bank USA, National Association: 16 branches. Info updated 2010/11/30: Bank assets: $206,009.7 mil, Deposits: $149,026.8 mil, headquarters in Mc Lean, VA, positive income, 474 total offices, Holding Company: Hsbc Holdings Plc
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: 16 branches. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: 9 branches. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • First Niagara Bank, National Association: 8 branches. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $32,750.6 mil, Deposits: $19,595.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 351 total offices, Holding Company: First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.
  • KeyBank National Association: 7 branches. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: 7 branches. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Northwest Savings Bank: Ellicott Square Branch at 295 Main Street, branch established on 2004/06/14; 3670 South Mckinley Parkway at 3670 South Mckinley Parkway, branch established on 2005/06/06. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $7,975.9 mil, Deposits: $5,985.6 mil, headquarters in Warren, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 172 total offices
  • Evans Bank, National Association: Elmwood Village Branch at 925 Elmwood Ave, branch established on 2008/08/21; North Buffalo Branch at 2670 Delaware Avenue, branch established on 2005/01/31. Info updated 2009/07/27: Bank assets: $730.9 mil, Deposits: $618.8 mil, headquarters in Angola, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Evans Bancorp, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Buffalo - Middle Mkt Regional Hq at 350 Main Street, 23rd Floor, branch established on 1997/07/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.

For population 15 years and over in Buffalo:

Marital status in Buffalo, NY
  • Never married: 50.3%
  • Now married: 31.1%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

For population 25 years and over in Buffalo:

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.2%
  • Unemployed: 12.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
New York average:

13.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Buffalo
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Buffalo:

(Buffalo, New York Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Buffalo, NY (based on Erie County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic352,894111
Mainline Protestant62,675212
Evangelical Protestant49,435209
Other34,07679
Black Protestant24,19269
Orthodox4,1039
None391,665-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 236
Erie County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Erie County:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 125
Here:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 228
Here:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 740
Erie County:

8.11 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.8%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Erie County:

26.9%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Erie County:

13.4%
New York:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.6%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.0%
New York:

47.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
New York:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.2%
New York:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Buffalo:

11.9%
State:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Buffalo:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Buffalo:

34.4%
New York:

33.3%

General health condition:
Buffalo:

55.0%
New York:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.5%
New York:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Buffalo, NY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 4,768$25,520,774$64,230803$1,317,642
Police Protection - Officers 709$5,692,581$96,3480$0
Firefighters 666$4,284,286$77,1940$0
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 617$4,094,628$79,636766$1,153,297
Housing and Community Development (Local) 320$1,494,362$56,0390$0
Other and Unallocable 188$856,663$54,68161$90,868
Police - Other 182$879,601$57,9960$0
Sewerage 173$838,112$58,1353$3,572
Financial Administration 141$716,888$61,0120$0
Solid Waste Management 140$477,039$40,88947$55,165
Other Government Administration 109$483,261$53,20354$41,055
Water Supply 108$483,567$53,7304$3,536
Streets and Highways 61$242,626$47,73010$19,433
Parks and Recreation 60$219,305$43,86137$54,106
Fire - Other 38$133,893$42,2820$0
Judicial and Legal 31$191,423$74,0998$18,622
Welfare 28$121,978$52,2763$3,470
Health 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 8,339$46,730,987$67,2471,796$2,760,766

Buffalo government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $30,187,000 ($116.73)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $15,154,000 ($58.60)
    General - Other: $10,218,000 ($39.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,556,000 ($21.48)
    General Public Buildings: $3,770,000 ($14.58)
    Police Protection: $3,661,000 ($14.16)
    Libraries: $346,000 ($1.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $203,000 ($0.78)
    Local Fire Protection: $184,000 ($0.71)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $821,274,000 ($3175.70)
    General - Other: $181,131,000 ($700.40)
    Police Protection: $79,287,000 ($306.59)
    Local Fire Protection: $60,937,000 ($235.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $39,961,000 ($154.52)
    Central Staff Services: $23,409,000 ($90.52)
    Regular Highways: $23,293,000 ($90.07)
    Water Utilities: $10,000,000 ($38.67)
    General Public Buildings: $9,170,000 ($35.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,629,000 ($33.37)
    Financial Administration: $7,139,000 ($27.61)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $4,848,000 ($18.75)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,139,000 ($12.14)
    Parking Facilities: $2,428,000 ($9.39)
    Health - Other: $908,000 ($3.51)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,571,000 ($164.61)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,608,000 ($6.22)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $9,424,000 ($36.44)
    General - Other: $8,816,000 ($34.09)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,514,000 ($17.45)
    Police Protection: $1,511,000 ($5.84)
    Regular Highways: $708,000 ($2.74)
    Local Fire Protection: $593,000 ($2.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $545,000 ($2.11)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $201,000 ($0.78)
    General Public Building: $28,000 ($0.11)
    Parking Facilities: $18,000 ($0.07)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($0.06)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $318,624,000 ($1232.05)

Buffalo government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $19,447,000 ($75.20)
    Other: $12,989,000 ($50.23)
    Parking Facilities: $9,479,000 ($36.65)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $3,439,000 ($13.30)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $704,000 ($2.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $203,000 ($0.78)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $2,000 ($0.01)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $443,000 ($1.71)
    Education: $62,000 ($0.24)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $80,266,000 ($310.37)
    Education: $44,228,000 ($171.02)
    Other: $3,262,000 ($12.61)
    Highways: $254,000 ($0.98)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $38,748,000 ($149.83)
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,189,000 ($23.93)
    Sale of Property: $1,695,000 ($6.55)
    Rents: $1,416,000 ($5.48)
    Interest Earnings: $1,260,000 ($4.87)
    Donations From Private Sources: $13,000 ($0.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $42,551,000 ($164.54)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $873,231,000 ($3376.61)
    General Local Government Support: $161,285,000 ($623.66)
    Other: $55,043,000 ($212.84)
    Highways: $16,487,000 ($63.75)
  • Tax - Property: $85,534,000 ($330.74)
    Public Utilities Sales: $13,094,000 ($50.63)
    Other License: $5,368,000 ($20.76)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,462,000 ($5.65)
    Amusements License: $47,000 ($0.18)
    Other: $4,000 ($0.02)

Buffalo government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,598,293,000 ($6180.27)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,464,950,000 ($5664.66)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $446,062,000 ($1724.83)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $312,719,000 ($1209.22)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $7,367,000 ($28.49)

Buffalo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $68,867,000 ($266.29)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $470,400,000 ($1818.94)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,346,000 ($113.48)

2.63% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,154 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.63%
New York average:

4.90%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($562 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.03%
New York average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Niagara County, NY  0.49% ($44,193 average AGI)
from Monroe County, NY  0.13% ($47,461)
from Cattaraugus County, NY  0.09% ($38,296)


3.21% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($57,298 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.21%
New York average:

5.85%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($739 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.05%
New York average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Niagara County, NY  0.51% ($45,440 average AGI)
to Monroe County, NY  0.13% ($50,925)
to Cattaraugus County, NY  0.09% ($38,526)
Businesses in Buffalo, NY
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1J.Crew1
ALDI2Jamba Juice1
ALDO1JoS. A. Bank1
AT&T7Johnny Rockets1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Jones New York3
Abercrombie Kids1Journeys2
Advance Auto Parts2Just Tires2
Aeropostale1Justice1
American Eagle Outfitters2KFC2
Ann Taylor2Kmart1
Apple Store1Kohl's1
Applebee's6Lane Bryant2
Arby's2Lane Furniture3
AutoZone4Marriott4
Bakers1Marshalls1
Barnes & Noble2MasterBrand Cabinets2
Bath & Body Works4McDonald's10
Bebe1Men's Wearhouse1
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance8
Best Western1New York & Co1
Blockbuster2Nike24
Brookstone1Office Depot1
Budget Car Rental3OfficeMax1
Burger King7Pac Sun2
CVS4Panera Bread1
Cache1Payless3
Carson Pirie Scott1Penske2
Charlotte Russe1PetSmart2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Quality1
Clarks1Quiznos1
Cold Stone Creamery1RadioShack3
Comfort Suites2Red Lobster1
Cricket Wireless44Rite Aid21
Curves1Sears2
DHL2Sephora1
Dairy Queen4Skechers USA1
Days Hotel1Sprint Nextel2
Dennys2Starbucks3
Dunkin Donuts3Subway13
Econo Lodge1T-Mobile10
Express4T.G.I. Driday's1
Fashion Bug1Taco Bell2
FedEx46Target1
Finish Line1The Athlete's Foot2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1The Limited1
Foot Locker2Tim Hortons24
Forever 211Torrid1
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Toys"R"Us1
GNC9True Value4
GameStop4U-Haul5
Gymboree1UPS84
H&M1Urban Outfitters1
H&R Block15Vans3
Haworth1Verizon Wireless5
Hilton2Victoria's Secret2
Holiday Inn1Walgreens3
Hollister Co.1Walmart1
Home Depot2Wendy's5
Hot Topic2Wet Seal2
Hyatt1YMCA3
J. Jill1

Strongest AM radio stations in Buffalo:

  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWWS (1400 AM; 1 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WUFO (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; AMHERST, NY)
  • WBEN (930 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGR (550 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WECK (1230 AM; 1 kW; CHEEKTOWAGA, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNED (970 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY)
  • WHLD (1270 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, NY; Owner: DOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMNY (1120 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTOR (770 AM; daytime; 9 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, NY; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJJL (1440 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: M.J. PHILLIPS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buffalo:

  • W284AP (104.7 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBLK (93.7 FM; DEPEW, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJYE (96.1 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WYRK (106.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WEDG (103.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGRF (96.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHTT-FM (104.1 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBNY (91.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • W297AB (107.3 FM; WILLIAMSVILLE, NY; Owner: ADELPHIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
  • WKSE (98.5 FM; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBFO (88.7 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • W207BB (89.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC)
  • WNED-FM (94.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/C ASSOC.)
  • WDCX (99.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WBUF (92.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFBF (89.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W201BE (88.1 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W207BG (89.3 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WNSA (107.7 FM; WETHERSFIELD TWNSHP, NY; Owner: ADELPHIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)

TV broadcast stations around Buffalo:

  • WDTB-LP (Channel 39; HAMBURG, NY; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WFHW-LP (Channel 58; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITIZENS TELEVISION SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBXZ-LP (Channel 56; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WUTV (Channel 29; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WUTV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNED-TV (Channel 17; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NY PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOC.)
  • WNLO (Channel 23; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBNF-CA (Channel 15; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGRZ-TV (Channel 2; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: MULTIMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • WKBW-TV (Channel 7; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WKBW-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WIVB-TV (Channel 4; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNYO-TV (Channel 49; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: NEW YORK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNGS (Channel 67; SPRINGVILLE, NY; Owner: CAROLINE K. POWLEY D/B/A UNICORN/SPRINGVILLE)
  • WNYB (Channel 26; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPXJ-TV (Channel 51; BATAVIA, NY; Owner: PAXSON BUFFALO LICENSE, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Buffalo: Andrew Bringle, Benjamin Kaufman, Carle A. Woodruff, Frank Gaffney, Frederick E. Toy, John Basilone, John C. Sagelhurst, Joseph John Franklin, Samuel F. Rogers, Simeon T. Josselyn, William J. Grabiarz, William Joseph Donovan, William Keller.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Buffalo fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 209Number of bridges
  • 5,564ft / 1,696mTotal length
  • $2,036,746,000Total costs
  • 5,984,903Total average daily traffic
  • 248,712Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Buffalo, NY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51900-1909
  • 41910-1919
  • 41920-1929
  • 71930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 451950-1959
  • 781960-1969
  • 151970-1979
  • 141980-1989
  • 151990-1999
  • 112000-2009
  • 92010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Buffalo, NY
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Buffalo)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 257 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Buffalo, NY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 203 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 274 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 642 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Buffalo)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Buffalo)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 96 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 88 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED752$90,919557$125,928795$113,764223$22,91022$1,024,273173$73,6181$10,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED32$80,90639$128,564132$103,16742$22,7623$196,66734$54,0592$24,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED105$71,943105$100,448625$80,032524$14,5925$114,000151$53,7094$7,250
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN48$93,91745$155,067389$89,27228$38,1072$832,50045$67,5560$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS18$58,05614$94,857117$92,56423$35,4780$016$85,5630$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 90 tracts in Buffalo, NY

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 61 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED132$124,54541$133,2441$31,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED26$108,53817$121,4717$57,286
APPLICATIONS DENIED33$114,12124$105,4582$209,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$109,0832$135,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$58,0000$04$47,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Buffalo, NY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Buffalo, NY - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 838. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 1,889 took place in 2003, and the least - 2 in 2010. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Buffalo, NY When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (64.9%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (15.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Buffalo, NY
    • 9,24664.9%Structure Fires
    • 2,22615.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1,68111.8%Outside Fires
    • 1,0967.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Buffalo, NY

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Buffalo, New York:

  • Adams Mark Hotel-Buffalo/Niagara, 120 Church St, Buffalo, New York 14202 , Phone: (716) 845-5100, Fax: (716) 604-9936
  • Comfort Suites, 901 Dick Rd, Buffalo, New York 14225 , Phone: (716) 633-6000, Fax: (716) 633-6858
  • Residence Inn by Marriott, 620 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, New York 14202 , Phone: (716) 247-5252
  • Best Western Plus Galleria Inn & Suites, 601 Dingens St, Buffalo, New York 14206 , Phone: (716) 896-2900, Fax: (716) 896-3765
  • Clarion Hotel, 3950 Mckinley Pkwy, Buffalo, New York 14219 , Phone: (716) 648-5700, Fax: (716) 648-5700
  • Quality Inn Buffalo Airport, 4217 Genesee St, Buffalo, New York 14225 , Phone: (716) 633-5500, Fax: (716) 633-4231
  • Millenium Airport Hotel Buffalo, 2040 Walden Ave, Buffalo, New York 14225 , Phone: (800) 323-3331, Fax: (716) 681-8067
  • Comfort Inn University, 1 Flint Rd, Buffalo, New York 14226 , Phone: (716) 688-0811, Fax: (716) 688-2365
  • 37 other hotels and motels
All 45 fire-safe hotels and motels in Buffalo, New York
Most common first names in Buffalo, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8,09373.9 years
Mary7,93279.7 years
Joseph6,14274.0 years
William4,92273.9 years
Edward4,07173.6 years
Helen3,96279.4 years
Frank3,67675.6 years
James3,61170.5 years
Robert3,33469.8 years
Charles3,19774.4 years
Most common last names in Buffalo, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,86674.0 years
Miller1,09075.9 years
Williams98271.7 years
Johnson97872.1 years
Brown95472.3 years
Jones79471.5 years
Davis54272.2 years
Wilson52074.2 years
Thomas48473.5 years
Jackson46970.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Buffalo, NY
  • 95.4%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Solar energy
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Buffalo, NY
  • 82.5%Utility gas
  • 13.6%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%No fuel used


Buffalo compared to New York state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Buffalo on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage population decreases in the 1990s) (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 50,000+"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of robberies per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest city-data.com crime index, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: health care and social assistance (population 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 100,000+"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in institutions for the deaf (population 1,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average wind speeds (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 (14204) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average taxable interest for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #26 (14212) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Polish first ancestries"
  • #39 (14210) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #43 (14203) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most finance and insurance companies in 2005"
  • #64 (14210) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest charity contributions deductions as a percentage of AGI in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #82 (14218) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Arab first ancestries"
  • #85 (14207) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #89 (14202) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of lawyers in 2005"
  • #100 (14211) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average net capital gain/loss (pop 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
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