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Population in 2012: 259,384 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.4%
 

Males: 122,324  (47.2%)
Females: 137,060  (52.8%)

Median resident age:  33.3 years
New York median age:  38.1 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 2012: $30,422 (it was $24,536 in 2000)
Buffalo:

$30,422
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,973

Buffalo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $65,500 (it was $58,800 in 2000)
Buffalo:

$65,500
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $81,084; Detached houses: $84,779; Townhouses or other attached units: $100,818; In 2-unit structures: $70,564; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $86,627; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $135,152; Mobile homes: $90,526

Median gross rent in 2012: $661.

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  • White alone - 119,685 (46.1%)
  • Black alone - 92,921 (35.8%)
  • Hispanic - 27,152 (10.5%)
  • Asian alone - 11,733 (4.5%)
  • Two or more races - 6,427 (2.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 1,063 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 232 (0.09%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 173 (0.07%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Buffalo: 102.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (11.5%), German (11.5%), Italian (10.4%), Polish (9.5%), English (3.7%), Subsaharan African (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1816

Land area: 40.6 square miles.

Population density: 6,387 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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For population 25 years and over in Buffalo:

  • High school or higher: 82.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.0%
  • Unemployed: 13.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buffalo city:

  • Never married: 51.1%
  • Now married: 28.7%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

16,829 residents are foreign born (1.5% Europe, 1.5% Latin America, 1.4% Asia, 1.4% Africa).

This city:  6.2%
New York:  22.6%



According to our research of New York and other state lists there were 619 registered sex offenders living in Buffalo, New York as of October 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Buffalo to the number of sex offenders is 419 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,469 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $717 (1.4%)

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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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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: +47,429 (+18.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 55,813 (54.9%)

Area codes: 716, 585

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Crime rates in Buffalo by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 39644363515674543760553648
per 100,000 12.721.814.621.917.919.826.419.713.722.320.713.718.3
Rapes 176229185203212184174164174141157121138
per 100,000 57.178.162.670.474.265.062.059.964.452.559.246.152.6
Robberies 1,5551,6001,6271,6251,4851,6671,7081,5331,5391,6361,4661,4591,388
per 100,000 504.4545.7550.7563.9520.0588.5608.9559.8569.4609.0552.9555.8528.9
Assaults 1,8871,8161,9021,8102,0562,0312,0011,7391,9662,0831,9211,6341,808
per 100,000 612.1619.4643.8628.1720.0717.0713.4635.1727.4775.3724.6622.5688.9
Burglaries 4,1943,9653,8574,1543,9144,2404,4474,3894,1123,9544,2964,4733,976
per 100,000 1360.41352.41305.51441.41370.61496.81585.41602.81521.31471.81620.31704.11515.0
Thefts 9,8319,6699,1159,1809,92910,0898,8649,4779,5038,9479,0278,7118,371
per 100,000 3188.93297.93085.23185.43476.93561.63160.13460.93515.93330.33404.83318.73189.8
Auto thefts 2,5662,5512,2882,5282,4092,4012,1252,2711,8591,5801,4301,1211,107
per 100,000 832.3870.1774.4877.2843.6847.6757.6829.3687.8588.1539.4427.1421.8
Arson 352444406N/A30336815910912610190347294
per 100,000 114.2151.4137.4N/A106.1129.956.739.846.637.633.9132.2112.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 633.7689.6649.6693.0697.2726.1725.3698.9696.9707.3692.0641.4642.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 923 (759 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.89
New York average:

3.23

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.2%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -35,469 (-10.8%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations (6%)
  • Building cleaning and pest control workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (4%)
  • Elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Building cleaning and pest control workers (3%)
  • Other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, baggage porters, concierges, and child care workers (3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Buffalo-area historical tornado activity is near New York state average. It is 61% 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 slightly above New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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
On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 50.1 miles away from Buffalo center
On 12/25/1998 at 13:30:26, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 11.2 mi) earthquake occurred 79.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/25/1995 at 14:22:32, a magnitude 3.0 (2.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 6.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2004 at 23:55:26, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MW, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.2 miles away from Buffalo center
On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG) earthquake occurred 83.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Erie County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Snowstorms: 5, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Buffalo topographic 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.

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.

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/medical centers in Buffalo:

  • CLEVE HILL DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 1461 KENSINGTON AVENUE)
  • ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 462 GRIDER STREET)
  • GATES CIRCLE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 3 GATES CIRCLE)
  • THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF BUFFALO (Dialysis Facility, HEMODIALYSIS UNIT)
  • CHILDRENS HOSP HC CLOSED (Home Health Center, 888 DELAWARE AVE)
  • EPISCOPAL GENERAL HOMECARE INC (Home Health Center, 844 DELAWARE AVE)
  • EPISCOPAL RHCF LTHHCP (Home Health Center, 24 RHODE ISLAND STREET)
  • NFHS INC DBA VITALCARE CHHA (Home Health Center, 1231 DELAWARE AVE)
  • UNIVERA HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, 205 PARK CLUB LANE)
  • WILLCARE BUFFALO CHHA (Home Health Center, 346 DELAWARE AVENUE)
  • BRYLIN HOSP (Hospital, 1263 DELAWARE AVE)
  • BUFFALO COLUMBUS HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, 300 NIAGARA ST)
  • BUFFALO PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (Hospital, 400 FOREST AVE)
  • CHILDRENS HOSP (Hospital, provides emergency services, 219 BRYANT ST)
  • ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Local, provides emergency services, 462 GRIDER STREET)
  • KALEIDA HEALTH (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 726 EXCHANGE STREET, SUITE 522)
  • LAFAYETTE GENERAL HOSP (Hospital, provides emergency services, 113 LAFAYETTE AVE)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, 565 ABBOTT ROAD)
  • MILLARD FILLMORE HOSPITAL (Hospital, 3 GATES CIRCLE)
  • ROSWELL PARK CANCER INSTITUTE (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, ELM AND CARLTON STREETS)
  • SHEEHAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, 425 MICHIGAN AVENUE)
  • SISTERS OF CHARITY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, 2157 MAIN STREET)
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL (Hospital, 2787 MAIN ST)
  • UPSTATE NEW YORK VA HEALTHCARE SYSTEM - WESTERN NY (Hospital,Acute Care - Veterans Administration,Government Federal, 3495 BAILEY AVENUE)
  • WESTERN NEW YORK DDSO (Hospital, 1140 EAST AND WEST ROAD)
  • DELAWARE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 1014 DELAWARE AVE)
  • EPISCOPAL RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITY INC. (Nursing Home, 24 RHODE ISLAND STREET)
  • ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CTR S N F / ERIE COUNTY HOME (Nursing Home, 462 GRIDER STREET)
  • GRACE MANOR HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, 10 SYMPHONY CIRCLE)
  • HAMLIN TERRACE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1014 DELAWARE AVE)
  • HAWTHORN HEALTH MULTICARE CTR FOR LIVING (Nursing Home, 1175 DELAWARE AVE)
  • HIGHPOINTE ON MICHIGAN HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, 1031 MICHIGAN AVE)
  • MILLARD FILMORE CLOSED (Nursing Home, 3 GATES CIRCLE)
  • NAZARETH NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 291 WEST NORTH STREET)
  • NIAGARA LUTHERAN HOME AND REHABILITATION CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, 64 HAGER STREET)
  • RIDGE VIEW MANOR, L L C (Nursing Home, 300 DORRANCE AVENUE)
  • ROSA COPLON JEWISH HOME (Nursing Home, 10 SYMPHONY CIRCLE)
  • ST CATHERINE LABOURE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 2157 MAIN STREET)
  • ST FRANCIS OF BUFFALO (Nursing Home, 34 BENWOOD AVENUE)
  • THE GARDENS AT MANHATTAN HEALTH AND REHAB CTR LLC (Nursing Home, 300 MANHATTAN AVE)
  • WATERFRONT HEALTH CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, 200 SEVENTH STREET)

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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.

Local government website: www.ci.buffalo.ny.us/city/index.html

Colleges/Universities in Buffalo:

  • University at Buffalo (Full-time enrollment: 24,102; Location: 3435 Main Street; Public; Website: www.buffalo.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Erie Community College (FT enrollment: 9,949; Location: 121 Ellicott St; Public; Website: www.ecc.edu)
  • SUNY College at Buffalo (FT enrollment: 9,410; Location: 1300 Elmwood Ave; Public; Website: www.buffalostate.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Canisius College (FT enrollment: 3,849; Location: 2001 Main St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.Canisius.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Medaille College (FT enrollment: 2,594; Location: 18 Agassiz Circle; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.medaille.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • D'Youville College (FT enrollment: 2,265; Location: 320 Porter Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.dyc.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Trocaire College (FT enrollment: 668; Location: 360 Choate Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.trocaire.edu)
  • Bryant and Stratton College-Buffalo Campus (FT enrollment: 613; Location: 465 Main Street, Suite 400; Private, for-profit; Website: www.bryantstratton.edu)
  • Villa Maria College Buffalo (FT enrollment: 419; Location: 240 Pine Ridge Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.villa.edu)
  • Continental School of Beauty Culture (FT enrollment: 85; Location: 326 Kenmore Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.continentalnow.com)
  • National Tractor Trailer School Inc (FT enrollment: 48; Location: 175 Katherine St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ntts.edu)

Biggest public high schools in Buffalo:

Private high schools in Buffalo:

  • CANISIUS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 827; Location: 1180 DELAWARE AVE; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
  • ST JOSEPH'S COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE (Students: 776; Location: 845 KENMORE AVE; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
  • NICHOLS SCHOOL (Students: 560; Location: 1250 AMHERST ST; Grades: 5 - 12)
  • NARDIN ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 465; Location: 135 CLEVELAND AVE; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
  • MOUNT MERCY ACADEMY (Students: 387; Location: 88 RED JACKET PKWY; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
  • BISHOP TIMON-ST JUDE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 315; Location: 601 MCKINLEY PKWY; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
  • HOLY ANGELS ACADEMY (Students: 287; Location: 24 SHOSHONE ST; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
  • BUFFALO SEMINARY (Students: 174; Location: 205 BIDWELL PKWY; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
  • ST MARYS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF (Students: 116; Location: 2253 MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CHARLES GRANDISON FINNEY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 33; Location: 260 EGGERT RD; Grades: 9 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Buffalo:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Buffalo:

  • ELMWOOD-FRANKLIN SCHOOL (Students: 373; Location: 104 NEW AMSTERDAM AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOHN THE BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 342; Location: 1085 ENGLEWOOD AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • NARDIN ACADEMY ELEMENTARY (Students: 330; Location: 135 CLEVELAND AVE; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • AMBROSE CATHOLIC ACADEMY (Students: 328; Location: 260 OKELL ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 296; Location: 399 WOODWARD AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • DARUL ULLOM AL MADANIA (Students: 251; Location: 182 SOBIESKI ST; Grades: PK - 10)
  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS (Students: 248; Location: 3275 MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CATHOLIC ACADEMY WEST BUFFALO (Students: 234; Location: 1069 DELAWARE AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • NARDIN ACADEMY (Students: 181; Location: 700 W FERRY ST; Grades: PK - 3)
  • TRINITY CATHOLIC ACADEMY (Students: 179; Location: 16 HAYDEN ST; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in Buffalo, map of school districts: BUFFALO CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, KENMORE-TONAWANDA UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT

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

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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

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

 
Erie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 CO 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.9. This is about average.
City:

37.9
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.72. This is significantly better than average. There were 30 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.72
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

28.7
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 38.6. This is significantly worse than average. There were 36 monitors within city limits.
City:

38.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.48. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.48
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.278. This is better than average. There were 35 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.278
U.S.:

0.334
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00542. This is significantly better than average. There were 16 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.00542
U.S.:

0.05378

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

BUFFALO WATER AUTHORITY (Address: City Hall, Room 602 , Population served: 310548, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JUL-2002. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (JUL-12-2002)
MOUNTAIN MEADOWS (Population served: 66, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
RACERS (Address: 162 TITUS , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2000 and SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-29-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
EMERY PARK (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between APR-2002 and JUN-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-29-2002), St Public Notif requested (MAY-29-2002), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAY-29-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2001 and JUN-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-25-2001), St Public Notif requested (JUN-25-2001), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-25-2001), St Boil Water Order (JUN-25-2001)

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

  • BOSTON WD #3 (Population served: 320, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • YMCA CAMP WEONA (Population served: 160, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ALDEN WD #1 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • BAIN WD (Population served: 1, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • CLEVELAND HILL WD (Population served: 1, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • AMHERST WD #2 (Population served: 1, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • AMHERST WD #3 (Population served: 1, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • CHEEKTOWAGA WD #8 (Population served: 1, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • AMHERST WD #4 (Population served: 1, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • CAMP ROAD LAKESHORE WD (Population served: 1, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 30.9%
(18.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.2% for Black residents, 50.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Buffalo, NY

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

Buffalo compared to New York state average:

Buffalo, New York environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.


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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.

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

  • Residence Inn By Marriott Buffalo/Amherst, 100 Maple Rd, Buffalo, NY 14221 , Phone: (716) 632-6622, Fax: (716) 632-5247
  • Adams Mark Hotel-Buffalo/Niagara, 120 Church St, Buffalo, NY 14202 , Phone: (716) 845-5100, Fax: (716) 604-9936
  • Comfort Suites, 901 Dick Rd, Buffalo, NY 14225 , Phone: (716) 633-6000, Fax: (716) 633-6858
  • Days Inn Niagara Intl Airport, 4345 Genesee St, Buffalo, NY 14225 , Phone: (716) 631-0800, Fax: (716) 631-7589
  • Holiday Inn Buffalo Downtown, 620 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202 , Phone: (716) 886-2121, Fax: (716) 886-7942
  • Best Western Plus Galleria Inn & Suites, 601 Dingens St, Buffalo, NY 14206 , Phone: (716) 896-2900, Fax: (716) 896-3765
  • Hyatt Regency Buffalo, 2 Fountain PLZ, Buffalo, NY 14202 , Phone: (716) 856-1234, Fax: (716) 852-6157
  • Clarion Hotel, 3950 Mckinley Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14219 , Phone: (716) 648-5700, Fax: (716) 648-5700
  • 31 other hotels and motels
All 39 fire-safe hotels and motels in Buffalo, New York

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Buffalo travel time to work - commute


Buffalo mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Buffalo:

(Buffalo, New York Neighborhood Map)


Religion statistics for Buffalo city (based on Erie County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.38%
Here74.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist Church The Wesleyan Church
Adherents77.0%2.8%2.7%2.6%2.0%
Congregations26.1%2.8%6.7%8.6%1.6%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents1.8%1.7%1.6%1.4%6.4%
Congregations6.8%6.8%5.6%4.2%30.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 236
Erie County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Erie County:

26.9%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 191$890,739$55,9630$0
Other Government Administration 106$333,094$37,7090$0
Judicial and Legal 27$125,100$55,6000$0
Police Protection - Officers 760$4,669,142$73,7230$0
Police - Other 139$518,793$44,788161$106,254
Firefighters 714$3,779,402$63,5190$0
Fire - Other 37$119,888$38,8830$0
Streets and Highways 274$1,033,128$45,2460$0
Welfare 15$41,867$33,4940$0
Health 20$66,947$40,1680$0
Solid Waste Management 329$1,167,878$42,5970$0
Sewerage 200$785,434$47,1265$1,149
Housing and Community Development(Local) 435$1,739,363$47,9820$0
Water Supply 132$501,460$45,5870$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 5,345$24,305,861$54,569807$1,220,840
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 1,747$4,944,128$33,961929$886,246
Other and Unallocable 236$745,753$37,9200$0
Totals for Government 10,707$45,767,977$51,2951,902$2,214,489

Buffalo government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $120,068,000 ($462.90)
    Regular Highways: $28,805,000 ($111.05)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,090,000 ($23.48)
    General - Other: $5,608,000 ($21.62)
    General Public Buildings: $3,434,000 ($13.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,939,000 ($11.33)
    Police Protection: $2,340,000 ($9.02)
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,313,000 ($8.92)
    Libraries: $1,135,000 ($4.38)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $624,957,000 ($2409.39)
    General - Other: $114,403,000 ($441.06)
    Police Protection: $62,304,000 ($240.20)
    Housing and Community Development: $61,646,000 ($237.66)
    Local Fire Protection: $50,472,000 ($194.58)
    Sewerage: $34,689,000 ($133.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $19,196,000 ($74.01)
    Regular Highways: $19,118,000 ($73.71)
    Water Utilities: $15,240,000 ($58.75)
    General Public Buildings: $8,942,000 ($34.47)
    Central Staff Services: $7,633,000 ($29.43)
    Financial Administration: $6,171,000 ($23.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,993,000 ($19.25)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,857,000 ($14.87)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,408,000 ($9.28)
    Parking Facilities: $2,158,000 ($8.32)
    Health - Other: $1,632,000 ($6.29)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,237,000 ($93.44)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,104,000 ($8.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,729,000 ($22.09)
    Police Protection: $1,894,000 ($7.30)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,732,000 ($6.68)
    General - Other: $1,561,000 ($6.02)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $891,000 ($3.44)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $85,000 ($0.33)
    Parking Facilities: $78,000 ($0.30)
    Central Staff Services: $48,000 ($0.19)
    Regular Highways: $41,000 ($0.16)
    General Public Building: $20,000 ($0.08)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($0.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $453,507,000 ($1748.40)

Buffalo government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $55,918,000 ($215.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,220,000 ($70.24)
    All Other: $15,088,000 ($58.17)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,244,000 ($8.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,488,000 ($5.74)
    Parking Facilities: $1,135,000 ($4.38)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $151,000 ($0.58)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $94,000 ($0.36)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $64,116,000 ($247.19)
    All Other: $1,036,000 ($3.99)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $66,615,000 ($256.82)
    Education: $34,032,000 ($131.20)
    All Other: $2,457,000 ($9.47)
    Highways: $166,000 ($0.64)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $19,603,000 ($75.58)
    Interest Earnings: $11,946,000 ($46.06)
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,798,000 ($26.21)
    Rents: $1,345,000 ($5.19)
    Sale of Property: $765,000 ($2.95)
    Special Assessments: $4,000 ($0.02)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $40,276,000 ($155.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $580,394,000 ($2237.59)
    All Other: $114,979,000 ($443.28)
    General Local Government Support: $32,353,000 ($124.73)
    Highways: $6,091,000 ($23.48)
    Health and Hospitals: $993,000 ($3.83)
  • Tax - Property: $140,820,000 ($542.90)
    Public Utilities Sales: $16,031,000 ($61.80)
    Other License: $4,818,000 ($18.57)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,267,000 ($4.88)
    Amusements License: $56,000 ($0.22)
    NEC: $11,000 ($0.04)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,000 ($0.01)

Buffalo government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $605,920,000 ($2336.00)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $596,028,000 ($2297.86)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $148,833,000 ($573.79)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $138,941,000 ($535.66)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $60,056,000 ($231.53)
    Beginning: $52,101,000 ($200.86)

Buffalo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $84,224,000 ($324.71)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $179,942,000 ($693.73)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,645,000 ($60.32)

2.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,341 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.75%
New York average:

5.41%

0.18% of residents moved from foreign countries ($879 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.18%
New York average:

0.24%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Niagara County, NY  0.48% ($37,162 average AGI)
from Monroe County, NY  0.13% ($35,945)
from Cattaraugus County, NY  0.10% ($27,241)


3.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,044 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.75%
New York average:

6.26%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($549 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Niagara County, NY  0.52% ($38,108 average AGI)
to Monroe County, NY  0.14% ($34,817)
to Cattaraugus County, NY  0.10% ($30,478)

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.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Buffalo fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 281
Total length: 3,232 meters (10,604ft)
Total costs: $1,661,189,000
Total average daily traffic: 7,687,263
Total average daily truck traffic: 250,640

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 2
  • 1900-1909: 18
  • 1910-1919: 19
  • 1920-1929: 13
  • 1930-1939: 16
  • 1940-1949: 3
  • 1950-1959: 52
  • 1960-1969: 94
  • 1970-1979: 20
  • 1980-1989: 16
  • 1990-1999: 15
  • 2000-2009: 12
  • 2010-2012: 1
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: 192 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Buffalo, NY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 161 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 205 (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: 43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 500 (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: 94 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1730
  • Hazardous Condition: 1716
  • Service Call: 56
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Buffalo


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Buffalo, NY

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
Businesses in Buffalo, NY
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Jamba Juice1
ALDO1JoS. A. Bank1
AT&T7Johnny Rockets1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Jones New York3
Abercrombie Kids1Journeys2
Aeropostale1Just Tires2
American Eagle Outfitters2KFC2
Ann Taylor2Kmart1
Apple Store1Kohl's1
Applebee's6Lane Bryant2
Arby's2Lane Furniture3
AutoZone4Marriott4
Bakers1Marshalls1
Bath & Body Works4MasterBrand Cabinets2
Bebe1McDonald's10
Bed Bath & Beyond1Men's Wearhouse1
Best Western1New Balance8
Blockbuster2New York & Co1
Brookstone1Nike24
Budget Car Rental3Office Depot1
Burger King7OfficeMax1
CVS4Pac Sun2
Cache1Panera Bread1
Carson Pirie Scott1Payless3
Charlotte Russe1Penske2
Chuck E. Cheese's1PetSmart2
Clarks1Quality1
Cold Stone Creamery1Quiznos1
Comfort Suites2RadioShack3
Cricket Wireless44Red Lobster1
Curves1Rite Aid21
DHL2Sears2
Dairy Queen4Sephora1
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
Holiday Inn1Victoria's Secret2
Hollister Co.1Walgreens3
Home Depot2Walmart1
Hot Topic2Wendy's5
Hyatt1Wet Seal2
J. Jill1YMCA3
J.Crew1
Browse common businesses in Buffalo, NY


Buffalo on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 100 biggest cities"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #6 (14218) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other Arab first ancestries"
  • #13 (14218) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Arab/Arabic first ancestries"
  • #21 (14206) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Polish first ancestries"
  • #24 (14213) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Somalian first ancestries"
  • #31 (14213) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Sudanese first ancestries"
  • #43 (14203) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most finance and insurance companies in 2005"
  • #62 (14220) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #70 (14203) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of West Indian first ancestries"
  • #73 (14218) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Macedonian first ancestries"
  • #82 (14208) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of African first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #90 (14202) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of lawyers in 2005"
  • #91 (14218) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking other language at home (pop 5,000+)"
  • #100 (14209) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Guyanese first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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Total of 419 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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