University at Buffalo, New York

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Population in 2010: 6,066.
Males: 3,101  (51.1%)
Females: 2,965  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

19.7 years
New York median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 14228, 14261.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $55,604
University at Buffalo:

$55,604
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,889

University at Buffalo CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $153,300
University at Buffalo:

$153,300
NY:

$314,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $190,212; detached houses: $194,147; townhouses or other attached units: $216,607; in 2-unit structures: $152,609; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $180,881; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $266,341; mobile homes: $48,068

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,228.

March 2019 cost of living index in University at Buffalo: 104.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 79.3%
(44.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in University at Buffalo, NY (2010)
    • 3,76162.0%White alone
    • 1,34822.2%Asian alone
    • 4797.9%Black alone
    • 3065.0%Hispanic
    • 1392.3%Two or more races
    • 230.4%Other race alone
    • 90.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

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Ancestries: Italian (8.9%), German (3.8%), Irish (3.6%), Polish (3.2%), English (2.4%), European (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

1,204 residents are foreign born

This place:

19.1%
New York:

22.7%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amherst, NY (1.4 miles , pop. 116,510).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (7.1 miles , pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (280.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Amherst, NY (1.2 miles ),
Eggertsville, NY (1.6 miles ),
Williamsville, NY (1.9 miles ),
Tonawanda, NY (2.1 miles ),
Kenmore, NY (2.2 miles ),
North Tonawanda, NY (2.2 miles ),
Harris Hill, NY (2.5 miles ),
Cheektowaga, NY (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 43.00 N, Longitude: 78.79 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 716

Distribution of median household income in University at Buffalo, NY in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
New York:

4.1%
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 1.1 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 1.1 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 1.1 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 1.1 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 1.1 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 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00542
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

University at Buffalo-area historical tornado activity is below New York state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/19/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.8 miles away from the University at Buffalo place center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/7/1961, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.6 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

University at 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 132.7 miles away from University at Buffalo center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 154.9 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 232.9 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 273.6 miles away from University at Buffalo 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 125.9 miles away from University at Buffalo 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 50.3 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near University at Buffalo:

  • ROSA COPLON LTHHCP (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; GETZVILLE, NY)
  • ROSA COPLON JEWISH HOME AND INFIRMARY (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; GETZVILLE, NY)
  • BEECHWOOD HOMES (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; GETZVILLE, NY)
  • BEECHWOOD RESIDENCE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; GETZVILLE, NY)
  • PEOPLE HOME HEALTH SVS CHHA (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; WILLIAMSVILLE, NY)
  • ASPIRE OF WESTERN NEW YORK, INC. (Hospital, about 2 miles away; AMHERST, NY)
  • ELDERWOOD HEALTH CARE AT WEDGEWOOD (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; AMHERST, NY)

Amtrak stations near University at Buffalo:

  • 8 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.
  • 10 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.
  • 15 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 with over 2000 students nearest to University at Buffalo:

  • University at Buffalo (about 1 miles; Buffalo, NY; Full-time enrollment: 25,415)
  • Daemen College (about 3 miles; Amherst, NY; FT enrollment: 2,365)
  • Medaille College (about 6 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,361)
  • Canisius College (about 6 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 4,376)
  • Buffalo State SUNY (about 7 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 10,439)
  • D'Youville College (about 9 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,398)
  • Erie Community College (about 10 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 11,035)

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Church in University at Buffalo: Saint Pauls Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Skinnersville Cemetery (1), Saint Pauls Cemetery (2). Display/hide their 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
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

35.0%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.0%
Whole state:

6.8%


No gay or lesbian households reported

5,970 people in college/university student housing in 2010

For population 15 years and over in University at Buffalo:

Marital status in University at Buffalo, NY
  • Never married: 98.7%
  • Now married: 1.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.1%

For population 25 years and over in University at Buffalo:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 74.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 28.7%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.8
New York average:

13.6

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for University at 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.
New York:

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

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

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:
This county:

9.8%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.9%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.4%
New York:

15.6%

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)

Strongest AM radio stations in University at Buffalo:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in University at Buffalo:

  • WBFO (88.7 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WGRF (96.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEDG (103.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • W284AP (104.7 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WKSE (98.5 FM; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • W297AB (107.3 FM; WILLIAMSVILLE, NY; Owner: ADELPHIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
  • WHTT-FM (104.1 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNED-FM (94.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/C ASSOC.)
  • WBNY (91.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • W207BG (89.3 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • W207BB (89.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC)
  • WNSA (107.7 FM; WETHERSFIELD TWNSHP, NY; Owner: ADELPHIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
  • WLOF (101.7 FM; ATTICA, NY; Owner: HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around University at Buffalo:

  • WNED-TV (Channel 17; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NY PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOC.)
  • WNLO (Channel 23; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WUTV (Channel 29; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WUTV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBNF-CA (Channel 15; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WGRZ-TV (Channel 2; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: MULTIMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • WKBW-TV (Channel 7; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WKBW-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNYO-TV (Channel 49; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: NEW YORK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WIVB-TV (Channel 4; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPXJ-TV (Channel 51; BATAVIA, NY; Owner: PAXSON BUFFALO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNGS (Channel 67; SPRINGVILLE, NY; Owner: CAROLINE K. POWLEY D/B/A UNICORN/SPRINGVILLE)
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in University at Buffalo, NY
  • 51.4%Utility gas
  • 39.3%Electricity
  • 9.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


University at Buffalo compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

University at Buffalo on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of single-parent households, population 5,000+"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of divorced people (15+ years)(population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: retail trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of males (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 males in this group)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having professional degrees (population 500+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of females (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 females in this group)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people living the same house as 1 year ago (population 5,000+))"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 1,000+"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Malaysia (population 500+)"
  • #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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