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Buffalo, NY (New York) Houses and Residents

Buffalo,NY index of house prices

Total population: 258,703 (All urban)

Houses: 145,574 (122,720 occupied: 44,245 owner occupied, 65,716 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

60%
State:

47%

Housing density: 3,584 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $115,454.

Median contract rent in 2015: $364 (lower quartile is $284, upper quartile is $448)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $571


Median gross rent in Buffalo, NY in 2015: $472

Housing units in Buffalo with a mortgage: 21,065 (1,958 second mortgage, 3,009 home equity loan, 68 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,965

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $66,935

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $38,421

Median monthly housing costs: $694


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Buffalo, New York Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $75,800 (it was $58,800 in 2000)
Buffalo:

$75,800
New York:

$293,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $48,900 - $150,900

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $110,431
Here:

$110,431
State:

$344,789

Townhouses or other attached units: $191,106
Here:

$191,106
State:

$553,457

In 2-unit structures: $100,110
Here:

$100,110
State:

$524,046

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $329,813
Here:

$329,813
State:

$600,393

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $259,409
Here:

$259,409
State:

$779,069

Mobile homes: $99,260
Here:

$99,260
State:

$72,935
Median year house/condo built: 1939

Median year apartment built: 1939

Household type by relationship:

Households: 281,556
  • In family households: 214,623 (34,452 male householders, 32,956 female householders)
    35,418 spouses, 90,007 children (84,996 natural, 2,094 adopted, 2,917 stepchildren), 6,265 grandchildren, 3,156 brothers or sisters, 1,885 parents, 3,668 other relatives, 6,816 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 66,933 (25,712 male householders (20,785 living alone)), 29,552 female householders (25,420 living alone)), 11,669 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 11,092 (4,907 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 26,895 2-persons, 17,430 3-persons, 12,402 4-persons, 6,507 5-persons, 2,984 6-persons, 1,190 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 46,205 1-person, 7,315 2-persons, 1,188 3-persons, 406 4-persons, 80 5-persons, 65 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

29,448 married couples with children.
37,867 single-parent households (4,365 men, 33,502 women).

87.6% of residents of Buffalo speak English at home.
6.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
4.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (57% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 12,856 (4.4%)
(48.9% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.7
State:

3.6

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Buffalo, New York:

  • 67no bedroom
  • 1,8271 bedroom
  • 9,5132 bedrooms
  • 26,6613 bedrooms
  • 10,6164 bedrooms
  • 4,6555+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Buffalo population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buffalo, New York:

  • 3,158no bedroom
  • 16,4761 bedroom
  • 24,7832 bedrooms
  • 20,7723 bedrooms
  • 3,0144 bedrooms
  • 1,1785+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Buffalo population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Buffalo in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 7,438no vehicle
  • 24,4111 vehicle
  • 16,9372 vehicles
  • 3,5623 vehicles
  • 7464 vehicles
  • 2455+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Buffalo population

Cars and other vehicles available in Buffalo in renter-occupied apartments

  • 31,122no vehicle
  • 28,5291 vehicle
  • 8,0602 vehicles
  • 1,1903 vehicles
  • 1864 vehicles
  • 2945+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Buffalo population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Buffalo, New York:

  • 311 room
  • 2882 rooms
  • 1,4593 rooms
  • 2,9214 rooms
  • 8,4395 rooms
  • 16,5236 rooms
  • 9,8227 rooms
  • 5,8258 rooms
  • 8,0319+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Buffalo population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buffalo, New York:

  • 2,4201 room
  • 4,6252 rooms
  • 11,1753 rooms
  • 13,2234 rooms
  • 15,0145 rooms
  • 14,7506 rooms
  • 4,9327 rooms
  • 1,8198 rooms
  • 1,4239+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Buffalo population

Year house built

Median 2015 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Buffalo, NY household income distribution

  • Buffalo, NY household income distribution
  • 26,041Less than $10,000
  • 13,848$10,000 to $14,999
  • 11,833$15,000 to $19,999
  • 10,441$20,000 to $24,999
  • 9,189$25,000 to $29,999
  • 7,816$30,000 to $34,999
  • 6,624$35,000 to $39,999
  • 5,650$40,000 to $44,999
  • 4,748$45,000 to $49,999
  • 7,677$50,000 to $59,999
  • 7,413$60,000 to $74,999
  • 6,319$75,000 to $99,999
  • 2,245$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,069$125,000 to $149,999
  • 729$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,030$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Buffalo, NY

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Buffalo, NY
  • 281Less than $10,000
  • 587$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,245$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,422$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,326$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,925$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,237$35,000 to $39,999
  • 3,425$40,000 to $49,999
  • 5,293$50,000 to $59,999
  • 3,755$60,000 to $69,999
  • 2,824$70,000 to $79,999
  • 2,692$80,000 to $89,999
  • 1,826$90,000 to $99,999
  • 3,644$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,621$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,367$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,909$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,398$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,293$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,581$300,000 to $399,999
  • 425$400,000 to $499,999
  • 783$500,000 to $749,999
  • 302$750,000 to $999,999
  • 41$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 43$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Buffalo, NY

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Buffalo, NY
  • 278Less than $100
  • 599$100 to $149
  • 1,553$150 to $199
  • 1,609$200 to $249
  • 1,576$250 to $299
  • 2,976$300 to $349
  • 3,529$350 to $399
  • 4,928$400 to $449
  • 5,676$450 to $499
  • 7,551$500 to $549
  • 5,033$550 to $599
  • 4,837$600 to $649
  • 4,815$650 to $699
  • 4,020$700 to $749
  • 4,207$750 to $799
  • 3,525$800 to $899
  • 2,744$900 to $999
  • 2,152$1,000 to $1,249
  • 874$1,250 to $1,499
  • 825$1,500 to $1,999
  • 369$2,000 to $2,499
  • 2,040No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 3,6591995 to March 2000
  • 1,9061990 to 1994
  • 1,1421985 to 1989
  • 9051980 to 1984
  • 7761975 to 1979
  • 6811970 to 1974
  • 4981965 to 1969
  • 3,289Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Buffalo population
Buffalo commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 2,681
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 11,784
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 20,540
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 23,721
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 20,739
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 6,025
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 11,216
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,530
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,804
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 3,797
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 3,135
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,830
Buffalo, NY Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 96.3%
Number of people working at home: 1,838 (1.7% of all workers)

Buffalo mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 72,317 (65%)
  • Carpooled: 15,961 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12,515 (11%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 80 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 621 (1%)
  • Railroad: 35 (0%)
  • Taxi: 374 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 64 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 481 (0%)
  • Walked: 5,904 (5%)
  • Other means: 450 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,838 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 111,042
 Italian: 29,009
 Polish: 26,925
 German: 23,931
 Irish: 23,306
 English: 6,677
 United States or American: 4,765
 Subsaharan African:: 3,645
 African: 2,718
 French (except Basque): 2,077
 Scottish: 1,568
 Hungarian: 1,456
 Arab:: 1,436
 Scotch-Irish: 1,227
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 1,108
 Russian: 1,083
 Ukrainian: 977
 French Canadian: 830
 Dutch: 661
 Greek: 655
 Swedish: 641
 Jamaican: 613
 Lebanese: 606
 Arab/Arabic: 484
 Canadian: 471
 Somalian: 457
 European: 435
 Norwegian: 377
 Welsh: 351
 British: 332
 Romanian: 278
 Lithuanian: 269
 Austrian: 266
 Yugoslavian: 229
 Slovak: 225
 Portuguese: 223
 Croatian: 222
 Serbian: 194
 Danish: 187
 West Indian: 175
 Swiss: 175
 Sudanese: 161
 Other Arab: 160
 Czechoslovakian: 155
 Haitian: 152
 Eastern European: 141
 Czech: 138
 Nigerian: 129
 Slavic: 120
 Other Subsaharan African: 113
 Latvian: 102
 Iranian: 95
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 93
 Israeli: 89
 Finnish: 76
 Armenian: 74
 Guyanese: 73
 Palestinian: 70
 Belgian: 59
 Turkish: 54
 Pennsylvania German: 54
 Celtic: 52
 Egyptian: 38
 Barbadian: 38
 Jordanian: 37
 British West Indian: 37
 Brazilian: 36
 Australian: 32
 Scandinavian: 31
 Ethiopian: 31
 Macedonian: 29
 Basque: 28
 Albanian: 26
 Alsatian: 23
 Estonian: 19
 Syrian: 19
 Moroccan: 15
 Northern European: 15
 Luxemburger: 13
 Slovene: 13
 Cape Verdean: 12
 Kenyan: 8
 Bulgarian: 8
 Iraqi: 7
 South African: 6
 Ugandan: 5
 Liberian: 5

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 9%Italy
  • 8%Vietnam
  • 8%Canada
  • 7%Poland
  • 4%Other Eastern Africa
  • 4%Germany
  • 4%Jamaica

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 226,432
  • Northeast: 9,216
  • Midwest: 7,171
  • South: 25,855
  • West: 2,992

55% of Buffalo residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 82% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in New York.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,086
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 428
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,216
  • 7th and 8th grade: 3,339
  • 9th grade: 2,649
  • 10th grade: 3,828
  • 11th grade: 3,324
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 4,840
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 24,309
  • Less than 1 year of college: 5,304
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 10,907
  • Associate degree: 5,373
  • Bachelor's degree: 9,382
  • Master's degree: 3,742
  • Professional school degree: 1,673
  • Doctorate degree: 878

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,173
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 665
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,377
  • 7th and 8th grade: 5,242
  • 9th grade: 3,259
  • 10th grade: 4,891
  • 11th grade: 4,183
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 4,873
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 28,913
  • Less than 1 year of college: 6,239
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 13,289
  • Associate degree: 8,706
  • Bachelor's degree: 9,833
  • Master's degree: 6,245
  • Professional school degree: 1,152
  • Doctorate degree: 530

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 10.5%Males
  • 9.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 19.4%Males
  • 14.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 19.8%Males
  • 17.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 13.0%Males
  • 9.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 17.0%Males
  • 20.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 16.4%Males
  • 9.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 17.2%Males
  • 15.9%Females
Buffalo marital status for males
Buffalo marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 43,765
  • One, attached: 5,447
  • Two: 60,581
  • 3 or 4: 14,741
  • 5 to 9: 6,832
  • 10 to 19: 3,286
  • 20 to 49: 3,420
  • 50 or more: 7,323
  • Mobile homes: 164
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 15
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 17 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Buffalo:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 96.3%Utility gas
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 85.4%Utility gas
  • 10.0%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5,680
Here:

15.3%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,189
Here:

13.3%
New York:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5,894
Here:

31.3%
New York:

38.2%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)