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Buffalo,NY index of house prices

Total population: 258,703 (All urban)

Houses: 126,751 (106,139 occupied: 41,804 owner occupied, 64,335 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

61%
State:

47%

Housing density: 3,121 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $52,034.

Median contract rent in 2016: $364 (lower quartile is $284, upper quartile is $448)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $513


Median gross rent in Buffalo, NY in 2016: $472

Housing units in Buffalo with a mortgage: 23,470 (402 second mortgage, 2,663 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 18,334

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $66,974

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $40,191

Median monthly housing costs: $692


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Buffalo, New York Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $83,500 (it was $58,800 in 2000)
Buffalo:

$83,500
New York:

$302,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $51,200 - $167,100

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $113,503
Here:

$113,503
State:

$357,272

Townhouses or other attached units: $185,193
Here:

$185,193
State:

$568,104

In 2-unit structures: $114,572
Here:

$114,572
State:

$561,049

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $394,082
Here:

$394,082
State:

$650,258

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $229,604
Here:

$229,604
State:

$816,667

Mobile homes: $115,088
Here:

$115,088
State:

$72,941
Median year house/condo built: 1939

Median year apartment built: 1939

Household type by relationship:

Households: 256,908
  • In family households: 180,015 (20,703 male householders, 32,879 female householders)
    25,832 spouses, 76,031 children (74,482 natural, 622 adopted, 927 stepchildren), 6,557 grandchildren, 3,924 brothers or sisters, 2,796 parents, 4,357 other relatives, 6,936 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 67,923 (25,734 male householders (20,136 living alone)), 26,823 female householders (22,099 living alone)), 15,366 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8,970

Size of family households: 23,405 2-persons, 12,641 3-persons, 10,181 4-persons, 3,310 5-persons, 2,416 6-persons, 1,629 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 42,235 1-person, 8,266 2-persons, 1,614 3-persons, 352 4-persons, 43 5-persons, 47 6-persons.

23,683 married couples with children.
27,975 single-parent households (3,681 men, 24,294 women).

81.9% of residents of Buffalo speak English at home.
7.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
3.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (57% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
3.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
3.5% of residents speak other language at home (47% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 25,690 (10.0%)
(38.0% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.6
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

5.1
State:

3.8

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 185no bedroom
  • 1,0861 bedroom
  • 7,0762 bedrooms
  • 20,5103 bedrooms
  • 8,9694 bedrooms
  • 3,9785+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Buffalo population

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

  • 2,455no bedroom
  • 12,2961 bedroom
  • 20,9122 bedrooms
  • 23,1303 bedrooms
  • 4,3914 bedrooms
  • 1,1515+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Buffalo population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 3,842no vehicle
  • 19,0951 vehicle
  • 14,8422 vehicles
  • 3,0563 vehicles
  • 8434 vehicles
  • 1265+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Buffalo population

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

  • 26,106no vehicle
  • 27,4861 vehicle
  • 8,2582 vehicles
  • 1,9503 vehicles
  • 3174 vehicles
  • 2185+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Buffalo population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 1431 room
  • 1182 rooms
  • 6303 rooms
  • 2,3484 rooms
  • 5,8645 rooms
  • 11,1516 rooms
  • 8,4347 rooms
  • 5,5198 rooms
  • 7,5979+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Buffalo population

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

  • 2,3381 room
  • 1,9632 rooms
  • 7,8823 rooms
  • 10,8724 rooms
  • 15,1605 rooms
  • 16,0176 rooms
  • 6,3257 rooms
  • 1,4048 rooms
  • 2,3749+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Buffalo population

Year house built

Median 2016 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
  • 17,055Less than $10,000
  • 10,279$10,000 to $14,999
  • 8,828$15,000 to $19,999
  • 7,186$20,000 to $24,999
  • 6,221$25,000 to $29,999
  • 4,780$30,000 to $34,999
  • 4,224$35,000 to $39,999
  • 4,849$40,000 to $44,999
  • 3,935$45,000 to $49,999
  • 7,840$50,000 to $59,999
  • 8,855$60,000 to $74,999
  • 8,342$75,000 to $99,999
  • 4,953$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,840$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3,245$150,000 to $199,999
  • 2,707$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Buffalo, NY

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Buffalo, NY
  • 267Less than $10,000
  • 392$10,000 to $14,999
  • 618$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,074$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,268$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,068$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,349$35,000 to $39,999
  • 3,998$40,000 to $49,999
  • 3,445$50,000 to $59,999
  • 3,753$60,000 to $69,999
  • 2,623$70,000 to $79,999
  • 3,013$80,000 to $89,999
  • 1,667$90,000 to $99,999
  • 3,120$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,757$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,833$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,204$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,890$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,583$250,000 to $299,999
  • 2,207$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,163$400,000 to $499,999
  • 985$500,000 to $749,999
  • 310$750,000 to $999,999
  • 177$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 40$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Buffalo, NY

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Buffalo, NY
  • 1,214Less than $100
  • 1,114$100 to $149
  • 1,274$150 to $199
  • 2,313$200 to $249
  • 1,045$250 to $299
  • 2,800$300 to $349
  • 3,090$350 to $399
  • 3,923$400 to $449
  • 4,965$450 to $499
  • 5,057$500 to $549
  • 4,129$550 to $599
  • 6,521$600 to $649
  • 5,627$650 to $699
  • 4,743$700 to $749
  • 2,513$750 to $799
  • 4,222$800 to $899
  • 2,515$900 to $999
  • 2,896$1,000 to $1,249
  • 900$1,250 to $1,499
  • 514$1,500 to $1,999
  • 254$2,000 to $2,499
  • 45$2,500 to $2,999
  • 110$3,000 to $3,499
  • 35$3,500 or more
  • 2,516No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 10,3342010 or later
  • 6,3492000 to 2009
  • 2,9761990 to 1999
  • 2,0471980 to 1989
  • 1,4571970 to 1979
  • 3,787Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Buffalo population
Buffalo commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 3,278
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 11,591
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 16,135
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 23,413
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 17,618
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 7,100
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 9,936
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,127
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,508
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 4,858
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 2,032
  • 90 or more minutes: 2,214
Buffalo, NY Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 95.5%
Number of people working at home: 2,650 (2.6% of all workers)

Buffalo mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 119,211 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 12,071 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 10,169 (7%)
  • Subway or elevated: 407 (0%)
  • Railroad: 125 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1,143 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 791 (1%)
  • Walked: 5,058 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 2,650 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Italian: 9,647
 Polish: 9,004
 Irish: 6,773
 German: 5,535
 African: 2,855
 American: 2,680
 English: 1,691
 European: 895
 Jamaican: 769
 Somali: 714
 Russian: 564
 Arab: 561
 Scottish: 489
 Hungarian: 466
 Iraqi: 409
 French (except Basque): 363
 Lebanese: 330
 Sudanese: 329
 Ukrainian: 317
 Haitian: 297
 Ethiopian: 294
 Dutch: 280
 Guyanese: 274
 Eastern European: 271
 Scotch-Irish: 249
 French Canadian: 244
 West Indian: 217
 Nigerian: 204
 Greek: 200
 Afghan: 174
 Canadian: 142
 Albanian: 137
 British West Indian: 131
 Turkish: 126
 Welsh: 125
 British: 106
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 97
 Croatian: 93
 Egyptian: 91
 Swedish: 87
 Scandinavian: 83
 Yugoslavian: 76
 Kenyan: 71
 Norwegian: 70
 Ghanaian: 69
 Syrian: 63
 Slovak: 63
 Brazilian: 62
 Northern European: 61
 Serbian: 60
 Iranian: 58
 Danish: 58
 Austrian: 57
 Romanian: 54
 Latvian: 53
 Belizean: 51
 Czechoslovakian: 51
 Czech: 49
 Lithuanian: 48
 Portuguese: 48
 Pennsylvania German: 47
 Moroccan: 45
 German Russian: 38
 Israeli: 18
 Swiss: 17
 Liberian: 16
 Bulgarian: 14
 Finnish: 10
 Maltese: 10
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 9
 Barbadian: 9
 Icelander: 8
 Slovene: 8
 Armenian: 8
 Belgian: 5
 Macedonian: 4
 Alsatian: 4
 Sierra Leonean: 3
 South African: 1
 Luxemburger: 1

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

  • 10%Burma
  • 6%Other Middle Africa
  • 5%Yemen
  • 5%Bangladesh
  • 4%Thailand
  • 4%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 3%Other South Central Asia

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

  • This state: 188,474
  • Other state: 32,822
  • Northeast: 6,321
  • Midwest: 5,606
  • South: 16,987
  • West: 3,908

84% of Buffalo residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in New York.

Buffalo:

83.6%
State average:

89.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,446
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 485
  • 5th and 6th grade: 719
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,107
  • 9th grade: 1,929
  • 10th grade: 1,727
  • 11th grade: 2,987
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 2,448
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 24,946
  • Less than 1 year of college: 3,418
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 10,378
  • Associate degree: 5,467
  • Bachelor's degree: 12,398
  • Master's degree: 4,708
  • Professional school degree: 1,674
  • Doctorate degree: 1,058

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 2,081
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 427
  • 5th and 6th grade: 700
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,350
  • 9th grade: 2,076
  • 10th grade: 1,917
  • 11th grade: 3,236
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 2,024
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 21,497
  • Less than 1 year of college: 5,674
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 13,031
  • Associate degree: 10,140
  • Bachelor's degree: 15,098
  • Master's degree: 7,181
  • Professional school degree: 1,133
  • Doctorate degree: 872

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.8%Males
  • 4.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 20.1%Males
  • 8.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 21.2%Males
  • 8.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.5%Males
  • 4.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 12.1%Males
  • 12.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 14.3%Males
  • 9.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 7.4%Males
  • 6.2%Females
Buffalo marital status for males
Buffalo marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 43,198
  • One, attached: 3,267
  • Two: 49,087
  • 3 or 4: 9,728
  • 5 to 9: 5,955
  • 10 to 19: 3,417
  • 20 to 49: 4,965
  • 50 or more: 6,802
  • Mobile homes: 297
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 35

Median worth of mobile homes: $27,995

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 4.7%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 9.7%

House/condo owner moved in on average 16 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Buffalo:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Buffalo
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (94.1%)
  • Electricity (2.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • Wood (0.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Utility gas (85.0%)
  • Electricity (11.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,033
Here:

12.0%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,413
Here:

18.9%
New York:

13.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,773
Here:

26.7%
New York:

34.3%

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)