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Work and Jobs in Buffalo, New York (NY) Detailed Stats
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The unemployment rate in 2019 in Buffalo, NY was 5.1%, which was 19.6% greater than the unemployment rate of 4.1% across the entire state of New York. Compared to the unemployment rate of 9.9% in 2009, this represents a decrease of 94.1%. According to 2017 data, the most common industries in Buffalo are: Health care (16.5% of civilian employees), Educational services (10.8% of civilian employees), Accommodation & food services (9.5% of civilian employees). 96.1% of workers work in Erie County and 2.3% of all workers work at home. 64.2% of workers are employees of private companies, which is about the same as the rate of 64.7% across the entire state of New York.

Whole page based on the data from 2000 / 2017 when the population of Buffalo, New York was 292,648 / 258,592

Most common industries

Most common industries in 2017
Most common industries in 2000
Most common industries for males in 2017
Most common industries for males in 2000
Most common industries for females in 2017
Most common industries for females in 2000
 

Most common industries
(2017 Data)

Most common industries
(2000 Data)

Industry

All

Males

Females

All

Males

Females

Health care16.5%
(18,459)
9.7%
(5,389)
23.3%
(13,070)
14.5%
(16,530)
6.9%
(3,774)
21.5%
(12,756)
Educational services10.8%
(12,032)
8.4%
(4,699)
13.1%
(7,333)
10.7%
(12,166)
7.8%
(4,247)
13.4%
(7,919)
Accommodation and food services9.5%
(10,593)
10.3%
(5,717)
8.7%
(4,876)
7.1%
(8,116)
7.1%
(3,898)
7.1%
(4,218)
Administrative and support and waste management services5.6%
(6,278)
5.5%
(3,061)
5.7%
(3,217)
4.3%
(4,918)
4.5%
(2,471)
4.1%
(2,447)
Finance and insurance5.4%
(6,034)
4.7%
(2,643)
6.0%
(3,391)
4.4%
(5,040)
2.9%
(1,565)
5.9%
(3,475)
Professional, scientific, and technical services5.3%
(5,887)
5.8%
(3,208)
4.8%
(2,679)
4.2%
(4,840)
4.5%
(2,473)
4.0%
(2,367)
Social assistance4.5%
(5,057)
1.9%
(1,062)
7.1%
(3,995)
3.2%
(3,688)
1.4%
(744)
5.0%
(2,944)
Public administration3.8%
(4,273)
3.9%
(2,200)
3.7%
(2,073)
5.3%
(6,012)
6.4%
(3,484)
4.3%
(2,528)
Construction3.1%
(3,504)
5.9%
(3,281)
0.4%
(223)
3.2%
(3,694)
6.2%
(3,417)
0.5%
(277)
Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers2.8%
(3,097)
3.3%
(1,815)
2.3%
(1,282)
2.5%
(2,830)
3.2%
(1,748)
1.8%
(1,082)
Food and beverage stores2.7%
(3,020)
2.7%
(1,523)
2.7%
(1,497)
3.0%
(3,385)
2.8%
(1,541)
3.1%
(1,844)
Arts, entertainment, and recreation2.1%
(2,299)
2.7%
(1,521)
1.4%
(778)
1.2%
(1,371)
1.4%
(781)
1.0%
(590)
Department and other general merchandise stores2.0%
(2,218)
1.4%
(795)
2.5%
(1,423)
1.4%
(1,605)
0.7%
(402)
2.0%
(1,203)
Miscellaneous manufacturing1.6%
(1,822)
1.7%
(964)
1.5%
(858)
1.8%
(2,088)
2.1%
(1,178)
1.5%
(910)
Real estate and rental and leasing1.6%
(1,794)
2.5%
(1,418)
0.7%
(376)
1.3%
(1,469)
1.8%
(961)
0.9%
(508)
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations1.6%
(1,743)
1.4%
(758)
1.8%
(985)
2.2%
(2,460)
1.9%
(1,030)
2.4%
(1,430)
Personal and laundry services1.5%
(1,629)
1.3%
(714)
1.6%
(915)
1.3%
(1,530)
1.0%
(536)
1.7%
(994)
Metal and metal products1.3%
(1,420)
2.0%
(1,137)
0.5%
(283)
1.7%
(1,892)
3.0%
(1,649)
0.4%
(243)
Food1.1%
(1,261)
1.6%
(914)
0.6%
(347)
1.6%
(1,841)
1.9%
(1,056)
1.3%
(785)
Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores1.0%
(1,172)
0.7%
(377)
1.4%
(795)
0.6%
(673)
0.4%
(196)
0.8%
(477)
Transportation equipment0.9%
(1,006)
1.6%
(866)
0.2%
(140)
2.1%
(2,412)
3.4%
(1,836)
1.0%
(576)
Repair and maintenance0.7%
(814)
1.3%
(746)
0.1%
(68)
1.1%
(1,233)
1.8%
(1,011)
0.4%
(222)
Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores0.7%
(748)
0.5%
(278)
0.8%
(470)
0.6%
(630)
0.5%
(279)
0.6%
(351)
Chemicals0.7%
(734)
1.0%
(551)
0.3%
(183)
0.8%
(872)
1.0%
(558)
0.5%
(314)
Machinery0.6%
(725)
1.1%
(601)
0.2%
(124)
0.5%
(608)
0.9%
(480)
0.2%
(128)
Truck transportation0.6%
(723)
1.2%
(657)
0.1%
(66)
0.9%
(1,040)
1.7%
(949)
0.2%
(91)
Pharmacies and drug stores0.6%
(647)
0.5%
(258)
0.7%
(389)
0.7%
(832)
0.4%
(237)
1.0%
(595)
Plastics and rubber products0.5%
(589)
0.7%
(388)
0.4%
(201)
1.0%
(1,144)
1.3%
(718)
0.7%
(426)
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers0.5%
(587)
0.7%
(411)
0.3%
(176)
0.5%
(606)
0.8%
(425)
0.3%
(181)
Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries0.5%
(556)
0.6%
(320)
0.4%
(236)
0.9%
(1,044)
1.1%
(628)
0.7%
(416)
Broadcasting and telecommunications0.5%
(549)
0.6%
(359)
0.3%
(190)
1.3%
(1,454)
1.1%
(622)
1.4%
(832)
Motor vehicle and parts dealers0.5%
(530)
0.7%
(417)
0.2%
(113)
0.7%
(817)
1.3%
(727)
0.2%
(90)
Utilities0.5%
(518)
0.8%
(420)
0.2%
(98)
0.7%
(749)
0.9%
(513)
0.4%
(236)
U. S. Postal service0.4%
(476)
0.6%
(321)
0.3%
(155)
0.9%
(995)
1.2%
(671)
0.5%
(324)
Apparel0.4%
(459)
0.3%
(186)
0.5%
(273)
0.5%
(521)
0.3%
(172)
0.6%
(349)
Computer and electronic products0.4%
(443)
0.5%
(253)
0.3%
(190)
0.5%
(563)
0.7%
(375)
0.3%
(188)
Other direct selling establishments0.4%
(435)
0.5%
(281)
0.3%
(154)
0.8%
(862)
0.6%
(319)
0.9%
(543)
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers0.4%
(422)
0.5%
(262)
0.3%
(160)
0.6%
(687)
0.9%
(497)
0.3%
(190)
Paper0.4%
(420)
0.7%
(373)
0.1%
(47)
0.4%
(457)
0.7%
(397)
0.1%
(60)
Data processing, libraries, and other information services0.4%
(393)
0.2%
(89)
0.5%
(304)
0.4%
(476)
0.3%
(190)
0.5%
(286)
Printing and related support activities0.3%
(381)
0.5%
(306)
0.1%
(75)
0.8%
(952)
1.2%
(679)
0.5%
(273)
Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores0.3%
(360)
0.4%
(203)
0.3%
(157)
0.5%
(519)
0.5%
(275)
0.4%
(244)
Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores0.3%
(344)
0.4%
(228)
0.2%
(116)
0.3%
(358)
0.4%
(216)
0.2%
(142)
Radio, TV, and computer stores0.3%
(327)
0.5%
(252)
0.1%
(75)
0.5%
(539)
0.5%
(282)
0.4%
(257)
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers0.3%
(301)
0.3%
(157)
0.3%
(144)
0.9%
(979)
1.1%
(586)
0.7%
(393)
Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers0.3%
(284)
0.4%
(224)
0.1%
(60)
0.4%
(412)
0.5%
(281)
0.2%
(131)
Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers0.2%
(249)
0.2%
(139)
0.2%
(110)
0.3%
(312)
0.4%
(217)
0.2%
(95)
Electronic shopping and mail-order houses0.2%
(241)
0.4%
(228)
0.0%
(13)
0.1%
(73)
0.0%
(22)
0.1%
(51)
Drugs, sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers0.2%
(239)
0.3%
(150)
0.2%
(89)
0.3%
(298)
0.4%
(197)
0.2%
(101)
Furniture and related product manufacturing0.2%
(235)
0.3%
(187)
0.1%
(48)
0.2%
(269)
0.4%
(218)
0.1%
(51)
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers0.2%
(223)
0.3%
(189)
0.1%
(34)
0.4%
(456)
0.5%
(279)
0.3%
(177)
Private households0.2%
(221)
0.1%
(41)
0.3%
(180)
0.2%
(275)
0.0%
(19)
0.4%
(256)
Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores0.2%
(193)
0.2%
(102)
0.2%
(91)
0.1%
(142)
0.2%
(101)
0.1%
(41)
Office supplies and stationery stores0.2%
(179)
0.2%
(117)
0.1%
(62)
0.1%
(140)
0.1%
(70)
0.1%
(70)
Wood products0.2%
(174)
0.3%
(160)
0.0%
(14)
0.2%
(175)
0.2%
(108)
0.1%
(67)
Nonmetallic mineral products0.2%
(170)
0.2%
(122)
0.1%
(48)
0.4%
(465)
0.5%
(258)
0.3%
(207)
Electrical equipment, appliances, and components0.1%
(167)
0.2%
(132)
0.1%
(35)
0.2%
(268)
0.2%
(131)
0.2%
(137)
Warehousing and storage0.1%
(166)
0.2%
(120)
0.1%
(46)
0.2%
(204)
0.3%
(188)
0.0%
(16)
Air transportation0.1%
(165)
0.2%
(132)
0.1%
(33)
0.2%
(253)
0.2%
(123)
0.2%
(130)
Health and personal care, except drug, stores0.1%
(125)
0.0%
(13)
0.2%
(112)
0.2%
(178)
0.1%
(66)
0.2%
(112)
Beverage and tobacco products0.1%
(123)
0.1%
(78)
0.1%
(45)
0.1%
(69)
0.1%
(62)
0.0%
(7)
Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers0.1%
(114)
0.2%
(114)
0.0%
(0)
0.0%
(54)
0.1%
(54)
0.0%
(0)
Rail transportation0.1%
(112)
0.2%
(112)
0.0%
(0)
0.1%
(146)
0.2%
(125)
0.0%
(21)
Gasoline stations0.1%
(112)
0.1%
(45)
0.1%
(67)
0.3%
(291)
0.3%
(158)
0.2%
(133)
Textile mills and textile products0.1%
(99)
0.1%
(79)
0.0%
(20)
0.2%
(197)
0.2%
(121)
0.1%
(76)
Metals and minerals, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers0.1%
(95)
0.2%
(95)
0.0%
(0)
0.1%
(78)
0.1%
(59)
0.0%
(19)
Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers0.1%
(92)
0.2%
(92)
0.0%
(0)
0.1%
(73)
0.1%
(60)
0.0%
(13)
Fuel dealers0.1%
(91)
0.2%
(91)
0.0%
(0)
0.0%
(6)
0.0%
(6)
0.0%
(0)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting0.1%
(91)
0.1%
(74)
0.0%
(17)
0.1%
(165)
0.2%
(127)
0.1%
(38)
Petroleum and coal products0.1%
(88)
0.1%
(59)
0.1%
(29)
0.0%
(46)
0.1%
(40)
0.0%
(6)
Book stores and news dealers0.1%
(84)
0.0%
(0)
0.1%
(84)
0.1%
(141)
0.1%
(34)
0.2%
(107)
Music stores0.1%
(71)
0.1%
(71)
0.0%
(0)
0.1%
(139)
0.2%
(113)
0.0%
(26)
Recyclable material merchant wholesalers0.1%
(65)
0.1%
(65)
0.0%
(0)
0.1%
(158)
0.2%
(134)
0.0%
(24)
Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers0.0%
(54)
0.0%
(24)
0.1%
(30)
0.1%
(166)
0.2%
(103)
0.1%
(63)
Alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers0.0%
(50)
0.1%
(50)
0.0%
(0)
0.1%
(161)
0.2%
(115)
0.1%
(46)
Paper and paper products merchant wholesalers0.0%
(41)
0.1%
(41)
0.0%
(0)
0.1%
(119)
0.2%
(97)
0.0%
(22)
Retail florists0.0%
(22)
0.0%
(9)
0.0%
(13)
0.1%
(131)
0.1%
(51)
0.1%
(80)
Motor vehicles, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers0.0%
(18)
0.0%
(18)
0.0%
(0)
0.1%
(149)
0.2%
(100)
0.1%
(49)

Unemployment in Buffalo

Unemployment by year
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.3%Males
  • 4.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 14.6%Males
  • 14.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 11.5%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 3.5%Males
  • 5.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 8.8%Males
  • 7.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 13.6%Males
  • 4.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 7.2%Males
  • 4.9%Females
  • 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
Unemployment in 2019:
Buffalo:

5.1%
New York:

4.1%
Unemployment in 2018:
Buffalo:

5.7%
New York:

4.1%
Unemployment in 2017:
Buffalo:

6.7%
New York:

4.7%
Unemployment in 2016:
Buffalo:

6.4%
New York:

4.9%
Unemployment in 2015:
Buffalo:

7.0%
New York:

5.3%
Unemployment in 2014:
Buffalo:

8.0%
New York:

6.3%
Unemployment in 2013:
Buffalo:

9.7%
New York:

7.7%
Unemployment in 2012:
Buffalo:

10.9%
New York:

8.5%
Unemployment in 2011:
Buffalo:

10.5%
New York:

8.3%
Unemployment in 2010:
Buffalo:

10.8%
New York:

8.6%
Unemployment in 2009:
Buffalo:

9.9%
New York:

8.3%
Unemployment in 2008:
Buffalo:

7.0%
New York:

5.4%
Unemployment in 2007:
Buffalo:

5.9%
New York:

4.6%
Unemployment in 2006:
Buffalo:

6.1%
New York:

4.5%
Unemployment in 2005:
Buffalo:

6.5%
New York:

5.0%
Unemployment in 2004:
Buffalo:

7.2%
New York:

5.8%
Unemployment in 2003:
Buffalo:

7.2%
New York:

6.4%
Unemployment in 2002:
Buffalo:

6.7%
New York:

6.1%
Unemployment in 2001:
Buffalo:

5.7%
New York:

4.8%
Unemployment in 2000:
Buffalo:

5.1%
New York:

4.5%
Unemployment in 1999:
Buffalo:

8.6%
New York:

5.2%
Unemployment in 1998:
Buffalo:

8.6%
New York:

5.6%
Unemployment in 1997:
Buffalo:

8.5%
New York:

6.4%
Unemployment in 1996:
Buffalo:

8.1%
New York:

6.2%
Unemployment in 1995:
Buffalo:

8.8%
New York:

6.3%
Unemployment in 1994:
Buffalo:

9.8%
New York:

6.9%
Unemployment in 1993:
Buffalo:

11.0%
New York:

7.9%
Unemployment in 1992:
Buffalo:

12.1%
New York:

8.6%
Unemployment in 1991:
Buffalo:

11.5%
New York:

7.2%
Unemployment in 1990:
Buffalo:

8.8%
New York:

5.3%

Time leaving home to go to work

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017
12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.:
Buffalo:

2.5% (2,797)
New York:

3.3% (298,172)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Buffalo:

2.5% (2,854)
New York:

3.0% (270,658)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Buffalo:

3.9% (4,408)
New York:

3.6% (324,943)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Buffalo:

8.1% (9,183)
New York:

7.6% (688,580)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Buffalo:

9.8% (11,079)
New York:

8.3% (749,613)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Buffalo:

11.3% (12,871)
New York:

14.5% (1,311,045)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Buffalo:

13.0% (14,725)
New York:

11.8% (1,060,605)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Buffalo:

11.8% (13,344)
New York:

14.3% (1,291,542)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Buffalo:

6.7% (7,573)
New York:

7.4% (665,405)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Buffalo:

5.7% (6,519)
New York:

8.4% (756,223)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Buffalo:

2.1% (2,398)
New York:

3.4% (302,653)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Buffalo:

2.4% (2,747)
New York:

1.5% (135,021)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Buffalo:

9.4% (10,668)
New York:

6.9% (623,034)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Buffalo:

10.8% (12,298)
New York:

6.0% (540,173)
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2000
<5am:
Buffalo:

2.2% (2,396)
New York:

2.4% (194,562)
5:30am:
Buffalo:

1.9% (2,137)
New York:

2.1% (174,328)
6am:
Buffalo:

3.4% (3,814)
New York:

3.1% (253,826)
6:30am:
Buffalo:

7.0% (7,742)
New York:

7.0% (573,349)
7am:
Buffalo:

8.6% (9,532)
New York:

8.6% (706,982)
7:30am:
Buffalo:

11.5% (12,733)
New York:

14.0% (1,147,579)
8am:
Buffalo:

16.0% (17,741)
New York:

14.8% (1,213,706)
8:30am:
Buffalo:

12.0% (13,283)
New York:

13.9% (1,144,298)
9am:
Buffalo:

6.7% (7,371)
New York:

7.5% (614,475)
10am:
Buffalo:

5.7% (6,339)
New York:

7.2% (593,377)
11am:
Buffalo:

2.3% (2,493)
New York:

2.7% (224,011)
12pm:
Buffalo:

1.6% (1,731)
New York:

1.3% (105,049)
4pm:
Buffalo:

10.0% (11,038)
New York:

6.3% (517,309)
>4pm:
Buffalo:

9.4% (10,452)
New York:

6.1% (501,196)
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017 - Males
12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. - Males:
Buffalo:

3.0% (1,722)
New York:

4.5% (209,883)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Males:
Buffalo:

3.1% (1,737)
New York:

4.3% (198,973)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Males:
Buffalo:

4.6% (2,621)
New York:

4.7% (217,051)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Males:
Buffalo:

8.7% (4,975)
New York:

9.2% (428,440)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Males:
Buffalo:

9.3% (5,279)
New York:

8.8% (412,086)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Males:
Buffalo:

11.5% (6,536)
New York:

14.1% (658,401)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Males:
Buffalo:

12.4% (7,069)
New York:

10.0% (463,883)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Males:
Buffalo:

10.1% (5,777)
New York:

12.4% (576,518)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Males:
Buffalo:

5.8% (3,296)
New York:

6.0% (280,999)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Males:
Buffalo:

6.1% (3,482)
New York:

7.7% (356,714)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Males:
Buffalo:

2.1% (1,207)
New York:

3.1% (145,595)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Males:
Buffalo:

2.8% (1,598)
New York:

1.5% (71,053)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Males:
Buffalo:

10.4% (5,924)
New York:

7.2% (337,575)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Males:
Buffalo:

10.1% (5,726)
New York:

6.5% (301,348)
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017 - Females
12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. - Females:
Buffalo:

1.9% (1,075)
New York:

2.0% (88,289)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Females:
Buffalo:

2.0% (1,117)
New York:

1.6% (71,685)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Females:
Buffalo:

3.2% (1,787)
New York:

2.5% (107,892)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Females:
Buffalo:

7.4% (4,208)
New York:

6.0% (260,140)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Females:
Buffalo:

10.3% (5,800)
New York:

7.7% (337,527)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Females:
Buffalo:

11.2% (6,335)
New York:

15.0% (652,644)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Females:
Buffalo:

13.5% (7,656)
New York:

13.7% (596,722)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Females:
Buffalo:

13.4% (7,567)
New York:

16.4% (715,024)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Females:
Buffalo:

7.6% (4,277)
New York:

8.8% (384,406)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Females:
Buffalo:

5.4% (3,037)
New York:

9.2% (399,509)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Females:
Buffalo:

2.1% (1,191)
New York:

3.6% (157,058)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Females:
Buffalo:

2.0% (1,149)
New York:

1.5% (63,968)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Females:
Buffalo:

8.4% (4,744)
New York:

6.5% (285,459)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Females:
Buffalo:

11.6% (6,572)
New York:

5.5% (238,825)

Travel time to work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 96.1%
Number of people working at home: 2,698 (2.3% of all workers)
Daytime population change due to commuting: +47,605 (+16.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 65,989 (59.6%)
Travel time to work (in minutes) by means of transportation
Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Working at home in 2017
Less than 5 minutes:
Buffalo:

2.7% (4,447)
New York:

2.1% (199,928)
5 to 9 minutes:
Buffalo:

7.7% (12,630)
New York:

6.7% (628,506)
10 to 14 minutes:
Buffalo:

11.1% (18,153)
New York:

9.9% (932,449)
15 to 19 minutes:
Buffalo:

18.8% (30,892)
New York:

11.0% (1,037,207)
20 to 24 minutes:
Buffalo:

18.9% (30,919)
New York:

11.5% (1,081,887)
25 to 29 minutes:
Buffalo:

10.4% (17,112)
New York:

5.3% (497,026)
30 to 34 minutes:
Buffalo:

14.2% (23,204)
New York:

13.6% (1,283,435)
35 to 39 minutes:
Buffalo:

3.0% (4,848)
New York:

3.0% (279,015)
40 to 44 minutes:
Buffalo:

3.0% (4,853)
New York:

5.2% (485,404)
45 to 59 minutes:
Buffalo:

5.7% (9,299)
New York:

11.0% (1,039,829)
60 to 89 minutes:
Buffalo:

3.5% (5,716)
New York:

13.8% (1,301,092)
90 or more minutes:
Buffalo:

1.2% (1,909)
New York:

7.0% (656,214)
Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2000
Working at home in 2000
Less than 5 minutes:
Buffalo:

2.4% (2,681)
New York:

2.7% (219,036)
5 to 9 minutes:
Buffalo:

10.7% (11,784)
New York:

8.3% (680,270)
10 to 14 minutes:
Buffalo:

18.6% (20,540)
New York:

11.6% (956,590)
15 to 19 minutes:
Buffalo:

21.4% (23,721)
New York:

12.4% (1,020,084)
20 to 24 minutes:
Buffalo:

18.7% (20,739)
New York:

12.3% (1,013,757)
25 to 29 minutes:
Buffalo:

5.4% (6,025)
New York:

4.9% (399,384)
30 to 34 minutes:
Buffalo:

10.1% (11,216)
New York:

12.9% (1,058,688)
35 to 39 minutes:
Buffalo:

1.4% (1,530)
New York:

2.5% (203,722)
40 to 44 minutes:
Buffalo:

1.6% (1,804)
New York:

4.1% (340,311)
45 to 59 minutes:
Buffalo:

3.4% (3,797)
New York:

9.8% (806,556)
60 to 89 minutes:
Buffalo:

2.8% (3,135)
New York:

10.3% (848,185)
90 or more minutes:
Buffalo:

1.7% (1,830)
New York:

5.1% (417,464)
Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017 - Males
Less than 5 minutes - Males:
Buffalo:

2.6% (2,172)
New York:

2.2% (110,449)
5 to 9 minutes - Males:
Buffalo:

6.8% (5,688)
New York:

6.1% (299,815)
10 to 14 minutes - Males:
Buffalo:

10.3% (8,706)
New York:

9.2% (451,193)
15 to 19 minutes - Males:
Buffalo:

20.7% (17,418)
New York:

10.4% (508,376)
20 to 24 minutes - Males:
Buffalo:

17.0% (14,357)
New York:

11.2% (551,856)
25 to 29 minutes - Males:
Buffalo:

10.9% (9,194)
New York:

5.2% (255,064)
30 to 34 minutes - Males:
Buffalo:

13.7% (11,538)
New York:

13.8% (678,609)
35 to 39 minutes - Males:
Buffalo:

3.1% (2,639)
New York:

3.0% (146,450)
40 to 44 minutes - Males:
Buffalo:

3.6% (3,009)
New York:

5.2% (256,891)
45 to 59 minutes - Males:
Buffalo:

6.0% (5,039)
New York:

11.2% (547,487)
60 to 89 minutes - Males:
Buffalo:

3.9% (3,293)
New York:

14.8% (726,617)
90 or more minutes - Males:
Buffalo:

1.4% (1,206)
New York:

7.7% (376,355)
Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017 - Females
Less than 5 minutes - Females:
Buffalo:

2.9% (2,275)
New York:

2.0% (89,479)
5 to 9 minutes - Females:
Buffalo:

8.7% (6,942)
New York:

7.3% (328,691)
10 to 14 minutes - Females:
Buffalo:

11.8% (9,447)
New York:

10.7% (481,256)
15 to 19 minutes - Females:
Buffalo:

16.9% (13,474)
New York:

11.7% (528,831)
20 to 24 minutes - Females:
Buffalo:

20.8% (16,562)
New York:

11.7% (530,031)
25 to 29 minutes - Females:
Buffalo:

9.9% (7,918)
New York:

5.4% (241,962)
30 to 34 minutes - Females:
Buffalo:

14.6% (11,666)
New York:

13.4% (604,826)
35 to 39 minutes - Females:
Buffalo:

2.8% (2,209)
New York:

2.9% (132,565)
40 to 44 minutes - Females:
Buffalo:

2.3% (1,844)
New York:

5.1% (228,513)
45 to 59 minutes - Females:
Buffalo:

5.3% (4,260)
New York:

10.9% (492,342)
60 to 89 minutes - Females:
Buffalo:

3.0% (2,423)
New York:

12.7% (574,475)
90 or more minutes - Females:
Buffalo:

0.9% (703)
New York:

6.2% (279,859)

Means of transportation to work

Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Buffalo
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - New York
Drove car alone:
Buffalo:

79.2% (129,794)
New York:

53.9% (2,376,932)
Carpooled:
Buffalo:

8.7% (14,203)
New York:

6.3% (279,310)
Bus or trolley bus:
Buffalo:

6.5% (10,596)
New York:

7.1% (376,187)
Streetcar or trolley car:
Buffalo:

0.1% (190)
New York:

0.1% (5,943)
Subway or elevated:
Buffalo:

0.3% (497)
New York:

20.0% (945,705)
Railroad:
Buffalo:

0.0% (14)
New York:

4.0% (147,322)
Bicycle:
Buffalo:

0.7% (1,144)
New York:

0.7% (19,825)
Walked:
Buffalo:

3.8% (6,275)
New York:

6.2% (291,749)
Other means:
Buffalo:

0.8% (1,269)
New York:

1.4% (59,815)
Means of transportation to work in 2000 - Buffalo
Means of transportation to work in 2000 - New York
Drove car alone:
Buffalo:

65.4% (72,317)
New York:

56.3% (4,620,178)
Carpooled:
Buffalo:

14.4% (15,961)
New York:

9.2% (756,918)
Bus or trolley bus:
Buffalo:

11.3% (12,515)
New York:

5.8% (475,389)
Streetcar or trolley car:
Buffalo:

0.1% (80)
New York:

0.1% (6,058)
Subway or elevated:
Buffalo:

0.6% (621)
New York:

14.8% (1,217,009)
Railroad:
Buffalo:

0.0% (35)
New York:

2.8% (228,215)
Taxicab:
Buffalo:

0.3% (374)
New York:

0.8% (67,897)
Motorcycle:
Buffalo:

0.1% (64)
New York:

0.0% (3,625)
Bicycle:
Buffalo:

0.4% (481)
New York:

0.3% (25,036)
Walked:
Buffalo:

5.3% (5,904)
New York:

6.2% (511,721)
Other means:
Buffalo:

0.4% (450)
New York:

0.5% (40,375)
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Buffalo (Males)
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - New York (Males)
Drove car alone - Males:
Buffalo:

78.1% (65,808)
New York:

55.0% (2,376,932)
Carpooled - Males:
Buffalo:

8.6% (7,206)
New York:

6.4% (279,310)
Bus or trolley bus - Males:
Buffalo:

6.5% (5,469)
New York:

6.1% (376,187)
Streetcar or trolley car - Males:
Buffalo:

0.2% (150)
New York:

0.1% (5,943)
Subway or elevated - Males:
Buffalo:

0.4% (312)
New York:

19.1% (945,705)
Railroad - Males:
Buffalo:

0.0% (14)
New York:

4.7% (147,322)
Bicycle - Males:
Buffalo:

1.0% (870)
New York:

0.9% (19,825)
Walked - Males:
Buffalo:

4.3% (3,655)
New York:

6.0% (291,749)
Other means - Males:
Buffalo:

0.9% (775)
New York:

1.4% (59,815)
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Buffalo (Females)
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - New York (Females)
Drove car alone - Females:
Buffalo:

80.3% (63,986)
New York:

52.7% (2,376,932)
Carpooled - Females:
Buffalo:

8.8% (6,997)
New York:

6.2% (279,310)
Bus or trolley bus - Females:
Buffalo:

6.4% (5,127)
New York:

8.3% (376,187)
Streetcar or trolley car - Females:
Buffalo:

0.1% (40)
New York:

0.1% (5,943)
Subway or elevated - Females:
Buffalo:

0.2% (185)
New York:

21.0% (945,705)
Bicycle - Females:
Buffalo:

0.3% (274)
New York:

0.4% (19,825)
Walked - Females:
Buffalo:

3.3% (2,620)
New York:

6.5% (291,749)
Other means - Females:
Buffalo:

0.6% (494)
New York:

1.3% (59,815)

Private vehicle occupancy

Private vehicle occupancy in 2017
Drove alone:
Buffalo:

86.7% (78,189)
New York:

89.5% (5,007,277)
In 2 person carpool:
Buffalo:

11.5% (10,387)
New York:

7.9% (444,598)
In 3 person carpool:
Buffalo:

1.1% (1,007)
New York:

1.5% (81,189)
In 4 person carpool:
Buffalo:

0.5% (478)
New York:

0.6% (33,349)
In 5-6 person carpool:
Buffalo:

0.1% (53)
New York:

0.3% (19,134)
In 7+ person carpool:
Buffalo:

0.1% (71)
New York:

0.2% (11,626)
Private vehicle occupancy in 2000
Drove alone:
Buffalo:

81.9% (72,317)
New York:

85.9% (4,620,178)
In 2 person carpool:
Buffalo:

14.9% (13,193)
New York:

11.0% (590,255)
In 3 person carpool:
Buffalo:

2.1% (1,854)
New York:

1.8% (96,470)
In 4 person carpool:
Buffalo:

0.6% (563)
New York:

0.7% (36,112)
In 5-6 person carpool:
Buffalo:

0.3% (256)
New York:

0.3% (16,644)
In 7+ person carpool:
Buffalo:

0.1% (95)
New York:

0.3% (17,437)

Class of workers

Class of Workers in 2017
Employee of private company:
Buffalo:

64.2% (77,163)
New York:

64.7% (6,230,224)
Self-employed in own incorporated business:
Buffalo:

1.6% (1,898)
New York:

3.9% (371,278)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers:
Buffalo:

12.9% (15,523)
New York:

10.3% (990,091)
Local government workers:
Buffalo:

8.3% (10,032)
New York:

9.4% (901,282)
State government workers:
Buffalo:

6.2% (7,481)
New York:

4.3% (410,451)
Federal government workers:
Buffalo:

2.9% (3,477)
New York:

1.5% (148,112)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business:
Buffalo:

3.8% (4,509)
New York:

5.9% (570,592)
Unpaid family workers:
Buffalo:

0.1% (136)
New York:

0.1% (12,407)
Class of Workers in 2000
Employee of private company:
Buffalo:

64.5% (73,609)
New York:

63.7% (5,340,134)
Self-employed in own incorporated business:
Buffalo:

1.3% (1,445)
New York:

3.4% (283,619)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers:
Buffalo:

10.8% (12,349)
New York:

9.7% (810,356)
Local government workers:
Buffalo:

11.5% (13,158)
New York:

10.2% (858,120)
State government workers:
Buffalo:

5.6% (6,369)
New York:

4.6% (383,673)
Federal government workers:
Buffalo:

2.3% (2,653)
New York:

2.2% (185,100)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business:
Buffalo:

3.8% (4,301)
New York:

6.0% (501,068)
Unpaid family workers:
Buffalo:

0.2% (178)
New York:

0.2% (20,918)
Class of Workers in 2017 - Males
Employee of private company - Males:
Buffalo:

67.9% (41,007)
New York:

67.4% (3,335,103)
Self-employed in own incorporated business - Males:
Buffalo:

2.0% (1,182)
New York:

5.2% (259,330)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Males:
Buffalo:

8.6% (5,218)
New York:

7.3% (359,605)
Local government workers - Males:
Buffalo:

8.0% (4,850)
New York:

7.9% (388,907)
State government workers - Males:
Buffalo:

5.8% (3,491)
New York:

3.7% (183,670)
Federal government workers - Males:
Buffalo:

3.2% (1,924)
New York:

1.8% (86,637)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Males:
Buffalo:

4.5% (2,728)
New York:

6.7% (331,676)
Class of Workers in 2017 - Females
Employee of private company - Females:
Buffalo:

60.4% (36,156)
New York:

61.8% (2,895,121)
Self-employed in own incorporated business - Females:
Buffalo:

1.2% (716)
New York:

2.4% (111,948)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Females:
Buffalo:

17.2% (10,305)
New York:

13.5% (630,486)
Local government workers - Females:
Buffalo:

8.7% (5,182)
New York:

10.9% (512,375)
State government workers - Females:
Buffalo:

6.7% (3,990)
New York:

4.8% (226,781)
Federal government workers - Females:
Buffalo:

2.6% (1,553)
New York:

1.3% (61,475)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Females:
Buffalo:

3.0% (1,781)
New York:

5.1% (238,916)
Unpaid family workers - Females:
Buffalo:

0.2% (136)
New York:

0.1% (6,765)
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