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Population
258,066
-0.24% decline
Median Age
33.1
Median Household Income
$32,509
1.85% growth
Poverty Rate
33%
Number of Employees
111,038
0.81% growth
Median Property Value
$75,800
8.44% growth

About the photo: Buffalo City Hall at twilight.

Economy

The economy of Buffalo, NY employs 111,038 people. The economy of Buffalo, NY is specialized in Healthcare & Social Assistance; Accommodation & Food Service; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 1.33; 1.2; and 1.2 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Buffalo, NY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (20,373), Retail trade (12,592), and Accommodation & Food Service (11,700), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($62,750), Utilities ($46,600), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($42,068).

Median household income in Buffalo, NY is $32,509. Males in Buffalo, NY have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,881. The income inequality of Buffalo, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.503 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Buffalo, NY. In Erie County, NY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 80 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,920. Bronx County, NY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New York.

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Diversity

Buffalo, NY is home to a population of 258,066 people, from which 94.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Buffalo, NY is composed of 113,027 White residents (43.8%), 94,282 Black residents (36.5%), 29,656 Hispanic residents (11.5%), 12,597 Asian residents (4.88%), and 7,307 Two+ residents (2.83%). The most common foreign languages in Buffalo, NY are Spanish (18,658 speakers), Other Asian (2,951 speakers), and African Languages (2,681 speakers), but compared to other places, Buffalo, NY has a relative high number of Other Asian (2,951 speakers), Other Indic (2,629 speakers), and African Languages (2,681 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Buffalo, NY awarded 8,750 degrees. The student population of Buffalo, NY is skewed towards females, with 3,473 male students and 5,277 female students. Most students in Buffalo, NY are White (6,079 and 69.5%), followed by Black or African American (1,062 and 12.1%), Hispanic or Latino (404 and 4.62%), and Unknown (315 and 3.6%). The largest universities in Buffalo, NY by number of graduates are Buffalo State SUNY (2,529 and 28.9%), Erie Community College (2,474 and 28.3%), and Canisius College (1,591 and 18.2%). The most popular majors in Buffalo, NY are General Business Administration & Management (243 and 2.78%), Registered Nursing (199 and 2.27%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (146 and 1.67%). The median tuition costs in Buffalo, NY are $33,282 for private four year colleges, and $6,470 and $16,320 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Buffalo, NY is $75,800, which is 0.39 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $69,900 to $75,800, a 8.44% increase. The homeownership rate of Buffalo, NY is 40.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63%. People in Buffalo, NY have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Buffalo, NY is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

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