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0.45% decline
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1.15% growth
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3.64% decline
Median Property Value
10.2% growth

About the photo: Buffalo City Hall at twilight.


The economy of Buffalo, NY employs 106,998 people. The economy of Buffalo, NY is specialized in Healthcare & Social Assistance; Educational Services; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 1.33; 1.23; and 1.22 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Buffalo, NY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (19,771), Educational Services (11,855), and Retail trade (11,402), 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 $32,883. Males in Buffalo, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,738. 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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The closest comparable data for the census place of Buffalo, NY is from the county of Erie County, NY.

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Buffalo, NY is home to a population of 256,908 people, from which 93.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Buffalo, NY is composed of 111,102 White residents (43.2%), 93,100 Black residents (36.2%), 27,604 Hispanic residents (10.7%), 16,518 Asian residents (6.43%), and 6,948 Two+ residents (2.7%). 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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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 $33,948 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 $83,500, which is 0.41 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $75,800 to $83,500, a 10.2% increase. The homeownership rate of Buffalo, NY is 39.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Buffalo, NY have an average commute time of 20.9 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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