Buffalo Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated May 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Buffalo Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
255,284

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.6%
5 - 17:
16.0%
18 - 24:
12.1%
25 - 34:
18.2%
35 - 54:
22.4%
55 - 64:
12.3%
Over 65 Years:
12.4%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
7.0%
7.0%
High School Graduates
84.6%
84.6%
College Graduated
27.6%
27.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Buffalo
$24,400
$24,400
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Buffalo
$37,354
$37,354
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
30.1%

Employment Industries in Buffalo

 
Healthcare
18.8%
18.8%
Education
10.8%
10.8%
Retail
10.6%
10.6%
Accommodation
10.0%
10.0%
Manufacturing
7.5%
7.5%
Finance
5.6%
5.6%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
5.6%
5.6%
Administration
5.5%
5.5%
Transportation
4.6%
4.6%
Other
4.5%
4.5%
Public Service
4.4%
4.4%
Construction
3.5%
3.5%
Arts
2.2%
2.2%
Wholesale
2.0%
2.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
43.1%
43.1%
Black Or African American
35.5%
35.5%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.4%
0.4%
Asian
5.8%
5.8%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
2.9%
2.9%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
12.3%
12.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

Irish
11.2%
11.2%
German
11.0%
11.0%
Italian
10.5%
10.5%
Polish
8.8%
8.8%
English
3.9%
3.9%
African
1.5%
1.5%
French
1.4%
1.4%
Scottish
0.7%
0.7%
Russian
0.6%
0.6%
European
0.6%
0.6%
Hungarian
0.6%
0.6%
French Canadian
0.6%
0.6%
Jamaican
0.5%
0.5%
Dutch
0.5%
0.5%
Other Subsaharan African
0.5%
0.5%
Ukrainian
0.4%
0.4%
Somalian
0.4%
0.4%
Iraqi
0.4%
0.4%
Welsh
0.3%
0.3%
Swedish
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
80.9%
80.9%
Spanish
8.6%
8.6%
Arabic
1.4%
1.4%
African languages
1.4%
1.4%
Other Asian languages
1.2%
1.2%
French
0.8%
0.8%
Chinese
0.6%
0.6%
Langs. of India
0.5%
0.5%
Native American languages
0.3%
0.3%
Vietnamese
0.3%
0.3%
Polish
0.3%
0.3%
Other Indo-European
0.2%
0.2%
Slavic languages
0.2%
0.2%
Urdu
0.2%
0.2%
Russian
0.2%
0.2%
Thai
0.2%
0.2%
Italian
0.2%
0.2%
German/Yiddish
0.1%
0.1%
French Creole
0.1%
0.1%
Pacific Island languages
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Buffalo Residents:
10.4%