BuffaloNew York

Buffalo Population Demographics

According to US population projections for 2022, the estimated population of Buffalo is 276,804. 25.42% is under 18, while 13.28% is over 65.

A closer look at the age demography reveals that 6.28% of the population was five years old or younger, 25.42% were 18 years or younger and 26.48% were aged 65 years and over. The gender split in the state was nearly even, with 52.12% female and 47.88% male.

Buffalo Housing

According to the US Census, Buffalo has 137,222 housing units. The average owner-occupied housing unit rate in Buffalo was 89.32%. At the same time, the city's median value of owner-occupied homes was $155,200

Buffalo Racial Demographics

In 2020, the US Census estimated that White Alone and Black Or African American Alone constitute 78.82% of Buffalo's population. Residents of the city who were Asian Alone, made up 7.65% of the total population.

Other racial groups include Some Other Race Alone, constituting 5.30% of the city's population and White Black Or African American at 1.90%

White Alone41.95%
Black Or African American Alone36.87%
Asian Alone7.65%
Some Other Race Alone5.30%
White Black Or African American1.90%
American Indian And Alaska Native Alone0.68%

How Educated is Buffalo

According to Census estimates, in 2021, 18.3% of Buffalo residents had a bachelor's degree, while 14.5% had a graduate or professional degree.

Overall, 32.80% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Education Attainment (Population 25 Years and Older) in Buffalo CityPercentage
High School Graduate Or Higher85.8%
Some College Or Associates Degree39.0%
Bachelors Degree Or Higher26.0%
High School Graduate Includes Equivalency25.7%
Some College No Degree19.2%
Bachelors Degree18.3%

Average Income in Buffalo

The median household income in Buffalo is $40,669. This figure is significantly (approximately 0.00%) less than the state average of $40,669.

Estimates by family type revealed that families earned an average of $50,140 per year, while married-couple families earned an average of $78,840.

A closer examination of the income groups of Buffalo households revealed that the largest income group consisted of households with an annual income between $50,000 and $74,999. Other groups with yearly high household incomes include those between $35,000 and $49,999 (13.7%) and those with incomes exceeding $200,000 (4.0%). 12.4% of households in the City of Angels had an annual income of less than $10,000.

Median Income by Type of Family

Type of FamilyIncome
Married-couple families$78,840
Nonfamily households$30,805