Buffalo, NY

256,908 Population
40.4 square miles 6,361.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.3%
was 1.3%
Ranked 2nd Highest in NY
Population Density
6,361.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
45.0%
was 44.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
10.0%
was 9.1%
Ranked 9th Highest in NY
Percent Under 18
22.6%
was 22.9%
Ranked 3rd Highest in NY
Percent 65 and Over
12.0%
was 12.0%
Ranked 9th Highest in NY

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
6.7
was 7.1
Ranked 21st Lowest in NY
Percent Living in Poverty
30.5%
was 31.4%
Ranked 9th Lowest in NY
Median Household Income
$33,119
was $32,392
Ranked 9th Highest in NY
Gini Income Distribution
 
52
48.3
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
15.9
was 18.2
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
1,118.6
was 1,255.5
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,330.2
was 4,826.7
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
126,751
was 130,142
Ranked 2nd Highest in NY
Median Rent
$707
was $707
Ranked 11th Highest in NY
Total Building Permits
79
was 87
 
Occupied Housing Units
106,139
was 109,511
 
Homeownership Rate
39.4%
was 42.2%
Ranked 6th Highest in NY
Single Family Building Permits
32
was 42
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
3,138.7
was 3,222.6
Ranked 4th Highest in NY
Rental Vacancy Rate
24.3%
was 24.6%
Ranked 4th Highest in NY
Multifamily Building Permits
47
was 45
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.3
Ranked 8th Highest in NY
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.6
was 0.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.3
was 0.3
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.9%
was 98.1%
Ranked 3rd Highest in NY
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
93.4%
Ranked 3rd Highest in NY
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 99.5%
Ranked 1st Highest in NY

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
83.9%
was 83.7%
Ranked 5th Highest in NY
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
26.7%
was 25.2%
Ranked 7th Highest in NY

 Finance

Capital Spending
10.6%
was 10.9%
Ranked 268th Highest in NY
Own Source Revenue
54.0%
was 59.2%
Ranked 570th Highest in NY
Debt Service Ratio
16.5%
was 15.0%
Ranked 112th Highest in NY
Revenue
 
$512,547,210
$546,330,515
Ranked 2nd Highest in NY
Expenditure
 
$564,472,014
$534,901,007
Ranked 2nd Highest in NY
Revenue per Capita
$1,981
was $2,110
Ranked 125th Highest in NY
Expenditure per Capita
$2,182
was $2,066
Ranked 121st Highest in NY

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