Buffalo, NY

258,066 Population
40.4 square miles 6,406 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.3%
was 1.3%
Ranked 2nd Highest in NY
Population Density
6,406
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
46.6%
was 44.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
9.5%
was 9.1%
Ranked 9th Highest in NY
Percent Under 18
23.1%
was 22.9%
Ranked 3rd Highest in NY
Percent 65 and Over
12.2%
was 12.0%
Ranked 9th Highest in NY

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
6
was 7.1
Ranked 19th Lowest in NY
Percent Living in Poverty
33.0%
was 31.4%
Ranked 10th Lowest in NY
Median Household Income
$32,509
was $32,392
Ranked 10th Highest in NY
Gini Income Distribution
 
50.2
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
131,136
was 130,142
Ranked 2nd Highest in NY
Median Rent
$711
was $707
Ranked 11th Highest in NY
Total Building Permits
79
was 87
 
Occupied Housing Units
109,961
was 109,511
 
Homeownership Rate
40.2%
was 42.2%
Ranked 6th Highest in NY
Single Family Building Permits
32
was 42
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
3,247.3
was 3,222.6
Ranked 4th Highest in NY
Rental Vacancy Rate
24.4%
was 24.6%
Ranked 4th Highest in NY
Multifamily Building Permits
47
was 45
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.3
Ranked 10th 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
98.1%
was 98.1%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
92.5%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.1%
was 99.5%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
82.1%
was 83.7%
Ranked 6th Highest in NY
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
23.9%
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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