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Buffalo Population

Buffalo is the city in the U.S. state of New York, located on the eastern end of Lake Erie opposite Fort Erie, Ontario, at the head of the Niagara River, which flows north over Niagara Falls into Lake Ontario. Buffalo population in 2021 is estimated to be 279,383, covers city area of 52.48 sq mi (135.92 sq km), second populous city of New york state, and the largest city in Western New York, ranks seventy-sixth-largest city in the United States. Boundary water channels are the Niagara River, Buffalo River, Scajaquada Creek, and the Black Rock Canal, adjacent to the Niagara River, the city which has 22% of water. Buffalo's architecture is diverse,

Below is the Buffalo, New York population by year:
YearPopulationChange %
2010261,301
2011260,706-0.23
2012260,176-0.20
2013260,041-0.05
2014259,584-0.18
2015258,339-0.48
2016256,960-0.53
2017256,430-0.21
2018256,304-0.05
2019255,284-0.40
2020278,3499.04
2021 *279,3830.40
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019 & 2020 US Census updated

Buffalo city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035

YearBuffalo Population
1950899,312
1955959,940
19601,041,504
19651,067,945
19701,084,141
19751,049,942
19801,008,396
1985981,620
1990957,851
1995963,773
2000975,001
2005959,153
2010938,909
2011934,911
2015919,087
2020*896,481
2025*886,165
2035*956,013
Source: population.un.org/wpp/, 1950 to 2035 Buffalo city Population(UA)

The city is divided into five districts, each containing several neighborhoods, for a total of thirty-five neighborhoods over the fifty-two square miles.


Buffalo Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, Total Buffalo population is 255,300, out of these 121,608 are male, 133,692 are female, The sex ratio of Buffalo is 91. The median age of the Buffalo population is 32.7, Buffalo population by age are, under 18 years is 59,485, 16 years and over is 202,599, 18 years and over is 195,815, 21 years and over is 183,700, 65 years and over is 40,942. 47.6% are male, 52.4% are female, Population of Buffalo by age percentwise is, 23.3% are under 18 years old, 79.4% are 16 years and over, 76.7% are 18 years and over, 72.0% are 21 years and over, 12.3% are 65 years and over. There are total 126,735 housing units, The voting population of Buffalo are 184,368, out of these 85,891 are male voters, 98,477 are female voters, 46.6% are male, 53.4% are female.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -515,9586.3%
5 - 914,9025.8%
10 - 1418,3367.2%
15 - 1918,7577.3%
20 - 2422,9159.0%
25 - 3446,32118.1%
35 - 4430,67612.0%
45 - 5426,82910.5%
55 - 5914,6945.8%
60 - 6414,3865.6%
65 - 7419,9387.8%
75 - 847,7693.0%
85 and over3,8191.5%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates


Buffalo Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Buffalo by race are:

White Population

White population in Buffalo, New York are 114,818, percentage wise 45.0 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Buffalo, New York are 94,822, percentage wise 37.1 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Buffalo, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Carribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Buffalo are 17,798, percentage wise 7.0 percent are asians, out of these 4,673 are Asian Indians, 1,164 are Chinese, 541 are Filipinos, 267 are Japanese, 337 are Korean, 466 are Vietnamese and 10,350 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Buffalo, New York are 35,335. Percentage wise 13.8 percent are hispanics, out of these 1,266 are Mexican people, 28,220 are Puerto Ricans, 763 are Cubans, and 5,086 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race255,300Percent
White114,81845.0%
Black or African American94,82237.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,4030.5%
Cherokee tribal grouping%
Chippewa tribal grouping%
Navajo tribal grouping%
Sioux tribal grouping%
Asian Population17,7987.0%
Asian Indian4,6731.8%
Chinese1,1640.5%
Filipino5410.2%
Japanese2670.1%
Korean3370.1%
Vietnamese4660.2%
Other Asian Population10,350
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander690.0%
Native Hawaiian%
Guamanian or Chamorro%
Hispanic or Latino35,33513.8%
Mexican1,2660.5%
Puerto Rican28,22011.1%
Cuban7630.3%
Other Hispanic or Latino5,086
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)


Nativity by Place of Birth

According to 2019 estimates, Buffalo native population is 226,216, out of these 185,474 born in the New York state and 28,876 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 29,084, out of these 14,439 are Naturalised US citizen, 1,168 are in Europe, 6,784 in Asia, 3,437 in Africa, 2,609 in Latin America and 281 in Northern America. Non-US Citizens, Total Foreigners living in Buffalo are 14,645, out of these 401 are from Europe, 8,631 are from Asia, 2,770 from Africa, 2,401 are from Latin America and 401 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Native226,216
Born in state of residence185,474
Born in other state in the United States28,876
Northeast5,372
Midwest0
South15,798
West3,045
Born outside the United States11,866
Puerto Rico10,267
U.S. Island Areas0
Born abroad of American parent(s)1,599
Foreign born
Born outside of United States29,084
Naturalized U.S. citizen14,439
Europe1,168
Asia6,784
Africa3,437
Oceania160
Latin America2,609
Northern America281
Foreigner
Not a U.S. citizen14,645
Europe401
Asia8,631
Africa2,770
Oceania41
Latin America2,401
Northern America401
Source: US Census 2019 estimates


Buffalo Housing

According to 2019 census estimates, Total number of houses in Buffalo, New York are 126,735, Occupied housing units are 109,163, Rental vacancy rate is 4. Percentage of occupancy is 86, 34.93% of houses are owner occupied and 51.21% of houses are renter occupied in Buffalo. There are 34.62 percent of one-unit detached, 3.50 percent of one-units attached, 36.43 percent of two-unit houses, 6.89 percent of three or four unit homes. 0.08 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 2 and average household size of renter occupied is 2. 34.33 percent are available with one vehicle, 22.44 percent are available with two vehicles, 6.16 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 23.21 percent are no vehicles available.

HousingUnits
Total housing units126,735
Occupied housing units109,163
Occupied housing units percent86
Rental vacancy rate4
Structure TypeUnits
1-unit, detached43,872
1-unit attached4,432
2 units46,173
3 or 4 units8,735
Mobile home100
Boat, RV, van, etc.0
Owner-occupied44,267
Renter-occupied64,896
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2
Source: US Census 2019 housing estimates

Buffalo Housing Market

The median value of housing unit in Buffalo, New York is $117,500, According to 2019 estimated US census of housing market, 5.47 percent of houses are less than $50,000, 9.93 percent are between $50,000 to $100,000, 5.07 percent are between $100,000 to $150,000, 3.27 percent are between $150,000 to $200,000, 5.50 percent are between $200,000 to $300,000, 3.34 percent are between $300,000 to $500,000, 2.03 percent are between $500,000 to one million, 0.31 percent are over one million and above.

Housing unit valueUnits
Less than $50,0006,935
$50,000 to $99,99912,588
$100,000 to $149,9996,422
$150,000 to $199,9994,148
$200,000 to $299,9996,970
$300,000 to $499,9994,233
$500,000 to $999,9992,575
$1,000,000 or more396
Median (dollars)117,500
Source: US Census 2019 housing market estimates

Buffalo Housing Mortgage

According to 2019 estimates of mortgage, The median monthly owner costs with mortgage is $1,081, 0.43 percent of homes pays less than $500 per month, 7.64 percent pay between $500 to $999, 6.05 percent pay between $1,000 to $1,499, 2.79 percent pay between $1,500 to $1,999, 1.03 percent pay between $2,000 to $2,499, 0.40 percent pay between $2,500 to $2,999, 0.81 percent pay between $3,000 or more.

The median monthly owner costs with out mortgage is $380, 2.61 percent of homes pay less than $250, 6.04 percent pays between $250 to $399, 4.14 percent pay between $400 to $599, 0.95 percent pays between $600 to $799, 0.92 percent pays between $800 to $999, and 0.64 pays between $1000 or more.

Monthly Owner costs with mortgageUnits
Less than $500539
$500 to $9999,679
$1,000 to $1,4997,673
$1,500 to $1,9993,535
$2,000 to $2,4991,310
$2,500 to $2,999513
$3,000 or more1,024
Median (dollars)1,081
Monthly Owner costs with out mortgageUnits
Less than $2503,306
$250 to $3997,649
$400 to $5995,242
$600 to $7991,207
$800 to $9991,168
$1,000 or more815
Median (dollars)380
Source: US Census 2019 housing mortgage estimates

Buffalo Rental

Total number of Buffalo rental homes or apartments are 64,896, occupied by Renter, The median value of Buffalo average rental rate is $807. 14.09 percent of homes are under $500, 57.61 percent of rental rates between $500 to $1000, 25.45 percent housing units are from $1000 to $2000, 0.81 percent are between $2000 to $3000, and 0.00 percent are above $3000.

        
RentalUnits
Less than $5009,143
$500 to $99937,387
$1,000 to $1,49914,317
$1,500 to $1,9992,200
$2,000 to $2,499463
$2,500 to $2,99963
$3,000 or more0
Median (dollars)807
Source: US Census 2019 housing rental estimates

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