Buffalo, NY Population

By | June 21, 2019

Population: 292,648. Estimated population in July 2020: 279,745 (-4.4% change)
Males: 137,443 (47.0%), Females: 155,205 (53.0%)

Erie County

Zip codes: 14201, 14202, 14203, 14204, 14206, 14207, 14208, 14209, 14210, 14211, 14212, 14213, 14214, 14215, 14216, 14217, 14218, 14219, 14220, 14221, 14222, 14223, 14224, 14225, 14226, 14227, 14228.

Median resident age: 33.6 years
Median household income: $24,536
Median house value: $59,300

Races in Buffalo:

  • White Non-Hispanic (51.8%)
  • Black (37.2%)
  • Hispanic (7.5%)
  • Other race (3.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
  • American Indian (1.4%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (13.6%), Irish (12.2%), Italian (11.7%), Polish (11.7%), English (4.0%), French (1.8%).

Land area: 40.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Buffalo

  • High school or higher: 74.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 18.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 12.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buffalo city

  • Never married: 40.0%
  • Now married: 36.2%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

4.4% Foreign born (1.6% Europe, 1.3% Asia, 0.7% Latin America, 0.4% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: -35,469 (-10.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Buffalo:

  • BRYLIN HOSP (1263 DELAWARE AVE)
  • BUFFALO PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (400 FOREST AVE)
  • CHILDRENS HOSP (219 BRYANT ST)
  • ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (462 GRIDER ST)
  • KALEIDA HEALTH (100 HIGH ST)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL (565 ABBOTT RD)
  • ROSWELL CANCER INSTITUTE (666 ELM ST)
  • SHEEHAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (425 MICHIGAN AVE)
  • SISTERS OF CHARITY HOSPITAL (2157 MAIN ST)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Buffalo:

  • BUFFALO NIAGARA INTL (about 10 miles; BUFFALO, NY; Abbreviation: BUF)
  • NIAGARA FALLS INTL (about 15 miles; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Abbreviation: IAG)
  • CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY/JAMESTOWN (about 59 miles; JAMESTOWN, NY; Abbreviation: JHW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Buffalo:

  • HEUSSLER HAMBURG (about 9 miles; HAMBURG, NY; Abbreviation: O01)
  • BUFFALO AIRFIELD (about 11 miles; BUFFALO, NY; Abbreviation: 9G0)
  • HAMBURG INC (about 15 miles; HAMBURG, NY; Abbreviation: 4G2)
Amtrak stations near Buffalo:

  • 3 miles: BUFFALO-EXCHANGE STREET (BUFALO, EXCHANGE BTW ELLICOTT & WASHINGTON). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 9 miles: BUFFALO-DEPEW (DEPEW, 55 DICK RD.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 20 miles: NIAGARA FALLS (27TH & LOCKPORT RD.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Buffalo:

  • SUNY AT BUFFALO (Full-time enrollment: 21,661; Location: CAPEN HALL; Public; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • SUNY COLLEGE AT BUFFALO (Full-time enrollment: 9,287; Location: 1300 ELMWOOD AVE; Public; Website: WWW.BUFFALOSTATE.EDU; Offers Master’s degree)
  • CANISIUS COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 4,002; Location: 2001 MAIN ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.Canisius.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • D’YOUVILLE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,033; Location: 320 PORTER AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.dyc.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CITY CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 1,755; Location: 121 ELLICOTT ST; Public)
  • MEDAILLE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,477; Location: 18 AGASSIZ CIR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.medaille.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • TROCAIRE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 488; Location: 360 CHOATE AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.trocaire.edu)
  • VILLA MARIA COLLEGE BUFFALO (Full-time enrollment: 330; Location: 240 PINE RIDGE RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.villa.edu)
  • BRYANT AND STRATTON BUSINESS INSTITUTE-BUFFALO (Full-time enrollment: 296; Location: 465 MAIN ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.bryantstratton.edu)
  • CONTINENTAL SCHOOL OF BEAUTY CULTURE (Full-time enrollment: 50; Location: 326 KENMORE AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • BUFFALO VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL CENTER-PRACTICAL NRS (Full-time enrollment: 39; Location: 820 NORTHHAMPTON ST; Public)
  • NATIONAL TRACTOR TRAILER SCHOOL INC (Full-time enrollment: 19; Location: 175 KATHERINE ST; Private, for-profit)
  • ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CENTRAL REPORT (Location: 121 ELLICOTT ST; Public)
  • PRIOR AVIATION SERVICE INC (Location: 50 N AIRPORT DR; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Buffalo:

  • ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-NORTH CAMPUS (about 10 miles; WILLIAMSVILLE, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,464)
  • ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-SOUTH CAMPUS (about 12 miles; ORCHARD PARK, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,389)
  • NIAGARA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; SANBORN, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,520)
  • NIAGARA UNIVERSITY (about 30 miles; NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,833)
  • SAINT BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY (about 46 miles; ST BONAVENTURE, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,538)
  • GENESEE VALLEY BOCES (about 46 miles; BATAVIA, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,249)
  • GENESEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; BATAVIA, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,942)
Biggest public high schools in Buffalo:

  • KENMORE WEST SHS (Students: 1,710; Location: 33 HIGHLAND PKY; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BENNETT HS (Students: 1,452; Location: 2885 MAIN ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HUTCHINSON CENTRAL TECH HS (Students: 1,200; Location: 256 S ELMWOOD AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • GROVER CLEVELAND HS (Students: 1,142; Location: 110 14TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MCKINLEY VOC HS (Students: 1,120; Location: 1500 ELMWOOD AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • RIVERSIDE INST OF TECH (Students: 1,052; Location: 51 ONTARIO ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SOUTH PARK HS (Students: 1,044; Location: 150 SOUTHSIDE PKY; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LAFAYETTE HS (Students: 1,038; Location: 370 LAFAYETTE AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SENECA VOC HS (Students: 771; Location: 666 E DELAVAN AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BURGARD VOC HS (Students: 581; Location: 400 KENSINGTON AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Biggest private high schools in Buffalo:

  • ST JOSEPH COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE (Students: 810; Location: 845 KENMORE AVENUE; Grades: 9 – 12; Boys only)
  • CANISIUS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 701; Location: 1180 DELAWARE AVENUE; Grades: 9 – 12; Boys only)
  • NICHOLS SCHOOL (Students: 561; Location: 1250 AMHERST STREET; Grades: 5 – 12)
  • MOUNT MERCY ACADEMY (Students: 498; Location: 88 RED JACKET PARKWAY; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • NARDIN ACADEMY H S (Students: 453; Location: 135 CLEVELAND AVE; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • BISHOP TIMON ST JUDE H S (Students: 354; Location: 601 MCKINLEY PKWY; Grades: 9 – 12; Boys only)
  • HOLY ANGELS ACADEMY HIGH SCH (Students: 283; Location: 24 SHOSHONE DRIVE; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • TURNEY CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 175; Location: 185 LANG AVENUE; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • VILLA MARIA ACADEMY HI SCHOOL (Students: 156; Location: 600 DOAT STREET; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • THE BUFFALO SEMINARY (Students: 133; Location: 205 BIDWELL PKWY; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Buffalo:

  • SOUTHSIDE ES (Students: 1,142; Location: 430 SOUTHSIDE PKY; Grades: PK – 08)
  • STANLEY MAKOWSKI EARLY CHLDHD CTR (Students: 997; Location: 1095 JEFFERSON AVE; Grades: PK – 04)
  • DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MULTICUL (Students: 935; Location: 487 HIGH ST; Grades: PK – 08)
  • CITY HONORS SCH-F MASTEN PK (Students: 935; Location: 186 E NORTH ST; Grades: 05 – 12)
  • CHARTER SCHOOL FOR APPLIED TECHNOLOG (Students: 934; Location: 2303 KENMORE AVE; Grades: KG – 08)
  • INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 920; Location: 141 HOYT AVE; Grades: PK – 08)
  • BUFFALO TRADITIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 888; Location: 450 MASTEN AVE; Grades: 05 – 12)
  • WATERFRONT SCHOOL (Students: 884; Location: 95 FOURTH ST; Grades: PK – 08)
  • CAMPUS WEST SCHOOL (Students: 884; Location: 1300 ELMWOOD AVE; Grades: PK – 08)
  • PS 59 DR. CHARLES DREW SCI MAGNET (Students: 864; Location: 1 ML KING JR PARK; Grades: PK – 08)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Buffalo:

  • ST JOHN THE BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 660; Location: 1085 ENGLEWOOD AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • NARDIN ACADEMY-E (Students: 483; Location: 135 CLEVELAND AVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • STANLEY G. FALK SCHOOL (Students: 432; Location: 848 DELEWARE AVE; Grades: UG – UG)
  • CATHOLIC ACAD WEST BUFFALO (Students: 418; Location: 1069 DELAWARE AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST THOMAS AQUINAS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 409; Location: 20 ATHOL STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST AMBROSE (Students: 403; Location: 260 OKELL ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST MARTIN OF TOURS SCHOOL (Students: 394; Location: 1125 ABBOTT ROAD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ELMWOOD-FRANKLIN SCHOOL (Students: 337; Location: 104 NEW AMSTERDAM AVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST MARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 330; Location: 399 WOODWARD AVENUE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • COVENANT ACADEMY (Students: 314; Location: 345 MCCONKEY DR; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Buffalo:

  • BUFFALO AND ERIE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $32,743,584; Location: 1 LAFAYETTE SQUARE; 2,335,013 books; 79,316 audio materials; 30,835 video materials; 15,970 serial subscriptions)