Buffalo employment information

IndexBuffaloNew YorkNational
Income per capita$20,726$32,829$28,555
Median household income$31,668$58,687$53,482
Median income owner occupied$48,859$81,101$68,142
Median income renter occupied$21,815$37,422$33,219
Median earnings male$26,445$39,569$36,116
Median earnings female$22,327$30,512$25,692
Unemployment rate7.5%5.6%5.8%
Poverty level30.9%15.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Buffalo is 27% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Buffalo is 41% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Buffalo is 28% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Buffalo is 98% higher than the national average.

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Buffalo median earnings by income bracket

Buffalo employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.2%0.5%
Manufacturing sector13.3%0.2%
Financial & insurance services4.4%6.3%
Wholesale & retail services13.0%11.6%
Public administration4.9%4.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.3%2.8%
Education, health & social services19.9%43.0%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Clarence Center, NY2,069$111,310108%
Harris Hill, NY5,380$81,72453%
Orchard Park, NY3,230$78,46647%
Grandyle Village, NY4,766$75,24541%
Elma Center, NY2,606$75,00040%
Buffalo, NY259,959$31,66841%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Jersey City, NJ255,861$58,90710%
Fort Wayne, IN255,784$43,99418%
Lincoln, NE265,811$49,7947%
Henderson, NV266,245$63,83019%
Chula Vista, CA253,031$66,11024%
Buffalo, NY259,959$31,66841%
Source: The Buffalo, NY employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.