StatisticBuffaloNew YorkNational
Population density (sq mi)6,41341391
Median age32.938.237.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)36%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1849%43%43%
Speak English83%70%79%
Speak Spanish8%15%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Buffalo is 1453% higher than New York
  • The median age in Buffalo is 14% lower than New York
  • In Buffalo 48.10% of the population is White
  • In Buffalo 37.29% of the population is Black
  • In Buffalo 4.87% of the population is Asian

Compare Buffalo, NY Demographics


      Buffalo population breakdown by race

      RaceBuffaloNew YorkNational
      American Indian0.42%0.38%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.04%0.04%0.18%
      Mixed race3.62%2.93%3.06%
      Other race5.65%8.62%4.75%
      In Buffalo, 10.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Buffalo age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Buffalo, NY demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).