Buffalo demographics profile

StatisticBuffaloNew YorkNational
Population258,98919,697,457318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)6,41335991
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%
Buffalo, NY has a population of 258,989 and is the 77th largest city in the United States. The population density is 6,413 per sq mi which is 1688% higher than the New York average and 6979% higher than the national average. The median age in Buffalo is 33 which is approximately 14% lower than the New York average of 38. In Buffalo, 36% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 83% speak English and 8% speak Spanish. 74% of Buffalo residents were born in New York, 13% were born out of state, 4% were born outside of the United States and 9% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Buffalo is 1688% 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 or African American.
  • In Buffalo 4.87% of the population is Asian.

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Buffalo population breakdown by race

RaceBuffaloNew YorkNational
White48.10%64.31%73.35%
Black or African American37.29%15.60%12.63%
Asian4.87%8.12%5.22%
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.

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