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Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexFirst WardBuffaloNew York
Income per capita$26,696$25,654$34,212
Median household income$28,750$39,677$60,741
Median income owner occupied$0$62,078$83,277
Median income renter occupied$0$27,462$38,983
Median earnings male$39,451$31,030$40,464
Median earnings female$21,739$27,011$30,906
Unemployment rate4.3%4.5%4.8%
Poverty leveln/a28.3%15.5%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in First Ward is 11% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in First Ward is 48% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in First Ward is 7% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in First Ward is 100% lower than the national average

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      $26,448 $39,677 $79,354
      $40,489 $60,741 $121,482
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      First Ward median earnings by income bracket

      First Ward employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.2%8.2%
      Manufacturing sector10.3%10.3%
      Financial & insurance services8.8%8.8%
      Wholesale & retail services8.1%8.1%
      Public administration12.2%12.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.3%9.3%
      Education, health & social services5.9%5.9%

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      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Clarence Center, NY3,211$119,430115.9%
      Elma Center, NY3,806$94,58371.0%
      Orchard Park, NY3,131$91,58865.6%
      Town Line, NY1,752$85,89655.3%
      Hamburg, NY9,672$85,20854.0%
      Buffalo, NY255,805$39,67728.3%

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      Madison, WI258,366$67,56522.1%
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      Buffalo, NY255,805$39,67728.3%
      Source: The First Ward, Buffalo, NY employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).