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Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area


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2022 population: 1,161,192   ( 25,683 from 2010)
Land area: 1565.1 square miles
Population density: 741.9 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:874,692 75.33% 3.1%
Black:139,55512.02% 3.8%
Indian:7,4760.64% 1.9%
Asian:48,3104.16% 88.4%
2+ races:24,7372.13% 42.1%
Hispanic:66,4225.72% 43.1%
Total non-White:286,50024.67% 23.3%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:25,731 11.0
Deaths:30,33813.0
Net Migration: -5,210-2.2
Net Immigration: 3,5151.5
Change in White population:-28,371 -2.5
Change in Non-White pop.:54,054 4.8




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
1,135,509
903,06379.53%
134,42711.84%
7,3340.65%
25,6482.26%
17,4041.53%
46,4254.09%
232,44620.47%

2000
1,170,111
965,23382.49%
134,64511.51%
7,3500.63%
15,2051.30%
12,6001.08%
33,9672.90%
204,87817.51%

1990
1,189,288
1,026,64686.32%
120,35510.12%
7,2700.61%
11,4960.97%
n/a
23,5211.98%
162,64213.68%

1980
1,242,826
1,099,79688.49%
113,7059.15%
6,9130.56%
6,2220.50%
n/a
15,7001.26%
143,03011.51%

1970
1,349,211
1,225,73590.85%
108,3388.03%
5,7520.43%
2,3520.17%
n/a
5,5320.41%
123,476 9.15%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
117,578 10.0
111,6739.5
-55,162-4.7
10,0920.9
-62,170 -5.3
27,568 2.4
1990's
NumberRate
155,130 13.0
125,08010.5
-88,336-7.4
10,0920.8
-61,413 -5.2
42,236 3.6
1980's
NumberRate
165,701 13.3
125,491 10.1
-85,784 -6.9
n/a
-73,150 -5.9
19,612 1.6
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
-172,230 -12.8
n/a
-125,939 -9.3
19,554 1.4

Age, Family & Household Data for Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
40.7
233,424 20.1%
927,768 79.9%
217,589 18.7%
497,529
2.28
289,289 58.1%
204,495 70.7%
30,981 10.7%
208,240 41.9%

2010
NumberPercent
40.7
245,434 21.6%
890,075 78.4%
178,752 15.7%
473,720
2.33
286,822 60.5%
201,969 70.4%
35,886 12.5%
186,898 39.5%

2000
NumberPercent
37.9
284,455 24.3%
885,656 75.7%
185,700 15.9%
468,767
2.42
303,215 64.7%
225,742 74.4%
36,262 12.0%
165,552 35.3%

1990
NumberPercent
34.7
281,026 23.6%
908,262 76.4%
180,896 15.2%
460,707
2.52
315,700 68.5%
245,258 77.7%
31,068 9.8%
145,007 31.5%

1980
NumberPercent
31.8
333,356 26.8%
909,470 73.2%
153,396 12.3%
445,546
2.73
325,785 73.1%
262,831 80.7%
29,160 9.0%
119,761 26.9%

2022 Housing Data for Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units538,812 
Median Value$191,023 
Occupied497,52992.3%
Vacant41,2837.7%
Owned329,53066.2%
Rented167,99933.8%
Median Rent$954 
Single-Family Units344,02863.8%
    Detached327,67460.8%
    Attached16,3543.0%
Buldings with 5+ Units69,66612.9%
Mobile Homes10,0351.9%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,00028,6035.7%
$10,000 to $14,99922,3364.5%
$15,000 to $19,99918,8983.8%
$20,000 to $24,99921,2264.3%
$25,000 to $29,99921,2224.3%
$30,000 to $34,99918,8553.8%
$35,000 to $39,99919,5873.9%
$40,000 to $44,99919,1223.8%
$45,000 to $49,99918,9793.8%
$50,000 to $59,99934,6887.0%
$60,000 to $74,99948,1069.7%
$75,000 to $99,99963,29212.7%
$100,000 to $124,99949,74210.0%
$125,000 to $149,99934,0096.8%
$150,000 to $199,99940,5418.1%
$200,000 or more38,3237.7%
Median Household Income67,624 
Per Capita Income39,127 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.95 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI28,0615.6%
Public Assistance15,5603.1%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps79,02715.9%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed505,16072.2%
Unemployed26,9493.8%
In Armed Forces7900.1%
Total Labor Force532,89976.1%
Not in Labor Force167,14023.9%
Real Unemployment Rate 27.7%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector199,468168,11254.3%
Non-Profit21,22543,36132.9%
Self-Employed25,79315,04663.2%
Local Government20,80029,02941.7%
State Government15,47115,08450.6%
Federal Government6,3876,10151.1%
Total Private + Self225,261183,15855.2%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.63,88393,57540.6%
Total289,144276,73351.1%
Pct. Govt.16.4%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts90,32215.9%
Sales and Office Occupations127,69322.5%
Professional, Technical145,15225.6%
Service Occupations96,73617.1%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1,1590.2%
All others106,52218.8%
White Collar 64.1%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance94,52294.1%
Retail trade64,77664.5%
Educational services62,91962.7%
Manufacturing61,60061.4%
Accommodation and food services37,63537.5%
Finance and insurance37,19637.0%
Professional, scientific, technical35,98135.8%
Construction29,33729.2%
Public administration25,40625.3%
Other services25,38425.3%
Transportation and warehousing23,27923.2%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.20,59420.5%
Wholesale trade11,28511.2%
Arts, entertainment, recreation10,85210.8%
Information8,8548.8%
Real estate and rental and leasing8,5758.5%
Utilities4,7234.7%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting2,4572.4%
Management5660.6%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction4840.5%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican7,1410.61%
Puerto Rican39,3093.38%
Cuban1,7680.15%
Dominican4,2930.37%
Total Central American2,4400.21%
Costa Rican2070.02%
Guatemalan7360.06%
Honduran3630.03%
Nicaraguan1030.01%
Panamanian3240.03%
Salvadoran6380.05%
Other Central American690.01%
Total South American3,9000.34%
Argentinean2290.02%
Bolivian1100.01%
Chilean910.01%
Colombian1,3320.11%
Ecuadorian1,2080.10%
Paraguayan820.01%
Peruvian5270.05%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan2710.02%
Other South American500.00%
Other Hispanic5,4020.46%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian12,6421.09%
Chinese6,7860.58%
Bangladeshi5,3460.46%
Burmese4,6010.40%
Korean2,1940.19%
Vietnamese1,8360.16%
Filipino1,2350.11%
Thai9000.08%
Japanese7310.06%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English992,58990.0%
Spanish33,5463.0%
Other Indo-European22,6602.1%
Arabic10,4921.0%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic9,3820.9%
Other Asian9,1010.8%
Other7,0660.6%
Chinese6,1360.6%
French, Haitian, Cajun4,6970.4%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German256,59122.1%
Irish181,97415.6%
Italian175,87915.1%
Polish174,37415.0%
English92,3517.9%
American35,2473.0%
French23,4422.0%
Scottish17,1761.5%
European11,1631.0%
Dutch9,1660.8%
Russian8,1560.7%
French Canadian8,1170.7%
Hungarian7,7380.7%
Swedish7,5170.6%
Ukrainian7,2560.6%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen1,129,91897.1%
Not a citizen33,5442.9%
Native1,085,03993.3%
Foreign-born78,4236.7%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
23,684 2.9%41,423 5.0%223,631 27.1%249,690 30.3%159,849 19.4%125,658 15.3%
  Average years of education: 13.8
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 23,684 2.9%
9-12 Years 41,423 5.0%
H.S. Grad or GED 223,631 27.1%
Some College 249,690 30.3%
Bach. Degree 159,849 19.4%
Grad Degree 125,658 15.3%
Average years of education: 13.8

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 1,178,312 1,115,764 62,548 5.3%
1991 1,172,768 1,089,788 82,980 7.1%
1992 1,168,890 1,080,128 88,762 7.6%
1993 1,160,782 1,081,478 79,304 6.8%
1994 1,157,934 1,087,862 70,072 6.1%
1995 1,149,472 1,087,964 61,508 5.4%
1996 1,155,148 1,096,390 58,758 5.1%
1997 1,177,534 1,114,744 62,790 5.3%
1998 1,169,450 1,106,474 62,976 5.4%
1999 1,155,668 1,094,570 61,098 5.3%
2000 1,152,850 1,103,678 49,172 4.3%
2001 1,137,904 1,082,910 54,994 4.8%
2002 1,162,904 1,097,402 65,502 5.6%
2003 1,162,286 1,092,896 69,390 6.0%
2004 1,164,622 1,096,304 68,318 5.9%
2005 1,167,280 1,105,762 61,518 5.3%
2006 1,167,118 1,108,808 58,310 5.0%
2007 1,151,116 1,096,568 54,548 4.7%
2008 1,166,004 1,097,990 68,014 5.8%
2009 1,169,196 1,070,176 99,020 8.5%
2010 1,148,008 1,047,976 100,032 8.7%
2011 1,130,360 1,036,948 93,412 8.3%
2012 1,133,448 1,035,780 97,668 8.6%
2013 1,129,496 1,041,312 88,184 7.8%
2014 1,098,594 1,029,134 69,460 6.3%
2015 1,097,766 1,037,120 60,646 5.5%
2016 1,091,308 1,034,810 56,498 5.2%
2017 1,086,104 1,028,250 57,854 5.3%
2018 1,080,942 1,031,728 49,214 4.6%
2019 1,078,034 1,032,800 45,234 4.2%
2020 1,074,792 970,884 103,908 9.7%
2021 1,080,724 1,021,708 59,016 5.5%
2022 1,085,218 1,045,882 39,336 3.6%
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