Buffalo is a large city located in the state of New York. With a population of 258,071 people and 143 constituent neighborhoods, Buffalo is the sixth largest community in New York. Buffalo has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Buffalo is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Buffalo is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Buffalo who work in office and administrative support (14.24%), sales jobs (9.96%), and food service (7.78%).
Many people in Buffalo take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Buffalo citizens for affordable transportation.
The population of Buffalo overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Buffalo, 24.57% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Buffalo in 2010 was $20,751, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,004 for a family of four. However, Buffalo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Buffalo also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.36% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Buffalo is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Buffalo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Buffalo residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Buffalo also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.77% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Buffalo include German, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Buffalo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.