Buffalo, NY
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Living in Buffalo

Buffalo is a large city located in the state of New York. With a population of 278,349 people and 159 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, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Buffalo who work in office and administrative support (13.42%), sales jobs (8.98%), and management occupations (7.93%).

Buffalo is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Buffalo is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

A lot of people in Buffalo take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Buffalo, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.

The percentage of people in Buffalo who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.60% of adults in Buffalo have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Buffalo in 2018 was $25,654, which is low income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,616 for a family of four. However, Buffalo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 12.21% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Buffalo include Irish, Italian, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Buffalo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.