Buffalo, NY (Smith St / Broadway St)




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About Buffalo, NY (Smith St / Broadway St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Smith St / Broadway St median real estate price is $57,733, which is less expensive than 96.8% of New York neighborhoods and 96.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Smith St / Broadway St is currently $734, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 91.4% of New York neighborhoods.

Smith St / Broadway St is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Buffalo, New York.

Smith St / Broadway St real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Smith St / Broadway St neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Smith St / Broadway St. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 17.5%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 80.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Buffalo, the Smith St / Broadway St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (29.0% ride the bus) than 98.9% of all American neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to consider.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

There are more people living in the Smith St / Broadway St neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (51.9%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Smith St / Broadway St neighborhood has more Cuban and African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Cuban ancestry and 18.8% have African ancestry.

Notable & Unique: People

The Smith St / Broadway St neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 95.7% of the neighborhoods in the United States.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Smith St / Broadway St neighborhood in Buffalo are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 95.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 43.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 85.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Smith St / Broadway St neighborhood, 48.1% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 19.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.6%), and 14.1% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Smith St / Broadway St neighborhood in Buffalo, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (20.6%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (18.8%), and residents who report German roots (2.8%), and some of the residents are also of Cuban ancestry (2.4%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (1.9%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Smith St / Broadway St neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.3%).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Smith St / Broadway St neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (64.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (29.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Smith St / Broadway St 0.101011101001110
Buffalo 0.101011101001110
New York State 3.80
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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Smith St / Broadway St 0.101011101001110
Buffalo 0.101011101001110
New York State 16.04
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Smith St / Broadway St 0.101011101001110
Buffalo 0.101011101001110
New York State 41

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 12 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Better than of NY school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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