Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
1.13M
0.102% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
40.8
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
13.5%
4.19% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$59,079
2.53% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$155,800
4.92% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
548,571
0.699% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY had a population of 1.13M people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $59,079. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY declined from 1.13M to 1.13M, a −0.102% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,621 to $59,079, a 2.53% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.24%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.48%), and White (Hispanic) (2.13%).

None of the households in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.1% of the residents in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY are University at Buffalo (9,279 degrees awarded in 2020), SUNY Buffalo State (2,150 degrees), and Erie Community College (2,041 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY was $155,800, and the homeownership rate was 66.1%. Most people in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY was 2 cars per household.

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY borders Batavia, NY, Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia, NY, Olean, NY, and Rochester, NY.

About the photo: The two American falls in Niagara Falls, New York

Diversity

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY is home to a population of 1.13M people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.63% of Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY residents were born outside of the country (74.8k people).

In 2020, there were 6.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (866k people) in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 131k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 36.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    866k ± 959
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    131k ± 1.71k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    36.5k ± 766
5.24%
Hispanic Population
59.2k people

In 2020, there were 6.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (866k people) in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 131k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 36.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.24% of the people in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY are hispanic (59.2k people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.63%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
74.8k people
6.55%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
74k people

As of 2020, 6.63% of Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY residents (74.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY was 6.55%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.1

In 2020, the median age of all people in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY was 40.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY are getting staying the same age. In 2019, the average age of all Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    495,720 ± 17,065 people
  2. China
    408,272 ± 15,522 people
  3. Jamaica
    227,326 ± 11,637 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 495,720 New York residents, followed by China with 408,272 and Jamaica with 227,326.

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Citizenship

97.1%
2020 Citizenship
97%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.1% of Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    23,664 ± 811
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    9,067 ± 627
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    7,085 ± 653

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New York, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in New York. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New York.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

Median household income in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY is $59,079. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY was Nassau County, NY with a value of $120,036, followed by Putnam County, NY and Suffolk County, NY, with respective values of $107,246 and $105,362.

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,479. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY employs 549k people. The largest industries in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (92,919 people), Retail Trade (61,383 people), and Educational Services (60,749 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,286), Utilities ($68,160), and Public Administration ($65,348).

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,079
2020 value
± $788
2.53%
1 Year Growth
± 1.71%

Households in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY have a median annual income of $59,079, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $57,621 in 2019, which represents a 2.53% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$85,171
Average Male Salary in New York
± $1,267
$66,479
Average Female Salary in New York
± $926

In 2020, full-time male employees in New York made 1.28 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in New York
  1. White
    $72,560 ± $946
  2. Asian
    $70,995 ± $2,574
  3. Two or More Races
    $56,378 ± $2,889

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York workers was White. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in New York.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY is from New York.
0.494
2020 Wage GINI in New York
0.497
2019 Wage GINI in New York

In 2020, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.645% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY was Nassau County, NY with a value of $120,036, followed by Putnam County, NY and Suffolk County, NY, with respective values of $107,246 and $105,362.

The following map shows all of the counties in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY (148k out of 1.1M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    79,529 ± 2,285
  2. Black
    37,303 ± 1,503
  3. Hispanic
    17,187 ± 928

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

549k
2020 Value
± 5,637
−0.699%
1 Year decline
± 1.38%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY declined at a rate of −0.699%, from 552k employees to 549k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (73,102 people), Sales & Related Occupations (54,446 people), and Management Occupations (52,899 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (73,102 people), Sales & Related Occupations (54,446 people), and Management Occupations (52,899 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.31 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (1.27 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.24 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($74,172), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,813), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($72,588).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

549k
2020 Value
± 5,637
−0.699%
1 Year decline
± 1.38%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY declined at a rate of −0.699%, from 552k employees to 549k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (92,919 people), Retail Trade (61,383 people), and Educational Services (60,749 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY, though some of these residents may live in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (92,919 people), Retail Trade (61,383 people), and Educational Services (60,749 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.41 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.21 times), and Educational Services (1.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,286), Utilities ($68,160), and Public Administration ($65,348).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $140B
  2. $74.5B
  3. $67.4B

In 2020, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Misc. mfg. prods. with $140B, followed by Electronics ($74.5B) and Mixed freight ($67.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$818B
2020 Value in New York
$1.62T
Projected 2050 Value in New York
98% growth

In 2020, total outbound New York trade was $818B. This is expected to increase 98% to $1.62T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $67.2B
  2. $49.9B
  3. $31.3B

In 2020, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $67.2B, followed by Pennsylvania with $49.9B and California and $31.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New York went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 60.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.5%), followed by Other (0.813%). The most partisan county was New York County, NY with 86% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for New York
60.4% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in New York
  1. 86% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 82.2% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  3. 76.4% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in New York was New York County, NY with 86% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in New York colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New York have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2020, universities in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY awarded 22,549 degrees. The student population of Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY is skewed towards women, with 32,065 male students and 45,233 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY are White (13,054 and 65.8%), followed by Black or African American (2,634 and 13.3%), Asian (1,384 and 6.97%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,134 and 5.71%).

The largest universities in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY by number of degrees awarded are University at Buffalo (9,279 and 41.2%), SUNY Buffalo State (2,150 and 9.53%), and Erie Community College (2,041 and 9.05%).

The most popular majors in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY are General Business Administration & Management (1,864 and 8.27%), Registered Nursing (1,076 and 4.77%), and General Psychology (835 and 3.7%).

The median tuition costs in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY are $28,308 for private four year colleges, and $7,070 and $20,860 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,216 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 800 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 626 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY was General Business Administration & Management with 1,216 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 9,279 degrees awarded
  2. 2,150 degrees awarded
  3. 2,041 degrees awarded
$7,070
Median In-State Public
$28,308
Median Private

In 2020, the Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was University at Buffalo with 9,279 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

9,063
Degrees Awarded to Men
13,486
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 9,063 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY, which is 0.672 times less than the 13,486 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the top 5 institutions in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    13,054 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    2,634 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1,384 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY was White students. These 13,054 degrees mean that there were 4.96 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,634 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY was $155,800 in 2020, which is 0.678 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $148,500 to $155,800, a 4.92% increase. The homeownership rate in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY is 66.1%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$155,800
2020 Median
± $1,115
$148,500
2019 Median
± $941

In 2020, the median property value in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY grew to to $155,800 from the previous year's value of $148,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$59,079
Median Household Income
± $788
483k
Number of Households
± 5,243

In 2020, the median household income of the 483k households in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY grew to $59,079 from the previous year's value of $57,621.

The following chart displays the households in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

66.1%
2020 Homeownership
65.7%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 66.1% of the housing units in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.2% of the workforce in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80.6%)
  2. Carpooled (7.32%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.32%)

In 2020, 80.6% of workers in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.32%) and those who worked at home (5.32%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

96.9% of the population of Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY has health coverage, with 50.9% on employee plans, 19.7% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.01% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New York was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in New York see 1194 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.05% decrease from the previous year (1219 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1174 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 329 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Orleans County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.7%). Additionally, Chenango County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,194 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New York

Primary care physicians in New York see an average of 1,194 patients per year. This represents a 2.05% decrease from the previous year (1,219 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New York in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for New York.
$9,778
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in New York
$5,338
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,803
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$12,179
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.08%
Uninsured
50.9%
Employer Coverage
19.7%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
1.01%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY declined by 4.43% from 3.22% to 3.08%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 15.7% prevalence
  2. 14.3% prevalence
  3. 14.2% prevalence

Orleans County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 15.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New York by county over multiple years.

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