This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Buffalo has a low population density. Buffalo is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.
With a quality of life rating of 6/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about Buffalo, NY, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Buffalo, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Buffalo has a population density of 6,617, with 268,725 current residents.
Out of the 268,725 current residents, 47% are male and 52% are female. 40% of the residents are married and 59% are single.
- 42% Sun
- 36% Rain
- 82% Snow
49°F average temperature
- 240 years Median home age
- $81,280 Median home price
- 0.16% Home appreciation rate
- 28.34% Annual property tax
As for living in Buffalo, the air quality is 32% and the weather, on average, is 42% sunny, 36% rainy, and 82% snowy. The average temperature is 49°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Buffalo, you should know that 34.5% of homes are owned while 44.8% of homes are rented, and 20.7% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $81,280, the median age of homes is 240 years, the annual home appreciation is 0.16% and the annual property tax is 28.34%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)9
When looking at the community of Buffalo, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Buffalo’s crime rate is 9 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Buffalo is 35 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 57.99% Democratic, 40.46% Republican, and 1.55% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:13
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
75%High school diploma
8%Some college or associates degree
8%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Buffalo, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 10.20% of residents are unemployed in Buffalo (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Buffalo residents: 8.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 20.89% are in the arts and sciences field, 21% are in the customer service field, 27% are in the sales field, 0.12% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 5.5% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 17.1% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:13. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 75.21%, 7.77% of residents have an associate’s degree, 10.93% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 8.09% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Buffalo, you should be aware that the average commute time is 23 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26.5 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Buffalo have a few different options. 66% of commuters use their own cars, 14% of commuters carpool, 12% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.