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Overview

Introduction to Buffalo

Buffalo, New York is the state’s second largest city. Buffalo has a lot to offer as a city in the way of arts, culture, nightlife. Championship sports teams, famous art collections, and museum exhibits make it a place that is rich in culture. Buffalo’s economy was boosted by its award-winning airport. The University at Buffalo offers many degree programs and has a larger pharmacy technician training program than other universities in the area. The city is located on the Niagara River, the river that connects Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. The area was first settled by European Americans in the late 18th century, and growth was spurred when it became the western terminus for the Erie Canal. During the 20th century, it became an industrial center until it was bypassed by the Saint Lawrence Seaway.

Buffalo Culture

Buffalo’s history is richly expressed through its arts and culture. It has become a regional center for many different types of performing arts. The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performs in the city regularly. Dramatic presentations can be seen at the Studio Arena Theatre, Shea’s Performing Arts Center, the Kavinosky Theatre, the Irish Classical Theatre, the Alleyway Theatre, and the Ujima Theatre. Dance and music organizations include the Buffalo United Artists, Pick of the Crop Dance, Amherst Saxophone Quartet, and the Buffalo Choral Arts Society. The city is home to a variety of museums and galleries, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, the Buffalo Museum of Science, the Big Orbit Gallery, and the Pierce Arrow Museum. Festivals such as the Buffalo Niagara Guitar Festival, the Hellenic Festival, and the Taste of Buffalo provide opportunities for family fun.

Buffalo Sports and Leisure

There are a number of sports teams to watch in Buffalo, such as the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League, the Buffalo Bisons of Minor League Baseball’s International League, the Buffalo Bandits of the National Lacrosse League, and the Buffalo Rapids of the American Basketball Association. Buffalo Raceway offers residents the opportunity to check out harness racing. Fort Erie Race track offers thoroughbred racing. And the NASCAR track at Holland International Speedway and Lancaster Motorsports Park give racing fans just what they're looking for.

Buffalo Outdoors

There’s plenty to do in the great outdoors in and around Buffalo. Great fishing can be found just minutes from the city at Lakes Erie and Ontario, the Niagara River, Chautauqua Lake, and various other lakes and streams. Lake Erie is known by many as the smallmouth bass capital of the world. Hunting is a popular sport in the area as well. Thousands of residents take to the fields and forests every year in search of game species like deer, turkey, squirrel, and rabbit. Hiking and biking opportunities are not in short supply around Buffalo. The Reinstein Woods, Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, and the 324-acre wildlife preserve at the Beaver Meadow Audubon Center all give people a chance to experience the outdoors in all its beauty.

Buffalo at Night

Nightlife in Buffalo centers around the city’s entertainment district. The city has a reputation as an emerging national center for the performing arts, with venues like Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Studio Arena Theatre, and the Irish Classical Theatre Company. Classical music can be heard from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Buffalo Chamber Music Society. HSBC Arena is host to rock and other large shows, and the University of Buffalo’s Center for the Arts hosts many different types of concerts.

Demographics

People

Total Population258,989
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens12%
Employed Population 16+105,807
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married28%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.3%
Median Earnings25+$30,862
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,991
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,738

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,713
% Above Poverty Level68.8%
% Below Poverty Level31.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.9%
% Using Public Transportation11.6%

Housing

People Living Alone39.8%
Median Gross Rent$710
Median House Value$72,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49.5%
Irish12.5%
Italian10.9%
Polish9.1%
English3.8%
African2.3%
French Except Basque1.5%
Arab1.1%
West Indian1%
Scottish0.8%
Russian0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Iraqi0.3%
Greek0.3%
Somali0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
British0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
German0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Czech0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
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Buffalo Almanac

CategoryValue
County Erie County
Standard Zip Codes14201, 14202, 14203, 14204, 14207, 14208, 14209, 14211, 14213, 14214, 14216, 14220, 14222, 14280, 14212, 14219, 14225, 14206, 14210, 14215, 14218, 14221, 14224, 14226, 14227, 14228, 14217, 14223
P.O. Box Zip Codes14205, 14240, 14231
Company Zip Codes14233, 14241, 14263, 14264, 14265, 14267, 14269, 14270, 14272, 14273, 14276, 14260, 14261
Phone Area Codes716, 585
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.9
Approximate Longitude-78.89

Buffalo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBUFFALO NIAGARA INTL
Distance8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 54 F
Jul Temp62 to 80 F
Oct Temp43 to 59 F
Annual Precip40.5 inches
StationCOLDEN 1 N
Distance18.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 30 F
Apr Temp32 to 54 F
Jul Temp56 to 79 F
Oct Temp38 to 59 F
Annual Precip47.9 inches
StationLOCKPORT 3 S
Distance19.7 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp35 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cheektowaga87,591$62,040
Kenmore15,303$76,013
Lackawanna17,992$41,960
Sloan3,606$58,326
Tonawanda14,991$69,298
West Seneca45,197$76,836

Buffalo Public Libraries

Buffalo And Erie County Public Library
1 LAFAYETTE SQUARE
Buffalo, New York
(716) 858-8900

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Buffalo Hospitals

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
(Non-profit)
1540 Maple Rd
(716) 204-5933
Mercy Hospital
(Non-profit)
565 Abbott Rd
(716) 434-9111
Kenmore Mercy Hospital
(Non-profit)
2950 Elmwood Ave
(716) 447-6100
Va Medical Center - Buffalo
(Government - Federal)
3495 Bailey Ave
Buffalo General Medical Center
(Non-profit)
100 High St
(716) 592-2871
Children's Hospital Of Buffalo
(Non-profit)
219 Bryant St
(716) 362-9730
Sisters Of Charity Hospital
(Non-profit)
2157 Main St
(716) 833-2073
Erie County Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
462 Grider St
(716) 862-2000
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
(Government - District/authority)
666 Elm Str
(716) 689-1901
Women & Children's Hospital Of Buffalo
219 Bryant St
(716) 878-7000

Buffalo Public Schools

D'youville-porter Campus
255 Porter Ave
ZIP: 14201
(716) 816-3120
Primary
Total Enrollment 695
Elmwood Village Charter School
40 Days Park
ZIP: 14201
(716) 886-4581
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Herman Badillo Community School
315 Carolina St
ZIP: 14201
(716) 816-3848
Primary
Total Enrollment 784
Hutchinson Central Technical High School
256 S Elmwood Ave
ZIP: 14201
(716) 816-3888
High
Total Enrollment 1108
Leonardo Da Vinci High School
320 Porter Ave
ZIP: 14201
(716) 816-4380
High
Total Enrollment 417
Buffalo Academy Of Science Charter School
190 Franklin St
ZIP: 14202
(716) 854-2490
High
Total Enrollment 390
Emerson School Of Hospitality
70 W Chippewa St
ZIP: 14202
(716) 816-3018
High
Total Enrollment 450
Erie County Holding Center
10 Delaware Ave
ZIP: 14202
(716) 816-3575
High
Total Enrollment 3
Waterfront School
95 4th St
ZIP: 14202
(716) 816-3900
Primary
Total Enrollment 880
Enterprise Charter School
275 Oak St
ZIP: 14203
(716) 855-2114
Primary
Total Enrollment 403
Bennett Park Montessori School
342 Clinton Ave
ZIP: 14204
(716) 816-4603
Primary
Total Enrollment 766
Buffalo Elementary School Of Technology
414 S Division St
ZIP: 14204
(716) 816-3767
Primary
Total Enrollment 638
City Honors School At Fosdick Masten Park
186 E North St
ZIP: 14204
(716) 816-4230
Other
Total Enrollment 1001
Marva J Daniel Futures Preparatory School
295 Carlton St
ZIP: 14204
(716) 816-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 530
Middle Early College High School
333 Clinton St
ZIP: 14204
(716) 816-3575
High
Total Enrollment 286
Western New York Maritime Charter School
266 Genesee St
ZIP: 14204
(716) 842-6289
High
Total Enrollment 325
Lovejoy Discovery School #43
161 Benzinger St
ZIP: 14206
(716) 816-3260
Primary
Total Enrollment 688
Ps 69 Houghton Academy
1725 Clinton St
ZIP: 14206
(716) 816-4794
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Charter School For Applied Technologies
2303 Kenmore Ave
ZIP: 14207
(716) 876-7505
Other
Total Enrollment 1935
Grabiarz-campus School #79
225 Lawn Ave
ZIP: 14207
(716) 816-4040
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
Mckinley Vocational High School
1500 Elmwood Ave
ZIP: 14207
(716) 816-4480
High
Total Enrollment 986
Riverside Institute Of Technology
51 Ontario St
ZIP: 14207
(716) 816-4360
High
Total Enrollment 754
West Hertel Elementary School
489 Hertel Ave
ZIP: 14207
(716) 816-4150
Primary
Total Enrollment 882
Ps 74 Hamlin Park Elementary School
126 Donaldson Rd
ZIP: 14208
(716) 816-3490
Primary
Total Enrollment 504
Stanley Makowski Early Childhood Center
1095 Jefferson Ave
ZIP: 14208
(716) 816-4180
Primary
Total Enrollment 782
Buffalo Academy For The Visual & Performing Arts
450 Masten Ave
ZIP: 14209
(716) 816-4220
Other
Total Enrollment 749
Health Sciences Charter School
1140 Ellicott St
ZIP: 14209
(716) 888-4080
High
Total Enrollment 460
Oracle Charter School
888 Delaware Ave
ZIP: 14209
(716) 362-3188
High
Total Enrollment 377
Ps 17
1045 W Delavan Ave
ZIP: 14209
(716) 816-3150
Primary
Total Enrollment 435
Bilingual Center
157 Elk St
ZIP: 14210
(716) 816-4783
Primary
Total Enrollment 547
Ps 27 Hillery Park Academy
73 Pawnee Pkwy
ZIP: 14210
(716) 816-4770
Primary
Total Enrollment 669
South Buffalo Charter School
154 S Ogden St
ZIP: 14210
(716) 826-7213
Primary
Total Enrollment 804
Southside Elementary School
430 Southside Pkwy
ZIP: 14210
(716) 816-4818
Primary
Total Enrollment 1156
Build Academy
340 Fougeron St
ZIP: 14211
(716) 816-4140
Primary
Total Enrollment 518
Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Multicultural Institute
487 High St
ZIP: 14211
(716) 816-3240
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
East High School
820 Northampton St
ZIP: 14211
(716) 816-4520
High
Total Enrollment 362
Harvey Austin School #97
1405 Sycamore St
ZIP: 14211
(716) 816-4460
Other
Total Enrollment 609
King Center Charter School
938 Genesee St
ZIP: 14211
(716) 891-7912
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
Ps 59 Dr Charles Drew Science Magnet
1 Mlk Park
ZIP: 14211
(716) 816-3370
Primary
Total Enrollment 774
Ps 65 Roosevelt Academy Ecc
156 Newburgh St
ZIP: 14211
(716) 816-3430
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Alternative High School At 44
1369 Broadway
ZIP: 14212
(716) 816-3270
High
Total Enrollment 263
Harriet Ross Tubman Academy
212 Stanton St
ZIP: 14212
(716) 816-3780
Primary
Total Enrollment 457
Dr A Pantoja Comm Sch Excllnce -#18
750 West Ave
ZIP: 14213
(716) 816-3160
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Frank A Sedita School #30
21 Lowell Pl
ZIP: 14213
(716) 816-3220
Primary
Total Enrollment 830
International Preparatory School At Grover Cleveland At #187
110 14th St
ZIP: 14213
(716) 816-4300
Other
Total Enrollment 625
International School
141 Hoyt St
ZIP: 14213
(716) 816-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 836
Lafayette High School
370 Lafayette Ave
ZIP: 14213
(716) 816-4340
Other
Total Enrollment 686
Native American Magnet
97 W Delavan Ave
ZIP: 14213
(716) 816-3180
Primary
Total Enrollment 592
West Buffalo Charter School
113 Lafayette Ave
ZIP: 14213
(716) 923-1534
Primary
Total Enrollment 285
Aloma D Johnson Charter School
15 Jewett Pkwy
ZIP: 14214
(716) 856-4390
Primary
Total Enrollment 296
Bennett High School
2885 Main St
ZIP: 14214
(716) 816-4250
High
Total Enrollment 418
Buffalo United Charter School
325 Manhattan Ave
ZIP: 14214
(716) 835-9862
Primary
Total Enrollment 717
Burgard Vocational High School
400 Kensington Ave
ZIP: 14214
(716) 816-4450
High
Total Enrollment 532
Dr George Blackman Ecc
2358 Main St
ZIP: 14214
(716) 816-3340
Primary
Total Enrollment 493
Dr Lydia T Wright Sch Of Excellence
106 Appenheimer St
ZIP: 14214
(716) 816-4110
Primary
Total Enrollment 793
Ps 42 Occupational Training Center
2495 Main St
ZIP: 14214
(716) 816-3250
Other
Total Enrollment 91
Community Charter School
404 Edison Ave
ZIP: 14215
(716) 833-5967
Frederick Olmsted #156
319 Suffolk
ZIP: 14215
(716) 816-4330
Other
Total Enrollment 733
Highgate Heights
600 Highgate Ave
ZIP: 14215
(716) 816-4050
Primary
Total Enrollment 482
Math Science Technology Preparatory School At Seneca (the)
666 E Delevan Ave
ZIP: 14215
(716) 816-4500
Other
Total Enrollment 595
Pine Hill Education Center
1635 E Delevan Ave
ZIP: 14215
(716) 686-3680
Other
Total Enrollment 108
Ps 61 At 171
1409 E Delavan Ave
ZIP: 14215
(716) 816-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 299
Ps 82
230 Easton Ave
ZIP: 14215
(716) 816-4070
Primary
Total Enrollment 471
Ps 84
462 Grider St
ZIP: 14215
(716) 816-4080
Other
Total Enrollment 173
Westminster Community Charter School
24 Westminster Ave
ZIP: 14215
(716) 816-3450
Primary
Total Enrollment 545
Ps 64 Frederick Law Olmsted
874 Amherst St
ZIP: 14216
(716) 816-3420
Primary
Total Enrollment 596
Ps 66 North Park Academy
780 Parkside Ave
ZIP: 14216
(716) 816-3440
Middle
Total Enrollment 284
Ps 81
140 Tacoma Ave
ZIP: 14216
(716) 816-4060
Primary
Total Enrollment 786
Tapestry Charter School
65 Great Arrow Ave
ZIP: 14216
(716) 204-5883
Other
Total Enrollment 795
Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School
283 Washington Ave
ZIP: 14217
(716) 874-8409
Primary
Total Enrollment 285
Community School #53 At #4
425 S Park Ave
ZIP: 14220
(716) 816-3330
Primary
Total Enrollment 436
Discovery School
911 Abbott Rd
ZIP: 14220
(716) 816-4922
Primary
Total Enrollment 614
Lorraine Elementary School
71 Lorraine St
ZIP: 14220
(716) 816-4809
Primary
Total Enrollment 764
South Park High School
150 Southside Pkwy
ZIP: 14220
(716) 816-7828
High
Total Enrollment 867
Ben Franklin Elementary School
500 Parkhurst Blvd
ZIP: 14223
(716) 874-8415
Primary
Total Enrollment 554
Ben Franklin Middle School
540 Parkhurst Blvd
ZIP: 14223
(716) 874-8404
Middle
Total Enrollment 458
Charles A Lindbergh Elementary School
184 Irving Ter
ZIP: 14223
(716) 874-8410
Primary
Total Enrollment 475
Herbert Hoover Elementary School
199 Thorncliff Rd
ZIP: 14223
(716) 874-8414
Primary
Total Enrollment 589
Herbert Hoover Middle School
249 Thorncliff Rd
ZIP: 14223
(716) 874-8405
Middle
Total Enrollment 641
Kenmore West Senior High School
33 Highland Pky
ZIP: 14223
(716) 874-8401
High
Total Enrollment 1309

Buffalo Private Schools

Buffalo Hearing & Speech Ctr
50 E North St
ZIP: 14203
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
St John Christian Academy
184 Goodell St
ZIP: 14204
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Our Lady Of Black Rock School
16 Peter St
ZIP: 14207
Elementary
Total Enrollment 109
Canisius High School
1180 Delaware Ave
ZIP: 14209
Secondary
Total Enrollment 814
Catholic Academy West Buffalo
1069 Delaware Ave
ZIP: 14209
Elementary
Total Enrollment 201
Trinity Catholic Academy
16 Hayden St
ZIP: 14210
Elementary
Total Enrollment 135
Saints Tabernacle Of Excellence
1301 Genesee St
ZIP: 14211
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 19
Universal School
1957 Genesee St
ZIP: 14211
Elementary
Total Enrollment 104
Darul Uloom Al Madania
182 Sobieski St
ZIP: 14212
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 209
Cantalician Center For Learning
3233 Main St
ZIP: 14214
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 135
Holy Angels Academy
24 Shoshone St
ZIP: 14214
Secondary
Total Enrollment 208
St Joseph University School
3275 Main St
ZIP: 14214
Elementary
Total Enrollment 173
St Mark Elementary School
399 Woodward Ave
ZIP: 14214
Elementary
Total Enrollment 398
St Mary's School For The Deaf
2253 Main St
ZIP: 14214
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 88
Nativitymiguel Middle School - Buffalo
21 Davidson Ave
ZIP: 14215
Elementary
Total Enrollment 64
Elmwood-franklin School
104 New Amsterdam Ave
ZIP: 14216
Elementary
Total Enrollment 315
Nichols School
1250 Amherst St
ZIP: 14216
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 580
Ambrose Catholic Academy
260 Okell St
ZIP: 14220
Elementary
Total Enrollment 156
Bishop Timon-st Jude High School
601 Mckinley Pkwy
ZIP: 14220
Secondary
Total Enrollment 262
Mount Mercy Academy
88 Red Jacket Pkwy
ZIP: 14220
Secondary
Total Enrollment 258
Notre Dame Academy
1125 Abbott Rd
ZIP: 14220
Elementary
Total Enrollment 324
Buffalo Seminary
205 Bidwell Pkwy
ZIP: 14222
Secondary
Total Enrollment 176
St John The Baptist School
1085 Englewood Ave
ZIP: 14223
Elementary
Total Enrollment 251
St Joseph's Collegiate Institute
845 Kenmore Ave
ZIP: 14223
Secondary
Total Enrollment 722
Buffalo Academy Of The Sacred Heart
3860 Main St
ZIP: 14226
Secondary
Total Enrollment 397
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