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Buffalo-Niagara Falls New York Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Buffalo-Niagara Falls New York metro area was $53,487 in 2016, the latest figures available. Buffalo median household income is $9,422 lower than the median New York household income and $4,130 less than the US median household income. 2017 metro income data (including Buffalo median household income) will be released in September of 2018. Median family and per capita income for Buffalo-Niagara Falls are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Buffalo New York

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%
New York $62,909 +2.09% +6.42%
Buffalo $53,487 +2.02% +2.69%

Trends in Buffalo, NY Real Median Household Income since 2005

At $53,487, the median household income for Buffalo was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Median Household Income: Buffalo, New York, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Buffalo

Date US New York Buffalo
2016 $57,617 $62,909 $53,487
2015 $56,480 $61,619 $52,426
2014 $54,398 $59,691 $50,766
2013 $53,838 $59,113 $52,085
2012 $53,701 $59,008 $52,549
2011 $53,879 $58,940 $50,229
2010 $55,093 $59,608 $51,101
2009 $56,180 $61,144 $51,246
2008 $58,000 $62,464 $53,394
2007 $58,736 $61,947 $51,910
2006 $57,677 $61,168 $50,986
2005 $56,832 $60,811 $52,005

Buffalo Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Buffalo was $72,354 in 2016. Compared to the median New York family income, Buffalo median family income is $5,025 lower. As with the median household income data, 2017 family income data for Buffalo will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Median Family Income for Buffalo New York

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $71,062 +2.81% +7.71%
New York $77,379 +3.47% +6.54%
Buffalo $72,354 +0.81% +7.13%

Trends in Buffalo, NY Real Median Family Income since 2005

At $72,354, the median family income for Buffalo was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Median Family Income: Buffalo, New York, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Buffalo

Date US New York Buffalo
2016 $71,062 $77,379 $72,354
2015 $69,122 $74,787 $71,771
2014 $66,820 $72,097 $67,057
2013 $65,977 $72,628 $67,537
2012 $65,363 $71,497 $68,550
2011 $65,564 $71,322 $65,533
2010 $66,721 $72,542 $65,787
2009 $68,329 $74,828 $68,825
2008 $70,638 $75,667 $70,239
2007 $70,813 $74,782 $69,687
2006 $69,670 $73,970 $68,806
2005 $68,618 $73,355 $68,860

Buffalo Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Buffalo was $30,777 in 2016. Compared to the median New York per capita income, Buffalo median per capita income is $4,757 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2017 per capita income data for Buffalo will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Per Capita Income for Buffalo New York

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $31,128 +2.54% +7.19%
New York $35,534 +2.32% +6.07%
Buffalo $30,777 +4.06% +7.77%

Trends in Buffalo, NY Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $30,777, the per capita income for Buffalo was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Per Capita Income: Buffalo, New York, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Buffalo

Date US New York Buffalo
2016 $31,128 $35,534 $30,777
2015 $30,358 $34,730 $29,576
2014 $29,288 $33,552 $29,076
2013 $29,041 $33,502 $28,558
2012 $28,558 $32,709 $28,444
2011 $28,494 $32,730 $28,212
2010 $28,687 $33,037 $27,717
2009 $29,542 $34,281 $29,067
2008 $30,755 $34,878 $29,186
2007 $30,894 $34,594 $29,685
2006 $30,078 $33,360 $27,707
2005 $30,768 $34,606 $28,965