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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 $50,548 in 2013, the latest figures available. Buffalo median household income is $6,821 lower than the median New York household income and $1,702 less than the US median household income. 2014 metro income data (including Buffalo median household income) will be released in September of 2015. 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

2013 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $52,250 +0.26% -2.28%
New York $57,369 +0.18% -0.83%
Buffalo $50,548 -0.88% +1.92%

Trends in Buffalo, NY Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Buffalo is $50,548. Real median household income peaked in 2008 at $51,820 and is now $1,272 (2.45%) lower. From a post peak low of $48,763 in 2011, real median household income for Buffalo has now grown by $1,785 (3.66%).

Real Median Household Income: Buffalo, New York, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Buffalo

Date US New York Buffalo
2013 $52,250 $57,369 $50,548
2012 $52,117 $57,268 $50,999
2011 $52,306 $57,219 $48,763
2010 $53,469 $57,851 $49,595
2009 $54,541 $59,361 $49,752
2008 $56,290 $60,622 $51,820
2007 $57,006 $60,122 $50,380
2006 $55,978 $59,366 $49,485
2005 $55,178 $59,041 $50,492

Buffalo Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Buffalo was $65,544 in 2013. Compared to the median New York family income, Buffalo median family income is $4,941 lower. As with the median household income data, 2014 family income data for Buffalo will be released in September of 2015.

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Real Median Family Income for Buffalo New York

2013 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $64,030 +0.94% -1.12%
New York $70,485 +1.58% +0.12%
Buffalo $65,544 -1.48% +2.66%

Trends in Buffalo, NY Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Buffalo is $65,544. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $68,169 and is now $2,625 (3.85%) lower. From a post peak low of $63,620 in 2011, real median family income for Buffalo has now grown by $1,924 (3.02%).

Real Median Family Income: Buffalo, New York, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Buffalo

Date US New York Buffalo
2013 $64,030 $70,485 $65,544
2012 $63,435 $69,388 $66,528
2011 $63,650 $69,240 $63,620
2010 $64,754 $70,404 $63,848
2009 $66,336 $72,645 $66,818
2008 $68,556 $73,436 $68,169
2007 $68,727 $72,579 $67,634
2006 $67,618 $71,791 $66,779
2005 $66,621 $71,220 $66,856

Buffalo Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Buffalo was $27,715 in 2013. Compared to the median New York per capita income, Buffalo median per capita income is $4,799 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2014 per capita income data for Buffalo will be released in September of 2015.

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Real Per Capita Income for Buffalo New York

2013 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $28,184 +1.69% +1.23%
New York $32,514 +2.43% +1.41%
Buffalo $27,715 +0.40% +3.03%

Trends in Buffalo, NY Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Buffalo is $27,715. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $28,811 and is now $1,096 (3.80%) lower.

Real Per Capita Income: Buffalo, New York, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Buffalo

Date US New York Buffalo
2013 $28,184 $32,514 $27,715
2012 $27,716 $31,744 $27,605
2011 $27,662 $31,775 $27,389
2010 $27,841 $32,063 $26,900
2009 $28,681 $33,281 $28,219
2008 $29,849 $33,850 $28,325
2007 $29,984 $33,575 $28,811
2006 $29,192 $32,378 $26,891
2005 $29,873 $33,599 $28,122