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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 $51,772 in 2015, the latest figures available. Buffalo median household income is $9,078 lower than the median New York household income and $4,003 less than the US median household income. 2016 metro income data (including Buffalo median household income) will be released in September of 2017. 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

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $55,775 +3.83% +5.17%
New York $60,850 +3.23% +4.42%
Buffalo $51,772 +3.27% -0.24%

Trends in Buffalo, NY Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Buffalo is $51,772. Real median household income peaked in 2008 at $52,727 and is now $955 (1.81%) lower. From a post peak low of $49,618 in 2011, real median household income for Buffalo has now grown by $2,154 (4.34%).

Real Median Household Income: Buffalo, New York, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Buffalo

Date US New York Buffalo
2015 $55,775 $60,850 $51,772
2014 $53,719 $58,946 $50,132
2013 $53,166 $58,375 $51,435
2012 $53,031 $58,273 $51,894
2011 $53,223 $58,223 $49,618
2010 $54,405 $58,864 $50,463
2009 $55,478 $60,381 $50,607
2008 $57,276 $61,684 $52,727
2007 $58,003 $61,174 $51,262
2006 $56,957 $60,405 $50,350
2005 $56,122 $60,052 $51,356

Buffalo Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Buffalo was $70,876 in 2015. Compared to the median New York family income, Buffalo median family income is $2,978 lower. As with the median household income data, 2016 family income data for Buffalo will be released in September of 2017.

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Real Median Family Income for Buffalo New York

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $68,260 +3.45% +5.75%
New York $73,854 +3.73% +4.60%
Buffalo $70,876 +7.03% +4.70%

Trends in Buffalo, NY Real Median Family Income since 2005

At $70,876, the median family income for Buffalo was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2015.

Real Median Family Income: Buffalo, New York, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Buffalo

Date US New York Buffalo
2015 $68,260 $73,854 $70,876
2014 $65,986 $71,197 $66,220
2013 $65,153 $71,721 $66,694
2012 $64,548 $70,606 $67,696
2011 $64,766 $70,454 $64,736
2010 $65,888 $71,637 $64,966
2009 $67,476 $73,894 $67,966
2008 $69,756 $74,722 $69,362
2007 $69,929 $73,849 $68,817
2006 $68,801 $73,047 $67,947
2005 $67,761 $72,438 $68,000

Buffalo Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Buffalo was $29,207 in 2015. Compared to the median New York per capita income, Buffalo median per capita income is $5,090 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2016 per capita income data for Buffalo will be released in September of 2017.

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Real Per Capita Income for Buffalo New York

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $29,979 +3.65% +6.30%
New York $34,297 +3.51% +6.18%
Buffalo $29,207 +1.72% +3.98%

Trends in Buffalo, NY Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Buffalo is $29,207. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $29,315 and is now $108 (0.37%) lower.

Real Per Capita Income: Buffalo, New York, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Buffalo

Date US New York Buffalo
2015 $29,979 $34,297 $29,207
2014 $28,922 $33,133 $28,713
2013 $28,678 $33,084 $28,201
2012 $28,202 $32,301 $28,089
2011 $28,147 $32,332 $27,869
2010 $28,329 $32,625 $27,371
2009 $29,174 $33,853 $28,704
2008 $30,371 $34,442 $28,821
2007 $30,508 $34,163 $29,315
2006 $29,703 $32,944 $27,361
2005 $30,384 $34,174 $28,604