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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 $50,269 in 2012, the latest figures available. Buffalo median household income is $6,179 lower than the median New York household income and $1,102 less than the US median household income. 2013 metro income data (including Buffalo median household income) will be released in September of 2014. 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

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $51,371 -0.36% -4.44%
New York $56,448 +0.09% -3.53%
Buffalo $50,269 +4.59% +2.51%

Trends in Buffalo, NY Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Buffalo is $50,269. Real median household income peaked in 2008 at $51,078 and is now $809 (1.58%) lower. From a post peak low of $48,065 in 2011, real median household income for Buffalo has now grown by $2,204 (4.59%).

Real Median Household Income: Buffalo, New York, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Buffalo

Date US New York Buffalo
2012 $51,371 $56,448 $50,269
2011 $51,557 $56,400 $48,065
2010 $52,703 $57,023 $48,885
2009 $53,760 $58,511 $49,040
2008 $55,484 $59,754 $51,078
2007 $56,189 $59,261 $49,659
2006 $55,176 $58,516 $48,776
2005 $54,387 $58,196 $49,768

Buffalo Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Buffalo was $65,576 in 2012. Compared to the median New York family income, Buffalo median family income is $2,819 lower. As with the median household income data, 2013 family income data for Buffalo will be released in September of 2014.

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Real Median Family Income for Buffalo New York

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $62,527 -0.34% -4.37%
New York $68,395 +0.21% -4.48%
Buffalo $65,576 +4.57% -0.43%

Trends in Buffalo, NY Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Buffalo is $65,576. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $67,193 and is now $1,617 (2.41%) lower. From a post peak low of $62,709 in 2011, real median family income for Buffalo has now grown by $2,867 (4.57%).

Real Median Family Income: Buffalo, New York, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Buffalo

Date US New York Buffalo
2012 $62,527 $68,395 $65,576
2011 $62,739 $68,249 $62,709
2010 $63,827 $69,396 $62,934
2009 $65,387 $71,605 $65,861
2008 $67,574 $72,385 $67,193
2007 $67,742 $71,540 $66,665
2006 $66,650 $70,763 $65,823
2005 $65,666 $70,199 $65,898

Buffalo Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Buffalo was $27,210 in 2012. Compared to the median New York per capita income, Buffalo median per capita income is $4,080 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2013 per capita income data for Buffalo will be released in September of 2014.

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Real Per Capita Income for Buffalo New York

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $27,319 +0.19% -3.36%
New York $31,290 -0.10% -4.62%
Buffalo $27,210 +0.79% -2.18%

Trends in Buffalo, NY Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Buffalo is $27,210. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $28,398 and is now $1,188 (4.18%) lower.

Real Per Capita Income: Buffalo, New York, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Buffalo

Date US New York Buffalo
2012 $27,319 $31,290 $27,210
2011 $27,266 $31,320 $26,996
2010 $27,443 $31,604 $26,515
2009 $28,270 $32,805 $27,815
2008 $29,421 $33,365 $27,920
2007 $29,554 $33,094 $28,398
2006 $28,774 $31,914 $26,506
2005 $29,445 $33,118 $27,719