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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 $60,105 in 2019, the latest figures available. Buffalo median household income is $12,003 lower than the median New York household income and $5,607 less than the US median household income. 2020 metro income data (including Buffalo median household income) will be released in September of 2021. 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

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,712 +4.21% +7.05%
New York $72,108 +4.39% +7.59%
Buffalo $60,105 +5.05% +5.48%

Trends in Buffalo, NY Real Median Household Income since 2005

At $60,105, the median household income for Buffalo was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Median Household Income: Buffalo, New York, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Buffalo

Date US New York Buffalo
2019 $65,712 $72,108 $60,105
2018 $63,059 $69,074 $57,213
2017 $62,927 $67,680 $57,829
2016 $61,383 $67,021 $56,983
2015 $60,187 $65,664 $55,868
2014 $58,001 $63,645 $54,128
2013 $57,437 $63,064 $55,566
2012 $57,307 $62,971 $56,078
2011 $57,531 $62,936 $53,634
2010 $58,809 $63,629 $54,548
2009 $59,988 $65,289 $54,721

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Buffalo Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Buffalo was $78,893 in 2019. Compared to the median New York family income, Buffalo median family income is $10,582 lower. As with the median household income data, 2020 family income data for Buffalo will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Median Family Income for Buffalo New York

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $80,944 +4.06% +6.92%
New York $89,475 +5.49% +8.54%
Buffalo $78,893 +2.62% +2.35%

Trends in Buffalo, NY Real Median Family Income since 2005

At $78,893, the median family income for Buffalo was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Median Family Income: Buffalo, New York, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Buffalo

Date US New York Buffalo
2019 $80,944 $89,475 $78,893
2018 $77,786 $84,821 $76,879
2017 $77,064 $83,554 $76,210
2016 $75,707 $82,437 $77,083
2015 $73,660 $79,697 $76,483
2014 $71,246 $76,872 $71,499
2013 $70,386 $77,482 $72,051
2012 $69,752 $76,298 $73,153
2011 $70,009 $76,157 $69,976
2010 $71,221 $77,435 $70,225
2009 $72,962 $79,900 $73,491

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Buffalo Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Buffalo was $34,238 in 2019. Compared to the median New York per capita income, Buffalo median per capita income is $7,619 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2020 per capita income data for Buffalo will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Per Capita Income for Buffalo New York

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $35,672 +3.57% +7.57%
New York $41,857 +5.73% +10.57%
Buffalo $34,238 +2.87% +4.42%

Trends in Buffalo, NY Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $34,238, the per capita income for Buffalo was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Per Capita Income: Buffalo, New York, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Buffalo

Date US New York Buffalo
2019 $35,672 $41,857 $34,238
2018 $34,444 $39,589 $33,283
2017 $33,788 $38,751 $32,896
2016 $33,163 $37,857 $32,789
2015 $32,351 $37,010 $31,518
2014 $31,228 $35,774 $31,002
2013 $30,982 $35,742 $30,466
2012 $30,476 $34,906 $30,354
2011 $30,425 $34,949 $30,125
2010 $30,622 $35,266 $29,587
2009 $31,545 $36,605 $31,038

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