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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 $55,448 in 2017, the latest figures available. Buffalo median household income is $9,446 lower than the median New York household income and $4,888 less than the US median household income. 2018 metro income data (including Buffalo median household income) will be released in September of 2019. 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

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
New York $64,894 +0.98% +6.34%
Buffalo $55,448 +1.48% +6.84%

Trends in Buffalo, NY Real Median Household Income since 2005

At $55,448, the median household income for Buffalo was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Household Income: Buffalo, New York, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Buffalo

Date US New York Buffalo
2017 $60,336 $64,894 $55,448
2016 $58,856 $64,262 $54,638
2015 $57,709 $62,960 $53,567
2014 $55,613 $61,024 $51,899
2013 $55,072 $60,467 $53,278
2012 $54,948 $60,378 $53,769
2011 $55,162 $60,344 $51,426
2010 $56,388 $61,009 $52,302
2009 $57,519 $62,601 $52,468
2008 $59,382 $63,952 $54,666
2007 $60,135 $63,423 $53,146
2006 $59,051 $62,625 $52,201

Buffalo Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Buffalo was $73,073 in 2017. Compared to the median New York family income, Buffalo median family income is $7,041 lower. As with the median household income data, 2018 family income data for Buffalo will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income for Buffalo New York

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
New York $80,114 +1.35% +8.69%
Buffalo $73,073 -1.13% +6.59%

Trends in Buffalo, NY Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Buffalo is $73,073. Real median family income peaked in 2016 at $73,910 and is now $837 (1.13%) lower.

Real Median Family Income: Buffalo, New York, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Buffalo

Date US New York Buffalo
2017 $73,891 $80,114 $73,073
2016 $72,591 $79,044 $73,910
2015 $70,627 $76,415 $73,334
2014 $68,313 $73,707 $68,555
2013 $67,488 $74,292 $69,084
2012 $66,880 $73,157 $70,142
2011 $67,126 $73,021 $67,094
2010 $68,289 $74,247 $67,334
2009 $69,958 $76,611 $70,465
2008 $72,321 $77,470 $71,913
2007 $72,500 $76,564 $71,346
2006 $71,330 $75,732 $70,445

Buffalo Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Buffalo was $31,542 in 2017. Compared to the median New York per capita income, Buffalo median per capita income is $5,614 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2018 per capita income data for Buffalo will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income for Buffalo New York

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
New York $37,156 +2.36% +8.32%
Buffalo $31,542 +0.33% +6.11%

Trends in Buffalo, NY Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $31,542, the per capita income for Buffalo was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Per Capita Income: Buffalo, New York, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Buffalo

Date US New York Buffalo
2017 $32,397 $37,156 $31,542
2016 $31,798 $36,298 $31,439
2015 $31,019 $35,486 $30,220
2014 $29,942 $34,301 $29,725
2013 $29,706 $34,270 $29,212
2012 $29,221 $33,469 $29,104
2011 $29,173 $33,510 $28,884
2010 $29,361 $33,814 $28,368
2009 $30,246 $35,098 $29,760
2008 $31,488 $35,709 $29,881
2007 $31,629 $35,418 $30,392
2006 $30,795 $34,155 $28,367