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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 $56,195 in 2018, the latest figures available. Buffalo median household income is $11,649 lower than the median New York household income and $5,742 less than the US median household income. 2019 metro income data (including Buffalo median household income) will be released in September of 2020. 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

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $61,937 +0.21% +4.77%
New York $67,844 +2.06% +5.19%
Buffalo $56,195 -1.07% +2.41%

Trends in Buffalo, NY Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Buffalo is $56,195. Real median household income peaked in 2017 at $56,800 and is now $605 (1.07%) lower.

Real Median Household Income: Buffalo, New York, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Buffalo

Date US New York Buffalo
2018 $61,937 $67,844 $56,195
2017 $61,807 $66,476 $56,800
2016 $60,291 $65,829 $55,969
2015 $59,116 $64,495 $54,873
2014 $56,969 $62,512 $53,165
2013 $56,415 $61,942 $54,577
2012 $56,288 $61,851 $55,080
2011 $56,507 $61,815 $52,679
2010 $57,762 $62,496 $53,577
2009 $58,921 $64,128 $53,747
2008 $60,829 $65,510 $55,998
2007 $61,601 $64,968 $54,441

Buffalo Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Buffalo was $75,511 in 2018. Compared to the median New York family income, Buffalo median family income is $7,800 lower. As with the median household income data, 2019 family income data for Buffalo will be released in September of 2020.

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Real Median Family Income for Buffalo New York

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $76,401 +0.94% +5.60%
New York $83,311 +1.52% +6.43%
Buffalo $75,511 +0.88% +0.52%

Trends in Buffalo, NY Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Buffalo is $75,511. Real median family income peaked in 2016 at $75,712 and is now $201 (0.27%) lower.

Real Median Family Income: Buffalo, New York, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Buffalo

Date US New York Buffalo
2018 $76,401 $83,311 $75,511
2017 $75,692 $82,067 $74,854
2016 $74,360 $80,970 $75,712
2015 $72,348 $78,277 $75,121
2014 $69,978 $75,505 $70,227
2013 $69,134 $76,103 $70,768
2012 $68,512 $74,941 $71,852
2011 $68,763 $74,801 $68,730
2010 $69,953 $76,056 $68,974
2009 $71,663 $78,479 $72,183
2008 $74,083 $79,357 $73,665
2007 $74,267 $78,430 $73,085

Buffalo Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Buffalo was $32,691 in 2018. Compared to the median New York per capita income, Buffalo median per capita income is $6,193 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2019 per capita income data for Buffalo will be released in September of 2020.

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Real Per Capita Income for Buffalo New York

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $33,831 +1.94% +6.47%
New York $38,884 +2.16% +6.97%
Buffalo $32,691 +1.18% +5.60%

Trends in Buffalo, NY Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $32,691, the per capita income for Buffalo was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2018.

Real Per Capita Income: Buffalo, New York, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Buffalo

Date US New York Buffalo
2018 $33,831 $38,884 $32,691
2017 $33,187 $38,062 $32,311
2016 $32,573 $37,183 $32,205
2015 $31,775 $36,351 $30,956
2014 $30,672 $35,138 $30,450
2013 $30,431 $35,106 $29,924
2012 $29,934 $34,285 $29,814
2011 $29,884 $34,327 $29,588
2010 $30,077 $34,638 $29,060
2009 $30,984 $35,954 $30,485
2008 $32,255 $36,579 $30,609
2007 $32,400 $36,282 $31,133