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Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area

The Buffalo–Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area is a metropolitan area, designated by the United States Census Bureau, encompassing two counties — Erie and Niagara — in Western New York, with a population, as of the 2010 census, of 1,135,509 inhabitants. It is the second-largest metropolitan area in the state of New York, centering on the urbanized area of Buffalo.

Buffalo – Niagara Falls Metropolitan Area
Buffalo – Niagara Falls
Map of Buffalo – Niagara Falls Metropolitan Area
Coordinates: 42°54′N 78°51′W / 42.9°N 78.85°W / 42.9; -78.85
CountryUnited States
State(s)New York
Largest cityBuffalo
Other cities - Niagara Falls
 - Tonawanda
 - North Tonawanda
 - Lackawanna
 - Lockport
 - Olean
 • Total1,567 sq mi (4,060 km2)
 • TotalIncrease 1,136,856
 • Rank50th in the U.S.
 • Density718/sq mi (277/km2)

As of the April 1, 2010, the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had a population of 1,135,509; the combined statistical area (CSA), which adds Cattaraugus, had a population of 1,215,826 inhabitants. It is part of the Great Lakes Megalopolis, which contains an estimated 54 million people. The larger Buffalo Niagara Region is an economic zone consisting of eight counties in Western New York.

In 2010, the Buffalo – Niagara Falls metropolitan statistical area was ranked the 10th best place in the U.S. for working mothers by ForbesWoman magazine.[2]




Census Pop.
Est. 20171,136,8560.1%
Historical Population Figures[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,170,111 people, 468,719 households, and 301,970 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 83.8% White, 11.7% African American, 0.7% Native American, 1.3% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.2% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $38,352. Males had a median income of $38,086 versus $25,589 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $19,788.


Combined Statistical AreaEdit

Buffalo–Niagara–Cattaraugus CSA (Buffalo–Niagara Falls MSA in dark blue and Cattaraugus County in light blue), within New York State.

The Buffalo–Niagara–Cattaraugus Combined Statistical Area is made up of three counties in western New York. The statistical area includes one metropolitan area and one micropolitan area.[5] As of the 2010 Census, the CSA had a population of 1,215,826.[6]

  • Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)
    • Buffalo–Niagara Falls (Erie and Niagara counties)
  • Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ [1] Archived March 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Casserly, Meghan (July 26, 2010). "Full List: America's Top 50 U.S. Cities For Working Mothers". Forbes.
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". U.S. Bureau of Census and Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. 2010. Archived from the original on December 2, 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-10.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Combined Statistical Areas and Component Core Based Statistical Areas" (TXT). United States Census Bureau, Population Division. June 24, 2008. Retrieved July 27, 2008.[dead link]
  6. ^ "US 2010 Census". Archived from the original on July 6, 2011.

Coordinates: 42°54′N 78°51′W / 42.900°N 78.850°W / 42.900; -78.850