Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area

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Buffalo – Niagara Falls Metropolitan Area
Buffalo – Niagara Falls
Map of Buffalo – Niagara Falls Metropolitan Area
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Country United States
State(s) New York
Largest city Buffalo
Other cities  - Niagara Falls
 - Tonawanda
 - North Tonawanda
 - Lackawanna
 • Total 1,567 sq mi (4,060 km2)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 1,135,509
 • Rank 50th in the U.S.
 • Density 718/sq mi (277/km2)

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.

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.

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-designated places

Indian Reservations


Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 959,487
1950 1,089,230 13.5%
1960 1,306,957 20.0%
1970 1,349,211 3.2%
1980 1,242,826 −7.9%
1990 1,189,340 −4.3%
2000 1,170,111 −1.6%
2010 1,135,509 −3.0%
Est. 2014 1,136,360 0.1%
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.


Amtrak stations

Station Code City County Lines served
Buffalo–Depew BUF Depew Erie Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited, Maple Leaf
Buffalo – Exchange Street BFX Buffalo Erie Empire Service, Maple Leaf
Niagara Falls NFL Niagara Falls Niagara Empire Service, Maple Leaf

Major airports

Airport IATA code ICAO code County
Buffalo Niagara International Airport BUF KBUF Erie
Niagara Falls International Airport IAG KIAG Niagara

Major highways

Combined Statistical Area

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 also


  1. [1] Archived March 24, 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Casserly, Meghan (2010-07-26). "Full List: America's Top 50 U.S. Cities For Working Mothers". Forbes.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Population Estimates". U.S. Bureau of Census and Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Combined Statistical Areas and Component Core Based Statistical Areas" (TXT). United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2008-06-24. Retrieved 2008-07-27.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>[dead link]
  6. "US 2010 Census".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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