Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area

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Buffalo – Niagara Falls Metropolitan Area
Metropolitan area
Buffalo – Niagara Falls
Map of Buffalo – Niagara Falls Metropolitan Area
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CountryUnited States
State(s)New York
Largest cityBuffalo
Other cities - Niagara Falls
 - Tonawanda
 - North Tonawanda
 - Lackawanna
 - Lockport
 - Olean
Area
 • Total1,567 sq mi (4,060 km2)
Population
(2017)[1]
 • TotalIncrease 1,136,856
 • Rank50th in the U.S.
 • Density718/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. 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]

Counties[edit]

  • Erie
  • Niagara
  • Cattaraugus (part of CSA)

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

  • Buffalo
  • Lackawanna
  • Lockport
  • Niagara Falls
  • North Tonawanda
  • Olean (part of CSA)
  • Salamanca (part of CSA)
  • Tonawanda

Towns[edit]

  • Alden
  • Amherst
  • Aurora
  • Boston
  • Brant
  • Cambria
  • Cheektowaga
  • Clarence
  • Colden
  • Collins
  • Concord
  • Eden
  • Elma
  • Evans
  • Grand Island
  • Hamburg
  • Hartland
  • Holland
  • Lancaster
  • Lewiston
  • Lockport
  • Marilla
  • Newfane
  • Newstead
  • Niagara
  • North Collins
  • Orchard Park
  • Pendleton
  • Porter
  • Royalton
  • Sardinia
  • Somerset
  • Tonawanda
  • Wales
  • West Seneca
  • Wheatfield
  • Wilson

Villages[edit]

  • Akron
  • Alden
  • Angola
  • Barker
  • Blasdell
  • Depew
  • East Aurora
  • Farnham
  • Gowanda (partial)
  • Hamburg
  • Kenmore
  • Lancaster
  • Lewiston
  • Middleport
  • North Collins
  • Orchard Park
  • Sloan
  • Springville
  • Williamsville
  • Wilson
  • Youngstown

Census-designated places[edit]

  • Angola on the Lake
  • Billington Heights
  • Cheektowaga
  • Clarence Center
  • Eden
  • Elma Center
  • Gasport
  • Harris Hill
  • Holland
  • Lake Erie Beach
  • Newfane
  • North Boston
  • Olcott
  • Ransomville
  • Rapids
  • South Lockport
  • Tonawanda
  • Town Line
  • West Seneca

Indian Reservations[edit]

  • Cattaraugus Reservation (partial)
  • Tonawanda Reservation (Erie County)
  • Tonawanda Reservation (Niagara County)
  • Tuscarora Reservation (Niagara County)

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940959,487
19501,089,23013.5%
19601,306,95720.0%
19701,349,2113.2%
19801,242,826−7.9%
19901,189,340−4.3%
20001,170,111−1.6%
20101,135,509−3.0%
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.

Transportation[edit]

Amtrak stations[edit]

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[edit]

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

Major highways[edit]

  • Interstate 90
  • Interstate 190
  • Interstate 290
  • Interstate 990
  • U.S. Route 20
  • U.S. Route 20A
  • U.S. Route 62
  • U.S. Route 219
  • New York State Route 5
  • New York State Route 18
  • New York State Route 33
  • New York State Route 104
  • New York State Route 198
  • New York State Route 400

Combined Statistical Area[edit]

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)
    • Olean (Cattaraugus County)

See also[edit]

  • New York census statistical areas
  • Buffalo Niagara Region
  • Great Lakes region

References[edit]

  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.
  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. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. "Combined Statistical Areas and Component Core Based Statistical Areas" (TXT). United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2008-06-24. Retrieved 2008-07-27.[dead link]
  6. "US 2010 Census". Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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

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