Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area


Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area

The Buffalo-Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of two counties – Erie and Niagara – in Western New York. It is the second-largest metropolitan area in the state of New York. As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 1,170,111 (though a July 1, 2007 estimate placed the population at 1,128.183). [cite web | url = http://www.census.gov/popest/metro/tables/2007/CBSA-EST2007-01.csv | title = Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2007 (CBSA-EST2007-01) | format = CSV | work = 2007 Population Estimates | publisher = United States Census Bureau, Population Division | date = 2008-03-27 | accessdate = 2008-07-27] The metropolitan area has four principal cities – Buffalo (24.2% of the total MSA population), Cheektowaga (7.8%), Tonawanda (6.4%), and Niagara Falls (4.6%). [cite web | url = http://www.census.gov/population/www/estimates/metro_general/2007/List2.txt | title = Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas and Principal Cities | format = TXT | work = | publisher = United States Census Bureau, Population Division | date = 2008-06-24 | accessdate = 2008-07-27]

Counties

*Erie
*Niagara

Communities

Cities

*Buffalo
*Lackawanna
*Lockport
*Niagara Falls
*North Tonawanda
*Tonawanda

Towns

Indian Reservations

*Cattaraugus Reservation
*Tonawanda Reservation (Erie County)
*Tonawanda Reservation (Niagara County)

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 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 83.78% White, 11.71% African American, 0.67% Native American, 1.29% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.23% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.90% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $38,352, and the median income for a family was $48,654. 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 Area

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. [cite web | url = http://www.census.gov/population/www/estimates/metro_general/2007/List6.txt | title = Combined Statistical Areas and Component Core Based Statistical Areas | format = TXT | work = | publisher = United States Census Bureau, Population Division | date = 2008-06-24 | accessdate = 2008-07-27] As of the 2000 Census, the CSA had a population of 1,254,066 (though a July 1, 2007 estimate placed the population at 1,208,270). [cite web |url=http://www.census.gov/popest/metro/tables/2007/CBSA-EST2007-02.csv |title=Table 2. Annual Estimates of the Population of Combined Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2007 (CBSA-EST2007-02) |format=CSV |work=2007 Population Estimates |publisher=United States Census Bureau, Population Division |date=2008-03-27 |accessdate=2008-07-27]

*Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)
**Buffalo–Niagara Falls (Erie and Niagara counties)

*Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)
**Olean (Cattaraugus County)

ee also

*New York census statistical areas
*Buffalo Niagara Region

References


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