University At Buffalo CDP, New York
Population 5,941

Overview

Housing
Median Monthly Rent
$1,168
Includes Utilities
Median Year Housing Built
1999
Employment & Commute
Median Household Income
$23,000
Poverty Rate
30%
Unemployment Rate
7.8%
Demographics
Young Adult Singles
96%
Ages 18-39

The city of University at Buffalo is one of 19 cities in Erie County. It is a suburb of Buffalo, NY. While many may refer to University at Buffalo as a city, it actually is a census designated place (CDP). It is located in western New York.

University at Buffalo, NY is a Place (Census Designated):
Often referred to as cities, places can be categorized as Census Designated Places (CDP) or legal entities. The places that are legal entities provide governmental functions. CDPs have no governmental authority and exist only for statistical purposes. They are similar to legal entities in that they are a concentrated population identifiable by a name. Neither cross state lines, but may extend across county lines. A CDP may not extend into a legal entity.
Need a wider view? University at Buffalo, NY is a part of the Buffalo, NY Metro Area.

Housing

1999

Median Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

10.5%

Estimated Abandoned Homes

This estimate includes vacant housing that is not for rent, rented, for sale, sold, for seasonal/recreational/occasional use, or for migrant workers.

$1,168

Median Monthly Rent and Utility CostsRenter Occupied Housing Units with Housing Costs

Monthly housing costs include rent and utilities. When comparing to monthly ownership costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

Employment

$23,409

Median Household Income

52.4

Household Income Inequality

Income inequality is measured using the Gini coefficient. Lower values indicate that household income is spread evenly across the income groups. Higher values indicate that one income group is much more common than others.

30%

Poverty Rate

Poverty status uses the standards set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). If a family's total income is less than a certain threshold, every person in the family is considered to be in poverty. The threshold varies based on family size, composition, and age.

$3,052

Median Annual Individual EarningsPast 12 months for the Population Ages 16+ With Earnings

Annual Individual EarningsPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

70%

Unadjusted Gender Pay GapPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

The unadjusted gender pay gap is the median indvidiual female earnings as a percentage of male earnings. In other words, women who work in University at Buffalo, NY generally make around 7028% of what men do. Much of that difference is likely due to the number of hours worked (see the Full Time vs Part Time Work chart), occupations chosen (see the Employed by Occupation chart), education, and job experience. Adjusting for each of those factors to see what women with similar qualifications and jobs make compared to men is difficult, but the adjusted pay gap would be more likely to show the difference due to discrimination, difference in ability, or willingness to negotiate pay. For these reasons, differences in the gender pay shown here may be more likely to show the gender ideals in an area than the discriminatory practices. It is also worth noting that the 27% of men and 21% of women ages 16+ that did not have earnings were not included in the calculation.

7.8%

Unemployment RatePopulation Ages 16+ in the Civilian Labor Force

To classify as unemployed, people must not be in the military and must be actively looking for work (also known as the U3 measure of unemployment which is the official unemployment rate). In University at Buffalo, NY, 67% of the population ages 16+ are not employed, but are also not looking for work so they are not considered in the unemployment rate. See the Labor Force Participation Rate for more information.

33%

Labor Force Participation RatePopulation Ages 16+

People in the labor force include those in the armed forces as well as civilians who are employed or classified as unemployed. To classify as unemployed, people must be actively looking for work. Common people that are not considered in the labor force are students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers not currently looking for work, and institutionalized people. In University at Buffalo, NY, 67% of people are neither employed or looking for work.

Full Time vs Part Time WorkPopulation Ages 16-64 Who Worked in the Last 12 Months

Full-time employment is typically considered 35-40 hours per week. With the exception of health care coverage, federal law does not regulate the definition of full time employment for compensation and benefits purposes. The Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare) mandates that all employees working an average of 30 or more hours per week at a large employer must be eligible for health care coverage.

Total

35+ Hours per Week
23%
15-34 Hours per Week
51%
1-14 Hours per Week
26%

Male

35+ Hours per Week
29%
15-34 Hours per Week
52%
1-14 Hours per Week
19%

Female

35+ Hours per Week
18%
15-34 Hours per Week
50%
1-14 Hours per Week
32%

Means Of Transportation To WorkWorkers Ages 16+

Car, truck, etc.
41%
Public transportation
8%
Taxi
1%
Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means
45%
Worked at Home
5%

Travel Time to WorkIn Minutes for Workers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Time Leaving for WorkWorkers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Time Arriving at WorkWorkers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Education

Educational AttainmentPopulation Ages 25+

Less than High School Diploma
0%
High School Graduate
9%
Associate's degree
3%
Bachelor's degree
24%
Master's degree
38%
Professional school degree
23%
Doctorate degree
3%

Demographics

5,941

Total Population

Total Population By Age

96%

Young Adult Singles (Ages 18-39)

Marital Status of MalesPopulation Ages 15+

Marital Status of FemalesPopulation Ages 15+

Race and Ethnicity

The Office of Management Budget (OMB) and Census Bureau consider race and ethnicity as two distinct concepts. A person's race and whether they are of Hispanic origing are self reported to the Census Bureau according to which group they most closely identify. In 1997, the OMB revised the racial classification to include categories for two or more races. Because of criticism for treating these as separate questions and because many residents consider race and ethnicity to be the same, the Race and Ethnicity chart below shows those that consider themselves to be Non-Hispanic for each race with those that consider themselves Hispanic as a separate group.

Race

White
62.4%
Black
9.7%
American Indian or Alaskan
0.6%
Asian
19.8%
Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other
4.8%
Two Plus Races
2.7%

Hispanic and Latino Races

White
32%
Black
4%
American Indian and Alaskan
0%
Asian
0%
Pacific Islander
0%
Other
54%
Two Plus Races
10%

Race and Ethnicity

White
59.8%
Black
9.3%
American Indian or Alaskan
0.6%
Asian
19.8%
Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other
0.2%
Two Plus Races
1.9%
Hispanic
8.3%

Hispanic and Latino Origins

Mexican
8%
Puerto Rican
10%
Cuban
5%
Dominican
27%
Central American
21%
South American
20%
Other
8%
57

Racial and Ethnic Diversity

The racial and ethnic diversity index measures the probability that any two people chose at random from University at Buffalo, NY are of different races or ethnicities where higher numbers represent more diversity. It was developed by the University of North Carolina and USA Today in 1991 and adapted in 2000 to account for differences in Census questions. It uses the same calculation methods as the Gini Index used by the Census Bureau to determine household income inequality.

Climate

The climate estimates use University at Buffalo, NY weather from 1971 to 2000 at the nearest official weather station which is located at BUFFALO NIAGARA INTL.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (Inches)

Summer High Temps

This weather station's average summer high temps are lower than 86% of other weather stations.

Winter Low Temps

This weather station's average winter low temps are lower than 54% of other weather stations.

Precipitation Levels

This weather station's average precipitation levels are higher than 61% of other weather stations.

Entity Info

PropertySourceValue
State2013 ACSNY
Summary Level2013 ACS160 (place)
Logical Record Number2010 Census0405860
Logical Record Number2013 ACS0026042
Region2013 ACS1
Division2013 ACS2
State FIPS2013 ACS36
Place FIPS2013 ACS76280
Metro Micro Politan Statistical Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
New England City & Town Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
Name2010 CensusUniversity at Buffalo CDP
Name2013 ACSUniversity at Buffalo CDP, New York
Functional Status Code2010 CensusS
Legal Statistical Area Description Code2013 ACS57
State ANSI2010 Census01779796
Place ANSI2010 Census02631239
Full GEOID2013 ACS16000US3676280
GEOID2013 ACS3676280
Population2010 Census6,066
Population2013 ACS5,941
Housing Units2010 Census42
Housing Units2013 ACS172
Land Area2013 ACS1.4 square miles
Water Area2013 ACS0.1 square miles
Population Density2013 ACS4,399.5 people per sq. mile
Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box2013 ACS[42.991016,-78.804238], [43.012762,-78.772374],
Centroid Or Center Coordinates2013 ACS43.002431497525, -78.788730618001
FIPS Place Class Code2010 CensusU2
Place Size Code2010 Census13