What is the current population of Buffalo?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Buffalo is 255,284. Buffalo, New York is the 86th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Buffalo?

The peak population of Buffalo was in 1950, when its population was 580,132. In 1950, Buffalo was the 15th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 86th largest city in the US. Buffalo is currently 56.0% smaller than it was in 1950.

How quickly is Buffalo shrinking?

Buffalo has shrunk 12.6% since the year 2000. Buffalo, New York's growth is extremely below average. 95% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Is Buffalo the biggest city in New York?

No, Buffalo is the second largest city in the state of New York based on population. The biggest city, New York, is 32.7x bigger than Buffalo.

What county is Buffalo, New York in?

Buffalo is located entirely in Erie County.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 255,284 86
2018 256,304 83
2017 258,612 81
2016 256,902 81
2015 258,071 78
2014 258,703 76
2013 258,959 73
2012 259,384 73
2011 260,371 72
2010 261,310 70
2009 270,240 70
2008 271,220 69
2007 272,492 69
2006 274,740 68
2005 277,998 66
2004 281,757 62
2003 284,612 61
2002 287,139 60
2001 289,657 60
2000 292,210 59
1990 327,931 50
1980 357,870 39
1970 462,768 28
1960 532,759 20
1950 580,132 15
1940 575,901 14
1930 573,076 13
1920 506,775 11
1910 423,715 10
1900 352,387 8
1890 255,664 11
1880 155,134 13
1870 117,714 11
1860 81,129 10
1850 42,261 16
1840 18,213 22

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
76 Toledo, Ohio 272,779 -13.0%
77 Fort Wayne, Indiana 270,402 6.4%
78 St. Petersburg, Florida 265,351 6.6%
79 Laredo, Texas 262,491 46.2%
80 Jersey City, New Jersey 262,075 9.1%
81 Chandler, Arizona 261,165 45.4%
82 Madison, Wisconsin 259,680 23.6%
83 Lubbock, Texas 258,862 29.2%
84 Scottsdale, Arizona 258,069 26.3%
85 Reno, Nevada 255,601 38.9%
86 Buffalo, New York 255,284 -12.6%
87 Gilbert, Arizona 254,114 116.6%
88 Glendale, Arizona 252,381 13.7%
89 North Las Vegas, Nevada 251,974 113.5%
90 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 247,945 22.6%
91 Chesapeake, Virginia 244,835 22.2%
92 Norfolk, Virginia 242,742 3.6%
93 Fremont, California 241,110 18.0%
94 Garland, Texas 239,928 11.0%
95 Irving, Texas 239,798 24.9%
96 Hialeah, Florida 233,339 3.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In New York

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
86 Buffalo 255,284 -12.6%
111 Rochester 205,695 -6.2%
117 Yonkers 200,370 2.1%
186 Syracuse 142,327 -2.5%

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