Latest Data (2015)
Population 258,071
Nationwide Rank 78

Quick Facts

Buffalo, New York is the 78th largest city in the United States as of 2015.

Buffalo, New York is a city.

Buffalo, New York is currently 55.5% smaller than it was in 1950, the year of its peak recorded population.

Buffalo, New York's growth is extremely below average. 97% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Buffalo, New York Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities

Rank Name Growth
2000-2015
72 Lincoln, Nebraska 21.8%
73 Orlando, Florida 39.1%
74 Chula Vista, California 51.3%
75 Jersey City, New Jersey 10.1%
76 Chandler, Arizona 45.2%
77 Fort Wayne, Indiana 2.5%
78 Buffalo, New York -11.6%
79 Durham, North Carolina 36.4%
80 St. Petersburg, Florida 3.3%
81 Irvine, California 75.1%
82 Laredo, Texas 42.3%
83 Lubbock, Texas 24.3%
84 Madison, Wisconsin 18.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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