Latest Data (2016)
Population 256,902
Nationwide Rank 81

Quick Facts

Buffalo, New York is the 81st largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Buffalo, New York is a city.

Buffalo, New York is currently 55.7% 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 In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
71 Lincoln, Nebraska 280,364 23.1%
72 Toledo, Ohio 278,508 -11.2%
73 Orlando, Florida 277,173 42.3%
74 Chula Vista, California 267,172 52.1%
75 Irvine, California 266,122 81.4%
76 Fort Wayne, Indiana 264,488 4.1%
77 Jersey City, New Jersey 264,152 10.0%
78 Durham, North Carolina 263,016 39.2%
79 St. Petersburg, Florida 260,999 4.9%
80 Laredo, Texas 257,156 43.2%
81 Buffalo, New York 256,902 -12.0%
82 Madison, Wisconsin 252,551 20.2%
83 Lubbock, Texas 252,506 26.1%
84 Chandler, Arizona 247,477 37.8%
85 Scottsdale, Arizona 246,645 20.7%
86 Glendale, Arizona 245,895 10.8%
87 Reno, Nevada 245,255 33.3%
88 Norfolk, Virginia 245,115 4.6%
89 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 242,203 19.7%
90 North Las Vegas, Nevada 238,702 102.3%
91 Irving, Texas 238,289 24.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In New York

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
81 Buffalo 256,902 -12.0%
107 Rochester 208,880 -4.8%
113 Yonkers 200,807 2.3%
183 Syracuse 143,378 -1.8%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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