Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area

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Buffalo – Niagara Falls Metropolitan Area
Buffalo–Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area
Map of Buffalo – Niagara Falls Metropolitan Area
Coordinates: 42°54′N 78°51′W / 42.9°N 78.85°W / 42.9; -78.85
CountryUnited States
State(s)New York
Largest cityBuffalo
Other cities - Niagara Falls
 - Tonawanda
 - North Tonawanda
 - Lackawanna
 - Lockport
 - Olean
 • Total1,567 sq mi (4,060 km2)
 • TotalIncrease 1,166,902
 • Rank49th in the U.S. Increase
 • Density718/sq mi (277/km2)

The Buffalo–Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area is a metropolitan area, designated by the United States Census Bureau, encompassing two counties — Erie and Niagara in Western New York. It has a population of almost 1.2 million people. It is the second-largest metropolitan area in the state of New York, centering on the urbanized area of Buffalo.

As of April 1, 2020, the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had a population of 1,166,902; the combined statistical area (CSA), which adds Cattaraugus, had a population of 1,215,826 inhabitants. It is part of the Great Lakes Megalopolis, which contains an estimated 54 million people. The larger Buffalo Niagara Region is an economic zone consisting of eight counties in Western New York.

In 2010, the Buffalo – Niagara Falls metropolitan statistical area was ranked the 10th best place in the U.S. for working mothers by ForbesWoman magazine.[2]






Census-designated places[edit]

Indian Reservations[edit]


Historical population
Historical Population Figures[3]

As of the 2020 Census[4] there were 1,166,902 people residing in the MSA. It was 74.5% White, 13.0% Black or African American, 0.7% American Indian or Alaska Native, 4.2% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.1% Other and 5.5% Two or More Races. 5.8% of the population identified as Hispanic or Latino.


Amtrak stations[edit]

Station Code City County Lines served
Buffalo–Depew BUF Depew Erie Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited, Maple Leaf
Buffalo – Exchange Street BFX Buffalo Erie Empire Service, Maple Leaf
Niagara Falls NFL Niagara Falls Niagara Empire Service, Maple Leaf

Major airports[edit]

Airport IATA code ICAO code County
Buffalo Niagara International Airport BUF KBUF Erie
Niagara Falls International Airport IAG KIAG Niagara

Major highways[edit]

Combined Statistical Area[edit]

The Buffalo–Cheektowaga–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.[5][6] As of the 2010 Census, the CSA had a population of 1,215,826.[7]

  • Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)
    • Buffalo–Niagara Falls (Erie and Niagara counties)
  • Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2010 Census Data - 2010 Census". 2010.census.gov. Archived from the original on March 24, 2011.
  2. ^ Casserly, Meghan (July 26, 2010). "Full List: America's Top 50 U.S. Cities For Working Mothers". Forbes.
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". U.S. Bureau of Census and Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. 2010. Archived from the original on December 2, 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-10.
  4. ^ "Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area Demographics and Housing 2020 Decennial Census".
  5. ^ "Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Combined Statistical Area" (PDF). census.gov. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  6. ^ "Combined Statistical Areas and Component Core Based Statistical Areas" (TXT). United States Census Bureau, Population Division. June 24, 2008. Retrieved July 27, 2008.[dead link]
  7. ^ "US 2010 Census". Archived from the original on July 6, 2011.

Coordinates: 42°54′N 78°51′W / 42.900°N 78.850°W / 42.900; -78.850