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Welcome to Buffalo ...

The city of Buffalo is located in Erie County<1> and is the County Seat for Erie County.

When the people of Buffalo refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Buffalonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Buffalo has a population of 255,284 people<3> (see below for details).

Buffalo was established in 1804.

The community of Buffalo is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Buffalo lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Buffalo: (716)

Websites for Buffalo ...

Official Website:   www.ci.buffalo.ny.us/

Junior League:   www.jlbuffalo.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Buffalo had an population of 255,284 people. This is a decrease of 2.31% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.77% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Buffalo had a population of 261,310 people (or 28.43% of the total population of Erie County). This makes Buffalo the county's most populous community.

The population of Buffalo represents 1.35% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 261,310 people, the population of Buffalo decreased 10.71% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 292,648 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Buffalo.

Adding Buffalo to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Buffalo in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Buffalo elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Buffalo on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Buffalo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 57 communities that are also named Buffalo - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas (3), Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana (3), Iowa (2), Kansas (4), Kentucky (4), Maine, Minnesota, Missouri (3), Montana, Nebraska (2), North Carolina (3), North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, South Carolina (3), South Dakota, Tennessee (5), Texas (4), West Virginia (2), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Buffalo.

Communities near Buffalo ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Buffalo.

  • Amherst [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
    • Amherst [Erie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Buffalo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 126,082 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amherst have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
  • Cheektowaga [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheektowaga
    • Cheektowaga [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Buffalo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 85,884 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheektowaga have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheektowaga
  • Niagara Falls
  • Tonawanda [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonawanda
    • Tonawanda [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Buffalo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 71,675 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonawanda have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonawanda
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hamburg [Erie County]
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      • Hamburg [Erie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Buffalo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 58,730 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamburg
    • Niagara Falls [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niagara Falls
      • Niagara Falls [Niagara County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Buffalo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 47,720 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niagara Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Niagara Falls<7>
    • West Seneca [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Seneca
      • West Seneca [Erie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Buffalo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45,224 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Seneca have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Seneca
    • Lancaster [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
      • Lancaster [Erie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Buffalo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43,325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Clarence [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarence
      • Clarence [Erie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Buffalo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 32,906 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarence have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence
    • North Tonawanda [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tonawanda
      • North Tonawanda [Niagara County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Buffalo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 30,245 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Tonawanda

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Buffalo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Buffalo.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Buffalo. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Buffalo.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Buffalo. Our list includes 260 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Buffalo.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Buffalo ...

Looking for more information about Buffalo? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Buffalo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Buffalo.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for New York

About Erie County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Buffalo: www.ci.buffalo.ny.us/

The official website for Erie County: www.erie.gov/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Erie, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Buffalo refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Buffalo may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Buffalo.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Buffalo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Buffalo) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Buffalo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Buffalo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buffalo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8863, Longitude: -78.8766    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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